AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is under the DoD Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) within Title 5 Competitive Service.For more information on Acq Demo please go to the DoD AcqDemo website at https://acqdemo.hci.mil/ and Fact Sheet at https://acqdemo.hci.mil/faq.html

Purpose of the position: Provides operational, technical and administrative audiovisual production capability in support of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) mission.
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Responsibilities

  • Requires the ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of writers, editors, actors/performers, narrators, designers, audio and lighting technicians, camera operators, and other associated technical personnel to produce, select, and arrange the actions, sounds, and visual effects required for the finished production.
  • Responsible for the overall management of video production and support for all conferences, symposiums, and ceremonies requiring such services.
  • Performs as the Producer responsible for consulting with clients to discuss the general concept, objective, and target audience of professionally recorded and edited videos including appropriate use of production services to achieve the customers' stated objective; communicates with customers throughout design, development, and execution of support to ensure outcomes meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Performs as the Director responsible for production values and aesthetic quality of production. Works with client to translate a script into the various audio and visual elements to achieve desired outcome. May perform preliminary editing to produce rough version for client prior to final editing.
  • Leads a team that collaborates with customers in taking a video from concept to a fully produced end-product, including pre-planning meetings and storyboarding of proposed videos.
  • Responsible for the administration, technical details, and execution of large scale live events for in-person and virtual audiences held in an auditorium environment.
  • Assigned as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for contracted audio, video, streaming, and recording activities.
  • Provides expertise and guidance on multi-camera setups, lighting, sound recording, Chroma Key, motion graphics and video editing
  • Manages the data storage for all B-Roll, clips, audio recordings, and completed videos on local drive arrays, as well as the uploading and maintenance of completed videos on the DAU media streaming server. This includes record keeping of all files on shared drive locations.
  • Serves as the video service lead of production equipment which includes continuous research into production technology trends resulting in recommendations for equipment upgrades and replacement purchases.
  • Responsible for the inventory control and tracking of all Production related equipment, to include editing computers, camera systems, lighting gear, microphones, and other related production equipment.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and testing of all production locations, including studio locations.
  • Alternate contact for inventory control of all Video Services equipment to include bench stock, tools and equipment, and installed A/V equipment throughout all DAU locations nationwide.
  • Alternate contact for the creation of purchase orders for new equipment orders, bench stock replenishment, and all other Video Services purchases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 10% or less for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
2

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, please go to http://www.sss.gov for more information
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain an appropriate background investigation.
  • The incumbent of this position may be required to work overtime, irregular shifts, and/or on the weekend.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding this requirement can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information about vaccine requirements during the job offer process.


Qualifications

General Experience: You must have at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4,that demonstrates the skills and creativity needed to use the tools or equipment associated Audiovisual Production work. Because talent and creative ability are vital to successful work performance, samples of work or other suitable evidence of technical competence may be required. Unpaid experience that is pertinent should be credited based upon its relevance to the work of the particular position to be filled. To be qualifying, the work must have provided a general knowledge of the fields of radio, movie, television, and/or audio-visual communication.

You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully with the experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge in the ability to setup and operate a professional studio camera system including lighting for a subject or multiple subjects for a studio production, operating a studio teleprompter, video master control switchers, multi-channel control board, remote multi-camera control systems, live presentation control systems in support of live presentations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • KSA #1: Operating a professional studio camera system including lighting for a subject or multiple subjects for a studio production.
  • KSA #2: Operating a studio teleprompter, video master control switchers, multi-channel control board, remote multi-camera control systems, live presentation control systems in support of live presentations.

  • If applicable, in addition to the above qualifications, the following as been determined to be a Quality Ranking Factor. Applicants who possess QRFs are considered to be Well-Qualified.
  • Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) #1: Experience with filming and editing 4K video and content distribution and MS Chroma Key is highly desirable.
  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Education Requirements [Series 1071]: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study in photography, radio or television production, motion picture production, or other fields related to the position. 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. An equivalent combination of successfully completed, qualifying education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Education in excess of a post-high school education may be used to qualify applicants for the NH-02 level.

    Education Substitution: The successful completion of a 4-year course study leading to a bachelor's degree. NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial transcripts with your application if using education as a substitution of experience.

    OR

    Combination of Experience and Education: An equivalent combination of successfully completed, qualifying education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. General experience directly related to the work of the position may be used to meet the requirements of this position. Education in excess of a post-high school education may be used to qualify applicants for the NH-02 level. NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial transcripts with your application if using education as a substitution of experience.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If the position you are applying for has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with your application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    This position is in the Competitive Service. For more information regarding Competitive Service employment please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/help/working-in-government/service/

    DAU participates in e-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    If selected for this position, you must be able to start employment within 90 days of acceptance.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment.

    Veterans' preference eligibility is treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

    Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies to substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications may be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming.They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume. Your name MUST be included on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 . For additional Veteran's information please visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/VetPreference.asp or http://www.fedshirevets.gov
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current DAU employees): You must submit a legible copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".

  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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