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Defense Logistics Agency Part-Time  Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States 21 Mar 2024

Job Description


  • Serves as expert advisor on format, lettering sizes, font styles and their effect use; color harmony (including photographic qualities of various color combinations).
  • Serves as expert advisor on highlighting; and special effects (including most appropriate treatment to achieve desired audience reaction).
  • Serves as expert on format, color, and presentation stiles for DLA Energy Command. Required to use a variety of methods, techniques, and materials in the design.
  • Serves as expert on production, and reproduction of visual products to plan and create aesthetically composed visual products to convey DLA Energy’s message.
  • Designs, lays out and prepares a wide variety of general and technical illustrations.
  • The illustrator must be aware of changes in existing software as well as searching for and studying new software that will improve the service to the DLA Energy.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing to give advice and consult with business units and DLA Energy command.
  • Advises clients in the application of a wide variety of options in the graphic presentation of concepts and ideas.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes


To qualify for an Illustrator, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

  • Creating illustrations in a variety of styles with different types of art media.
  • Creating unique layouts based on own ideas.
  • Translating vague verbal descriptions from clients into original designs and selecting elements of visual products.
  • Utilizing methods and procedures of printing and skill in preparing artwork for reproduction.

Experience 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.

B. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related in illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, appropriate history or scientific subjects, visual communication, or other fields related to the position. Some positions may also require subject-matter knowledge of medicine, science, or technical equipment. Advanced training in a vocational school, technical institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.

C. Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for grade levels GS-11 and may be computed by first determining the applicant’s total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant’s education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grade GS-11.

Physical Demands: The work requires good eyesight, manual dexterity, and ability to distinguish slightest difference in the shades of colors. The work requires standing for long periods of time. Occasional physical activity is required, including bending, stooping, or climbing to complete projects.

Work Environment: The work is typically preformed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office and requires no special safety precautions.



Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.


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