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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Visual Information (VI) Specialist with responsibility for the design and production of visual products for print and electronic publications, exhibits, and briefings to maintain mutual communication with internal and external publics.
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In collaboration with management, subject matter experts, and/or project officers, plans, organizes, and developsvisual presentation material on a variety of projects.
Serves as a focal point for visual information activities.
Maintains equipment and supplies and provides customer service and technical assistance.
Assists in carrying out the public affairs program.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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1084 Visual Information
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft while on temporary duty.
Use of fingers is required as well as good eyesight, manual dexterity, and the ability to distinguish basic colors andshades of color.
The employee must obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance as required.
May be required to perform periodic weekly 24-hour alert duty as the public affairs on-call representative to respond toinquiries and requests after duty hours.
This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
Employee may be required to work extended or uncommon tour of duty to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall.
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-7, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes maintenance and electronic audiovisual equipment; lighting and sound control systems such as touch screen and button panel controllers, in-line audio/video matrix switches, audio and video player units, and video conference and multi-point control units.
EDUCATION: Successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. with a major study in commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 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%
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-7 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-9 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of a wide range of visual communication, illustration, design, layout principles, and concepts for the conception, planning, and execution of a variety of projects.
2.Knowledge of graphic arts and media, perspective, layout, balance and contrast, color science, mixing and application, standard drawing practices and instruments.
3.Knowledge of the basic operations, products, services, needs, and goals of programs and other organizations serviced, and related customers, functions, resources, and users.
4.Knowledge of basic methods and procedures for operating a variety of basic computer systems and visual information equipment in the production and reproduction of artwork, photos, and typography.
5.Knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and practices of a public affairs program and written and oral communication principles, methods, and techniques to conduct and coordinate public affairs activities to develop intercommunication between the agency and a variety of audiences.
6.Ability to present subject matter information in a visual form to convey an intended message or to achieve a desired effect upon a specific audience and to communicate ideas concerning visual media with tact and diplomacy.
7.Ability to communicate effectively.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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