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Audiovisual Production Specialist

Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
  • Posted: November 23, 2019
  • $57,510 to $74,759 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Audiovisual Production Specialist
Smithsonian Institution

  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/20/2019 to 11/26/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 09
  • ##### Salary
$57,510 to $74,759 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent - Federal
  • ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Full-Time, Permanent

  • Washington, DC FEW vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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This position is located in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The employee provides support the media needs throughout the museum,
providing a wide range of professional audiovisual technical
services and support and will coordinate all equipment operation
aspects for exhibition development and presentation needs.
Learn more about this agency
  • Works with department members to transform curator and artists'
vision into technical reality.
  • Configures, operates, repairs, and maintains a variety of
equipment within exhibition galleries, conference rooms and
public areas as assigned.
  • Produces a wide variety of simple and complex exhibit
components, including object mounts and exhibit components
(panels, cases, furniture, interactive prototypes).
  • Ensures technical and non-technical museum staff and others are
trained on using the equipment, works with department staff to
coordinate, and schedule technicians, contractors, and equipment
to cover HMSG events, and manages exhibition-related and general
department procurement needs.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
1071 Audiovisual Production
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the
next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within
30 days of the job announcement closing date.
For information on qualification requirements, see *Qualification
Standards Handbook for* *General Schedule Positions* viewable on the
web at
Individual Occupational Requirements
Education - Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study --
photography, radio or television production, motion picture
production, or other fields related to the position. (Please submit
a copy of your college transcripts.)
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.
Experience: Experience in the actual type of work for which
application is made.
Specialized Experience: You qualify for this position if you
have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
**For this position Specialized experience is defined
as **experience in troubleshooting and performing repairs on analog
and digital audiovisual equipment that project, amplify, record, and
present all forms of media; managing and maintaining audiovisual
equipment; reading schematic drawings, architectural drawing, and
structural drawings to construct the exhibit; and fabricating
objects for the installation of A/V components used in public
Or Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; 2 full
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to
such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related. (Please submit a copy
of your college transcripts.)
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to
meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option
please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for
Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you
have education completed in a foreign college/university described
above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of
U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to
fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this
announcement. (Please submit a copy of your college transcripts.)
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.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be
considered to determine the total number of years and months of
experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours
worked each week.
Additional information
Flexible Spending Accounts -
Health Insurance -
Leave -
Life Insurance -
Long Term Care Insurance -
Retirement Program -
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic
qualifications described above. The applications that meet the
basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following
1. Knowledge of all phases of audiovisual production, programming,
and editing from inception to completion, and skill in modifying
or adapting standard practices and procedures.
2. Ability to set up, operate, test, and configure work systems
containing a wide variety of audio-visual equipment.
3. Ability to install interactive elements, audio-visual equipment
and other technology- or media-based systems.
4. Ability to develop contract specifications, coordinate
logistics, control expenses, and arrange procurements for
complex programs with significant planning and scheduling
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be
assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related
  • Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and
excels in most of the job related competencies above.
  • Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements
and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.
  • Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements,
but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above
to a substantive degree.
This category rating process does not add veterans' preference
points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of
veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within
each category. A selecting official may make selections from the
highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference
eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference
eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C.
3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet
minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable
service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed
in the highest quality category, except when the position being
filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or
higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs
system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will
not be considered for this position.
Important Note:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your
responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool
for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated
yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be
assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your
resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your
education and experience relate to this position, including the
major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required
Drug test required
  • Required Documents

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Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your
application or created using the USA Jobs on...

Smithsonian Institution


Washington, DC
20044 USA

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