Partnership Specialist (Language), GG-0301-07/09/11/12- Census-INT-SC**AMENDED

  • Roosevelt Roads, PR

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Bilingual/Interpretation/Translation

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Partnership Specialist (Language), GG-0301-07/09/11/12- Census-INT-SC**AMENDEDDepartment of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau

? ##### Open & closing dates

06/14/2019 to 06/28/2019

? ##### Service


? ##### Pay scale & grade

GG 07 - 12

? ##### Salary

$42,053 to $96,978 per year

? ##### Appointment type

Term - Not-to-exceed (NTE) 09/30/2020-may be extended or terminatedearlier at management's discretion. At the conclusion, someemployees may return to their position of record. Refer to\\\"Clarification from the agency\\\" section for additional information.

? ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. Witha Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed betweenfull-time, part-time and intermittent work schedules to accommodatefluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.

FEW vacancies in the following location:


Ceiba, PR

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy

- DutiesSummary
The job announcement has been amended to extend the closing datethrough June 28, 2019.

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

In order to be considered, applicants MUST RESIDE in Ceiba, PuertoRico.

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

A trial period may be required.

Relocation will NOT be paid.

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? Plan, develop, and coordinate the partnership agreements toensure activities all levels are carried out, resolve problemsencountered, and determines the need for renegotiation.
? Address questions, concerns and issues related to current andpotential partners and stakeholders.
? Establish partnership agreements with federal/tribal/state/localgovernments, and/or local businesses and community groups todevelop specific strategies to eliminate enumeration barriers inspecific regions in support of the Decennial Census.
? Develop presentations, give briefings, conduct meetings andpromote partnerships with various governments, local businessesand community groups.
Travel Required
50% or less - Position requires 25% local travel and 25% overnighttravel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

- RequirementsConditions of Employment
? Must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years or older to be hired.
? Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment
? Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
? This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
? Time in Grade Requirements must be met by closing date of theannouncement.
? A trial period may be required.

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

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the applicationsubmitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listedbelow. To be eligible for this position, you must have thespecialized experience, education, or a combination as indicatedbelow.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork 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, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Selective Factor: This is a bilingual positon. Applicants willbe required to self-certify proficiency in Spanish as acondition of employment. To be considered proficient you must beable to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish. Allapplicants must have the ability to converse and translate fluentlyfrom Spanish into English and from English to Spanish andaccurately reflect the intent and meaning of the original material.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-7, you must have one year ofspecialized experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in theFederal service. Specialized Experience is work experienceexplaining nontechnical information or providing on-the-job trainingon regulations, policies, or procedures to others or at briefings,meetings, conferences, or hearings OR work experience in providinginstructions or coaching others in athletic, leisure, or communityactivities, helping customers, clients, or members of the public whowere hostile or upset, handling customer complaints or providinginstructions to customers or the public either in writing or bytelephone.


EDUCATION: One full year of graduate level graduate leveleducation OR superior academic achievement. Such education mustdemonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to thework.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-09, you must have one year ofspecialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in theFederal service. Specialized experience is work experience applyingcommunication principles, methods, techniques for the development ofcampaigns OR work experience in editing technical material fortargeted audience OR work experience interacting and dealing withthe public including media, state, and local government officials,community, businesses, and organization program officers.


EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Two fullyears of progressively higher level graduate education leading tosuch a degree OR LL.B OR J.D., if related. Such education mustdemonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do thework.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-11, you must have one year ofspecialized experience to the equivalent to the grade 09 level inthe Federal service. Specialized experience is work experienceapplying analytical techniques and interpersonal relations indealing effectively with targeted audience; and analyzing the viewsand opinions from organizations and developing recommendations forstimulating interest in activities.


EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three fullyears of progressively higher level graduate education leading tosuch a degree or LL.M,. if related. Such education must demonstratethe knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

*GG-0301-12: *

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-12, you must have one year ofspecialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in theFederal service. Specialized experience is work experienceconducting public affairs programs involving public informationcommunity relations activities and seeking cooperation; andpresenting information to internal and external groups to informthem of program objectives and activities; and ability to presentinformation to the public including media, state, and localgovernment officials, community businesses, and organization programofficers.

EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience ispermitted.

EducationAdditional information
The following links provide information on various hiringauthorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignmentprocedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

VRA 30% or more Disabled Veteran Persons with Disabilities CTAP

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations toapplicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodationfor any part of the application and hiring process, please notifythe Human Resources Office at 301-###-####. The decision on grantingreasonable 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 thequalifications above.

