Field Representative Census Ext Job in WORLDWIDE

Vacancy No. RO-2020-0001 Department U.S. Census Bureau
Salary $12.57 to $25.66 Grade 04 to 05
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/1/2020 Close Date 12/31/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GG 04 - 05

  • Salary

    $12.57 to $25.66 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - This is a time-limited appointment with a Not to Exceed (NTE) 1-year. This position may be extended at the managers discretion.. At any time, you may be extended, released or converted to a permanent appointment.

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules - This position has a mixed-tour work schedule. A mixed-tour work schedule provides for periods of full-time, part-time, and/or intermittent work to accommodate fluctuating workloads. You must sign an agreement prior to appointment.


FEW vacancies in the following location:

  • Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Please review the link to see locations where vacancies may be available:

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This vacancy is for a Field Representative position in the Field Division at the U.S. Census Bureau for one of the six Regional Offices.

    Pay, grade, and promotion potential is based on geographic locations.

    Duty Location: Applicants selected for this position will have their home as their Duty Station and will be required to travel throughout their local area on a routine basis.

    Learn more about this agency

    Interviews respondents to collect survey or census data as required for current, on-going surveys, one-time surveys, and special censuses.

    The incumbent is responsible for communicating with respondents, supervisors, and other persons as appropriate. Reads survey materials and conducts door-to-door surveys. Explains the purpose of the survey, asks questions as worded on the questionnaire or survey instrument, and enters accurate and complete information into a laptop computer or onto survey forms.

    The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift boxes of survey materials or laptops weighing up to 50 pounds. Maintains personal payroll records that reflect hours worked, miles driven, and reimbursements for travel and communications claimed.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Position requires travel in and around your local area.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    05 - See individual job announcements based on your location.

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    Conditions of Employment:

    1) Must be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends.

    2) Must have use of an automobile, valid driver’s license.

    3) Must be willing to travel overnight for work assignments, training, etc.

    4) Physical Demands:  Incumbent must have good hearing and the ability to read small print found on survey forms.  Incumbent must be in good physical condition to drive, walk, stand, and climb stairs for extended periods.  Incumbent is occasionally required to lift boxes of survey materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Selective Factor: In limited areas, this position may have a language requirement. Indicate clearly on your application/resume the language(s) that you speak, read, and write fluently. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


    Grade 4: Applicants qualify for the grade 4 position based on their completion of the BC-172, Assessment.

    Grade 5: Field Representatives may be promoted to the Grade 5 without competition after one year at the Grade 4 position BUT not until they have worked 2080 hours. Performance must be at the fully successful level.



    Additional information

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • You must pass a background investigation.
    • You will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. You will also be REQUIRED TO SIGN AND CERTIFY THE ACCURACY OF ALL THE INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.
    • Veterans’ Preference - Applicants claiming 10-point Veterans’ preference MUST submit the SF-15. Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference, with the required proof (i.e., statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs) and the latest copy of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point preference who do not submit the required documentation will receive 5-point Veterans’ preference. Applicants claiming 5-point Veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 to receive preference.
    • If selected, male applicants born after 12/31/59 must confirm their selective service registration status. Certification forms are available at most Federal agency personnel offices or from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    • Employees who receive a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) or “buyout” and subsequently return to a position in Federal agencies, whether by re-employment or contracts for personal services are obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it within a specified time period.
    • This position may require lifting up to 30 pounds of survey materials or laptops.
    • Trial Period - Applicants selected for this position are required to serve a trial period. The trial period is one year of continuous service for preference eligible candidates and two years of continuous service for non-preference eligible candidates in the same or similar position. During this trial period, candidates may be removed from this position for poor performance and will not have appeal rights to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
    • Disabled Veterans or any other applicants eligible for non-competitive appointments should specify their special eligibility on the application. Individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Los Angeles Regional Office at 1-800-992-3529.
    • Physical Demands:  Incumbent must have good hearing and the ability to read small print found on survey forms.  Incumbent must be in good physical condition to drive, walk, stand, and climb stairs for extended periods. 

    Fair & transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, disability, marital status, affiliation with an employee organization, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    This agency 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 Agency at 1-800-424-6974, Extension 53959. The decision of granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applicants must complete and submit a 33 question Assessment (BC-172). Eligible applicants will be ranked based on their assessment score plus any Veterans’ preference entitlements. All applications and assessment scores will remain active for two years. After two years, unselected applicants will be required to complete a new application and assessment to be considered for future positions.

    Background check and security clearance: Yes

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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    A complete application consists of the following: please refer to “Other Information”.

    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.

  • Benefits

    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.

    If hired, you are eligible for within grade increases and may be eligible for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. You are not entitled to paid holidays or promotions.

    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
    How to Apply

    Interested applicants may apply by completing the following:

    • A Census Employment Inquiry (BC-170)
    • Additional Applicant Information (BC-171)
    • Assessment (BC-172)

    To apply, review the link to see locations where vacancies may be available:

    Applicants will submit any questions to the Regional Office servicing their state, or the mailbox.

    Applicants should reach out to the Regional Office in order to receive an application package containing the three forms listed above. The three forms should be filled out in their entirety and mailed back to the Regional Office using the pre-postmarked envelope included in the application package.

    On some occasions, the Regional Office may conduct assessment sessions. Interested applicants may arrive at the session to complete the entire application package, or drop off an application package that was previously completed and never mailed back to the Regional Office. For more information about assessment sessions in your area, contact the Regional Office that represents the state you live in.

    Regional Office Areas Served
    Atlanta Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
    Chicago Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
    Denver Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
    Los Angeles Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
    New York Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont
    Philadelphia Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

    The following information is needed to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. Failure to provide this information may result in loss of consideration.

    • Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Country of citizenship (this Federal job requires U.S. citizenship).
    • Highest Federal civilian grade held (if applicable).

    Agency contact information

    Contact the Regional Office to request an application package.

    Atlanta 1-800-424-6974, Ext. 53959

    Chicago 1-800-865-6384, Ext. 15

    Denver 1-877-474-5226

    Los Angeles 1-800-992-3529

    New York 212-584-3495

    Philadelphia 1-800-563-6499

    Agency contact information Field Recruiting Field Recruiting






    4600 Silver Hill Rd.
    Room 2K038D
    Attn-Human Resources
    Washington, District of Columbia 20233
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, strong capable workforce, devotion to research-based innovation, and abiding commitment. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours/work arrangements, developmental opportunities, a variety of benefits/health insurance plans, and incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality, diversity and allows you to achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the U.S. Census Bureau is the place for you.

    Next steps

    Please review the link to see locations where vacancies may be available:

    Applicants will submit any questions to the Regional Office servicing their state, or the mailbox.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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