Visual Information Specialist

Department Of Agriculture Fort Collins , CO 80521

Posted 3 days ago

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

This position is located in the Rocky Mountain Research station at Fort Collins, CO, in the Publishing Services Group (PSG) in the Science Application & Communication staff. The candidate will work with researchers to produce science publications and related products.

The PSG prepares research information for internal distribution, scientific journals, and to the general public. For additional information about this position, please contact Patricia Cohn at 970-498-1388 or pcohn@fs.fed.us.

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Responsibilities

  • Use desktop publishing (InDesign) and graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.,) to produce page layouts.

  • The creation of and/or the use of photographs, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, slides, charts, etc., used in technical reports, presentations, books, and other media

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    1084 Visual Information

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Basic Requirement:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position. Some positions may also require subject-matter knowledge of medicine, science, or technical equipment.

Advanced training in a vocational school, technical institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience or directly related education in the amounts listed below.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-09: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the 07 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as the majority of the following: Design and place text, art, and figures using desktop publishing and graphics software to produce page layouts. Planning the preparation and use of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other art work, charts, diagrams, dioramas, maps, slides, overlays. Use computer hardware and software to scan copy and graphics, manipulate images, collect and transfer files to others.

For the GS-11: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the 09 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as the majority of the following: Wrote printing specifications, issued formal print orders and requisitions to printers and/or Government Publishing Office, and inspected and approved completed jobs. Used desktop publishing hardware and software (Illustrator, InDesign) to process files and produce print ready electronic page layouts of publications, e.g.: reports, books, brochures, flyers.

Ensured that layout of final publications met requirements for web or print publication. Followed USDA, Forest Service, and/or other government graphic/visual standards and requirements.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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