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Lead Clerk, Census- Ext- MBE

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U.S. Census Bureau Philadelphia , PA 19019

Posted 2 months ago



This vacancy is for a Lead Clerk position in the Philadelphia, Regional Census Center (RCC) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Philadelphia, PA. The Lead Clerk will provide clerical and administrative support to the RCC for the Decennial Pretests and Decennial Operations.
Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


The individual selected for this position will:
Perform a combination of personnel/payroll duties to support the responsibilities of the office.
Receives and reviews for procedural compliance, weekly and biweekly payroll documents, and other forms related to timekeeping and pay rolling for both the National Finance Center (NFC) system and Decennial Applicant Personnel & Payroll System (DAPPS).
Establishes a variety of administrative work control logs and records; coordinates the workload distribution to maintain flow and quality of work to ensure that work is completed on time and established Bureau standards.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen and at least 18 years or older to be hired.
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable.
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
A trial period may be required.
This is a NON-Bargaining Unit Position.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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.
Minimum Requirement: To be minimally qualified for this position applicants MUST have a typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute with 3 or fewer errors based on a five-minute sample.

Specialized Experience: For the GS-06, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes experience directing, organizing, planning, and reviewing clerical duties assigned. Experience reviewing and evaluating various documents, forms, and providing recommendations to staff. Experience following policies and procedures in accordance with Bureau standards.
Education: NO substitution of education is permitted.


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.

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 . 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) 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:
Knowledge of the Regional Office/Regional Census Center organization and functions in order to direct clerical activities.
Knowledge of automated personnel and payroll system to monitor processing activities, and to resolve and recommend corrective action for the processing problems associated with data entry program to carry out office responsibilities.
Ability to follow generally established methods and procedures, and use own judgement in seeing that work is completed properly and in a timely manner.
For more information on category rating, please go to:

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


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.
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 includes Census Bureau employees.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to for more information.
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 You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application.
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.

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.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Lead Clerk, Census- Ext- MBE

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U.S. Census Bureau