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Digital and Graphic Designer

US Senate

Washington, DC,US

Coordinate and manage the creation of a variety of digital media projects including social media ads, interactive PDFs, Email designs, animated gifs, and fillable forms. Create e-Publications that include interactive maps, video, hyperlinks, scrolling frames, page buttons, pop-ups, and other interactivity. Ensures publishing activities follow digital accessibility best practices and WCAG 2.0 guidelines and performs user accessibility testing for digital media publications. Performs user accessibility testing for digital media publications. Develop the UI/UX for web and mobile document services and applications. Create and design a variety of print projects including, but not limited to, Badges, Branding, Booklets, Books, Brochures, Business Cards, Cards, Certificates, Comment Cards, Congressional Records, Constituent Cards, Emergency Quick Cards, Envelopes, Flyers, Graphics, Graphs, Infographics, Logos, Journals, Labels, Maps, Memo Pads, Name Cards/Tents, Notecards, Newsletters, Pamphlet, Phone cards, Plaques, Pocket Cards, Pocket Folder, Post Cards, Public Law, Postcards, Red-Line, Resolutions, Scans, Self-Mailers, Stationery, Tabs, Tags, Travel Booklets, Town Hall Meetings, Welcome to Washington Booklets, and various others. Handle graphic production and create graphic elements, assets, and visual treatments that adapt and flow with responsive design systems. Serves as a back-up to the section lead in his/her absence. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
For conditions of employment and citizenship requirements, please visit the job announcement on the United States Senate Career Page at https://sen.gov/J5NY.
Qualifications
Required Work Experience

At least two to three years of graphic design experience.
Required Special Skills/ Knowledge

In-depth understanding of accessibility standards and best practices including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and ARIA.
Experience with assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice recognition) in conducting accessibility testing.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Dreamweaver.
Advanced knowledge of established printing and graphics design principles, including practices used in composition, typesetting and publication layouts.
Knowledge of accessibility legislation such as the Section 508 and the European Accessibility Act (EAA).
Knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript, accessibility regulations, WCAG, and Section 508 compliance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senate staff, and resolve customer problems.
Ability to effectively convey customer ideas in an appealing manner.
Ability to meet strict deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and customers.
This position may require the incumbent to be available for sudden recall in response to emergency events
affecting the Senate campus/community, which may include after-hour or weekend work, and to potentially
deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations.
Desired Qualifications

Extensive knowledge in Creative Suite programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, with a proven track record of creating visually stunning designs.
Demonstrated expertise in creating a wide range of print and digital media projects, from concept development to final execution, resulting in high-quality deliverables.
Extensive knowledge in HTML and CSS, enabling seamless integration of designs into web-based platforms and ensuring optimal user experience.
Extensive knowledge of 508 compliance standards, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in all design work.
Strong ability to collaborate with team members to ensure our digital products have exceptional experiences for our customers.
Strong understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.x)
Usage of accessible tools such as WAVE, JAWS, NVDA to test for accessibility barriers on digital formats.
Working Conditions

Must be able to remain in a stationary position to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to confer with customers and staff.
Frequently moves boxes/ equipment weighing less than 50 pounds for various needs.
This position requires in-person or virtual presence during meetings, and briefings with customers.
Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Additional information
The Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules, regulations, and applicable Federal Laws. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please email employment@saa.senate.gov with “Applicant Accommodation” in the subject line. No moving, relocation or pre-employment travel expenses will be paid for this position, or while in application for this position.


Benefits

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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated by a panel on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Highly qualified candidates may be interviewed and a reference check conducted.

Benefits

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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply for jobs online using this link: https://sen.gov/J5NY. Paper application materials, resumes and attachments that are sent via email, mail or brought in-person will not be considered or accepted. All applicants MUST attach their documents to the online employment application.

Agency contact information
Email
employment@saa.senate.gov

Address
U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
SH-142 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, Washington, DC 20001
Next steps
Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

Fair and Transparent

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

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Reasonable accommodation policy
Financial suitability
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
Signature and false statements
Privacy Act
Social security number request
Required Documents
You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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