Digital Imaging Specialist


Vacancy ID: 1809740   Announcement Number: JD1809740DAD   USAJOBS Control Number: 451495800

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1809740
1. Title of Job

Digital Imaging Specialist
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Digital Imaging Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC
240370033 College Park, MD

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

The following questions will be used to determine if you demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and if you fully possess the minimum qualification requirements for this position. (Note: Experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience). You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

1. Select the statement that best reflects your experience and/or education that determines if you meet minimum qualification requirements for Digital Imaging Specialist, GS-1001-09.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level of the Federal service that included intermediate level activities associated with establishing scan production and quality control requirements for digitization projects; managing, implementing, or consulting on imaging projects to convert a range of paper document types and other media to digital formats; using color management software to produce custom profiles to calibrate scanners, digital cameras and printers; overseeing projects involving the preparation and converting of textual records, photographic materials, microfilm, artwork and three-dimensional artifacts into digital formats; configuring, using, and maintaining digital imaging hardware such as computers, scanners, and recording devices; and a background with high-resolution overhead capture systems, including Hasselbad and Phase One.
B. I have a Master's degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, from an accredited educational institution, leading to a degree in a related field from an accredited educational institution. NOTE: If you choose this response you MUST provide transcripts to support your claim.
C. I have a combination of experience and college education to meet the total requirements for this position. (NOTE: You must have a large enough percentage of the required experience and a large enough percentage of the required education, so when added together, the percentage would equal 100%.) NOTE: If you choose this response you MUST provide transcripts to support your claim.
D. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements; therefore, I am not eligible for this position at the GS-09 level.

2. Select the statement that best reflects your experience and/or education that determines if you meet minimum qualification requirements for Preservation Specialist GS-1001-11.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level of the Federal service that included activities associated with establishing scan production and quality control requirements for digitization projects; managing, implementing, or consulting on imaging projects to convert a range of paper document types and other media to digital formats; using color management software to produce custom profiles to calibrate scanners, digital cameras and printers; overseeing projects involving the preparation and converting of textual records, photographic materials, microfilm, artwork and three-dimensional artifacts into digital formats; configuring, using, and maintaining digital imaging hardware such as computers, scanners, and recording devices; and a background with high-resolution overhead capture systems, including Hasselbad and Phase One.
B. I have a Ph.D. or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field such as conservation, materials science or other field which has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
C. I have a combination of experience and college education to meet the total requirements for this position. (NOTE: You must have a large enough percentage of required experience and a large percentage of the required education, so that when added together, the percentage would equal 100%.)
D. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements; therefore, I am not eligible for this position at the GS-11 level.

For each of the remaining task statements, select the one response that most accurately describes your background. Responses to these questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements. Please respond to all questions.

3. Which of the following best describes your experience in performing digital imaging and document conversion project work that requires utilization of analytical and evaluation methods?

A. I have never or rarely had to do this.
B. I have gathered information related to a work or school task and passed it on to others to use.
C. I have looked at data or information and subjected it to informal analysis.
D. I have applied rigorous logical reasoning to analyzing and synthesizing information in order to make sound decisions.
E. I have monitored data, activities, and information in order to identify trends or patterns affecting operational and/or organizational performance.

4. Which of the following best describes your experience in suggesting improvements in digital imaging processes and results?

A. I have never or rarely had to do this.
B. I have identified and shared ways to improve processes and results.
C. I have identified and shared ways to improve processes and results and incorporated those ideas into my own work.
D. I have recommended appropriate ways to apply innovation to improve processes and results within own team or department.
E. I have recommended appropriate ways to apply innovation to improve processes and results across an entire organization.

5. Which of the following best describes your experience in identifying problems and recommending solutions?

A. I have never or rarely had to do this.
B. I have identified potential problems and referred them to an appropriate official or other person for resolution.
C. I have identified potential problems and recommended ways to solve them.
D. I have had the freedom to take charge of and effectively resolve problems on my own.
E. I have taken charge of and effectively resolved problems on my own and had the freedom to take steps to prevent problems from recurring.

6. Which of the following best describes your experience assessing a collection of original materials (textual, photographic, cartographic and objects) and devising the best imaging approach and corresponding products?

