Printing Services Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT (W&I) DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Functional Publishing

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Incumbent serves as a consultant and advisor to customers, team members and peers. Serves as a first point of contact in the Division on all of the technical aspects of satisfying printing and publishing requirements. Provides technical guidance to a designated customer base, team members and peers. Assigns and reviews work and provides guidance to lower graded or other team members when required.
  • Performs an in-depth analysis of each request to fulfill all responsibility for understanding the use, application, function and need of proposed items and makes alternate proposals in relation to any aspect of the project. Performs content analysis of products to assure organizational accuracy, adequacy of documentation, arrangement of statistics, and placement of illustrative materials. Makes determinations based on independent analysis; utilizes statistics and other information from a variety of sources.
  • Ensures that proposed products conform, to all legal and regulatory requirements; are produced in a quality manner with the most effective design and format. Develops technically accurate specifications and prepares all procurement documents. Ensures that all appropriate products are posted to the core repository. Performs press inspections and quality assurance visits with full authority to ensure quality output.
  • Analyzes requirements, develops distribution patterns, and establishes stocking points for new publications, forms, and other printed matter to ensure that timely distribution is made of the correct quantity; and that the total process is accomplished by the most economical means commensurate with end use. Updates and maintains all established program and management information systems, electronic and/or paper.
  • Develops, formulates, initiates, and executes annual plans to acquire products. Shares these annual plans with team, customers, support personnel and management. Establishes schedules and/or procedures for monitoring performance against these plans and shares findings with stakeholder on an on-going basis. Conducts periodic planning production meetings with customer base. Apprises customers of current multimedia capabilities relevant to their products, program and/or project.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding, if after November 22. We will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a 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.
  • 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. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.


Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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.

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

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS GS - 7 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience with electronic composition methods (including but not limited to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language), and JavaScript); Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions.
OR
One year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a field of study such as journalism, business administration, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.
OR
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
OR
A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to the amount required.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT GS 9 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience with electronic composition methods (including but not limited to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language), and JavaScript); 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.); Performing production control work in a large printing plant.
OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as journalism, business administration, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.
OR
Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a field of study such as journalism, business administration, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics. OR D. LL.B. or J.D., if related.
OR
A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount required.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT GS 11 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience with electronic composition methods (including but not limited to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language), and JavaScript); 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; 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; Performing substantive administrative support or policy functions directly related to publishing and printing program management or operations.
OR
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as journalism, business administration, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.
OR
Three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as journalism, business administration, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics. OR LL.M., if related.
OR
A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount required.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT 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 electronic composition methods (including but not limited to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language), and JavaScript); 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; Printing processes and equipment and their capabilities, limitations and applicable uses; 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; Program and product management principles, distribution methods, federal budget process, forecasting production scheduling and estimating to perform program and product planning and printing activities; Experience with the requirements and limitations of the various contracts issued by the Government Publishing Office (GPO).

AND

MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.

AND

*QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED UNDER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION*

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

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 .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages .
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available
*QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED*

TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards .

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