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Regional Technician

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U.S. Census Bureau Columbus , OH 43085

Posted 2 months ago



This position is a Work at Home (WAH) working around the Columbus area. The Duty Station will be the selectee's home address.
This position is responsible for researching, resolving, and clarifying any problems, as necessary. Provides training when required to staff, including on-site assistance as necessary.
Relocation will NOT be paid


The individual selected for this position will:
Provide training when required to staff, including on-site assistance as necessary.
Provide technical and administrative guidance to managers of the Area Census Offices (ACO) in order to assure timely, orderly and efficient conduct of decennial pretests and Decennial.
Monitor the ACO recruiting operations by working closely with Census Partnership Specialists, Community Outreach and Media Partnership Specialists, maintaining contact with appropriate referral services in order to identify recruitment efforts and resolve recruitment and publicity problems.
Serve as a technical problem-solver/troubleshooter involving daily telephone contact and regular visits to assigned ACOs and assigned geographical areas.

Travel Required

75% or less - This position may require substantial travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen and be 18 years or older to be hired.
Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable.
This is not a Bargaining Unit position.
A trial period may be required.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Applicants are responsible for insuring 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.

Examples of specialized experience or education sought for this opportunity may include:

EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: in addition to the grade 07 requirements, experience at this level may include assisting with the conduct of recruiting of applicants; experience making arrangements for training facilities; experience reviewing the work of office and field staff. Experience providing assistance in areas such as office automation, equipment and administrative operations as well as travel arrangements.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of two full years of graduate education or a master's degree.

EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes the requirements of the lower grades listed above as well as: experience monitoring and guiding aspects of an organization's recruitment efforts; experience monitoring costs and progress of projects; experience providing oversight to formal training and administrative programs as well as experience providing assistance to members of senior management team.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of three full years of graduate education or the Ph.D.

EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes everything at lower grades listed above as well as: experience providing oversight to data collection programs and projects; experience analyzing demographic data and information; experience providing quality control oversight for information collected in support of office operations. Finally experience providing administrative support and guidance to an organization's management team as well as field level staff.
EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience is permitted at the GG-12 level.


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.

The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position (FPL 12):

Knowledge of data collection procedures and techniques to resolve problems related to the review, analysis, and research of factual information, trends, and to write technical reports.
Knowledge of organizational programs, terminology, procedures, and standards to apply to assigned projects.
Skill using judgment in interpreting policies, precedents, and work directions inherent to program-related activities and adapting guidelines for application to specific situations
Skill independently planning and performing assignments, resolving most conflicts that may arise.For more information on category rating, please go to: 01_009474.pdf

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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Regional Technician

Expired Job

U.S. Census Bureau