Visual Information Specialist, CG-1084-11

Washington D.C.
Nov 15, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


U.S. Citizenship is required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

For the CG-11:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level, or higher, in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience planning, designing, and developing visual communications, consulting and advising clients to determine visual information product needs, and manipulating graphic design/desktop publishing software to produce visual information products.


A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the following fields; commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position. Some positions may also require subject-matter knowledge of medicine, science, or technical equipment or LL.M., if related to the work of this position.


A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.

Education may be substituted for experience in qualifying for this position.  If qualifying based on education, applicant must possess:

  1. A Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
  2. Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M. If related; OR
  3. A COMBINATION of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.  

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of graphic design and layout, as it relates to publications, presentation, exhibits and any other materials that need to be visually communicated.

2. Skill in project management.

3. Ability to consult with clients to determine and define project needs.

4. Knowledge of various graphics art equipment such as desktop computers with graphics, desktop publishing, and photo retouching and image manipulation software packages, color laser copiers and printers and other high-end output devices.

5. Ability to communicate orally to gather information and make recommendations.

6. Ability to conduct research to gather, analyze, and interpret information.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here.

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Drug test required No

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