U.S. Census Bureau Work Unit Supervisor, Day Shift, GG-0313-06/07, Phoenix-JD-DEU-External in Phoenix, Arizona
Work Unit Supervisor, Day Shift, GG-0313-06/07, Phoenix-JD-DEU-External
Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau
- ##### Open & closing dates
09/13/2019 to 10/11/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GG 06 - 07
- ##### Salary
$39,128 to $43,482 per year
- ##### Appointment type
Temporary - Full Time
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Competitive Service: Temporary Appointment not to exceed 12 months. May be extended.
17 vacancies in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ 17 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as NPC-2019-0429, Work Unit Supervisor, Day Shift, GG-0313-06/07, Phoenix-JD-MAP-Internal, which can be accessed at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/.
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This job opportunity is for a Work Unit Supervisor Day Shift and is located in the Decennial Operations Branch West (DOBW), National Processing Center (NPC), located in Phoenix, AZ. Incumbent selected for this position provides supervision in any unit within the branch. This position is not included in the bargaining unit.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
The individual selected for this position will:
- Issue functional and special work assignments;
- Provide guidance and clarification as needed;
- Monitor the status and progress on each of the systems to which assigned to ensure timely production, minimum risk of data loss due to malfunction, and efficient utilization of equipment;
- Oversee system operations requiring good knowledge of equipment and software functions including entry of saved data, and extraction of specific data entry according to exact specifications and procedures;
- Implement and ensure the accuracy of reporting systems devised to reflect cost and production;
- Verify worksheets;
- Resolve any errors or discrepancies.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday. Hours range from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) is not available.
Initial cut-off date for consideration may be as early as September 23, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered as needed.
- #### Job family (Series)
0313 Work Unit Supervising
Conditions of Employment
- 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 the Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This is a supervisory position. You must have demonstrated in your work experience or training that you possess or have the potential to develop the qualities of successful supervision. You may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.
Candidates must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to final selection.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You qualify at the grade 06 level if you possess one year of experience that equipped you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 05 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge and skill in assignments in which you motivated, trained, and worked effectively with subordinate employees; planned and carried out work effectively; accomplished the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time; communicated effectively both in person and in writing; or responded to and furthered management goals.
You qualify at the grade 07 level if you possess one year of experience that equipped you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 06 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge and skill in assignments in which you motivated, trained, and worked effectively with subordinate employees; planned and carried out work effectively; accomplished the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time; communicated effectively both in person and in writing; responded to and furthered management goals; and developed improvements in or designed new work methods and procedures.
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.
Education cannot be substituted for this position.
Note to current NPC employees: If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this selection will change your type of appointment to a Temporary Appointment. At the end of this Temporary Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.
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.
- 30% or more disabled veteran
- Persons with disabilities
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) 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/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap.
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
- 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).
- A copy of your latest SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, - noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location.
- A copy of your last performance appraisal including rating; and
- Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
- 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, notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
- A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
- A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
- Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit 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, 1-812-218-3610.
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 individual’s first day of reemployment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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 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 will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How applicants 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; do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of processing activities performed in a periodic census, survey, incoming mailroom, or scanning operations unit.
- Skill in communicating with various levels of branch management, as well as clerical processing areas throughout NPC, and HQ sponsors.
- Experience training clerical or lead staff on procedural, system, or production processes for economic, business, or census related operations.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
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.
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable. Indicate on resume the type of veterans' preference claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service to validate claim of veterans’ preference and, if applicable, VA letter). If a compensable veteran is selected, an SF-15 will be required prior to appointment. Active duty service members must submit certification from the armed forces that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx . For a fillable copy of the SF-15, go to: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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.
- How to Apply
To apply online, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov . 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 Commerce’s 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 http://www.usajobs.gov 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 email@example.com or phone at 866-656-6831. 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 www.usajobs.gov. 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.
Agency contact information
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 1201 East 10th Street Building 64G Attn: Human Resources Jeffersonville, Indiana 47132 United States
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- Application Received or Application Incomplete;
- Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
- Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
- Selected or Not Selected
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You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
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- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545480200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.