Regional Technician Language Census Ext Hg Job

Vacancy No. RCC2020NY-2020-0115 Department U.S. Census Bureau
Salary $42,053.00 to $111,558.00 Grade 07 to 12
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/26/2019 Close Date 4/30/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
CONNECTICUTHARTFORD, CTLITCHFIELD, CTMIDDLESEX COUNTY
NEW HAVEN, CTNEW LONDON, CTTOLLAND, CTWINDHAM, CT
BARNSTABLE, MABERKSHIRE, MABRISTOL COUNTYDUKES COUNTY
ESSEX, MAFRANKLIN, MAFRANKLIN COUNTYHAMPDEN, MA
HAMPSHIRE COUNTYMIDDLESEX COUNTYNANTUCKET, MANORFOLK, MA
PLYMOUTH, MASUFFOLK COUNTYWORCESTER, MAANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY
AROOSTOOK COUNTYCUMBERLAND CENTER, MEFRANKLIN, MEFRANKLIN COUNTY
HANCOCK, MEKENNEBEC COUNTYTHORNDIKE, MEKNOX COUNTY
LINCOLN, MELINCOLN COUNTYOXFORD, MEPENOBSCOT, ME
PENOBSCOT COUNTYPISCATAQUIS COUNTYSAGADAHOC COUNTYSOMERSET COUNTY
BELFAST, MEWASHINGTON, MEBELKNAP COUNTYWHITEFIELD, NH
CARROLL COUNTYCHESHIRE COUNTYCOOS COUNTYGRAFTON, NH
HILLSBORO, NHMERRIMACK, NHROCKINGHAM COUNTYSTRAFFORD, NH
SULLIVAN, NHATLANTIC COUNTYBERGEN COUNTYBURLINGTON, NJ
CAMDEN, NJCAPE MAY, NJCUMBERLAND COUNTYESSEX COUNTY
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJHUDSON COUNTYHUNTERDON COUNTYMERCER COUNTY
MIDDLESEX, NJEATONTOWN, NJMORRIS COUNTYASBURY PARK, NJ
PASSAIC, NJSALEM, NJSOMERSET, NJSUSSEX, NJ
UNION, NJWARREN, NJALBANY, NYALLEGANY, NY
BRONX, NYBROOME COUNTYCATTARAUGUS, NYCAYUGA, NY
CHAUTAUQUA, NYCHEMUNG, NYCHENANGO COUNTYCLINTON, NY
CLINTON COUNTYILION, NYCOLUMBIA COUNTYCORTLAND, NY
ERIE COUNTYESSEX, NYFRANKLIN, NYFRANKLIN COUNTY
FULTON, NYFULTON COUNTYGENESEE COUNTYGREENE, NY
GREENE COUNTYHAMILTON, NYHAMILTON COUNTYJEFFERSON, NY
JEFFERSON COUNTYKINGS COUNTYLEWIS, NYLEWIS COUNTY
LIVINGSTON, NYLIVINGSTON COUNTYMADISON, NYMONROE, NY
MONROE COUNTYNASSAU, NYNASSAU COUNTYNEW YORK, NY
NIAGARA COUNTYONEIDA, NYONONDAGA COUNTYONTARIO, NY
ORANGE COUNTYORLEANS COUNTYOSWEGO, NYFLY CREEK, NY
PUTNAM COUNTYFLUSHING, NYRENSSELAER, NYRICHMOND COUNTY
ROCKLAND COUNTYSARATOGA COUNTYSCHENECTADY, NYSCHOHARIE, NY
FRANKFORT, NYSCHUYLER COUNTYSENECA COUNTYHOLLAND PATENT, NY
STEUBEN COUNTYSUFFOLK COUNTYCHITTENANGO, NYSULLIVAN COUNTY
TIOGA CENTER, NYDEPOSIT, NYTOMPKINS COUNTYULSTER COUNTY
RICHFIELD SPRINGS, NYWARREN COUNTYWAYNE, NYWAYNE COUNTY
BRONX, NYWYOMING, NYYATES COUNTYBRISTOL, RI
KENT COUNTYNEWPORT, RIPROVIDENCE, RIVERGENNES, VT
