Television Production Specialist

Vacancy ID: 802911   Announcement Number: DEU-13-38   USAJOBS Control Number: 333295200

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Television Production Specialist

2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background 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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16. Availability Date

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Television Production Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select YES or NO for the following question.

A- Yes.
B- No.


Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-11 which is directly related to this line of work?

Examples of specialized experience include a broad knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of television production. Examples of specialized experience include the ability to conceive, plan, and research highly targeted original television segments of a complex and balanced nature, including preparing segments or scripts for final review, including conceptualizing, and selecting materials to be used, and deciding how to line up and integrate the program or script in order to produce television packages for broadcast.  Subjects covered may include international affairs, politics, economics, cultural affairs, scientific developments, health issues, agricultural research, etc.  Applicant must have demonstrated ability to shoot with a digital video camera, edit and produce interesting, in-depth stories and other video material for television broadcast. 

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. Skill in using broadcast-quality digital cameras (such as PD-170s) and digital editing systems such as Dalet or MAC.

3. Ability to perform final cuts and edits on PC-based and/or Mac-based systems and laptops resulting in segments and/or programs.


Ability to produce and create original TV packages that include original research, field interviews, story principals, appropriate experts, production elements and feed materials.


Ability to produce in-depth TV news/features that tell a compelling story of a person or issue.


Knowledge of graphics design concepts that are adapted for broadcast production including layout, font design and color coordination.

7. Knowledge of television production principles such as choosing appropriate videos and graphics.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of broadcast (i.e. right issues, shot composition, appropriate use of music, appropriate use of archival material, use of photos, use of Chyrons).


Ability to produce 2D and 3D broadcast graphics on PC-based and/or Mac-based systems and laptops.

10. Ability to produce integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced, scripts for television segments programs that capture the attention of the audience.


Ability to conceptualize and synthesize multiple sources of information, soundbites, interviews, video clips and stills into a broadcast ready television story.