Duty Station: Initially will be the selectee's home address (Work At Home position) until the opening of the Area Census Office (ACO) in Harrisburg, PA. At that time the employee will be required to report to the ACO as their regular place of work.
In order to be considered, ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE in the Harrisburg, PA. commuting area.
Relocation will not be paid.
The individual selected for this position will:
1.Oversees the activities of field data collection and directly supervises an assigned team of Census Field Supervisors and office support clerks.
2.Directly supervises approximately 10-15 Census Field Supervisors and approximately 3-5 clerks.
3.Provides group and individual training, monitors daily assignments and provides advice and guidance to subordinate staff.
4.Establishes an effective working relationship with traditionally hard to enumerate populations or with specific populations indigenous to the area within the office boundaries which incumbent is responsible for, including community, religious, or other characteristics.
5.Assures that specific levels of quality and progress o field operations are being met through analysis of various computer-generated reports and observation.
6.Reviews and analyzes cost, quality, and progress reports to assure operations are coordinated within prescribed time allocations and quality and cost-efficient standards.
50% or less
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable.
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
A supervisory trial period may be required.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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, 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.
EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience for this position, that includes supervising, training and delegating work to subordinates. Experience Overseeing and providing guidance directly to staff. Experience monitoring overlapping projects. Experience working in a team environment, to negotiate with others in order to secure support from multiple businesses and organizations. Experience communicating with diverse populations. Experience setting priorities and developing, monitoring and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules. Experience reviewing cost, quality, and progress reports.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in any area with Superior Academic Achievement OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the position.
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.
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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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response.
The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position (AD-00).
1.Ability to supervise, assign work, set priorities, coordinate, plan and oversee subordinate staff.
2.Skill in establishing an effective working relationship with traditionally hard to enumerate populations or with specific populations indigenous to the area within the boundaries which incumbent is responsible for, including those with unique cultural community, religious or other characteristics.
3.Skill in analyzing cost progress reports from operations and activities for consistency.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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. 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.
Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: .
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 applies to Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.
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You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website
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 .
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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