Data Entry Clerk

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Jeffersonville, IN

Job status
Full time
$14.54 – Hourly
Job description
These positions are for Day Shift and Night Shift with a full time work schedule.

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 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.

Initial cut-off for consideration may be as early as November 1, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered as needed.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only.
This is a Temporary Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed 08/29/2020. Temporary Appointments may be extended 1 additional year.
Reassignment of current NPC employees will NOT be considered under this announcement.

We offer:
• Competitive pay with bonus potential
• Comprehensive benefits package
• Vacation, sick leave, federal holiday time off
• Onsite fitness/wellness center
• Employee incentives & work/life balance
• Mass transit bus passes (TARC)

You must apply online to be considered for employment and to finish the application process. During the application process you will take an assessment to determine position placement. No Resume or Interviews Required
Education requirements
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.

Experience requirements
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.

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.
Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for federal employment.
If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
Candidates must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to final selection.
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.
Able to type 5400 keystrokes per hour or 25 words per minute with 3 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.
Work hours
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.

About us:
In business since 1958, the National Processing Center (NPC) is a data processing facility featuring the latest in telecommunications and computer processing technologies to support the nation's economic and demographic indicators. Services provided include mail processing, data capture, statistical operations, geographic operations and call center support. Our workforce is characterized by dedication, pride and high-quality results.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.