Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. Initial cut-off date for consideration may be as early as September 21, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered as needed.
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This job opportunity is for a Cartographic Technician and will be located in the Geography Branch of the National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, IN. This position is in the bargaining unit.
Individual selected for this position may perform any of the following:
Prepare, assemble, and work with maps, materials, and documents needed for various survey mail outs and miscellaneous census related projects.
Research, evaluate, and order geographic reference materials, including address registers, city directories, automated files, etc., for use in problem solving, geographic allocation, determination of population and housing data, etc.
Plot or transfer geographic boundaries from maps and/or legal descriptions to various scales using appropriate increments and techniques in accordance with specified color codes and symbology.
Perform research to resolve geographic problems and referrals involving boundary and/or geographic data collection discrepancies or information to specified areas or addresses.
Electronically separate appropriate collection/tabulation blocks by allocating map spots and feature/address information to specified geographic tabulation areas.
Electronically allocate and transcribe geographic codes and information to specified areas, addresses or establishments and/or calculates map spots, feature/address criteria.
Review various maps and/or automated map data files for geographic coverage, geographic code, accurate boundaries and boundary identification.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Alternate Work Schedule may be available at a later date. Alternate Work Schedule is an 80-hour biweekly basic work requirement that is scheduled in less than 10 days; i.e., eight 9-hour days/nights, one 8-hour day/night, and one day off.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
If resume is incomplete, may not be considered for this vacancy.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment not to exceed 13 months. Term Appointments may be extended up to 4 years.
Note to current NPC employees: If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this will change your type of appointment to a Term Appointment. At the end of this Term Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.
A one year trial period will be required.
Candidate must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.
This announcement serves to establish a standing inventory of eligibiles to fill multiple Cartographic Technician positions at the U.S. Census Bureau's National Processing Center. Qualified applicants will be considered for positions as they become available or until December 31, 2018 when this inventory will be abolished. On December 31, 2018 all remaining applications will expire. After that date, you must reapply in order to be considered for future vacancies.
You qualify at the GG-05 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equips you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 04 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in cartography or in a related field such as photogrammetry or geodesy, where the work required similar knowledge and skills. Examples include experience working with organizational geography, political and statistical boundaries, cartographic principles, statistical coding and geocoding.
Education Substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included at least 18 semester hours in courses such as cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer sciences. Not more than 9 of the 18 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at the grade 05.
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.
Qualification requirements contained in this vacancy announcement are based on U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification (OPM)Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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