Visual Information Specialist
ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED: Please note that this AON has been extended for one week.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Visual Information Specialists design, produce, and finish visual presentation products such as geospatial information products, publications, brochures, and web pages. They apply design principles to create or enhance visual materials and to visually communicate concepts or ideas. They may use desktop publishing, illustration, image editing, graphic design, and/or digital video software to generate hardcopy, softcopy, and web products.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Demonstrated experience applying basic theories and principals of graphic layout design.
2. Demonstrated experience applying creative and analytic thinking to implement design ideas that communicate effectively.
3. Demonstrated experience applying knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat for the production of print and digital products.
4. Demonstrated experience visualizing complex data from various sources effectively; authoring and editing information graphics (Infographics).
5. Demonstrated experience reviewing and providing critical feedback of graphic compositions. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Two-year degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Communication, or a related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education in any area listed in option A and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Demonstrated experience with statistics and creating effective visualizations of numbers.
2. Demonstrated experience with cartography, especially thematic cartography, and creating effective visualizations of spatial data with related geospatial software, such as ArcGIS.
3. Demonstrated fundamental knowledge of web development languages including: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, jQuery, programming concepts.
4. Demonstrated experience directing resources against specific requirements, within a schedule, and with a defined quality standard.
5. Demonstrated experience designing and developing intuitive, graphical user interfaces (GUI) for desktop and mobile devices.
6. Demonstrate experience developing and exploiting professional networks.
7. Demonstrated experience working with customers or clients using interpersonal skills.
8. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and satisfy multiple requirements on time, in an environment where requirements frequently change.
9. Demonstrated experience briefing at the management level.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON). Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).