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Visual Information Specialist (Multimedia)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




The Primary Purpose of the Position is: To produce visual aids, design, produce and/or execute computer-generated graphics, photographically enhanced media, printed material, logos, artwork to communicate visual information to targeted audiences; and to photograph clinical subjects and public relations events producing still photographs and edited video productions.

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  • Selects a variety of visual graphics and incorporates into various media to communicate information to selective audiences, including staff, patients, and scientific manuscripts.
  • Designs, produces and/or executes computer-generated graphics, photographically .enhanced media, printed material, logos, and artwork for manuals, posters, pamphlets, handbooks, and similar types of publications for medical/research/administrative lectures, presentations, satellite and videoconferences, and similar types of support material. Responsible for design, artistic quality, and technical accuracy of graphic arts work after consultation with clients.
  • Creates complex graphics and assembles written conceptual material for booklets, brochures, and scientific presentations using desktop publishing software, including, but not limited to, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Reviews material for coherency and readability based on targeted audiences, suggesting improvements to client as needed.
  • Chooses cameras and accessories to photograph clinical subjects for clinical studies and diagnosis documentation including pre-, intra- and post-surgical. cases.
  • Creates simple and complex video productions in the studio and on location. Uses various sound boards, signal processors, and computers to do audio manipulation for audiovisual productions. Takes responsibility for pre-production planning, shooting, and post production editing to create unique media that is not routine in nature. In addition to capturing original stills, video, and audio, edits raw video footage and audio with nonlinear editing systems using complex software to produce a finished audiovisual project. Actively seeks new techniques and incorporates special effects to produce effective media in the studio, medical clinics, offices, presentation spaces, and other various places around the facility and system. Maintains and reports on the upkeep of large image files, equipment, space, and tools utilized such as computer operating systems, computer peripherals, cameras, microphones, specialized printers, and work areas.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Visual Information Specialist (Multimedia)/PD08112A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1084 Visual Information

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/07/2021.Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Photography, graphic design, anatomy, and project objectives to photograph clinical subjects, treatment, and/or general events needed for clinical studies or public relations. Interpreting script and program objectives into actions for the performers and nonprofessional on-air talent. Directing video and audio crew in production activities to include camera operation, appropriate lighting setup, and microphone placement. Using digital video cameras to depict various subjects; and skill in using digital video playback equipment. Creating graphics and using them and other visual effects to enhance video production and narration, including the use of music creatively to achieve desired audiovisual message. Operating the current -audiovisual equipment such as LCD projectors, microphones, digital audio processors, amplifiers, PA systems, and audio editing software. closed circuit television; including creating and synchronizing closed caption files. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond higher level graduate education.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Competence

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Work involves walking, bending, climbing, stooping and some standing and sitting for extended periods of time; on location or at a computer terminal. The work requires manual dexterity, hand/eye coordination, and the ability to accurately perceive and sense color hues. On occasion, lifting and transportation of moderately heavy equipment (40 lbs) is required. Employee may drive a vehicle to transport material to off-station programs.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.



A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Dallas , Visual Information Specialist (Multimedia), Other , Dallas, Texas

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