Printing Specialist GS-1654-09/11

USDA Forest Service

About the organization

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

The position is at the Southwestern Regional Office in Albuquerque, NM.

POC is Shayne L. Martin, Director, Office of Communication & Engagement

cell phone: 505-252-9928

email: [email protected]


GS 1654-9/11 Printing Specialist

Reviews incoming print work to ensure specifications on print requisition is correct and correlates directly with camera ready copy being submitted for printing.
Provides advice and assistance to customers regarding printing specifications and costs associated with different products.
Coordinates work and resources required for printing related projects.
Provides advice to project managers and originating officials on alternative printing techniques in cases where time and efficiency are factors and where expensive layouts, illustrations, photographs and the use of more than one color appears too costly.
Reviews completed printing work to ensure that production and quality standards are met. When work does not meet production and quality standards, the incumbent recommends necessary corrective action.
Estimates costs of printing jobs and reviews bills received from printing plants for discrepancies in charges, requesting credits when appropriate.


For GS-09: Masters degree in journalism, business administration, English composition, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics. OR a bachelors degree in same areas and at least one year full-time experience as follows:

• 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.

Appointment at GS-11 would require at least two years (full-time) of this specialized experience.

If hired at GS-09 you will be promoted to GS-11 after 12 months with fully satisfactory performance.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Resume
2. Transcripts
3. Letter or certificate of NCE
4. Cover letter recommended
5. References recommended

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