Lead Printing Services Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 06, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is locate in the Design Office Division, Center for Exhibits and Interpretation, Office of The Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 386966.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

After consultation with the Printing Officer on complex, high-visibility, and high-dollar publications, establishes production schedules and ensures adherence to those schedules. Plans, develops and designs visual materials in support of Library of Congress programs, including single or multicolor printed and electronic publications, forms, stationery, reports, bulletins, invitations, charts, viewgraphs, slides, posters, exhibits, computer presentations, etc.

Based on an extensive knowledge of advancing techniques in automation in the publishing field, and the agency's practices and policies regarding such techniques, coordinates with GPO staff, and the Library's preparing office for the preparation of Library publications to be produced on automated equipment. Acts as liaison officer with GPO to coordinate production of such publications.

Maintains records of actions taken on recommendations for publications. Supplies management with information necessary to keep senior staff informed as to the status of publications. Provides the Printing Officer with detailed information to prepare budget submissions, improve processes, develop or modify policies, etc.

Reviews publication proposals to be submitted. Ensures that approved recommendations are carried out, with responsibility for ensuring that all publications are brought to completion with the maximum efficiency, economy, and standards of production, and with proper regard to requirements related to government printing established by law or by regulations of the Joint Committee on Printing.

Provides technical guidance and advice to program operating officials in the planning stages of printing projects on matters relating to cost effectiveness; interpretations of regulations and policies; development of print formats, including selection of type styles and sizes, ink, paper, binding styles, and materials preparation of detailed production specifications for a wide variety of complex publications and periodicals. Assists program personnel in the preparation and planning for production of publications.

Individual is responsible for developing printing specifications, processing requests for in-house production, providing detailed estimates for composition, printing and distribution, and reviewing proofs. Articulates and communicates to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion. Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accordance with
established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization. Makes adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensures each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met. Prepares reports and maintains records of work accomplishments and administrative information, as required, and coordinates the preparation, presentation, and communication of work-related information to the supervisor. Estimates and reports to the team on progress in meeting established milestones and deadlines for completion of assignments, projects, and tasks. Ensures all team members are aware of and participate in planning for achievement of team goals and objectives.

Assists in planning and implementing the installation policies and procedures involved in the printing and processing of publications. Evaluates the installation production program, observes the need for the change or adaptation of procedures, and recommends such changes. After conferring with superiors, establishes and maintains effective operating procedures for the printing process. Recommends specific production plans, such as the most appropriate, economical, and attractive form of reproduction.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to utilize technology related to printing and publication design.**

Knowledge of printing equipment, processes, and technologies.**

Ability to organize, plan, direct, and review the work of team members.**

Ability to plan, organize and execute work.

Ability to meet and deal with others.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions using analytical methods to improve programs and processes.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

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 email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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