At the GS-12 level, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service.
Examples of specialized experience would include work that required: An extensive range of subject matter expertise, artistic skills, and design ability in the execution and formatting of graphic illustrations. Knowledge of a variety of visual arts methods (traditional and electronic), techniques, and material and the subject matter to conceptualize and create compelling graphic illustrations to be depicted in visual designs. Knowledge of computer graphics to enable development of alternative methods for delivery of training and information. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a variety of art media for the reproduction processes to ensure production efficiency and cost-effective management of programs.
Uses knowledge of industry or government specifications, technologies or processes to develop and implement improvements to existing technical information policies, programs, approaches or analysis methods. Ability to develop process guides, instructions, standards, and/or other technical documents as required for establishing and enforcing practices and procedures in regards to Graphics.
Possess a working level knowledge of Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/CG/Department of Defense (DoD) Standardized Scientific and Technical Information Distribution Statements, Export-Control Warnings, and Destruction Notices to ensure conformity with the application of proper security classifications, distribution statements, and destruction notices before any information can be disseminated for all graphical technical documents including manufacturer drawings, illustrations, or any other renderings, photographs or visual aids used in official documentation. Possesses a working level knowledge of Information and Life Cycle Management practices to manage obsolete data.
Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1. Demonstrates an extensive range of subject matter expertise, artistic skills, and design ability in the execution and formatting of graphic illustrations.
2. Exercises independent judgment, ingenuity, initiative and creativity with knowledge of printing procedures, reproduction methods and digital manipulation to produce quality images.
3. Knowledge in the use of computer aided design (CAD) system and other computer software that has the ability to portray drawings in a three-dimensional environment, which provides a wide range of visual communication concepts, principles, and practices to originate, plan, and execute projects with varying degrees of difficulty and complexity.
4. Comprehensive knowledge of software programs used to create complex graphics and/or publications in order to accomplish desired visual format, such as MS workstation and Server operating systems, MS Office 2007 or higher, MS PowerPoint, MS FrontPage, MS Visio, AutoCAD 2009, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, SnagIT, Navisworks Freedom 2012, ShipConstructor, Adobe Acrobat Pro X, LiveCycle, Arbortext Editor 5.3, and R4i Product Suite.
5. A detailed knowledge of the Coast Guard's missions, programs, and responsibilities that is thorough enough to plan appropriate visual products that interpret surface community related information provided with the assignment. Specialized subject matter knowledge in shipboard systems, equipment, and configurations is used to plan the technical details of, or produce, aesthetically composed visual products in a timely manner.
6. Knowledge of technical and engineering fields, such as electronics, electric, hydraulic, mechanical, and shipboard structures as related to illustrations, in order to understand the working details and assembly and disassembly of shipboard components.
7. Ability to communicate extensively, orally and in writing, with a variety of internal personnel and numerous contractors and representatives of other government agencies on wide-ranging controversial, sensitive, or serious issues applicable to graphics support to the U. S. Coast Guard.
8. Knowledge of technical data policies and guidelines that direct the execution of a technical information management program. Knowledge and ability to acquire, analyze, manage, revise, develop and publish this technical information.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: To preview questions please click here.
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.