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    Summary

    This position is located in the Division of Consumer and Business Education (DCBE), within BCP, Federal Trade Commission (FTC). DCBE is a dynamic communications shop responsible for developing and marketing educational materials so consumers know their rights in the marketplace and to help businesses comply with the FTC laws and regulations.

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    Responsibilities

    The Visual Information Specialist in DCBE helps create online and print materials for use in national and regional campaigns on consumer protection topics. The employee must demonstrate proficiency in design and illustration using a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office Suite, and works in HTML/CSS. Duties include:

    • Designs, lays out, and produces a range of consumer and business materials in digital and print formats, including websites and pages, infographics, short animations, brochures, fact sheets, bookmarks, , reports, email campaigns, logos, signs and posters, event materials, electronic presentations. Works closely with DCBE and Bureau staff to develop conceptual approaches for design of digital and print materials. Creates designs that accurately interpret and effectively communicate the subject in ways that clarify the topic in print, online, and across multiple social media platforms. Uses a variety of sources to research subjects, and uses a variety of graphics and design software to design and produce visual material. Often works under tight deadlines. Must be proficient in design and illustration using a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of After Effects or other motion graphics software a plus.
    • Serves as a Drupal CMS editor for content websites, including loading and editing content, loading images, and troubleshooting formatting. Contributes to development and implementation of the FTC's digital strategy. Knowledge of UX principles and human centered design a plus.
    • Applies section 508 principles to all deliverables.
    • Provides printing support, which includes working with the Government Printing Office, GPO-approved printers and fellow designers to prepare print-ready design files, review and approve proofs, maintain and update internal systems and records, follow up on job quality and completion, and suggest alternate printing techniques for common products.
    • Revises existing and develops new print and online materials in a collaborative environment. Works with content owners throughout the design process.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with a variety of personnel inside the agency. When needed, helps clients define goals and requirements. Works under tight deadlines.
    • Uses oral communication skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse points of contact inside the Commission. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and a team player. Gives constructive feedback to fellow designers. Represents the division in discussions of design topics with expert audiences and the public.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1084 Visual Information

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546410400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.