Visual Information Specialist

Department Of Justice Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 5 months ago

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  • While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to provide samples of their work as part of their package*

The position is located within the Intelligence Division, Office of Intelligence Programs, Analysis & Production Section, Production Unit (NIPP) in Arlington, Virginia. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Conceptualizes and transforms abstract ideas into visual representations and models;

  • Prepares publications utilizing desktop publishing and computer graphics software making broad determinations on style, and mediums in which to convey visual information;

  • Prepares multi-dimensional exhibits to include video graphs, photo enlargements and other graphic briefing materials;

  • Synthesizes computer graphics, photographs, maps, and illustrative renderings to enhance and convey the informative impact and visual effects of DEA publications;

  • Collaborates with staff to determine publication layouts, needs, and develop educational materials for dissemination.

  • Provides advice and recommendations to DEA Intelligence management on all aspects of graphic presentations, publications, special reports and briefing materials.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance

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

  • Drug testing designated position

  • Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


GS-12 : Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing such duties as planning and designing publications and exhibits; Interpreting spoken or written data into graphic illustrations; Utilizing various desktop publishing and computer graphics software to generate a variety of presentations e.g. pamphlets, brochures, certificates, newsletters, and manuals; Assisting staff with an array of aspects related to software applications and design layout; distributing and posting finished graphic products to designated personnel on behalf of an agency or organization.

GS-13: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level performing such duties as translating abstract oral or written ideas into comprehensive visual and graphic displays; Making decisions on style, photographic content, and overall visual aesthetics for a variety of publications projects; Planning and executing the design and final layout of visual products to brief senior level management; Preparing multi-dimensional exhibits, presentations such as video graphs, and photo enlargements; Using electronic publishing technology to produce CD covers, books, T-Shirts, posters, flyers, badges, and certificates; Collaborating with staff to determine publication and publishing needs; Providing cost estimates and summaries of design and production related operations; Providing sound recommendations to management on aspects of graphic and publication materials to be disseminated to a broader audience.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Creative Thinking

  • Graphic and Visual Design

  • Oral Communication

  • Writing


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, click here.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

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, click here.

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Visual Information Specialist

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