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Architect of the Capitol

Visual Information Specialist, GS-1084-07


Announcement Number:
BG-2013-061
Application Deadline:
03/04/2013
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
02/08/2013
Salary Range:
42209.0
54875.0
Location Notes:
Washington DC
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
Unrestricted
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
9
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 470 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

    CORE VALUES

    The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

    The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

    We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

    We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Notes:

  • Location: U.S. Botanic Garden, Public Programs Division

    THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

    To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

    ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT, PDF, OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION.

    FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
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    TOUR OF DUTY INCLUDES WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, AND HOLIDAYS ON A REGULAR AND CONTINUAL BASIS.

    A portfolio of graphic design work may be uploaded with the application profile.
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    *****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*****

Duties:

  • This position is located in the U.S. Botanic Garden, Public Programs Division. The incumbent assists in developing, installing and maintaining graphic information for a variety of internal and external uses including educational and other interpretive displays, digital materials and promotional information. The incumbent is the primary technician for visual and Web based information, including photo archives, and is responsible for providing innovative and creative options for communicating botanical information and other natural sciences to a variety of audiences.
  • The incumbent plans the visual aspects of graphics and visual materials for exhibits and other educational programs where the general format and specific themes to be illustrated are predetermined. Uses a variety of art media and determines details based on an understanding of the subject of the exhibit, program or publication. Uses creativity and innovation during the design process to present high quality interpretive materials. Monitors exhibition materials from design through installation to decommissioning. Recognizes and proactively deals with exhibit maintenance details. Safeguards the visual integrity of USBG iconography and graphic styles.

    Assists in the preparation of program publicity and marketing for print and electronic distribution. Drafts a variety of documents, including correspondence, memoranda, invoices, charts, graphs, promotional materials, meeting announcements, mailing lists, announcements, forms, presentations, social media, and other program-related materials. Assists in the development of promotional and registration materials to ensure effective communication of programs, seminars, and events.
  • Provides support and assistance in maintaining the organization's website(s). Tests new pages to ensure that formatting, optimum graphic display, and properly functioning links are consistent with relevant design and formatting standards. Advises content developers on webpage requirements. Reviews and introduces enhancements to web materials and website compatibility with other digital media including mobile technology and social media.
  • Completes special program requests related to visual information presentation and interpretation. Exchanges and develops information, resolves discrepancies, and makes recommendations about program-related materials. Collects and enters program information into electronic information systems, searches for and retrieves relevant data. Consolidates the information into presentation format.

    Provides support and assistance in planning, reviewing, and reporting data related to visual information of programs and projects. Maintains a system of program-specific data to track suspense dates on items such as project milestones, progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc.


Contact Information:

Armetia Mobley
202.226.8136
amobley@aoc.gov
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