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U.S. Census Bureau IT Specialist (Systems Analysis), GS-2210-13, Census-DE- AD in Suitland, Maryland


This vacancy is for a IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)position in theAssociate Director for Research and Methodologylocated at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)positions withinthe Census Bureauin the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.


Manage multiple projects and lead teams or work groups to meet project milestones, schedules, and scope in alliance with best practices (PMBOK, ITIL, etc), IT operational and/or security policies.

Facilitate requirement gathering sessions and documents requirements including conducting requirement gathering sessions, documenting requirements, validating requirements with stakeholders as they relate to current environments and future trends.

Coordinate cross work-unit groups for the purpose of deploying IT solutions or promoting structured software engineering and process improvement initiatives across and enterprise and/or applies best practices for IT solutions.

Provide advice and technical consultation and guidance to internal and external customers by analyzing and resolving problems and evaluating alternative means of satisfying user requirements.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen.

Suitable for Federal employment.

Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (

You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADRM-2021-0016, IT Specialist (Systems Analysis), GS-2210-13, FPL: 13, CENSUS-DE-AD.

A probationary period may be requiredThis position is ELIGIBLEfor telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).This is a BARGAININGunit position.Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is February 22, 2021. After this date, the cut off dates are as follows:

March 22, 2021

April 19, 2021

May 10,2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and individual states being in different phases of reopening, once the selectee becomes an employee, the report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time that management notifies the employee of their requirement to report. Until it is safe to relocate, the employee may be approved to telework to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full-time.


Specialized Experience:

For theGS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to theGS-12grade level in the Federal services.

Experience for this position includes:Diagnosing and researching technical software, hardware, and system management problems or requests; evaluating multiple technologies to determine optimal IT solution; communicating complex and technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences; and analyzing, evaluating, and recommending alternative actions to resolve user requirements.


You must have in your resume detail experience how you meet the specialized experience AND information technology-related experience demonstrating for each of the four competencies described below.

COMPETENCIES:1. Attention to Detail -Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.2. Customer Service -Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.3. Communication -Expresses technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing presentations; listens to others, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.4. Problem Solving -Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

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.


Additional Information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. VRA (GS-11 or below)

VEOA(permanent positions)

30% or more disabled

Persons with Disabilities


ICTAP 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.