Area Census Office Manager, AD-0301-00-Census-EXT-MM

US Department of Commerce - Chicago, IL

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
Duties
Summary
This position is located at the Area Census Office (ACO) in Chicago South, Illinois.

In order to be considered, ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE in the Chicago, Illinois commuting area.

Relocation will NOT be paid.

Responsibilities

The individual selected for this position will:
Supervise employees directly in the office and indirectly in the field.
Evaluate employees directly and indirectly, taking appropriate action regarding hiring, promotions, and reassignment. Take disciplinary action when necessary.
Communicate daily with various internal staff such as Area Managers, other ACO Managers, ACO staff, and staff in the RCC.
Direct the phases of the field activities, including automated data collection.
Ensure the quality and quantity of work produced is monitored and controlled to meet rigid schedules.
Be responsible for continuous review and analysis of cost, performance, and progress reports; make critical decisions to meet deadlines, and control spending.
Provide direction, leadership, and coordination of property management activities.
Provide oversight and guidance to maximize the useful lifecycle of personal property including acquisition, receipt, utilization, and disposal.
Travel Required
50% or less - Position requires 25% local travel and 25% overnight travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizen and be 18 years or older to be hired.
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
A supervisory trial period may be required.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications
Applicants are responsible for ensuring 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.

EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience for this position that includes overseeing and providing guidance directly to staff. Experience working in a team environment, communication verbally and in writing to ensure steady workflow of multiple programs. Experience communicating with diverse populations. Experience setting priorities and developing, monitoring and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules. Experience providing direction and coordination of property management to improve facilities, support services and IT products.

OR

EDUCATION: Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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.

VRA
30% or more disabled veteran
Person with Disability
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. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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 (AD-00).

Ability to supervise, train, assign work, set priorities, coordinate, plan, and oversee subordinate staff.
Skill in troubleshooting technical issues and evaluating, analyzing, and coordinating automation operations.
Knowledge of various programs such as: Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suite, and iOS.
Ability to lead all OCE, MCE, and automation support efforts and coordinate resources to support all office data entry and related automation activities.
For more information on category rating, please go to: http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf

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

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
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 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
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.

Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees.

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.