BENNINGTON, VTCALEDONIA COUNTYCHITTENDEN, VTCHITTENDEN COUNTY
ESSEX, VTESSEX COUNTYFRANKLIN, VTGRAND ISLE, VT
LAMOILLE COUNTYBARRE, VTORLEANS, VTRUTLAND, VT
WASHINGTON, VTWINDSOR, VTNEW HAVEN, CTNEW LONDON, CT
TOLLAND, CTWINDHAM, CTBARNSTABLE, MABERKSHIRE, MA
BRISTOL COUNTYDUKES COUNTYESSEX, MAFRANKLIN, MA
FRANKLIN COUNTYHAMPDEN, MAHAMPSHIRE COUNTYMIDDLESEX COUNTY
NANTUCKET, MANORFOLK, MAPLYMOUTH, MASUFFOLK COUNTY
WORCESTER, MAANDROSCOGGIN COUNTYAROOSTOOK COUNTYCUMBERLAND CENTER, ME
FRANKLIN, MEFRANKLIN COUNTYHANCOCK, MEKENNEBEC COUNTY
THORNDIKE, MEKNOX COUNTYLINCOLN, MELINCOLN COUNTY
OXFORD, MEPENOBSCOT, MEPENOBSCOT COUNTYPISCATAQUIS COUNTY
SAGADAHOC COUNTYSOMERSET COUNTYBELFAST, MEWASHINGTON, ME
BELKNAP COUNTYWHITEFIELD, NHCARROLL COUNTYCHESHIRE COUNTY
COOS COUNTYGRAFTON, NHHILLSBORO, NHMERRIMACK, NH
ROCKINGHAM COUNTYSTRAFFORD, NHSULLIVAN, NHATLANTIC COUNTY
BERGEN COUNTYBURLINGTON, NJCAMDEN, NJCAPE MAY, NJ
CUMBERLAND COUNTYESSEX COUNTYGLOUCESTER CITY, NJHUDSON COUNTY
HUNTERDON COUNTYMERCER COUNTYMIDDLESEX, NJEATONTOWN, NJ
MORRIS COUNTYASBURY PARK, NJPASSAIC, NJSALEM, NJ
SOMERSET, NJSUSSEX, NJUNION, NJWARREN, NJ
ALBANY, NYALLEGANY, NYBRONX, NYBROOME COUNTY
CATTARAUGUS, NYCAYUGA, NYCHAUTAUQUA, NYCHEMUNG, NY
CHENANGO COUNTYCLINTON, NYCLINTON COUNTYILION, NY
COLUMBIA COUNTYCORTLAND, NYERIE COUNTYESSEX, NY
FRANKLIN, NYFRANKLIN COUNTYFULTON, NYFULTON COUNTY
GENESEE COUNTYGREENE, NYGREENE COUNTYHAMILTON, NY
HAMILTON COUNTYJEFFERSON, NYJEFFERSON COUNTYKINGS COUNTY
LEWIS, NYLEWIS COUNTYLIVINGSTON, NYLIVINGSTON COUNTY
MADISON, NYMONROE, NYMONROE COUNTYNASSAU, NY
NASSAU COUNTYNEW YORK, NYNIAGARA COUNTYONEIDA, NY
ONONDAGA COUNTYONTARIO, NYORANGE COUNTYORLEANS COUNTY
OSWEGO, NYFLY CREEK, NYPUTNAM COUNTYFLUSHING, NY
RENSSELAER, NYRICHMOND COUNTYROCKLAND COUNTYSARATOGA COUNTY
SCHENECTADY, NYSCHOHARIE, NYFRANKFORT, NYSCHUYLER COUNTY
SENECA COUNTYHOLLAND PATENT, NYSTEUBEN COUNTYSUFFOLK COUNTY
CHITTENANGO, NYSULLIVAN COUNTYTIOGA CENTER, NYDEPOSIT, NY
TOMPKINS COUNTYULSTER COUNTYRICHFIELD SPRINGS, NYWARREN COUNTY
WAYNE, NYWAYNE COUNTYBRONX, NYWYOMING, NY
YATES COUNTYBRISTOL, RIKENT COUNTYNEWPORT, RI
PROVIDENCE, RIVERGENNES, VTBENNINGTON, VTCALEDONIA COUNTY
CHITTENDEN, VTCHITTENDEN COUNTYESSEX, VTESSEX COUNTY
FRANKLIN, VTGRAND ISLE, VTLAMOILLE COUNTYBARRE, VT
ORLEANS, VTRUTLAND, VTWASHINGTON, VTWINDSOR, VT


