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Offset & Digital Print Production Specialist

National Park Service Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Expired: September 21, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Offset & Digital Print Production Specialist
Department of the Interior
National Park Service

  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/17/2019 to 09/24/2019
This job will close when we have received 100 applications which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13
  • ##### Salary
$99,172 to $128,920 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Harpers Ferry, WV 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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This position is located in the Unigrid Publications Office, Harpers
Ferry Center (HFC), National Park Service (NPS) and is responsible
for the development, production, and critical on-time delivery of
22 to 28 million copies annually of Unigrid brochures. The incumbent
has the responsibility for creating a full range of digital
publishing options, in order to meet head-on constant changes in the
technology, thus expanding the types of services and products
provided by the Office.
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As an Offset & Digital Print Production Specialist you will:
  • -Independently plan, organize, and carryout publication
assignments, resolving creative and production problems,
evaluating workflow, and determining resource requirements.
  • -Prepare, justify, and/or administer budgets for publication
  • -Evaluate publication program for 508 Federal accessibility
compliance and makes recommendations to the manager for the
purchase of in-house digital hardware and software.
  • -Ensure accessible availability of various print options, such
as Braille or Large Print Editions.
  • -Utilize digital archiving methods; image editing, file naming
and in-house production folder structures that enhance and
streamline; develop and maintain layout templates, including
specifications and style.
  • -Research, develop, maintain and update digital publishing
systems (File architecture, workflow, color management, hardware
and software) for graphic design, pre-press and printing.
  • -Create standards and guidelines for staff and internal and
external contractors. Facilitates the development and
modification of digital workflow, providing seamless interface.
  • -Assist with a variety of special assignments as needed and
beyond the scope of the brochure programs. Development of new
Apps or with the Audience Centered Experience (ACE) principles
in a variety of media.
  • -Use in-depth technical knowledge of high-volume digital
publishing systems.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
1001 General Arts And Information
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the
Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Time-In-Grade: Any individual who is currently holding, or has
held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position
under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted
service must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served
52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal
service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing
date of this announcement.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must
possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience
comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in
the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private
sectors). This experience must include: Evaluating a high volume,
time-sensitive publication program's processes and systems for the
improvement of that system's efficiency and cost-effectiveness;
independently researching, developing, maintaining, and updating
digital publishing systems (file architecture, workflow, color
management, hardware, and software) for graphic design, pre-press,
and printing; graphically transforming new, complex, abstract, and
often-ambiguous scientific, cultural, or historical topics to make
them understandable to ll audiences; and incorporating topics, along
with graphic elements, narrative text, and accompanying maps, into
original digital press-ready publication layouts.
Volunteer Experience: 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; religious; 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
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive
credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of
specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per
week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit
for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is
listed as "varies".
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade
level(s) of this announcement.
Additional information
Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary and requires
sitting, walking, standing, bending, and the carrying of objects
such as files, books, papers, and supplies. Position requires travel
to printing plants, binderies, parks, and meetings by air, train, or
automobile. No other special physical demands are required to
perform the work of this position.
Work Environment: The work is performed in an office setting
with normal everyday risks and discomforts. Work involves minimal
risks and observance of safety precautions typical of an office
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this
position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed
to telework with supervisor approval.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following
link for more information,\Application\Information.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made
and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is
incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the
Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required
documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or
your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made
that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can
lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion
procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are
highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their
responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be
referred if all required supporting documentation has been
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion
procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are
minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their
responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be
referred if all required supporting documentation has been
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Creative Thinking
  • Database Administration
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
A portfolio of work samples may be required at the time of the
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
  • Required Documents

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National Park Service


Harpers Ferry, WV
25425 USA