Interactive Designer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 03, 2022
Closes
Oct 11, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Interactive Designer, you will create a wide variety of products that convey intelligence analysis to the President of the United States, U.S. policymakers, and other officials. You may also create training materials and other important material. All products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web, and print. You will work as a member of a team focusing on one or more specialties, such as graphic design, cartography, 3D animation, motion graphics, illustration, Virtual Reality, scripting, and imagery.

Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following:
    • Cartography
    • Computer Science
    • Fine Arts with strong emphasis in graphic design
    • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
    • Graphic Design
    • Interactive Design
    • Motion Graphics
    • Visual Communications
    • 3D animation
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions are made for extenuating circumstances
  • Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment
  • Experience with the Adobe creative suite of tools, motion or 3D software, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, version control
  • Strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory
  • Experience with the ESRI (or similar) GIS Suite and familiarity with cartoCSS and map tile presentation libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, and/or Cesium
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work and interface with customers, coworkers, and management
  • Knowledge of multimedia production tools and methodology and a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware
  • Strong interest in continuous learning, information design, and technology (mobile and web)
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications
  • Augmented/virtual reality, motion visuals, storytelling, 3D animation, design for video output
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, and prototypes for use in design review and user testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


Education

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following:
    • Cartography
    • Computer Science
    • Fine Arts with strong emphasis in graphic design
    • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
    • Graphic Design
    • Interactive Design
    • Motion Graphics
    • Visual Communications
    • 3D animation
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions are made for extenuating circumstances


Additional information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/