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

    Opening and closing dates 12/26/2019 to 04/30/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GG 07 - 12

  • Salary

    $42,053 to $111,558 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - This is a Time-Limited Appointment; initial appointment is not-to-exceed (NTE) 09/26/2020. This appointment may be extended or terminated earlier at management's discretion.

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. With a Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed between full-time, part-time and intermittent work schedules to accommodate fluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.

Locations

FEW vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

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

Clarification from the agency

All qualified U.S. Citizens

Announcement number

RCC2020NY-2020-0115

Control number

555084900

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This is a Work at Home (WAH) position. The Duty Station will be the selectee's home address.

    In order to be considered for this position, ALL APPLICANTS must reside in one of the following of the following states:  New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island.

    This is a bilingual position. To be considered proficient you must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Chinese.

    Relocation will NOT be paid.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • 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 the Decennial operations
    • Monitor the ACO recruiting operations by working closely with Government Partnership Specialists, Community Outreach and Media Partnership Specialists.
    • Maintain 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.
    • Speak Chinese in order to make and answer calls that may come from that language speaking population and organizations that services the Chinese community.
    • Translate and develop targeted information and promotional materials from English to Chinese and Chinese to English when necessary.
    Travel Required

    75% or less - Position requires 50% or more travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizen and 18 years or older to be hired.
    • Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment.
    • Registered with Selective Service, if a male born after 12/31/59
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    NOTE: This position is advertised as an OPEN CONTINUOUS with 1 CUT-OFF date.  Applicants that apply by the CUT-OFF date will be considered first.  This announcement may close prior to the closing date.  This announcement may also be extended if needed, and additional CUT-OFF dates may be set as requested by management.  The first CUT-OFF date is January 2, 2020.

    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:

    GG-0301-07
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes basic data collection procedures; providing assistance in training session, scheduling, and monitoring quality of work products. 

    OR

    EDUCATION: One full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    GG-0301-09
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes assisting with the conduct of recruiting of applicants; making arrangements for training facilities; reviewing the work of office and field staff; and providing assistance in areas, such as, office automation, equipment, and administrative operations as well as travel arrangements.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    GG-0301-11
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes monitoring and guiding aspects of an organization's recruitment efforts; monitoring costs and progress of projects; providing oversight to formal training and administrative programs.

    OR

    EDUCATION: PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    GG-0301-12:
    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 providing oversight to data collection programs and projects; analyzing demographic data and information; providing quality control oversight for information collected in support of office operations and providing administrative support to office management.

    EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience is permitted at the GG-12 level.

    Education

    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 301-763-4060. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    For more information on category rating, please go to:http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod 01_009474.pdf 


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    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.
    • Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary or transient versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, or unresolved with no end in sight.
    • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214, Member 4 copy, stating disposition of discharge or character of service; Veteran’s Administration letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to Fedshirevets.
    • Copies of applicable SF-50s “Notification of Personnel Action,” to support claimed time-in-grade, which shows grade/band levels to establish eligibility. If you do not have a copy of your SF-50, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration at 1.314.801.9250, option 2, and/or https://www.archives.gov/ to review instructions on how to obtain a copy.
    • 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 (Foreign Qualifications). Please refer to OPM Education Definitions for more information.

    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary

    NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required, applicable documents.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript, if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."

    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 the Department of Education's website DOE

    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 DOE. 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 when requested will result in lost consideration.

    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 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
    Benefits

    The Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at Federal Employee Benefits.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov/. To begin, click the "Apply" button 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 application for consideration.)To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application"

    If you have problems completing your online application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Agency contact information Hillary Gindin Hillary Gindin
    Address

    BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
    32 Old Slip
    New York, New York 10005
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. 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

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions.

    The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or Not Referred; and
    4. Selected or Not Selected
    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. 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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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.

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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 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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