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Job Title:Visual Information Specialist

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Hiring Organization:U.S. Botanic Garden

Job Announcement Number:BG-2013-061

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Monday, March 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1084-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 470 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

CORE VALUES

The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=IWDQX.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

This position is located in the U.S. Botanic Garden, Public Programs Division. The incumbent assists in developing, installing and maintaining graphic information for a variety of internal and external uses including educational and other interpretive displays, digital materials and promotional information. The incumbent is the primary technician for visual and Web based information, including photo archives, and is responsible for providing innovative and creative options for communicating botanical information and other natural sciences to a variety of audiences.


The incumbent plans the visual aspects of graphics and visual materials for exhibits and other educational programs where the general format and specific themes to be illustrated are predetermined. Uses a variety of art media and determines details based on an understanding of the subject of the exhibit, program or publication. Uses creativity and innovation during the design process to present high quality interpretive materials. Monitors exhibition materials from design through installation to decommissioning. Recognizes and proactively deals with exhibit maintenance details. Safeguards the visual integrity of USBG iconography and graphic styles.
Assists in the preparation of program publicity and marketing for print and electronic distribution. Drafts a variety of documents, including correspondence, memoranda, invoices, charts, graphs, promotional materials, meeting announcements, mailing lists, announcements, forms, presentations, social media, and other program-related materials. Assists in the development of promotional and registration materials to ensure effective communication of programs, seminars, and events.

Provides support and assistance in maintaining the organization's website(s). Tests new pages to ensure that formatting, optimum graphic display, and properly functioning links are consistent with relevant design and formatting standards. Advises content developers on webpage requirements. Reviews and introduces enhancements to web materials and website compatibility with other digital media including mobile technology and social media.


Completes special program requests related to visual information presentation and interpretation. Exchanges and develops information, resolves discrepancies, and makes recommendations about program-related materials. Collects and enters program information into electronic information systems, searches for and retrieves relevant data. Consolidates the information into presentation format.
Provides support and assistance in planning, reviewing, and reporting data related to visual information of programs and projects. Maintains a system of program-specific data to track suspense dates on items such as project milestones, progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to prepare artwork and documents for final digital output.

Ability to apply the principles of visual design.

Ability to develop and/or maintain content for Web sites.

Knowledge of graphics software, hardware, and peripheral devices.

Ability to effectively communicate other than in writing.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5 which is in the actual type of work for which application is made. Unpaid experience is creditable, provided the work done was of a quality level and demonstrated the ability required for the position. This includes 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.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement may be met by successful completion of one full academic year of graduate level education with major study in the fields of 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. The experience requirement may also be met by successfully meeting the requirements of the Superior Academic Achievement provisions.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Location: U.S. Botanic Garden, Public Programs Division

THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT, PDF, OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION.

FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

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TOUR OF DUTY INCLUDES WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, AND HOLIDAYS ON A REGULAR AND CONTINUAL BASIS.

A portfolio of graphic design work may be uploaded with the application profile.

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*****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*****

Applications submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable.

Selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=IWDQX.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Armetia Mobley
Phone: 2022268136
Fax: 000000000
Email: jobapps@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
2nd and D Street, SW
FHOB, RM. H2-178
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US
Fax: 000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

BG-2013-061

Control Number:

337515500