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    This position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

    The position description number for this position is 381677.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress, and develops a variety of data visualization products to accompany foreign, comparative, and international law reports prepared by the Directorate, often requiring originality, creativity, critical thinking, attention to detail, and an awareness of audience and functionality to effectively address the information objectives. Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and design concepts, the employee designs and develops diverse visualization materials of moderate complexity, and assists with product template redesign. Advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of presentation, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives without compromising accuracy and authoritativeness. Attends interdivisional and inter-office meetings to assist in promoting the visualization services of the Directorate. Participates in the development of graphics-related performance criteria and systems and customer support requirements to ensure client needs are addressed by the publication system.

    Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and graphic design concepts, the employee conceptualizes, designs, and develops professional and effective visualization products of moderate complexity, integrating, as appropriate, maps, graphs, tables, images, and text across various software platforms. Translates abstract, novel, and/or multi-theme legal subject matter into visualization tools of moderate complexity for a broad range of authors and other Law Library employees seeking to enhance clients' understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

    Uses applicable software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite apps; Microsoft Office including advanced Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and GIS software such as ArcGIS) to develop and edit
    visualization products and materials. Reformats graphics created from various software applications (e.g., graphics created from data in spreadsheets, and maps created using mapping software) into appropriate
    formats in print, Web PDF, and HTML versions of Law Library reports and other publications. Edits, manipulates, and retouches visual information; modifies font type specifications; and decides on the size, style, color, and placement of infographics relative to the text to enhance the presentation of information, being mindful of general Library of Congress design specifications. 

    Provides visual design support to Law Library editors and other staff involved in enhancing the graphical components of Law Library products. Develops and revises templates and designs layouts for a variety of print and digital products of moderate complexity, such as Law Library reports, memos, letters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and conference and event materials. Designs web and information graphics of moderate complexity such as icons, charts, diagrams, maps, and illustrations.

    Assists in the planning, design, development, and implementation of visual support for projects. Serves as a resource for authors and technical staff to explain illustrative design software capabilities and limitations, and to help ensure a common understanding of project requirements.

    Seeks guidance from other Directorate staff in responding to requests for which new approaches may be warranted to create professional and effective visualization materials that meet the objectives of incoming requests. Trains and/or shares information with Law Library staff related to graphic design techniques in which the incumbent is particularly adept.

    The Incumbent coordinates with Law Library staff to develop and plan visual information-based products (e.g., infographics, interactive maps, static maps, charts, tables, and related products) and provides guidance
    and advice to develop technical solutions to enhance current and plan future products. Consults with subject-matter experts, managers, authors, editors, and other Law Library staff to determine the visual requirements of projects; performs original and systematic research; and advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of reproduction, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives of the project. 

    The incumbent recommends processes and procedures to ensure effective configuration management, and may assist with implementation. Consults with internal clients and coordinates with information
    technology (IT) staff and/or visual information and geospatial information systems staff to resolve integration or configuration-related issues of moderate complexity that affect the delivery of Law
    Library products containing visualization components.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1084 Visual Information

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