Interactive Designer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an Interactive Designer for the CIA, you will create a wide variety of products that convey intelligence analysis to the President of the United States, US policymakers, and other officials.
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Responsibilities

You may also create training materials and other important material. All products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web and print. You will work as a member of a team focusing on one or more specialties, such as graphic design, cartography, 3D animation, motion graphics, illustration, Virtual Reality, scripting, and imagery.

Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.

Major Duties

As an Interactive Designer for the CIA, you will create a wide variety of products that convey intelligence analysis to the President of the United States, US policymakers, and other officials. You may also create training materials and other important material. All products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web and print. You will work as a member of a team focusing on one or more specialties, such as graphic design, cartography, 3D animation, motion graphics, illustration, Virtual Reality, scripting, and imagery.
Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/multimedia-specialist-full-performance-cia-university.html

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14 - GS-8, Step 3 to GS-14, Step 10.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/multimedia-specialist-full-performance-cia-university.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields, or related studies with a strong emphasis on graphic, information, or user experience concepts:
    • Interactive Design.
    • Graphic Design.
    • Visual Communications.
    • Fine Art.
    • Cartography.
    • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).
    • Motion Graphics.
    • 3D animation.
    • Computer Science.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment.
  • Experience with the Adobe creative tools, motion or 3D software, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, version control.
  • Strong skills in typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory.
  • Experience with the ESRI (or similar) GIS Suite and familiarity with cartoCSS and map tile presentation libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, and/or Cesium.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work and interface with customers, coworkers, and management.
  • Knowledge of multimedia production tools and methodology, and a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware.
  • Strong interest in continuous learning, information design, and technology (mobile and web).

Desired Qualifications:
  • Augmented/virtual reality, motion visuals, storytelling, 3D animation, design for video output.
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, and prototypes for use in design review and user testing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/multimedia-specialist-full-performance-cia-university.html

Education

Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields, or related studies with a strong emphasis on graphic, information, or user experience concepts:
  • Interactive Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Visual Communications.
  • Fine Art.
  • Cartography.
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).
  • Motion Graphics.
  • 3D animation.
  • Computer Science.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rate, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/

For more information on specific CIA Benefits, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/multimedia-specialist-full-performance-cia-university.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Applicants with a background in graphic design must provide a strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory (provide a URL link to a non-account based or password-protected website (do not use Google Drive, Dropbox, LinkedIn, etc.); PDF files are also accepted)
  • Applicants with a background in cartography/GIS should include five (5) or more map samples (provide a URL link to a non-account based or password-protected website (do not use Google Drive, Dropbox, LinkedIn, etc.); PDF files are also accepted)


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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