Visual Information Specialist (Visualization Specialist) Public Notice Flyer

Washington, D.C
Sep 12, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time


The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These positions are located in our Headquarters Office.

After the closing date, applicants can still submit resumes to: EDACAREER@EDA.GOV

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The incumbent of this position will serve as a Graphic Designer:
  • Developing, coordinating and/or implementing comprehensive graphics and creative direction.
  • Researching, designing, selecting and producing visual information material;
  • Collaborating with social media and web teams to design digital assets for the agency's website;
  • Creating infographics, booklets, website content, informational brochures, and other documents for public and internal use;
  • Creating design media to include video, slides, websites and multimedia presentations; and
  • Developing and supporting special project needs (i.e., graphic designing, authoring Vector graphics and video development);

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
12 - Position is at the full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

See "Qualifications section.


Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https// .

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Experience for this position includes:
  • Providing creative direction and developing abstract designs, booklets, brochures, posters, composition, website visuals and infographics; and
  • Producing visual information material, graphics and short videos using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe DC; and
  • Utilizing various printing processes to prepare camera-ready art-work for reproduction.


There is no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Please note this position is being filled under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Employees will be hired under EDA's CARES Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

Selective Service - 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See "Qualifications section.

The competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Knowledge of graphic designing.
  • Knowledge of researching and gathering information for dissemination.
  • Ability to communication effectively and accurately to convey information.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

See "How to Apply" section.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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