Data Entry Clerk (Part-Time), U.S. Census Bureau’s National Processing Center, Jeffersonville, IN

Institution: U.S. Census Bureau’s National Processing Center

Location: Jeffersonville, IN

Category: Data Entry Clerk  (Part-Time)

Posted:  11/4/19

Type: Full-Time

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This job opportunity is for a Part Time Statistical Clerk (Data Transcriber) in the Keying Section of the Decennial Operations Branch East (DOBE) at the National Processing Center (NPC), U.S. Bureau of the Census located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  These positions provide for the use of various automated equipment to capture statistical data via alpha/numeric data entry keying.  This position is included the bargaining unit.

Selectees will initially report to the main Jeffersonville campus and then will move to the off-site Decennial facility located at 100 Logistics Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 which is approximately 7.8 miles from the main National Processing Center campus.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

The individual(s) selected for this position will:

Select codes according to established classification characteristics for data reported by respondents and keying the code selected.

Screen data entered by respondent and research various sources (zip code directories, area code directories, etc.) to determine data to be keyed.

Select correct data and write data in correct field when respondent leaves required fields blank on forms to be keyed.

Convert fractions/decimals to appropriate numerical value to be keyed.

Recognize out-of-tolerance items, inconsistencies between items, data reporting errors, etc. and determine the appropriate resolution.

Perform specialized data capture activities associated with developing technologies (key-from-image, correct-from-image, etc.)

Performing verification of work completed by others.

Complete/maintain records associated with data capture and verification duties.

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, Part-time, day and night shift hours available. Shift hours range from (days) 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and (nights) 3:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The current part-time shifts available are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m or 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., although additional flexibility in hours may be available after the initial training period.

Employees are paid 10% night differential for any hours worked between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen and suitable for Federal employment.

If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

Able to type 5400 keystrokes per hour or 25 wpm with 3 or fewer errors.

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

Candidates must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to final selection.


General Experience: You qualify at the Grade 04 level if you meet the minimum qualification requirements and possess one year of general experience.  General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.  Examples include but are not limited to cashier, customer service, and trade positions where completing paperwork is a regular and recurring part of the job.

Education Substitution: Successful completion of two full years of study above the high school level in an accredited college or university, or business, secretarial, or technical school may be substituted for the required experience.  Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet the general experience requirements.


Selective Factor: All candidates must be able to type 25 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five minute sample to be considered.  Applicants may meet the keying/typing requirement by answering Yes to the keying ability question in the online job assessment questionnaire.

Note to current NPC employees: If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this selection will change your type of appointment to a Temporary Appointment. At the end of this Temporary Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.

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.

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