Student Trainee (Social Science), GS-0199-07/09/11, Census-Pathways-MM,U.S. Census Bureau,02-11-2019,USA Gov


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  • Open & closing dates

    02/11/2019 to 02/20/2019

    This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 – 11

  • Salary

    $45,972 to $88,450 per year

  • Appointment type

    Internships – Full Time, Part Time

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Excepted Service Indefinite


FEW vacancies in the following location:


    Suitland, MD


Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to



    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

This is an internship for students who have recently been accepted for enrollment in or who are currently enrolled at least half-time in a certificate or degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduates, and 3 semester hours for Masters and above (but may be determined by the school).



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  • Duties


    This vacancy is for a  Student Trainee (Social Science) position in the Center for Behavioral Science Methods Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, MD.

    **Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location **

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    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Implement assigned projects dealing with research and evaluation for survey, census data collection and dissemination instruments.
    • Use computer programs and research techniques to perform analysis, research and evaluation activities including research design.
    • Work or educational experience in Spanish.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0199 Social Science Student Trainee

  • 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
    • VEOA
    • 30% or more disabled veteran
    • Persons with disabilities
    • CTAP
    • 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.

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    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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates 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. GS-07:  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 (GS-11)

    • Knowledge of social science and survey methodological principles to improve data quality in surveys and censuses.
    • Knowledge of evaluating survey and/or census survey materials and procedures.
    • Knowledge of computer programs and techniques to implement survey research.
    • Professional or educational experience in Spanish with reading, writing, and communicating verbally at a high level of fluency.

    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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