Job Overview

Summary

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DAS-2013-0027.

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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Duties

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.