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation willbe reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications forthe position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in thejob opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optionalcover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on thescored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, MultipleChoice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter mustsupport your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, oryour score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will beidentified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited foran interview.

Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards inaccordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during theinterview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on thefollowing competencies at the full performance level of thisposition; please do not provide a separate written response:

? Ability to manage partnership agreements, resolve problems, andaddress questions and/or concerns.
? Knowledge of Federal, state, local, and tribal governments'and/or local business and community groups organizationalstructures and functions.
? Skills in negotiating, with sometimes reluctant, Federal, state,local, and tribal governments and/or local businesses andcommunity groups in order to receive their support in theDecennial Census through partnerships.
? Knowledge of presentation methods and techniques such as use ofMicrosoft PowerPoint.

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

To preview questions please click here.

Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance

Drug test required

- Required Documents
A complete application consists of the following:

? Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.Your resume should list your educational and work experienceincluding the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with thenumber of hours worked per week. For work in the Federalservice, please include the grade level for the position(s).Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scoredoccupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicateyour citizenship and if you are registered with the SelectiveService System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
? Copies of applicable SF-50s \\\"Notification of PersonnelAction\\\", to support claimed time in grade which shows grade/bandlevels to establish eligibility. If you are a former CensusBureau employee and no longer on the roster, you are responsiblefor submitting a copy of your SF-50. If you do not have a copyof your SF-50, please contact the National Archives and RecordsAdministration at 314-###-#### Option 2 and/or to obtain instructions on how toobtain a copy.
? Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitiveappointment, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabledveteran, certain military spouses, etc). Show proof of yourdisability. Documentation may be from any licensed medicalprofessional (e.g., a physician or other medical professionalcertified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S.Territory to practice medicine), a licensed vocationalrehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private), or anyFederal or State agency, or agency of the District of Columbiaor a U.S. territory that issues or provides disabilitybenefits;
? Your medical documentation should distinguish betweendisabilities that are temporary, or transient, versusdisabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, orunresolved with no end in sight.
? *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) documentation, ifapplicable.* CTAP candidates will be eligible for selectionpriority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimumqualifications for the position by attaining at least a ratingof 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on theOffice of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resourceswebsite at:
? Education Documentation: If this position requires proof ofhigher education, or you are substituting education forexperience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a listof courses that includes the following information: name ofaccredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, andquarter and semester hours earned. This also includes CensusBureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges oruniversities may be used to meet the requirements. Educationmust be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized bythe U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditedtowards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendanceand/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

You are not required to submit official documents at this time;copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying educationfrom colleges and universities in foreign countries must beevaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. collegesand universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreigncountries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, toan accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation ofcourse work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizationscan be found on the Department of Education's website You mustprovide a copy of the letter containing the results of theequivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along withyour application.

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

? A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removalfor declining a directed geographic relocation outside of thelocal commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation(CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organizationor occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, anotice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, orsimilar notice);
? A copy of your SF-50 \\\"Notification of Personnel Action\\\", notingcurrent position, grade/band level, and duty location;
? A copy of your latest performance appraisal including yourrating; and
? Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that showsyour current promotion potential.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated inthis vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must bereceived by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of thisannouncement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application byaccessing the USAJOBS website at To begin,click the \\\"Apply\\\" button and follow the prompts to register intoyour USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all requireddocuments. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking\\\"Submit,\\\" you will automatically transition to the Department ofCommerce's specific site where you will complete your application.You must click \\\"Submit\\\" at the end of the application process tosend your application for consideration.)

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS accountat and click on \\\"Applications.\\\" Click on theposition title, and then select \\\"Update Application.\\\"

If you have problems completing your online application, includingproblems submitting your supporting documents, please contact theHelp Desk by email at or by phone at866.###.####. The help desk is available MondayFriday, 7:00 a.m. to7:00 p.m. ET.

Agency contact informationNY Regional Census CenterPhone



BUREAU OF THE CENSUS32 Old Slip6th FloorNew York , New York 10005United States

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Next steps
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS atfour points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can checkthe status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on \\\"Applications.\\\" The status willbe visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points ofnotification are:

? Application Received or Application Incomplete;
? Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum QualificationRequirement Not Met;
? Referred or Not Referred; and
? Selected or Not Selected

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy ofthe information contained in your application. If you make a falsestatement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; youmay be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined orjailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct asuitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior toappointment. The agency will then verify the information provided onyour application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability,etc.).

- 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 dis

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