Visual Information Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 15, 2019
Closes
Jan 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)
  • If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
  • Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No
  • Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.

    Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A, B, or C):
    A. Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study such as visual communications, commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, or photography. Advanced training in a vocational school, technical institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis. (Must provide transcripts)
    B. Possess experience in the actual type of work for which application is made. Unpaid experience is creditable, provided the work done was of a quality level and demonstrated the ability required for the position. This 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

    Minimum Qualifications:
    GS-13: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:
    • Performing comprehensive knowledge of graphic art production, visual information design, publication design, and other technical multimedia items
    • Planning administrative and technical direction of visual arts methods, techniques, and design processes
    • Overseeing and defining project design, technical and production specifications
    • Developing original concepts by extracting information from a design brief to provide original design solutions, design configurations and product development

    GS-12: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:
    • Designing visual products characterized by their novelty and unusual scale involving a multiplicity of media or individual visual components
    • Designs affect a wide range of activities both within and outside the agency, such as in-house production operations, procurement actions, and office transactions
    • Planning administrative and technical direction of visual arts methods, techniques, and design processes

    Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    NOTE: 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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.


    Special Instructions for 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

    Veterans' Preference - https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

    Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Information for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the HR contact on the vacancy announcement at least three business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. For more information on disability employment, please visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/

    Selective Service: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Political appointment: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

    If you are unable to apply online, please go to https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories:

    • Best Qualified - Applicants who have experience that is almost identical to those required by the position.
    • Well Qualified - Applicants who have experience that is very similar to those required by the position.
    • Qualified - Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements, but do not identify any additional qualifying experience or skill.

    Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Communication
    • Information Management
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Visual arts methods, techniques, and design processes


    To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10377329

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    Drug test required No


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