Summary
This position is located in Nicodemus National Historic Site, and is duty stationed at Brown vs Board NHS in Topeka, KS in the Interpretation Division.

Open to the first 50 applicants or until 06/12/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

Responsibilities
Provides visual media material to support educational and interpretive programming at Nicodemus National Historic Site (NHS) and Brown v. Board NHS. Plans, designs, and often arranges production of the visual and graphic aspects of brochures, posters, handouts, etc. Prepares audio-visual presentations, primarily for on-line consumption. Assists in preparing interpretive displays, either physical or digital installations, assists in creating special visual effects, and assists with incorporating narration, music, or sound effects into presentation materials. Assists in producing plans and products for interpreting park resources/stories. Collaborates to produce common orientation, informational, interpretive materials for the parks.

Provides visual media material to support educational outreach. Assists and supports maintenance and development of web pages and social media sites. Assists with planning technical details of visual interpretive materials. Maintains the park website and apps on portable devices. Products produced may include digital/web-based eTours, database driven web-features and apps, DVDs, videos, etc. to support operations.

Leads production or installation of exhibits. Fabricates and installs small, noncomplex informational or interpretive exhibits (generally temporary in nature, with content developed by others). Prepares interpretive material media for streaming as video or computer animations and maintains the media connections for portable devices (tablets, phones, Voice Viewer, etc,). Assists in design and production of visual communication materials for use in speeches, training materials, presentations, etc. to assist other staff. Helps develop cost estimates and assesses cost against project objectives. Selects or assist in selecting common visual materials (photographs, illustrations, maps, etc.) to support publications and presentations and exhibits, etc. that graphically support interpretive messages. Specifies and provides graphic layout of artwork, artifacts, illustrations, etc., and determines appropriate and effective use of fonts, typographic effects, white space and layout, color, textures, and shapes for graphic designs. With NPS-provided training (and when designated as COR), represent interests of the park during the development of exhibits by contracted vendors by assisting Contracting Officer with development of scope of work statements, government cost estimates, assisting with project logistics, and reviewing and monitoring vendor’s work.

As needed, conducts general research using primary sources on park-related interpretive themes to develop visual information projects. Maintains the park’s digital image collections, assists with organization and management of digital images, and assists with responses to requests for copies and/or access. Provides occasional assistance with orienting visitors to the park and provides educational or interpretive presentations. Provides visitor orientation and logistical support for park special events. Assists IT Specialist in trouble-shooting minor issues with exhibit A/V and distance-learning hardware and software. Maintains effective communication and working relationships with park staff at all levels.

 
Conditions of Employment
• U.S. Citizenship required.
• Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
• Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
• Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
• You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver’s license is required.
• You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
• You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, or overtime.
• If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
• You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 1-4 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
• You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
• Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: supporting public outreach through multi-media projects; planning the preparation of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other artwork, maps, slides, and other kinds of visual material for use in communication information through visual means. You must include years, months and hours per week worked on your resume to receive credit.
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EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of progressively higher level graduate education, or superior academic achievement master’s or an equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication or other fields related to the position. You must include transcripts.
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Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. Total combination of education and experience must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

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 experience.

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”.

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

 

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