Visual Information Specialist
This is a Career Ladder Position. If selected at the GS-11 level, the incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the GS-12 level, without further competition once time-in-grade, training, satisfactory performance, and other requirements of the higher grade level are met.
This position is located in the Defense Media Activity (DMA), which is a Department of Defense (DoD) field activity reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). The DMA is a worldwide media organization employing state-of-the-art and emerging multi-media production and distribution technologies and operates from multiple locations in the US and overseas and with deployed combat and contingency forces throughout the world.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
You may qualify at the GS-11, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
- Planning design and layout techniques, visual arts methods, and typography to produce visually interesting layouts and design work for printed publications; offering guidance for photojournalism techniques for article photos; and familiar with systems such as: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X or late, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, and Adobe Acrobat Pro; OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support
your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2)
If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of
credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time
study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain
your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter
hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet
the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by
a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such
education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or
full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further
information, visit: Foreign Education
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
Must be able to discern colors, contract, and depth.
Must have a normal range of hearing and perception (aided or unaided)
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Employee may be required to travel away from normal duty station.
Employee must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
Employee may be required to work overtime on an emergency basis.
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
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