WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.
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WHAT DOES A VISUAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST (VIS) DO? The IRS Visual Information Specialist (VIS) is part of a diversified team of professional Graphic Designers tasked with the assembly of graphical images, typography, and text content in an effective way that is strategic, accessible and aesthetically satisfying. They are available to all IRS employees, to help design and develop their communications materials for a positive impact on IRS business objectives. They are trained to solve difficult business communication problems with strategic design solutions and to simplify complex information to achieve measurable results.
As a Visual Information Specialist you will:
- Serve IRS internal product originators with expert design services, as the authority on IRS design principles. Apply IRS design standards to electronic and print information. Provide the strategic design guidance and product quality oversight necessary to provide high-quality, cost-effective, efficient and timely electronic and print information dissemination services.
- Focus on the design and production of graphic elements and graphical documents that appropriately augment, emphasize, and clarify information for the topics and audiences for print and digital use, while working in close partnership with other IRS employees to define requirements, develop concepts and implement action plans to produce such visual media.
- Perform design services in English and in other languages that accurately and aesthetically communicate the intended message, by using graphic design industry publishing and image editing software, specifically Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and others such as Adobe LiveCycle Designer, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Enfocus Pitstop Professional and PDF CanOpener to produce published products and exhibits.
- Support the implementation of IRS Design Standards on all new and revised published products, serves as the expert and champion to increase awareness of IRS product design methodologies, services and core in-house Design Office strategies.
- Manage multiple jobs simultaneously, sets design project priorities, establishes deadlines, ensures timely completion of all work assignments and consults with other graphic design professionals to complete assignments, orders external/vendor design services and responds constructively to customer’s design/published product feedback.
- Provide authoritative advice in coordinating the design and development of electronic and print publishing products and serve as the agency expert in graphic design standards, publishing production methods, user-centered design, web standards, accessibility issues, prepare web-safe graphic solutions for social network and other digital/web initiatives and other evolving communication mediums.
- Use word processing software to write and develop design proposals and case studies geared to the characteristics and interests of particular audiences that increase understanding of the meanings and significance of design solution proposals.
- Create and modify forms using document composition software tools (such as: Adobe Lifecycle Designer ES) when working in the Forms Composition Department as a VIS, and also use various technologies such as Composition Process Management (CMS) and/or multimedia editors such as, FinalCut and Photoshop, to publish content to the web.
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Occasional travel - 1 To 5 Nights per Month
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