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    Summary

    This position is located in the Engraving Section, Office of Engraving. The incumbent of this position serves in a ten year apprentice in training for the position of Picture Engraver (Bank Note).

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    Responsibilities

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-BEP-21. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    As a Picture Engraver (Banknote) Apprentice, you will:

    The ten year training program is divided into 20 six-month training periods which consists of actual shop work under the instruction and supervision of a journeyman Engraver to whom the apprentice is assigned. Successful completion of the apprenticeship program qualifies the apprentice as a journeyman Picture Engraver (Bank Note).

    - Learn to burnish die steel, preparatory to engraving and to shape and sharpen all tools.

    - Copy larger previously engraved scrolls, moving later to some small original scrolls and ornaments.  

    - Copy small vignettes previously engraved; begin plate inspection and minor repair of plates.

    - Learn to digitize and restore historical hand engravings, and to create original digital engravings (scrolls, ornaments, vignettes and portraits)

    *** If selected for an interview you will be required to supply samples of artwork and be given a two hour timed practical drawing exercise.***

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel as needed.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    01

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553113500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.