Photographer, GS-1060-11/12 (1564575)


Vacancy ID: 1564575   Announcement Number: HRCSS-WASO-16-1564575   USAJOBS Control Number: 422484300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience or education requirements for Photographer, GS-1060-11 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these specialized experience requirements, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

THE RESUME OR APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

A. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-10 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include work that involved using standard processes for the photographic documentation of materials having historical, architectural or engineering values; participating as a member of a team in contributing photographic knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of cameras and equipment to the total planning of a documentation project; developing and adapting equipment and techniques that will be responsive to unusual or highly specialized situations requiring photographic treatment.

B. I do not possess the experience requirements stated above.

2. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience or education requirements for Photographer, GS-1060-12 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these specialized experience requirements, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position at the GS-12 level.

A. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include work that involved applying techniques and methods for communicating information with photography to create photographic products that are technically accurate and provide insight into the object itself; utilizing a variety of photographic techniques and methods to document materials having historical, architectural or engineering values; utilizing the most recent advancements in the field of photography and of the range of new equipment, experimental materials, techniques, or processes to create photographic products that meet customer requirements; evaluating possibilities for improvements, modifications, or replacements of existing equipment, materials, and techniques; applying knowledge of the historical context of a subject matter area including an understanding of the objectives and operations involved in architectural, scientific, engineering, or landscape documentation projects to independently plan the photographic recording and reporting.

B. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement stated above.

KSA-1. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of large format, black and white photography.

For each of the task statements below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

3. Use large format cameras and related equipment to take and process photographs in a field setting. (Be sure to completely describe this experience in your resume).

4. Take and process large format photographs for use in an architectural documentation program.

5. Take and process large format photographs for use in an historical engineering documentation program.

6. Take and process large format photographs for use in a cultural landscape documentation program.

7. Apply Library of Congress guidelines policies and procedures in the preparation of photographic documentation for archiving.

8. Operate a photographic laboratory to process film and images and prepare for field work.

KSA-2. Knowledge of published standards and guidelines for architectural, engineering and landscape documentation.

9. Evaluate historical photographic documentation prepared in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act to meet Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Architectural and Engineering Documentation.

10. Use Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) program standards and guidelines for cataloging, preserving and disseminating historic photographic documentation.

11. Review and evaluate records, drawings, photographs and manuscript collections to ensure compliance with records management and archival guidelines.

12. Provide advice and assistance to federal, state, and/or local offices regarding the development/operation of a photographic documentation program.

13. Work collaboratively with managers and/or staff to resolve problems/issues relating to photographic archival program matters.

14. Develop and maintain effective working relations with groups, individuals, agencies, and the public, in order to encourage and facilitate cooperative archival management strategies.

KSA-3. Knowledge of film and digital photographic processes and techniques.

15. Process special formats, such as photographs, maps, and drawing collections and/or electronic records.

16. Use film and digital photographic processes, techniques and trends for processing, printing and reproducing measured drawings, large-format photographs, and historical reports.

17. Analyze and recommend treatment or reformatting of drawings or photographic records.

18. Identify, make recommendations for, and conduct migration of magnetic and digital media.

19. Determine preservation needs for a wide variety of archival formats including paper, photographic materials, magnetic media and electronic media.

20. Implement preventive conservation techniques for historic document collections including film and digital photographs.

KSA-4. Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with others.

21. Explain historic photographic documentation program requirements, decisions, standards and guidelines.

22. Resolve problems and ensure effective communications across organizational or discipline lines.

23. Serve as coordinator for specific historic documentation projects or programs involving the coordination with other Federal, State or local offices and professionals.

24. Provide information on large format photographic processes used for the documentation of historic buildings, sites, or landscapes at conferences, workshops, or through individual communication.