Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under merit promotion (internal competitive) procedures only and consideration is limited to those specified above in the Who May Apply section.
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This position is located in the Check
-In and Batching Section, Data Capture Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau's National Processing Center located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
This position leads employees engaged in duties relative to the processing of incoming survey forms and recordkeeping related to survey receipt, mail, and control duties. This position is in the bargaining unit.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
The individual selected for this position will:
Operate high-speed barcode laser sorter equipment, guillotine/biscuit cutters, and wands;
Interpret and apply instructions from a variety of census related subject matter including procedures and forms;
Provide instructions to other employees and on-the-job training to new employees;
Distribute and assign work based on priority and selective consideration in order to maintain an even workflow through all phases of the operation;
Keep in touch with the status and progress of work, estimating and reporting expected time of completion;
Review and balance workloads;
Improve the quality of work processes through the identification and resolution of operational and procedural inconsistencies.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) is available. 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.
0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant
Must be a U.S. citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Candidates may be required to clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.
One year probationary period may be required.
Specialized Experience:You qualify at the grade 05 level if you have one-year of specialized experience that equips you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 04 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Examples include sorting or batching of survey questionnaires or correspondence, etc. for distribution to various processing units and experience operating high-speed barcode laser sorter equipment, guillotine/biscuit cutters, or wands for check-in operations.
Education Substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college, university or business, secretarial, or technical school may be substituted for the required experience. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet qualifications.
Physical Demands: The work requires walking, reaching, bending, and stooping; lifting/pushing of material weighing up to 15 pounds; and extended periods of standing and operating mail processing and document prep equipment.
Selective Factor:You must be able to meet all of the physical demands as listed to be considered for this position.
Employees on a permanent appointment who were hired through a Recruiting Bulletin and who have not served in their current appointment for at least 90 days, are not eligible to apply. However, if this vacancy is in the same line of work as your current position (same qualification requirements), and selection for this position would not result in a promotion action, the 90 day waiting period does not apply.
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 the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPMs website at
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.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at:
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1.A copy of your Reduction In Force (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).
2. copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action , noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
3. copy of your last performance appraisal including rating; and
4.Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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, notify the Human Resources Branch.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Branch via the Federal Relay Service, .
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
Employees who receive a buyout and subsequently return to positions in a Federal agency within 5 years after the date of separation, on which the payment is based, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal service, are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it before the individuals first day of reemployment.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
We will review your resume, optional cover letter, supporting documentation, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yy) on the resume to determine if you meet the qualifications for the position. If you meet the 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) that you completed as part of the application.
Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. If referred, all relevant documents, including performance appraisals and incentive awards submitted with your application package, will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and consideration.
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 the applicant on the following competencies; do not provide a separate written response:
1.Ability to effectively lead and train employees.
2.Experience creating, editing, and maintaining reports in a spreadsheet format.
3.Ability to monitor and assist staff with the operation of the laser sorter reader, fax press, wands, and PCs used in the check-in, sorting, and processing operation for survey processing.
4.Knowledge of survey processing to lead staff through up-to-date instructions, procedures, forms, and resources.
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A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience, optional cover letter, and the online questionnaire. Your resume must indicate country of citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week, annual salary, and specify the job duties related to the advertised position. For work in the Federal service, include the grade level of the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Performance Appraisals and Incentive Awards Submit your most recent performance appraisal with supervisors signature showing the official final rating of record and copy/listing of incentive awards received. In cases where the performance appraisal is incomplete or unavailable, you may provide explanation of the reason.
SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," if applicable, supporting federal employees eligibility.
Special Hiring Authorities: For further information about special hiring authorities, refer to . Click on the links at the bottom of the page to obtain detailed information on these special hiring authorities: 1) Individuals with Disabilities 2) Veterans 3) Students and Recent Graduates.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.
Education: If using education substitution, a combination of experience and education, or the position requires higher education, you must submit a transcript (official or unofficial) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Refer to for more information.
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 Educations 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. Failure to provide such documentation will result in lost consideration.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
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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.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
To apply online
, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at Enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled Keywords and then click on the SEARCH button. To begin, click the Apply button in the middle of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking Submit , you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerces specific site where you will complete your application.
You must click Submit at the end of the application process to send your applications for consideration.)
To return to a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at and click on "Applications". Click on the position title and then select Update Application to continue.
If you have problems completing the online application, including problems submitting the supporting documents,
contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at .
The Help Desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.
All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online using the application process outlined at While electronic applications are strongly encouraged, paper applications will also be accepted.
Please contact the Human Resources Specialist identified in the job opportunity announcement for details and instructions on the process for submitting your paper application. Paper applications and supplemental materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy.
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
1201 East 10th Street
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47132
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