Printing Services Specialist (Publishing Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

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Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.

WHAT DOES A PRINTING SERVICES SPECIALIST DO? Printing Services Specialists satisfy requests for printing and publishing services, central to all aspects of the agency's printing and publishing programs. You will provide coordination necessary for design, requirements and distribution analysis, initial delivery, order fulfillment, and obtaining customer satisfaction. As the focal point for the customer base, you will be required to advise customers and management officials on major publishing programs, highly visible, and complex publishing systems as well as producing and procuring products.

As an Printing Services Specialist you will:
  • Identify needs, establish guidelines, develop schedules, assist with planning and program coordination, and perform periodic production meetings with customer base during meetings with program officials.
  • Conduct quality assurance inspections to insure that the contractor awarded the bid has adequate production facilities to produce a quality product in a timely manner and with authority to make immediate and on-site decisions.
  • Analyze the requirements, use, application, function and need for products and make alternate proposals ensuring accuracy, adequate documentation, arrangement of statistics, and placement of illustrative materials.
  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of publications and forms programs and improve printing procurement and distribution methods to reinvent processes satisfying customer and management needs in the publishing areas.
  • Develop distribution patterns and establish stocking points for new publications, forms, and other printed matter based on analysis and statistics.
  • Prepare procurement documents of requisitions products and statements of work ensuring accurate descriptions of requested services.
  • Formulate, initiate, and execute plans to acquire products establishing schedules and procedures for monitoring performance and hold periodic planning meetings with customers explaining current multimedia capabilities relevant to their products, program, or project.


    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov



Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per Month

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Current/former Federal employees must have held a Career/Career Cond Appt


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Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-12 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Experience with printing industry including printing processes and equipment and their capabilities, limitations and applicable uses; Experience working with industry-wide product design standards, publishing standards, electronic and digital publishing systems, including source file management, standard file formats, markup languages, concept and use of a core repository, and electronic composition and delivery to prepare a variety of procurement documents; Experience using program and product management principles, distribution methods, budget process, forecasting production scheduling and estimating to perform program and product planning and printing activities; Experience with various contracts issued by the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Examples of specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions.
  • Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.).
  • Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers.
  • Performing production control work in a large printing plant.
  • Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment.
  • Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing.
  • Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full-time basis for a variety of publications.


- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

Education

Additional information

3 positions are located in Wage & Investment, Customer Assistance, Relationship and Education (CARE), Media & Publications to be filled at any of the following locations:

Washington, DC
Lanham-Seabrook, MD
Chamblee, GA
Farmers Branch, TX
Bloomington, IL
Detroit, MI
Florence, KY
Richmond, VA
Ogden, UT
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for Business-related travel.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating
: Your application will be evaluated based on the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Interpersonal Skill, Technical Competence, Attention to Detail, Oral Communication, Planning & Evaluation, Self-Management. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm .

Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ,



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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

CURRENT AND
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment
Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The position occupied block on the SF-50 should show a 1 and your tenure block should show a 1 or 2.) Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS
Submit a copy of your most recent, completed annual performance appraisal or equivalent evaluation from a supervisor, which includes a narrative describing your overall performance for a period of time (generally 12 months). If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
Submit documentation to support any performance related awards received within the past 3 years (i.e., a copy of award SF-50 or documentation that includes company/institution name, date, monetary amount (if any) and reason for award.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN(CTAP)or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

IRS REASSIGNMENT PREFERENCE PROGRAM (RPP)
You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.


EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time; instead you may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the job series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of your proof of eligibility.

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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