Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Visual Information Specialist in Richmond, Virginia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Richmond, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (2 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1825943 (Include on all documents)

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's 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 America's 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 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 Encourages Persons with Disabilities to Apply


The Visual Information Specialist at the McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia serves in the Consumer Relations Office, which is aligned under the Office of the Medical Center Director. The primary purpose of this position is to plan and design a wide variety of artwork or exhibits from initial planning stage through final production. Major duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops original designs and visual communications meant to capture audience attention and evoke interest and comments for presentations in training, publications, briefings, seminars and conferences.
  • Uses state-of-the-art, electronic and digital, computer-associated techniques and technologies to ensure the highest level final product.
  • Coordinates with customers submitting visual information photo/graphics work orders, to ensure the most efficient and cost effective methods of satisfying customer needs.
  • Responsible for the set up and usage of audiovisual equipment throughout the medical center.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

*Position Number: *028110

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-exempt

Supervisory Position: No.

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Relocation Expenses: Not authorized

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Background and-or security investigation required
  • Designated and-or random drug testing required
  • Time in grade requirements must be met by closing date
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Probationary period may be required

*Specialized Experience - *GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal Service. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with the position. Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Skill in successfully applying communication techniques, principles and methods to develop and execute effective medical center publications and videos, for training, briefings, seminars and conferences.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art, electronic and digital, computer-associated techniques and technologies to plan and design a wide variety of artwork or exhibits.
  • Skill in videography and sound systems.
  • Skill in communicating, both orally and in writing, to insure the most efficient and cost effective methods of completing photo/graphic work orders that satisfy customer needs.

Substituting Education for Experience - *Education may be substituted for experience when the education demonstrates the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities defined above. Education that can be substituted for this position: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree *OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LLB or JD OR equivalent combinations of experience and education.

Notes Regarding Experience and Education -

National Service - Experience requirements 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.

Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education accreditation - *Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **

*Time in Grade - *Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For this position applicants must have one year time in grade at the GS-7 level.

*Physical Requirements - *The work is mostly sedentary; however, walking and stair climbing, bending, stooping and carrying light weight documents, folders and manuals are required. Hearing and distinct speech are essential due to the extensive use of the telephone as a means of communication to give instruction and receive information. Incumbent must possess manual dexterity to enter computer information. Mental concentration to meet critical deadlines is essential.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Other Information
  • Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
  • 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
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): Provides 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 85 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
  • Performance Based Interviewing (PBI): PBI is utilized by our agency as part of the selection process. Please consult the website at for further information.
  • Additional vacancies: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $50,000.00 to $64,996.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1084-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Applications are being accepted from permanent employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including permanent employees of the Veterans Canteen Service/current federal employees with transfer eligibility/former competitive service federal employees with reinstatement eligibility/veterans eligible under VEOA or 30% service connection/others with eligibility under special hiring authorities.

Control Number: 453464900

Job Announcement Number: VHA-652-17-PAD-1825943-BU