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Banknote Designer (Apprentice)

Bureau of Engraving and Printing k

Washington, DC

Jun 1
Job Description

This position is located in the Product Design Division (PDD), Office of Product Development (OPD), Product Design and Development Directorate in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP). The incumbent reports to the Design Manager. The incumbent of this position is an Apprentice for the position of Banknote Designer. The apprenticeship is of seven years duration and consists of supervised training in the various craft skills.

Application Details

Interview: If you are selected for an interview you will need to submit a design portfolio. A total of 6-8 pieces of artwork/designs which may include Product Designs, Architecture, Still Life, Portrait, Landscape and/or Typography, at least one of these should be a hand sketch or drawing. Your portfolio will be evaluated in the following areas: Composition/Layout, Draftsmanship, Rendering and Perspective.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s mission is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. BEP’s vision is to be the world standard securities printer providing its customers and the public with superior products through excellence in manufacturing and innovation.

As its primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars - referred to as Federal Reserve notes - each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve operates as the nation's central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation. The BEP does not produce coins - all U.S. coinage is minted by the United States Mint. The BEP also advises other federal agencies on document security matters. In addition, the BEP processes claims for the redemption of mutilated currency. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency.