Graphic Arts Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 18, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Design and produce a variety of informational materials for placement on the DoDEA website, printed products prepared for professional printing, or products prepared on a large-scale plotter/printer.
  • Design logos, templates, graphics concepts and visual/graphic elements to support DoDEA programs, policies, initiatives, organizational presence, school marketing, special event, social media, motion media, and communications campaigns.
  • Develop products that can be delivered electronically (video or web) or in print.
  • Produce effective graphics and visual design presence that projects a professional, polished and effective organizational branding and identification for DoDEA, its programs, policies, initiatives, and communications operation.
  • Manage the structure and design of graphics files and coordinates extensively with the DoDEA Webmaster and DoDEA Motion Media Branch to repurpose graphics designs for web and video delivery, including code, design, graphics, images, text, and links.
  • Create graphics products for print and electronic delivery that establish and maintain DoDEA brand identity and credibility.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • A year trial or probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22 or before entrance on duty if after November 22 subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, you will be expected to provide proof of vaccination along with certification of vaccination status.
  • To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/Coronavirus-DOD-Response/Latest-DOD-Guidance/


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Competitive Service Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Civilian Employee
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Employee
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Specialized Experience for GS 11: One year of specialized experience which includes designing visual information such as displays, drawings, illustrations, graphics, photographs, computer graphic and digital electronic images, charts, maps, mats, signs, badges, paper prints, posters and transparencies; utilizing digital electronic equipment producing interactive multimedia presentations; operating a variety of printing, scanning, camera, cutters, computer graphics and copying equipment to produce the products. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-09.
OR
Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. [remove LL.M., if unrelated] in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: WHAT DEGREE FIELDS APPLY.
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Specialized Experience for GS 12: One year of specialized experience which includes creating graphic representations to include video special effects and animated computer graphics and photography for a variety of branding, marketing, production elements and program promotions; developing visual information displays, drawings, illustrations, graphics, photographs, computer graphic and digital electronic images, charts, maps, mats, signs, badges, paper prints, posters and transparencies; acting as the graphic design resource to the agency. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-11.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted for the GS12 grade level.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Creative Thinking
  • Information Management
  • Technology Application


Time in Grade Requirement for the GS 11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09).

Time in Grade Requirement for the GS 12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Duties described reflect the full performance GS-12 level. If not selected at the full performance level, duties will be performed in a developmental capacity under close supervision.
  • As a Military Spouse Preference eligible, you must be determined best qualified at the full performance level to receive preference.