This position is for the LA Regional Census Center, located in Downtown Los Angeles, CA . Applicants must currently reside in one of the following states to be considered for this position:
The primary mission of this position is to develop and implement the recruiting plan for the Decennial Census.
This is a Time Limited Appointment: Initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended or terminated earlier at management’s discretion.
A trial period may be required.
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation will NOT be paid.
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.
The person selected for this position will:
Develop, organize, manage, and implement the recruitment program, activities, and functions of the excepted service employees of the Los Angeles Regional Census Center.
Develop a strategic plan for recruitment programs, operations, and goals for the Los Angeles Regional Census Center.
Conduct or participate in group recruiting sessions throughout the region.
Analyze and monitor progress, performance, and cost data of a recruitment program to ensure recruitment operations are within specific time limits and budget constraints.
50% or less - Position requires frequent regional travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal Employment.
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
Must be 18 years of older to be hired.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
Examples of specialized experience or education sought for this position are:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-7 in the Federal Service that demonstrates:implementing a recruitment plan designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work, or second income positions in a competitive labor market through professional employment agencies, state unemployment offices, vocational or technical schools. Must also have experience in participating in meetings with specialized groups, and gathering information on recruitment programs or activities by conducting interviews of individuals.
Two full years of graduate education or a master’s degree directly related to the position that demonstrates operations management; organizational behavior; managing human resources; personnel management; personnel interviewing; project management; operations research, approaches to managerial decisions; creative writing; advertising; public relations techniques.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-9 that demonstrates 1, and 2 or 3 (must meet paragraph 1 plus either paragraph 2 or 3):
Experience planning and implementing a recruitment campaign designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work, or second income positions in a competitive labor market.
Experience preparing recruitment materials aimed at enhancing the understanding of groups or individuals and conducting workshops, seminars, and meetings with organizations, schools, state and local government agencies to stimulate interest.
Experience participating in meeting with the general public or specialized groups to gain an understanding of programs, services, activities, or obtain feedback regarding recruitment programs or activities and employment opportunities.
Three full years of graduate education or the Ph.D coursework in production and/or operations management; organizational behavior, managing human resources; personnel management; personnel interviewing; project management; operations research; approaches to managerial decision making; creative writing; advertising; public relations techniques OR Dissertation on recruitment or staffing, workforce diversity or labor market analyses/statistics.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11 that demonstrates 1 and 2, and 3 or 4 (must meet paragraph 1 and 2 plus either paragraph 3 or 4):
Experience planning and implementing a recruiting campaign to fill a combination of professional, technical, administrative, and clerical positions designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work or second income positions in a competitive labor market or hard to fill positions such as industrial, low income, or minority groups.
Experience developing and preparing recruitment materials to reach potential applicants through the news and print media such as radio, television, newspaper, facts sheets, articles, or speeches and informing community of employment opportunities.
Experience analyzing, evaluating, and developing recruitment program guidelines that define the scope and parameters for implementing recruitment activities which includes materials, deadlines and reporting requirements for use by others in recruiting.
Experience conducting workshops, seminars, or meetings with non-profit organizations, schools, state and government agencies and cooperating industries or business to provide information regarding recruitment programs and employment opportunities.
No substitution of education for experience is permitted
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
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 at 301-763-4060. 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. (Remove the next sentence if advertising a scientific or professional position at the GS-9 and above.) 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):
Ability to develop innovative methods and techniques to recruit candidates throughout diverse area with varying employment conditions.
Ability to plan and organize recruitment programs for an organization.
Ability to implement, monitor, and transition a time-limited project or operation for an organization.
For more information on category rating, please go to:
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
Q - Nonsensitive
Drug test required
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 positions(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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
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: http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc 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: 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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
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 .
Review our 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.