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Job Title:Visual Information Specialist (Web)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Job Announcement Number:DEU-TW-13-068

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$54,634.00 to $101,244.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 15, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013




This is a full-time permanent appointment in the Competitive Service. This position - is in the bargaining unit. The salary range includes 18% geographic differential pay.




1 vacancy in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


TheOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency is among the top places to work in the federal government. The OCC ensures a safe and sound banking system for all Americans and ensures fair treatment and equal access for all national bank and federal savings association customers. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.

The OCC is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. This position is located in the Web and Electronic Publishing Office, Public Affairs Operations. The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist (Web) and is responsible for developing Web pages and online publications, graphics, multimedia, and graphic user interfaces.  Produces and optimizes graphics for use on OCC Web sites, produces layout and user interfaces for use on OCC Web sites, and familar with Web publishing and content management tools.  The candidate should possess technical skills with a strong foundation in graphic design for digital media.


  • If you are a "status applicant" and wish to be considered for this position under both merit promotion and competitive procedures, you must also submit an application under vacancy announcement MP-TW-13-068D. "Status applicants" are individuals who are current or former permanent Federal civilian employees who hold or held non-temporary appointments in the competitive service.
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      As a Visual Information Specialist (Web), you will:

      • Develops Web design elements using Adobe Photoshop and/or illustrator, Flash, and other similar graphic design applications that support static and interactive content.  Familiar with programming languages such as XML, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, and other languages to develop Web pages and content. Creates and optimizes multimedia content, including photo galleries, slideshows, videos embedded in Web pages and for interactive media and mobile applications. 
      • Publishes pages on the Web server using manual and automated publishing processes. Coordinates efforts with network and security specialists to ensure compliance with applicable policies.  Produces Web content and graphics for use on OCC Web sites and in OCC digital products consistent with OCC visual identity guidance and standards. Ensures multimedia content produced for the Web is accessible and usable and meets applicable OCC and federal policy standards. 
      • Determines design requirements, documents those requirements and translates them into wireframes, story-boards, and/or graphic pre-designs to convey proposed ideas. Tests new pages to ensure correct formatting, display, and properly functioning links.
      • Ensures that new Web pages are consistent with relevant design and formatting standards.  Conducts Web quality assurance tasks as assigned. Advises developers on Web design requirements. 
      • Reviews and introduces enhancements to navigational requirements. Diagnoses and troubleshoots Web site operational problems such as broken links or file directory, server, or applications problems. Fine-tunes Web pages and other Internet services to ensure compatibility with different browsers. Integrates front-end designs with back-end systems. Tests new browser versions for compatibility with existing services.


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      In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement:

      Selective Placement Factor:

      The candidate must demonstrate experience working on Web sites that are of similar size (+50,000 pages) and scope (intranet, internet and extranet sites), experience building next generation interactive visual designs (templates, infographics, photos, slideshows, banners, logos, etc.) using current web development, content management systems and design best practices, including digital tools and applications.   Must have skill in applying best coding practices (industry-standard web tools and programming languages) such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript.


       You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-III level in the Federal service. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes: Creating and optimizing multimedia content, including photo galleries, slideshows, videos embedded in Web pages, interactive media and mobile applications for an agency.

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      Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Qualified applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:


      1.    Describe your skills in developing web design elements using Adobe Photoshop and or illustrator, flash, and other similar graphic design applications that support static and interactive content.

      2.  Describe your ability to determine design requirement, document those requirements and translate them into wireframes, story-boards and graphic pre-designs to convey proposed ideas.

      3.  Describe your ability to work on technical projects, and communicate technical issues both orally and in writing to project team members, customers, and stakeholders.

      We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that you must be assigned to the Excellent category. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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      We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount of the health insurance premiums;
    • A performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance;
    • Free OCC dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and business travel insurance.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs, click here and about OCC-specific benefits, click here.


      If you are currently employed by a national bank or a federal savings association or any other private organization, you will be recused from matters affecting your former employer once you join the OCC. Also, OCC ethics standards generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. You will be required to divest such securities if you accept an appointment at the OCC. If you have unusual circumstances and cannot readily divest prohibited securities, you should discuss this with an OCC ethics official. Your OCC recruiter can provide you contact information for an OCC ethics official.

      Relocation benefits will be paid in accordance with OCC's relocation policy. Free real estate information on job locations is available by calling OCC's relocation management firm at 1-877-237-5068.

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel locally or overnight may be required.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.


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      The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than noon Eastern Time on the closing date. After this time, requests to apply will not be granted. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # (202) 874-5642. Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement. Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions. Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (
    • Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement. For resume tips, click here.
    • Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
    • Step 3 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process. Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button. Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status. Step 6 - Submit Documents You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet. E-Mail: Send your documents by e-mail to We can accept documents in the following formats: PDF or Word.


      Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. 1. VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information on veterans' preference, click here. 2. CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. 3. SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying for consideration under a special appointing authority, you must provide the required supporting documentation. DOCUMENTS: In addition to required documents, you may submit the following:
    • Cover letter

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      Phone: 972-277-9659
      Fax: 999-999-9999
      TDD: 202-874-5642
      Agency Information:
      Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
      225 E. John Carpenter Freeway
      Suite 500
      Irving, TX
      Fax: 999-999-9999


      You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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