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PrePress Production Specialist

PrePress Production Specialists assemble produced publications, in addition to all steps in the assembling process, including pre-flight, electronic assembly, scanning, and proofing operations.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $50,643 - $68,142
  • High School diploma or GED

About the Job

As a Prepress Production Specialist, you will be part of a team of specialists responsible for assembling produced publications, in addition to all steps in the assembling process, including but not limited to pre-flight, electronic assembly, conventional assembling, scanning, plate making, and proofing operations. You will work alongside Subject Matter Experts while operating several large format production plotters and learn how to create large format maps, charts, and mounted posters in support of the Agency’s mission. You will also cross-train and learn other production equipment and dissemination procedures and work in other print production areas/job disciplines. Specialists operate on all work shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd), with surge assignments and overtime as needed, depending on workload and project requirements.

Who You’ll Work With

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Computer proficiency, including understanding of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to learn and develop new skills across a wide variety of specialized publishing operations
  • Ability to read and interpret work orders
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds in accordance to established safety regulations
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, recurring bending, crouching, or standing
  • Ability to work in a nosy environment
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • Adobe Suite of Products

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.