Correspondence Analyst, GG-0301-11, Census-MP-CAJ

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see OCIA-2019-0013, Correspondence Analyst, GG-0301-11, CENSUS-DE-CAJ.

    This position may be filled as a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed (NTE) 09/26/2020 by a current career or career-conditional Department of Commerce employee. This temporary promotion may be extended, terminated earlier, or made permanent at management's discretion. At the conclusion of the temporary promotion, the employee will return to their position of record.

    This position may be filled as a term appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 09/26/2020. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management’s discretion.

    A probationary period may be required.

    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be paid.


    For the GG-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level.

    Specialized experience includes: producing high quality executive-level correspondence by editing grammar and style, restructuring logical content, and confirming that content conforms to approved requirements; directing correspondence through the concurrence process to appropriate offices in a timely manner; ensuring official requirements are applied throughout the controlling and reviewing process; monitoring priority correspondence; writing official correspondence; editing a variety of materials written by others; controlling, reviewing and responding to official executive correspondence; creating and maintaining files of scanned images; and utilizing Web-based applications to receive and send documents and creating status reports.


    Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Ability to apply established procedures and priorities to clear correspondence through appropriate personnel and offices.
    • Ability to analyze content, evaluate differing editorial comments, and obtain required clearances.
    • Skill in writing, proofreading and editing high level correspondence.
    • Skill in writing technical information in clear, concise text for the public, following agency style and requirements.
    • Ability to use a variety of standard applications and procedures such as word processing, electronic files and directories  and Web and Oracle-based applications.
    • Ability to answer phone and email inquiries in a friendly matter.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Drug test required No

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