A. I have no experience doing this for myself; my priorities and goals are typically decided by others
B. I have set my own goals and priorities, but they tend not to change very often
C. I have had to occasionally (once or twice in the lifetime of the activity) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.
D. I have had to frequently (e.g., quarterly) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.
E. I have had to very frequently (e.g., weekly or more often) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.

7. Which of the following best describes your experience adapting priorities and goals in response to new information, conditions, or obstacles in a work setting?

A. I have no experience doing this for myself; my priorities and goals are typically decided by others
B. I have set my own goals and priorities, but they tend not to change very often
C. I have had to occasionally (once or twice in the lifetime of the activity) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.
D. I have had to frequently (e.g., quarterly) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.
E. I have had to very frequently (e.g., weekly or more often) evaluate and change priorities in order to ensure progress is being made towards my goals.

8. Which of the following best describes your experience monitoring your progress towards goals?

A. I have no experience doing this for myself or the question is irrelevant to the type of work I have performed.
B. My progress towards goals has been monitored automatically by other people, systems, computers, machines, etc.
C. I have used simple productivity standards, quotas, or rates to evaluate my work performance.
D. I have prepared and used work or project plans or schedules to evaluate progress towards work objectives.
E. I have used organization-level metrics, performance, or reports to evaluate progress towards my goals.

9. Which of the following best describes your experience in dealing with obstacles and technical issues in an imaging lab setting?

A. My work has usually been such that obstacles and challenges do not come up or do not affect my work.
B. My work has been such that I am usually been informed ahead of time about upcoming obstacles or challenges and told how to deal with them.
C. My work has been such that I am only able to modify my work plans, priorities, and/or actions in response to obstacles as they come up.
D. My work has been such that I have been able to proactively organize my work activities to prepare for and overcome obstacles and challenges before they happen.
E. My work has been such that I have been able to predict obstacles and challenges and prepare contingency plans ahead of time to help overcome them.

10. Which of the following best describes your experience in enlisting the aid of other departments or groups to accomplish work?

A. I have no experience in this.
B. I have had to obtain the approval of other departments (e.g., Finance, Human Resources, IT, etc.) but have always or usually been instructed by others to do so.
C. I have had to recognize when I needed the approval or agreement of other departments and take steps to obtain it.
D. I have built working relationships with other departments to obtain approval or support for my work activities
E. I have effectively navigated challenging policies, politics, or personalities of other departments in order to obtain approval or support for my work activities

11. Which of the following best describes your experience determining the digitization needs of either internal or external customers (i.e., someone who receives your services or products)?

A. I have never or rarely worked with customers.
B. I have asked basic questions to understand customers' basic needs.
C. I have had in-depth conversations with customers to help understand more complex needs.
D. I have had formal, in-depth meetings or consultations with customers to actively stimulate discussions and gain complete understanding of their complex needs, wants, and expectations.
E. I have initiated and cultivated relationships with customers and partnered with them to jointly define their service goals and priorities.

12. Which of the following best describes your experience with evaluating customer satisfaction?

A. I have never or rarely worked with customers.
B. I work with customers, but don't do anything specific to evaluate their satisfaction.
C. I get feedback on my customers' satisfaction from data gathered by other people or systems (e.g., surveys, supervisors, comment cards, etc.).
D. I usually personally solicit feedback from customers to determine their satisfaction.
E. I have established and implemented formal processes for collecting and analyzing feedback from customers.

13. Which of the following best describes your experience dealing with difficult or unhappy customers?

A. I have never (or rarely) worked with customers, or have rarely had to deal with difficult or unhappy ones.
B. I have usually able to avoid working with difficult or unhappy customers.
C. I have normally escalated customer issues, challenges, or problems to a supervisor or lead.
D. I have regularly dealt directly with difficult or unhappy customers.
E. I have regularly resolved highly unusual, sensitive, or complex requests from demanding customers and leveraged lessons learned to improve service provided to all customers.

14. Which of the following best describes your background establishing scan production and quality control requirements for digitization projects?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

15. Which of the following best describes your background in advising management on resource needs (e.g., time, money, people) in order to complete work or reach organizational goals?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

16. Which of the following best describes your background in assessing team progress against established goals?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

17. Which of the following best describes your background in delegating responsibility to team members based on their skills, knowledge, and ability?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

18. Have you been in a leadership position for a formal work team?

A. No
B. Yes

19. Which of the following best describes your experience managing a project with multiple tasks and limited resources (i.e., people, money, materials)?

