Visual Information Specialist (Bilingual)
Government of the District of Columbia 23 reviews - Washington, DC

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Agency: Department of Public Works, Office of the Director, Office of Communications

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-1084-11

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening Date: April 23, 2013
Closing Date: May 6, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $50, 510 - $65,126

Tour of Duty: 8:15am - 4:45pm M-F


Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent designs and displays materials for DPW, which include photographs, diagrams, graphs, models, slides and charts used in printed material, exhibits, overhead projector presentations, film strips, speeches, training conferences, etc., to enhance cognitively the public and business community regarding the functions and accessibility of DPW as an agency. Arranges reproduction services and monitoring photographic and audio-visual equipment and supplies with vendors, in accordance with established procedures. Designes, develops and maintains DPW Internet and Intranet sites; evaluates customers' satisfaction with use of these sites; and provides technical support for using sites. In consultatoin with supervisor, initiates text updates for sites and recommend improvements. Conducts planning sessions with managers or other involved parties, to develop themes and topics, determine resources nneded for production and decides appropriate production techniques, as well as timing, emphasis, music, narratives , etc. for special events and activites.


Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Selective Placement Factor #1: Must be able to speak both English and Spanish languages.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Knowledge of visual design and presentations including such as photographic, graphic art and journalistic publication methods as applied to public information dissemination and community relations, as required to develop original designs, concepts or visual styles and presentation materials that evoke desired responses from viewers and/or that reduce the cost of production, installation, or maintenance of the visuals:

Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of a variety of audiovisual production and visual production techniques in production prerecorded programs with multiple visual or audio elements, including captions and short texts in addition to illustrations, photographs, diagrams, charts, or reproductions on transparencies;

Ranking Factor #3: Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the use and application of computer graphics; a personal computer to include both Apple and Windows and various software packages e.g., Adobe In Design 2, Adobe Illustrator, Page Maker, Photoshop, Desktop Publishers, etc.; and

Ranking Factor #4: Ability to speak a language other than English as well as the ability to translate forms, training materials, and other written information into another language other than English.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors: Must possess and maintain a vaiid driver's license.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the
Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required
to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide
District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Other Information: Must provide a copy of a valid Driver's License and driver's record.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Public Works Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.


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