Data Entry Clerk, 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

Posted:  11/4/19

Type: Full-Time

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This job opportunity is for a Statistical Clerk (Data Transcriber) in the Decennial Operations Branch East (DOBE) or in any other Branch 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.

Initial cut-off for consideration may be as early as November 1, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered as needed.

This position may be located in any Branch of the National Processing Center. Positions are located at the main campus and at 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; full time; day and night shift hours are available. Shift hours range from (days) 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Various flexible schedules are not available.  ​

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 5400 keystrokes per hour or 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.

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