Composition Specialist (Print & Digital Media)
This is a full-time evening shift (ends at 8:00 p.m.) position with the Office of Information Technology at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Government secure "in-plant" legal book publishing dept. where the "best-of-the-best" is expected and delivered during multi-shift (day, evening) "critical" staffing production operations.
Technologies deployed at the Court will include: HP Intel Xeon 2.3 GHz, MS-WIN 7 and MS-Office 2010; SUN/Unix graphics terminals running Miles33 Int'l. Book Composition S/W; Desktop Publishing PC network running Adobe S/W products; Scanning S/W; Xerox Nuvera 288 ppm Digital Perfecting/Production Sys. w/Bourg in-line finishing; Xerox C75 Color Printer/Copier; Lexmark postscript output printers. Internet and Website Publishing of opinion-related digital media content. Variety of binding, folding and lamination equipment, plus cutters/folders, etc. Ability to continue on the lifelong learning path is essential to all staff supporting this critical dept. and the Court. Advanced training on dept. systems will be provided; some travel-related training courses should be expected. Attendance at printing conferences and inter-agency networking meetings is encouraged.
Closing Date: Monday, 07/03/2017, 11:59 PM EST
- Not Required
Requires knowledge and skills in printing composition, printing processes, typesetting and hi-volume print production. Thorough knowledge of USGPO style manual, proofreader's marks, printing markup plus tools and techniques used in legal document/book creation and proofreading/publishing. Excellent command of English language. Capable of understanding/communicating technical information. Ability to remain calm and professional in a high stress environment when confronted by demanding users, short time frames, high-profile cases, or other pressing needs. Basic knowledge of XML; strong knowledge of website structure and functionality; fluency of how web-based technologies apply to web design. Internet/Website applications and content management experience, print and digital media support/conversions in accordance with current conversion directives and issuances. Design skills/ InDesign/Adobe DTP software skills and postscript font recognition very helpful. Hands-on working knowledge of: SUN/Unix and Mile33 International high-end book composition system including extensive formatting/coding/variables (or similar system) is a definite plus. MS-Office 2010 experience required.
Contingency/Disaster Recovery for Print Planning helpful. Successful candidates will have either a college degree and web proficiency utilizing state-of-the-art software applications for converting and uploading digital files to the internet or a minimum of 8 years printing experience. Strong inter-personal communication skills required for this high-demand customer-service dept. Excellent time and project management skills necessary to meet rigid publishing deadlines.
Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.