Recruiting Manager, AD-0301-00-Census-EXT-JMW

U.S. Census Bureau - Indianapolis, IN (30+ days ago)4.3

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Recruiting Manager (RM)

The RM is responsible for ensuring that qualified applicants are recruited to fill field and office positions. The RM is responsible for the development of an ACO recruiting plan that will provide guidance to the office in the recruitment of thousands of applicants. The RM is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing recruiting support staff, including dozens of field recruiting assistants and office support staff. The recruiting assistants will work at the grass roots level to get the word out about jobs.

Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates: 06/08/2018to 06/18/2018


$22.50 to $22.50 per hour

Pay scale & grade

AD 00

Work schedule

Full-Time - Excepted Service

Appointment type

Term - Mixed Tour, Time Limited Not To Exceed (NTE)2 years.

FEW vacancies in the following location:

  • Indianapolis, IN

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Telework eligible


ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS: Initially the Duty Station will be the selectee's home address (Work At Home position) until the opening of the Area Census Office (ACO) in Indianapolis, IN. At that time the employee will be required to report to the ACO as their regular place of work.

In order to be considered, ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE in the Indianapolis, IN local commuting area.

This position is located with the U.S. Census Bureau's Area Census Office (ACO) located in Indianapolis, IN. The Recruiting Manager is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and assessments of applicants to fill ACO positions and along with assigned regional management, strategize and plan for effective recruitment from all areas within the boundaries of the ACO.

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (50) applicants are received or on June 18, 2018, whichever comes first.

This is a Time Limited Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management’s discretion

  • A supervisory 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 individual selected for this position will:

  • Supervise and manage a decentralized workforce in various geographic locations. Leads a team to ensure staffing needs are met and locally represented for all geographic locations.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with local news media, community leaders and organizations, local government officials to promote community cooperation and generate support for recruitment efforts.
  • Maintain liaison with organizations that refer applicants and other employment sources.
  • Recruit and train recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors and office clerks.
  • Develop and implement a recruiting campaign, monitor recruitment results to ensure large volumes of applicants apply within a specific geographic location.

Travel Required
50% or less - Position requires 25% local travel and 25 % overnight travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Who May Apply
This job is open to…All qualified United States citizens.

Requirements Conditions Of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • Must be 18 years or older to be hired.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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.

EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of experience sought for these positions include experience managing, supervising, leading a staff, assigning work and setting priorities. Experience managing a decentralized workforce. Experience providing outreach to various external networks such as local news media, community organizations and leaders, government officials. Experience communicating with internal management, training individuals and groups on recruiting techniques and strategies for hard to recruit locations. Experience implementing and monitoring a recruitment campaign to ensure large volumes of applicants apply within a specific geographic location.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in any area with Superior Academic Achievement OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the position.

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
  • Persons with Disabilities

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 at the full performance level of this position AD-00:

  • Ability to lead, supervise and assign work, set priorities, coordinate, plan and oversee subordinate staff.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with people with various levels of responsibility, while presenting information clearly and logically.
  • Skill working with local news media, community leaders and organizations as well as local government officials to promote community cooperation and generate support for recruitment efforts.
  • Ability to train individuals and groups.
  • Skill implementing and monitoring recruitment campaigns.

For more information on category rating, please go to: 01_009474.pdf

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required

Drug test required


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.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
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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.


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.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $22.50 /hour