temporary ( open to all ) Visual Information Specialist (Temporary)

  • Opening Date: November 5, 2018
  • Closing Date: November 20, 2018
  • LC Organization Unit: Law Library
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: Global Legal Research Directorate
  • Grade: GS-11
  • Series: 1084
  • Availability: Open to All
  • Duration: 120 Days

The incumbent serves as a Visual Information Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress, and develops a variety of data visualization products to accompany foreign, comparative, and international law reports prepared by the Directorate, often requiring originality, creativity, critical thinking, attention to detail, and an awareness of audience and functionality to effectively address the information objectives. Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and design concepts, the employee designs and develops diverse visualization materials of moderate complexity, and assists with product template redesign. Advises on the technical advantages and limitations of various formats, styles, media, and methods of presentation, recommending those that most effectively address the information objectives without compromising accuracy and authoritativeness. Attends interdivisional and inter­office meetings to assist in promoting the visualization services of the Directorate. Participates in the development of graphics-related performance criteria and systems and customer support requirements to ensure client needs are addressed by the publication system.

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities accepted:

  • Ability to design, create, produce, and reformat visual and graphic-related information for varied formats and media, to enhance legal work products.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a publishing and graphic design environment.
  • Ability to incorporate established design and style guidelines into creative process where required.
  • Ability to utilize information technology and applicable software (Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite apps; Microsoft Office, including advanced Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and GIS software such as ArcGIS).
  • Ability to plan and timely implement projects in collaboration with authors and other Law Library staff.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with a diverse group of people in a time-sensitive production environment.

If you’re interested in being considered, please submit an email to [email protected] by close of business Tuesday, November 20, 2018 that includes your expression of interest and a copy of your resume.  Interviews may be held. If you have any questions submit them to [email protected] .