To qualify for this position you must meet one of the following:
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in federal service. Specialized
experience is experience planning the preparation and use of photographs,
illustrations, drawings, and other art work, charts, diagrams, dioramas, maps,
slides, overlays and other kinds of visual material for use in communicating
information through visual means. ~OR~
year of graduate level education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and
abilities necessary to do the work of this position may be qualifying. Graduate
education must be in a major field of study such as commercial art, fine arts,
art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design,
photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position.
(TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED If you do not provide a copy of your transcript, your
application packet may not be processed.) ~OR~
combinations of experience and education as described above to meet the total
requirements for this position. This education must have been obtained in an
accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college
or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED If you do not provide a copy of your
transcript, your application packet may not be processed.) ~OR~
Achievement at the GS-7 level: (SAA)
at the baccalaureate level in the coursework detailed above is fully
qualifying. Applicants who wish to apply under this provision must submit proof
from their educational institution that they meet one of the criteria listed
below. To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all the requirements
for a bachelor's degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to
be filled and meet one of the following:
1. Rank in the upper one-third
of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.
2. A grade-point average of
"B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed
undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of
3. A grade point average of
"B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses
in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the
last two years of undergraduate study.
4. Membership in a national
honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the
Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of recognized honor
societies please visit http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.
more information regarding SAA please visit
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of
credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of
full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18
semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.
Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in
appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such
experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge,
ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for -
satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a
prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
selective placement factor for this position is: "Experience in operating a computer driven Engrave/Beveling Machine
and Graphic Vinyl Sign Machine.
Quality Ranking Factor* has been requested by the facility to help
determine which of the basically qualified applicants are likely to be better
qualified for a position. The quality ranking factor for this position is:
" Experience in the use of software related to
graphic sign making such as CorelDraw, CAD, etc."
Ranking Factors are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker
characteristics which could be expected to result in superior performance on
the job. Quality ranking factors will not be used for screening,
but may be used as ranking criteria. Applicants with higher proficiency levels
may rank above those with lower proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: (Narrative responses not required)
and skill to operate a computer driven Engrave/Beveling Machine and Graphic
Vinyl Sign Machine; and capable of determining supplies and materials needed in
the sign shop; and ability to work with a wide variety of surfaces and
materials (i.e., illustration board, concrete, Plexiglas, vinyl, wood, metal
and skill in the use of digital editing equipment and software to retouch,
color correct, size and edit both still and video images.
and skill in using Digital SLR/Video cameras, lenses, filters, and various
flash attachments; and thorough knowledge of videography techniques, filters
of graphic arts printing and publication process to ensure that end products
will provide optimum results in final hospital posters, publications and
to communicate effectively both orally and in written form to a variety of
administrative and clinical staff within the facility in addition to a variety
of external customers.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May work from ladders/scaffolds to perform assigned tasks; commonly moves or lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and generally must be able to carry the necessary tools, instruments and materials to each work site without assistance; concentration is required for long periods of time laying out and lettering signs; a high degree of alertness and concentration with hand-eye coordination is required; heavy use of the eye with the ability to critically evaluate and distinguish the color spectrum; a reasonable degree of dexterity; standing for relatively long periods of time on location shoots; and ability to lift at least 20-50 pounds form the ground to your shoulder.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.