TV Broadcast Technician


Vacancy ID: 767692   Announcement Number: DEU-13-07   USAJOBS Control Number: 332571700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

TAG:Position Title


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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1 Agency Website
2 OPM/USAJobs Website
3 Executive Recruitment Firm or Head Hunter/Employment Agency
4 Newspaper
5 Other

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational speciality will be selected for you if there is only one. Otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 TV Broadcast Technician

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience. Job related experience is experience acquired while working in a specific field or occupation.


24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Do you possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level GS-12, Examples are:

Experience in operating server and computer based broadcast equipment, proven experience handling quality control of audio and video signals prior to transmission, coordinating satellite system feeds for recording or use in live studio productions, knowledge of broadcast standards in order to adjust broadcast systems using diagnostic tools such as waveform monitors and, audio analyzers, analyze and solve technical problems and experience in multi-channel automated TV Master Control and Broadcast Operations Center at a Television or Cable facility.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Knowledge of PAL, SECAM and NTSC or other world video standards and the use of standards converters.

3. Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and correcting video and audio quality in a Broadcast Operation environment.

4. Ability to read both analogue and digital vector scopes and waveform monitors.

5. Basic computer skills, i.e. familiar with the use of single sign-on for application access, familiarity with Window-based interfaces and the ability to navigate, edit and manage list driven applications, which are the primary interface to control broadcast systems and applications for the management of program distribution systems.