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Announcement Number:
18-BEP-114-P
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Position Title:
Photoengraver (Electronic Pre-Press)
Open Period:
07/19/2018 - 08/03/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
WE - 4401 02
Salary:
USD $44.83 - USD $49.43
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential:
WE-02
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Applicant Call Center
304-480-7300
bepinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Full-time
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world and we make diversity of thoughts and inclusion a core value. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
Summary:

The position is located in the digital pre-press area of the Photoengraving Section, Office of Engraving. The Photoengraver focuses on digital pre-press production as related to United States currency production and the BEP’s Miscellaneous Products program.  



 

 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1-5 nights per month

Duties

As a Photoengraver (Electronic Pre-Press), you will:



  • Apply digital techniques to generate completed pre-press assignments using electronic publishing software and hardware.

  • Perform work on production assignments in compliance with existing workflow and production procedures.  Assist fellow Photoengravers with projects and training as needed.

  • Provide input regarding the status of production assignments by means of the job tracking system. 

  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment within the digital pre-press area.  Keep the Photoengraver Supervisor advised of any problems or needs.

  • Assist the Photoengraver Supervisor in determining the needs of the digital pre-press area in terms of machinery, equipment, software, supplies, etc

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Physical Demands:
Job requires hand and eye coordination, prolonged walking and standing, intermittent light to moderate lifting and ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; requires good eyesight and ability to perform appropriate functions in various lighting conditions.  Work may require energetic arm movement when plates are processed by hand.  In addition, the work requires frequent lifting and carrying of platemaking materials weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds).

AND

You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position. You must meet the screen-out element, Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions.  In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) on all other elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. 

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  A background investigation will be required for all new hires.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough.  Therefore  it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history.  Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).





Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-Out Element), Operation of (specify equipment machinery, etc.), Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints). Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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

    Working Conditions: 

    Work is performed under conditions of light to dark illumination in various color light, in the presence of dust, fumes, sundry solvents, and chemicals.  Excessive eyestrain may result from working for extended periods of time with computer monitors.  The incumbent is exposed to potential skin and breathing irritations from inks, solvents, dust, and the inherent risk of injury involved with operating large machinery with many moving parts. Injuries such as bruises, lacerations, hand cuts, etc. may occur when handling plates and skin irritation may result from contact from plate processing chemicals.  Work areas are usually well lighted, ventilated and heated, however, platemakers may be exposed to unpleasant odors from chemicals used to develop the plates.  Incumbent is exposed to high noise levels due to the operation of machinery, and works around moving parts on the large equipment.  The incumbent observes all safety rules, regulations, guides, and reports any accidents and safety hazards to the supervisor.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous.  Our benefits package includes:               

    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    - Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
    Other Information:
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    - The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day.  Employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
    - You may be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position.  This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    - Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis.  Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed.  The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
     

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization.  Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    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 the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    BEP provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
     
    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
     
    You will be re-directed to BEP's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
    Required Documents:
    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). 

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
    Next Steps:
    To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for. 

    2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.  The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete. 

    If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application. 

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.