The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you. Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts.
This announcement will be used to establish a standing inventory of applicants interested in the above mentioned position. As Census Bureau fills positions for this series, applicant referral lists willbe pulled from the inventory.
Qualified candidates will continue to receive consideration for vacancies as positions becomes available at the Census Bureau until May 1, 2015. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for vacancies until their eligibility expires.For information concerning the period of eligibility, please see the "What To Expect Next" section of this announcement.
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking persons to fill Information Technology (IT) Specialist positions at the GS-5, GS-7, and GS-9 grade levels. The selectees will perform the following duties:
Security Specialization, GS-5 through GS-9Duties include applying IT security principles, methods, and tools, evaluating and defining IT security requirements and maintaining IT systems security documentation.
All applicants applying for the GS-05 grade level or above must meet one of the following basic requirements:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show proof that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to verify that minimum qualification requirements are met. After this review is complete, you will receive a notice indicating your eligibility for the grade level(s) to which you applied. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): customer service; problem solving; oral communication; attention to detail; help desk administration; UNIX/Linux systems administration; platforms supported; IT security; and telecommunications and network support.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.A review of your complete applicationwill bemade within two weeks of your submission. Once your complete application is reviewed you will be notified of your eligibility and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: Qualified applicants will receive employment consideration for a period of three months from the date their name is entered on the inventory. Applicants may request an extension of their eligibility by submitting a written request within two weeks of their expiration date to OPM’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only ONE extension will be granted. Applicants who would like consideration beyond the six months period MUST reapply.