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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Visual Information and Publishing Specialist, GS-1001-14 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DAS-2013-0027

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any US Citizen.

This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DAS-2013-0024.

JOB SUMMARY:

NSF is on the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, the agency also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.

This position is for a Supervisory Visual Information and Publishing Specialist located in the Design and Publishing Section, Information Dissemination Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Information and Resource Management, National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. The Design and Publishing Section provides design guidance, user-interface standards, quality oversight, and administrative operations necessary to provide a high-quality, cost-effective, efficient and timely electronic and print publishing program.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • US citizenship
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period.

DUTIES:

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The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the Design and Publishing Section, serve as a technical authority for electronic and print information dissemination, and provide guidance, quality oversight, and management of the administrative and technical operations necessary to provide high-quality, cost-effective, efficient and timely electronic and print information dissemination services. The Supervisory Visual Information and Publishing Specialist manages the development and implementation of publishing methodologies, services and strategies for NSF information. Establishes and maintains liaison with the NSF directorates and programs to identify their publishing and dissemination requirements and to translate their requirements into creative electronic and print products. Provides leadership to the Foundation in technical and design issues related to formatting and presenting information electronically and in print, and leads the development and implementation of policies, standards, and procedures governing electronic and print publishing for NSF. Recommends long- and short-term goals and objectives, solves problems, and resolves controversies and differences of opinion regarding publishing activities. Develops policy and procedures governing electronic and print publishing for NSF and identifies OMB regulations, policies and procedures relevant to electronic and print publishing. Provides authoritative and expert advice in coordinating the efforts of all personnel involved in electronic and print publishing and serves as the agency expert in graphic design standards, desktop publishing, print production methods, user-centered design, web interface standards, web browser technologies, web accessibility issues, and open and evolving web document and web development standards such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML. Sets priorities and goals and establishes deadlines and ensures timely completion of work assignments. Assigns work according to complexity of the work and capability of the employees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-14 level, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: overseeing and directing all aspects of publication design and production for a periodical, major report, and/or marketing and communications material for an organization; using research-based web design and usability methodologies to develop designs, layouts, and information architectures for web sites or web applications; developing and implementing methodologies, services and strategies for presenting and communicating information electronically and/or in print; developing, implementing and communicating policies, procedures and standards for publishing information online and/or in print.

Candidates must also meet the following selective factor: Candidates must have documented experience providing technical direction to a team of individuals with varying skill levels responsible for maintaining the content (print and graphic) on a website.


Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed:  Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.  

Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation. Relocation expenses will be paid, contingent upon availability of funds. For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide. If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement. WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED. THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran's preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
2. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Eric Keene
Phone: 703-292-4367
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: ekeene@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DAS-2013-0027

Control Number:

347560400