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Illustration Specialist

Job ID: 2316919
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Wage Determination (SCA)
Subcategory: Service Contract Act
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a mid-level full-time illustration specialist to join our program as a general technologist to support our NOAA GFDL customer in Princeton, NJ.  This individual will be working with highly technical climate scientists and must have great communication skills to respond to user requests in a user-friendly and professional manner.

The ideal candidate must be an independent self-starter with excellent customer-­facing communication and consultation skills (with managers and/or scientists).  

Duties will include but not limited to:

* Collaborate with research and technical staff to collect and interpret technical data required to prepare informational materials.  Distill relevant information and present that information in an easy-to-understand format using text, photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts.
* Analyze the target audience in order to create graphical products appropriate to the final presentation vehicle (e.g., web, manuscript, poster) in user‐friendly, audience-appropriate language.

* Plan, design, research, write, and edit a range of materials for use in manuscripts, presentations, posters, flyers, signs and charts, user guides and manuals, technical specifications, training materials, user policies, etc., for both print and online media, accounting for special final format/product requirements.
* Interpret, design, layout, and complete illustration work using appropriate computer graphics applications (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Gimp, etc.) and workstation platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) to complete each task. Edit, re-draw, add graphical elements, and create composites of diverse scientific elements.
* Produce accurate final copy using a variety of printers or other output devices.  If necessary, prepare and send out digital files for publication purposes and for high-quality and/or oversized color printing. Work with appropriate contacts to ensure all GPO requirements are met. Monitor and document the progress of off-site print jobs.
* Maintain a log of all work in terms of “jobs”, including order date, agreed/actual completion dates, complexity level (1-4), number of individual components, and hours spent (cumulative, to completion).
* Edit, design, enhance, posters, and coordinate poster printing with LFPM (Large Format Poster Management)
* Edit, revise, and enhance individual and composite computer-generated figures for publications and PowerPoint presentations
* Schematic drawings & logo design for scientific publications and presentations
* Offer advice, edit and enhance computer-generated figures, and create schematics posters and flyers for scientific journal publications and presentations.


Required Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or other related scientific or technical discipline
  • With a Master’s Degree (in the fields described in Min. Education above): two years experience With a PH.D. (in the fields described in Min. Education above).With at least 8 years of specialized experience, a degree is not required.
  • Four years of specialized experience in determining information technology effects on the organizational structure and determining the ability that IT can support/meet organizational goals


  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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