Visual Information Specialist (Graphic Artist), GG-1084-12, Census DE - VMM

Washington D.C.
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • A one-year trial period may be required.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience:

    For the GG-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes planning the preparation and use of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other art work, charts, diagrams, dioramas, maps, slides, overlays, and other kinds of visual material for use in communicating information through visual means. Examples of such work include: Experience in using and applying related creative design illustration, layouts and formats, experience using graphic and layout software packages and equipment such as Photoshop, GIF, JPEG and similar file formats, experience creating layouts, design and other graphic and visual materials such as photographs, illustrations, and graphic clip art, experience in maintaining a supply of graphic materials and products for distribution on a local or national level for internal and external customers (i.e., customer portal, online fulfillment center, website pages containing visual products, etc.) experience in developing weekly, monthly, or annual newsletters, poster or flyers, to inform and distribute information internally or externally; includes performing visual inspection for quality assurance.

    Education cannot be substituted at this grade level.

    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.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

    Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of utilizing a variety of visual and creative arts methods, techniques and materials.
    • Skilled using various computer graphic, equipment and photo editing software including but not limited to: Microsoft, Adobe, Photoshop, GIF, JPEG, layouts, Macromedia or other similar file products.
    • Skilled in creating and/or proofreading items e.g., brochures, posters, flyers, handouts, pamphlets, toolkits, newsletters, social media and digital content, and presentations for a variety of programs, events, and audiences.
    • Skilled in creating a physical and/or digital content library using SharePoint or other authorized software to maintain a catalog and/or retrieval system for ordering graphic materials; includes archiving materials during post-closeout.
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