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Business and Administrative Positions

Business and administrative professionals at the Census Bureau perform day-to-day operational activities. It is the work of managing an organization’s resources, time, and people to ensure that businesses and organizations are run effectively and efficiently. Business and administrative employees generally need an understanding of accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, and program management areas.

At the Census Bureau, we offer a variety of business and administrative series to enable us to move forward and continue to be successful in achieving the agency’s mission. Some of those series include:


  • Administrative Officer (GS-0341) – This series includes positions in which the employees are responsible for providing or obtaining a variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of an organization.
  • Management and Program Analyst (GS-0343) – This series primarily serve as analysts and advisers to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations or the productivity and efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both.
  • Program/Project Management (GS-0340) – This series determines the functionality of unique organizational structures and provides necessary and appropriate coordination among key participants for the long-range planning and development of organizational strategies to meet objectives and mission.

Financial and Budget Management

  • Budget Analyst (GS-0560) – This series covers positions that perform, advise on, or supervise work in any of the phases of budget administration when such work requires knowledge and skill in applying budget- related laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods, and techniques.
  • Contract Specialist (GS-1102) – This series advise and assist in developing acceptable specifications and evaluation criteria, determine the method of procurement, issue the solicitation document, and conduct the contracting process.
  • Finance Analyst (GS-1160) – This series involve responsibility for applying a thorough knowledge of established work methods and procedures and of pertinent regulatory or statutory provisions in performing assigned financial analysis and evaluation work.

Human Resources Management

  • Human Resources Specialist (GS-201) – This series provides technical services relating to position management and classification, recruitment and placement, compensation, and other HR activities.
  • Human Resources Assistants (GS-0203) – The series performs work in support of all HR Specialists in the areas of recruitment and placement, benefits, and all other HR functions.
  • Investigative Analysis (GS-1805) – This series covers positions which supervise, lead, or perform work involving the research, analysis, and/or evaluation of information to assist investigators in ongoing investigations.
  • Training Specialist (GS-1712) – This series covers positions concerned with administration, supervision, training program development, evaluation, or instruction in a program of training when the paramount requirement of the work is a combination of practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of instruction and practical knowledge of the subject-matter being taught.

Information Technology

  • Information Technology (IT) Specialist (GS-2210) – Provide expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues related to application design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, and support of new or existing applications software.
  • Computer and Information Science (GS-1550) – Use data science, robotics, and computer programming principles to create or improve computer systems, software and algorithms and sometimes work with electrical and computer hardware engineers on complex projects.


  • Policy Analyst (GS-0301) – Policy analysts advise on confidentiality and data access issues; track and report on legislation or other directives that impact agency programs; and ensure proper documentation for corporate policies and procedures.

Public Affairs

  • Public Affairs Specialist (GS-1035) – Public affairs specialists create and maintain a positive public image for the individuals, groups, or organizations they represent. They craft media releases and develop social media programs to shape public perception of their clients and to increase awareness of each client's work and goals.
  • Visual Information Specialist (GS-1084) – Visual Information Specialists apply broad knowledge of design principles to communicate concepts or ideas visually.
Page Last Revised - August 3, 2022
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