Television Production Specialist


Vacancy ID: 803404   Announcement Number: BBG-13-38   USAJOBS Control Number: 333296000

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 803404


1. Title of Job

Television Production Specialist


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

The responses you provide to the six questions listed below under Other Employment will be used to determine whether you have status with the Federal government for employment purposes and will define how we process your resume or application. If you meet one of the statements below you must support your answer with the appropriate documentation at the time of application. Current and former civil service employees must provide a copy of a SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows their type of appointment, career status and the highest grade level achieved. Answer all questions that apply. 


DEFINITIONS

 

Competitive Service - consists of all civil service positions in the executive branch of the Federal government with some exceptions.  The exceptions are defined in section 2102 of title 5, United States Code (5 U.S.C. 2102).

 

To determine if your Federal employment was or is within the competitive service, refer to your SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action”, in the section “Position Data”, block number 34 (“Position Occupied”).  The competitive service is denoted by a “1” in that block.

 

Competitive Status - Competitive status is an employee's basic eligibility for a job assignment via transfer, promotion, reassignment, demotion or reinstatement to another position in the competitive service without open competitive examination.  If a current or former Federal employed served at least 90 days in a competitive position a Federal agency may promote, reassign or reinstate that employee.  Note: Once you have acquired status, it belongs to you and not to any position.


Career-Conditional - status as a federal employee is a permanent appointment in the competitive service.  Normally, this is the first career-type of appointment and appointees must complete a 1-year probationary period and a total of 3 years continuous creditable service to attain a career appointment.


If you are or were a Federal employee, refer to your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), in the section “Employee Data”, block number 24 (Tenure) to determine your tenure group.  (If you have a “2” in that block and a “1” in block 34 you are/were a career-conditional employee, if there is a “1” in that block and a “1” in block number 34 you are/were a career employee).

 

Permanent – Career Status - is achieved by fulfilling 3 years of substantially continuous service as a career-conditional employee in the competitive service of a Federal agency.

 

If you are or were a Federal employee, refer to your SF-50, (Notification of Personnel Action), in the section “Employee Data”, block number 24 (Tenure) to determine your tenure group.  (If you have a “1” in that block and a “1” in block 34 you are a permanent – career employee, if there is a “2” in block 24 and a “1” in block 34 you are a career-conditional employee).


Are you currently a permanent career civilian competitive service employee in a Federal agency? Generally, this means you served continuously for three years or more in a permanent, career-conditional or career appointment in the competitive service of the Federal government.

 

A person hired by the Federal government and employed in the competitive service for other than temporary, term, or indefinite employment is appointed as a career or career-conditional employee. Career and Career-Conditional appointments are obtained through the competitive examining process and they convey "status" within the Federal government.

 


Are you a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service? Generally, this means you have previously served three years or more years in a permanent career-conditional appointment or career appointment in the competitive service of the Federal government.

 

A person previously hired by the Federal government and employed in the competitive service for other than temporary, term, or indefinite employment is appointed as a career or career-conditional employee. These appointments are obtained through the competitive examining process and they convey "status" within the Federal government.


Are you a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and you were separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service?

 

Career Status - is achieved by fulfilling three years of substantially continuous service as a career-conditional employee in the competitive service.  If you achieved more than three years of continous federal service you were a career employee when you separated from federal service.

 

If you achieved less than three years of continuous federal service you were a career-conditional employee when you separated from federal service.


Are you eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under authorities for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans or returned volunteer from the Peace Corps or Vista?

http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/nce/

 

http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/alumni/opportunities.asp

 

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hm/shav/index.aspx#vra


Are you currently in or have you previously held a permanent Federal position at the same grade level AND with the same or higher promotion potential as this vacancy?

 

Noncompetitive Assignment - An applicant who is applying under a noncompetitive appointment is typically an individual who "has" acquired competitive status and your competition for the job will be from sources within the Federal government (current or former employees) or individuals under special hiring authority

 


I am a status candidate and I also want to be considered under the competitive process.

 

Permanent – Career Status - is achieved by fulfilling 3 years of substantially continuous service as a career-conditional employee in the competitive service of a Federal agency.

 

If you are or were a Federal employee, refer to your SF-50, (Notification of Personnel Action), in the section “Employee Data”, block number 24 (Tenure) to determine your tenure group.  (If you have a “1” in that block and a “1” in block 34 you are a permanent – career employee, if there is a “2” in block 24 and a “1” in block 34 you are a career-conditional employee).

 

 


6. Citizenship

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (12-12) you will accept.

 

The grade level equates to the General Schedule (GS) salary for this position http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/dcb.asp. Candidates are considered separately for each grade level.  If you are determined qualified for the position and rank high enough among qualified candidates to be referred for potential selection, you will be considered only for the grade level(s) you choose.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise, you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

SERVICE COMPUTATION DATE (SCD)—The date, either actual or constructed by crediting service, used to determine benefits that are based on how long the person has been in the Federal Service.  For an employee with no prior creditable civilian or military service, the service computation date is the effective date of the employee's first Federal civilian appointment


18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

Please take a moment to tell us how you found out about this vacancy.

01 Agency Website
02 OPM/USAJobs Website
03 Executive Recruitment Firm or Head Hunter/Employment Agency
04 News Paper
05 Other

If you have selected Newspaper or "Other" please provide the name of the source.
20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty 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 Television Production Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one. Otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.

 

Job related experience is defined as experience that is directly related to this line of work.


24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select YES or NO for the following question.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1.

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.

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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.

8.

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).

9.

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.

11.

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