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Printing Specialist

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Lanham
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:



A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:


Media and Publications, Publishing, Content Services

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Incumbent serves as a consultant and advisor to customers, team members and peers. Serves as a first point of contact in the Division on all of the technical aspects of satisfying printing and publishing requirements. Provides technical guidance to a designated customer base, team members and peers. Assigns and reviews work and provides guidance to lower graded or other team members when required.
  • Performs an in-depth analysis of each request to fulfill all responsibility for understanding the use, application, function and need of proposed items and makes alternate proposals in relation to any aspect of the project. Performs content analysis of products to assure organizational accuracy, adequacy of documentation, arrangement of statistics, and placement of illustrative materials. Makes determinations based on independent analysis; utilizes statistics and other information from a variety of sources.
  • Ensures that proposed products conform to all legal and regulatory requirements; are produced in a quality manner with the most effective design and format. Develops technically accurate specifications and prepares all procurement documents. Ensures that all appropriate products are posted to the core repository. Performs press inspections and quality assurance visits with full authority to ensure quality output.
  • Analyzes requirements, develops distribution patterns, and establishes stocking points for new publications, forms, and other printed matter to ensure that timely distribution is made of the correct quantity; and that the total process is accomplished by the most economical means commensurate with end use. Updates and maintains all established program and management information systems, electronic and/or paper.
  • Develops, formulates, initiates, and executes annual plans to acquire products. Shares these annual plans with team, customers, support personnel and management. Establishes schedules and/or procedures for monitoring performance against these plans and shares findings with stakeholder on an on-going basis. Conducts periodic planning production meetings with customer base. Apprises customers of current multimedia capabilities relevant to their products, program and/or project.
    Conditions of Employment
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).

      Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include; Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions. Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.). Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers. Performing production control work in a large printing plant. Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment. Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing. Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full-time basis for a variety of publications. Performing substantive administrative support or policy functions directly related to publishing and printing program management or operations.


      You must meet the following special requirements:

      In addition to the above, you must have experience with electronic composition methods (including but not limited to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language), and JavaScript); Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions; Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.); Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers; Performing production control work in a large printing plant; Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment; Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing; Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full-time basis for a variety of publications; Printing processes and equipment and their capabilities, limitations and applicable uses; Industry-wide product design standards, publishing standards, electronic and digital publishing systems, including source file management, standard file formats, markup languages, concept and use of a core repository, and electronic composition and delivery to prepare a variety of procurement documents; Program and product management principles, distribution methods, federal budget process, forecasting production scheduling and estimating to perform program and product planning and printing activities; Experience with the requirements and limitations of the various contracts issued by the Government Publishing Office (GPO).

      For more information on qualifications please refer to .


      For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

      A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .

      FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
      Additional information
      • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
      • This is a bargaining unit position.
      • Tour of Duty: Day Shift with start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • Relocation expenses - no.
        Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.

      • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
        Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

        Required Documents

        The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
      • Online Application - Questionnaire
      • Education - See Education Section above
      • Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license
      • High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

        Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

        How to Apply

        The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/09/2024 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 02/09/2024.

        To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:
        • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
        • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
        • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/09/2024.

          To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

          To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

          Agency contact information

          IRS Kansas City External

          WI - CARE-Customer Assistance, Relationship and Education

          1111 Constitution Ave NW

          Washington, DC 20224


          Next steps

          Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

          Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. Fair & Transparent

          The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Keywords: Internal Revenue Service, Washington DC , Printing Specialist, Other , Lanham, DC

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