This vacancy is for a Program Analyst position in the Associate Director for Field Operations Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau in various locations.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Program Analyst, 0343, Grade 9, FPL 12 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
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Conducts detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
Develops new methods, organizational structures, and management processes.
Communicates the progress of on-going activities to program managers in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events could cause delays.
Conducts research and writes instructional material for Decennial operations.
25% or less - Some travel required.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must successfully complete a background investigation.
You may be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (OGE-450).
A one-year probationary period may be required.
You must sign a Pathways Agreement.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (50) applicants are receive or on October 4, 2018 whichever comes first.
The Census Bureau is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Recent Graduates Program (RGP). The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one-year career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignments and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable to the Census Bureau's mission and needs. These positions are at the grade 7/9 entry levels, with an opportunity for permanent appointment upon successful completion of the program.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
Demonstrate successful job performance.
Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
This position is in the excepted service.
This is a bargaining unit position.
This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
A probationary period may be required. If non-competitively converted, the time spent as a Recent Graduate will count towards the probationary period.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
You must be a Recent College Graduate from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).
Students with a transcript with a degree confer date on or before 12/30/2018, will be considered for the Recent Graduate Program. Graduation / expected graduation date MUST be indicated on your resume.
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the following education requirement for:
GS-9: Completion of 2 academic years of progressively higher level education leading to a master's degree or master's or master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. Completion of 2 academic years of progressively higher level education leading to a master's degree.
You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes: analyzing and managing various projects and activity timeline for a regional or decentralized staff. Experience with project management practices, providing technical advice on program operations, manipulating large datasets, and creating reports and data visualizations using software packages like Tableau. Communicating the progress of on-going activities in situations where changes are frequent and may cause shifting in priorities, timetables, or work assignments. Conducting research, writing instructional material such as operational manuals based on agency policy and procedures.
NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. See the Required Documents section for more information.
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.
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