(The duties listed are not meant to be all-inclusive, but are merely intended to be illustrative of the nature of the work to be performed by a person in this position.)
This position is located in Medical Media Service, a department that provides audiovisual, graphic, and photographic services in support of medical documentation, public affairs, training programs for staff, and patient education. The incumbent works primarily in the graphic section but also supports, as required, the audiovisual and photography sections and is instrumental in the development, production, and delivery of media products required for the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System.
As a Visual Information Specialist, the incumbent provides advice and direction to staff requesting design services for visual information materials intended to communicate and promote VA programs, research, and projects. Meets with clients during the developmental stages of visual information projects to help define objectives, recommend solutions, and determine appropriate method for contemplating the project. Plans visual projects that interpret subject matter content provided by the customer.
Uses a combination of word processing software, photo editing software, and page layout software to design and create products for manuals, pamphlets, handbooks, newsletters, slide presentations, flyers, web pages, CD-ROMS, video productions, and other formats as required. Prepares and installs the visual graphic elements of 2D and 3D displays, utilizing various commercial art techniques, materials and tools to complete fabrication. Operates 35mm and digital still cameras, digital video cameras, and related equipment. Ensures patient consent has been obtained for medical photography and video. Performs other audiovisual duties as needed.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Tour of duty may be adjusted to meet department needs.)
Telework: This position is not authorized for telework. Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.
Note: This position's initial duty station is Biloxi, MS; however, based upon the needs of the health care system, the duty station may require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g. Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic (JACC), Pensacola, FL; Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama; Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida; and/or Panama City Outpatient Clinic, Florida).
Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincolns promise - To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are Americas Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ . Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more . Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
Qualifications & Evaluations
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-09 level (i.e. 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the major study of commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position.)
Note: Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a portfolio consisting of samples of work for evaluation by Chief Medical Media Service and/or designee.
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Benefits & Other Info
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How to Apply
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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Optional Form 306 (Rev. October 2011) (Available www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0 306 .PDF ) (required) .
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 996784. 2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. If you cannot complete the Application Package online , you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 05, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
), follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
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