Partnership Specialist (Community and Language),GG-0301-09/11/12-Census-INT-DMS

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 12, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS: This is a Work-at-Home (WAH) position working in and around Frederick County, Maryland area. The duty station will be the selectee's home address.

In order to be considered, ALL APPLICANTS MUST CURRENTLY RESIDE IN Frederick County, Maryland.

This is a bilingual position. To be considered proficient you must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish.

Relocation will NOT be paid.

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Responsibilities

The individual selected for this position will:
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate the partnership agreements to ensure activities at all levels are carried out, resolves problems encountered, and determines the need for renegotiation.
  • Address questions, concerns and issues related to current and potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish partnership agreements with Federal, state local, and tribal governments, and/or local businesses and community groups to develop specific strategies to eliminate enumeration barriers in specific regions in support of the Decennial Census.
  • Develop presentations, give briefings, conduct meetings and promote partnerships with various governments, local businesses and community groups.
  • Present information to audiences that predominately speak Spanish and translate and develop targeted informational and promotional materials from Spanish to English and English to Spanish when necessary.


Travel Required

50% or less - Position requires approximately 25% local and 25% overnight travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability/background investigation for Federal employment.
  • Selective Service System, if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
  • Must be 18 years or older to be hired.
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.
  • This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application submitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listed below. To be eligible for this position, you must have the specialized experience, education, or a combination as indicated below.

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, 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.

This is a bilingual position. Applicants will be required to self-certify proficiency in Spanish as a condition of employment. To be considered proficient you must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish . All applicants must have the ability to converse and translate fluently from English into Spanish and from English to Spanish and accurately reflect the intent and meaning of the original material.

Specialized experience includes awareness and knowledge of the norms and customs of the community in an effort to develop professional partnerships and connections with the Spanish community leaders, professionals and centers of influence. Experience includes awareness and knowledge of the norms and customs of the Spanish community in an effort to develop professional partnerships and connections with the Spanish community leaders, professionals and centers of influence.

Specialized experience or education sought for these positions include:

GG-0301-09:

Specialize Experience: For the GG-09, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes, assisting with planning, implementing, and evaluating the goals and objectives of nationwide and regional outreach. Experience assisting with communication principles, methods, and techniques for the development of campaigns and experience assisting with editing and explaining technical material for targeted audience. Experience interacting and dealing with the public, including media, state, and local government officials, community, businesses, and organization program officers.

OR

EDUCATION:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

GG-0301-11:



Specialize Experience: For the GG-11, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes, planning, implementing, and evaluating the goals and objectives of nationwide and regional outreach. Experience applying analytical techniques and interpersonal relations when dealing with targeted audience, the public, media, state and local government officials, communities and businesses. Experience analyzing the views and opinions from organizations and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in activities. Experience developing communication material, principles, and techniques for the development of campaigns. Experience explaining in-depth technical material for targeted audience.


OR

EDUCATION:
PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

GG-0301-12:


Specialize Experience: For the GG-12, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes, planning, implementing, and evaluating the goals and objectives of nationwide and regional outreach. Experience conducting public affairs programs involving public information community relations activities and seeking cooperation. Experience developing and explaining in-depth technical material for a targeted audience. Experience and the ability to present information, program objectives and activities to internal and external groups, inclusive of the public, media, state, and local government officials, community businesses, and organization program officers.


OR

EDUCATION:
No substitution of education for experience is permitted.


Education

Additional information

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.
  • VRA
  • 30% or more disabled veteran
  • Persons with disabilities
  • CTAP

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 at 1.301.763.4060. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 at the full performance level of this position; please do not provide a separate written response:

Ability to manage partnership agreements, resolve problems, and address questions and/or concerns.
  • Knowledge of Federal, state, local, and tribal governments' and/or local business and community groups organizational structures and functions.
  • Skills in negotiating, with sometimes reluctant, Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and/or local businesses and community groups in order to receive their support in the Decennial Census through partnerships.
  • Knowledge of presentation methods and techniques such as use of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of the language listed in the Job Announcement Summary in order to speak, read, and write fluently.

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

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following .
  • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and, if you are registered with the Selective Service System, if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
  • Copies of applicable SF-50s "Notification of Personnel Action," to support claimed time-in-grade, which shows grade/band levels to establish eligibility. If you do not have a copy of your SF-50, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration at 1.314.801.9250, option 2, and/or https://www.archives.gov/ to review instructions on how to obtain a copy.
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc.). Show proof of your disability. Documentation may be from any licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory to practice medicine), a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private) or any Federal or state agency or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary or transient versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going or unresolved with no end in sight.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
  • Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. This also includes Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to OPM Education Definitions for more information.

CTAP Eligible

CTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.

Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employees' Guide to Career Transition

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES) or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement or similar notice)
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action," noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating
  • Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required, applicable documents.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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