Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The Printing Services Specialist position is located in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAA), U.S. Army Headquarters Services, Army Publishing Directorate, Physical Products Division, Printing Support Branch. You will serve as a Printing Specialist responsible for major printing programs and/ or a functional component of the Army. Functional areas assigned will include operational work and staff level analysis to ensure effective coordination and execution of Army-wide printing procurement programs. This position will be filled on a permanent basis.

Career Program: 51

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.


  • Perform administrative and technical work covering all areas of the Army's printing program, which encompasses all possible printing sources and varieties of printing and binding services and products (e.g., conventional and electronic composition, printing and micro-publishing; single, multiple and process color printing of equipment, doctrinal, administrative publications, textbooks, posters, directories, periodicals, library binding, envelopes, stationery, single and multiple part  and machine compatible forms).
  • Maintain liaison with proponents, action officers and officials in Department of the Army (DA) agencies and commands, DOD agencies, other military departments and other government agencies to ensure that all requirements are printed in accordance with Title 44 U.S. Code, the Joint Committee on Printing regulations, Government Printing Office (GPO) guidelines, and Army Regulation 25-30.
  •  Arrange for contracts to be established through the GPO, military and civilian Government departments. Obligate funds prior to submitting procurement actions through appropriate resources.
  •  Issue appropriate procurement documents to include packaging, palletizing and labeling requirements, methods of shipment, delivery terms; and all necessary instructions to the printer on how to produce the printing.
  •  Maintain integrity of the Army's publications databases, including daily use of the Publishing Records Tracking Application (PRTA) designed to monitor and process all publications by the Agency. Research the GPO Procurement Information and Control System (PICS) and the cost calculating system (PCCS) to verify cost estimates.
  • Supervisory Status


    Promotion Potential


    Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Business travel at least 5% of the time

    Relocation Authorized

    • No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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