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    -Analyzes qualitative and quantitative data and written information to identify bottom-line messages and create clear, convincing visuals that make those messages easily understandable to readers.

    -Provides advanced level visual communications support concurrently to multiple engagement teams or to individuals and organizations and manages own work time effectively.

    - Develops the conceptual framework for designs; maintains consistency of design across visuals; writes text that accompanies visuals; ensures designs are legible, accurate, readily accessible, and aesthetically pleasing; and ensures GAO’s standards are met.

    -Provides to teams and individuals objective comments and suggestions intended to improve the design and organization of GAO products.

    -Creates visual displays--such as charts, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, videos, and animations--consistent with applicable visual communication standards.

    -Collaborates with others at all levels--management and colleagues--and handles any conflicts appropriately.

    -Stays current in the fields of graphic arts and information design and graphic design technologies to ensure that GAO products employ the latest visual presentation practices and capabilities.

    -Supports teams and offices in the production of reports, correspondence, testimonies, and other products, including special publications that may involve innovative and atypical presentation and publishing requirements. Ensures timely issuance; advises teams on the production process; and ensures products meet GAO’s production standards.

    -Participates in meetings with high-level internal officials to facilitate product development. Acts as liaison with teams and offices on matters involving graphics and visual illustrations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

    This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan for federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement GAO-17-TEAMS-0347-11-MP.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472878500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.