This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), EES - Employee Education System, Broadcast and Video Division. The primary purpose for the position is to coordinate the full spectrum of responsibilities of the division.
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Duties will include:
- Differentiating between educational and communication needs and applying instructional or communication design techniques.
- Working with VA acquisition and contracting experts and acting as a consultant to Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTRs).
- Providing technical assistance on multiple projects with differing complexities and required content, including managing large quantities of complex video-based projects and other media.
- Acting as a mentor to media staff.
- Assisting in the development of the visual content of television programs.
- Selecting, designing, developing, and delivering video based (and other) media products and services used in broadcast, standard linear video tape, or other mediums such as the web or digital media.
- Assisting in producing and directing television programs.
- Working with professional educators and instructional design staff to develop projects.
- Supporting the writing of and directing video productions of various formats such as documentary, biographical, historical, informational, educational, and dramatic.
- Operating a variety of studio and field production equipment such as cameras, audio recording equipment, tele-prompters, control-room phone answering systems for live satellite broadcasts, character generators, video recorders, and camera control units.
- Assisting in the setup of television studio sets and field productions and lighting control boards.
- Acting as floor director and assisting with make-up, wardrobe, and talent need.
- Editing, lighting, locating, and directing on-air cameras, graphics, and animation.
- Modifying content using media production programs, to include software for motion graphics, still graphics, audio manipulation, and basic trims/edits.
Compressed Schedule: Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Audiovisual Production Specialist/PD# 01229A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
PCS Expenses: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- You may be required to serve a probationary period.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- Subject to a background/security investigation.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/09/2019.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current, permanent Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. Please review the Required Document section for additional information, and to ensure all appropriate documentation is submitted at the time of application.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement who have separated within the past 52 weeks, and current employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA).
- Selective Placement Factors have been requested by the facility to help determine which of the basically qualified applicants are likely to be better qualified for this position. The selective placement factors for this position are:
- Knowledge in the operation of audio consoles, mixers, microphones, and networks.
- Knowledge in the operation of studio control room and remote audio mixing boards in live and field production environments.
- Knowledge of television studio operations and processes.
- Selective Placement Factors represent knowledge, skills, or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the period of orientation/training customary for the position. Selective Placement Factors will be used for qualification purposes. Applicants with no evidence of the Selective Placement Factor present in their Resume/OF-612 will be disqualified from consideration.
Specialized Experience: 1 year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Audiovisual Production Specialist, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-9 grade level.
Examples of Specialized experience are: experience using digital cinema techniques and workflows, motion graphics, media management procedures and current digital effects capabilities; experience operating broadcast quality audiovisual production equipment; experience communicating effectively with contractors/customers on video shooting, studio broadcast and editing knowledge; experience applying video editing techniques and using editing software; experience operating audio consoles, mixers, microphones and networks; experience operating studio control room and remote audio mixing boards in live and field production environments; and experience importing, exporting and organizing digital media files.
Education: Successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree - Major study - photography, radio, or television production, motion picture production, or other fields related to the position, OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
ICTAP/CTAP candidates: ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be found to be well qualified for referral.
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; religions; 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.
A full year of work is 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited based on time spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements:Work is performed in wide variety of environments. Stooping, standing, lifting and other physical demands may be required.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All educa