Visual Information Specialist (Multimedia)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
- 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
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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)
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as
- 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
- 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
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this
- 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
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
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.
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