A. I have never done this.
B. I have managed one or more projects that involved performing simple tasks on a checklist or schedule.
C. I have managed one or more projects that were basic in nature. That is, there were few objectives, project team members were from within my immediate department, resources were readily available, deadlines were feasible, etc.
D. I have managed one or more projects that were moderately complicated in nature. That is, there were multiple objectives, limited but available resources, tight deadlines, and participation from people in different work groups etc.
E. I have managed one or more projects that were highly complicated in nature. That is, there were many objectives, a long-term schedule, scarce resources, difficult deadlines, participation from many people across the organization, and significant impact on the organization's goals.

20. Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience tracking progress towards project objectives?

A. I have never done this.
B. I have provided status reports in a non-technical narrative form (e.g., described the project status in a conversation or e-mail).
C. I have used formal but basic and non-structured methods like a log book or project notes.
D. I have used formal, structured methods like a checklist, a "to do" list, a spreadsheet, etc.
E. I have used formal, automated methods such as software specifically designed for project management.

21. Which of the following best describes your experience with project team leadership?

A. I have never participated in project teams.
B. I have worked on team projects, but had my work planned and organized for me by someone else.
C. I have planned, organized, and worked on a team project, but was not in the formal leadership role.
D. I have had a leadership role on one or more small (e.g., 6 or fewer members) project teams, assuming responsibility for the project.
E. I have had a leadership role on one or more large (e.g., more than 6 members) project teams, assuming responsibility for the project.

22. Which of the following best describes your experience managing, implementing, or consulting on imaging projects to convert a range of paper document types and other media to digital formats?

A. I have never had to deal with this.
B. I have recognized problems with a project as they arose and informed those who could solve them.
C. I have taken initiative myself to resolve problems with a project as they arose.
D. I have anticipated problems ahead of time and dealt with them as they arose.
E. I have anticipated problems ahead of time and developed formal contingency plans as part of the project plan to prevent the problems or minimize their impact.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

23. Which of the following best describes your background in configuring, operating, or troubleshooting digital imaging software programs such as SilverFast, Adobe Photoshop, and Capture One software?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

24. Which of the following best describes your background in connecting, setting up, calibrating and ensuring proper operation of digital imaging hardware such as computers, servers, scanners, and printers?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

25. Which of the following best describes your background in configuring, testing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting digital imaging hardware and associated programs (servers, operating systems, CD recording devices, printers, scanners, etc.)?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

26. Which of the following best describes your background in performing technical assessments of the image quality of scanners and output devices?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

27. Which of the following best describes your background using image analysis software to measure image quality defects of scanners and digital cameras?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

28. Which of the following best describes your background in using color management software to produce custom profiles to calibrate scanners, digital cameras and printers?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

29. Which of the following best describes your background in overseeing projects involving the preparation and converting of textual records, photographic materials, microfilm, artwork and three-dimensional artifacts into digital formats?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

30. Which of the following best describes your background in configuring, using, and maintaining digital imaging hardware such as computers, scanners, and recording devices?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

31. Which of the following best describes your background with high-resolution overhead capture systems, including Hasselbad and Phase One?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

If you chose response C, D, or E in the previous statement, please cite where in your resume/application for employment the relevant experience/competencies were gained. Include the name of the company/agency and position held at that company/agency. If your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted accordingly. If you chose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable". (Note: The space limitation is 500 characters.)

32. Which of the following best describes your background in performing digital image file management, including file tracking, transfer, and storage?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

33. Which of the following best describes your background in digital image manipulation, enhancement, and correction using software?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

34. Which of the following best describes your background in performing quality control on digital images?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

35. Which of the following best describes your background in handling fragile archival materials such as textual materials, artifacts, photographs or film?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

36. Which of the following best describes your background in providing hands-on, technical support and guidance to a digital imaging services unit or function, such as relaying techniques use capture images, enhance image quality, extract metadata, or prepare database information?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

37. Which of the following best describes your background in conducting training, providing tours, or speaking to large groups?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

38. Which of the following best describes your background in preparing technical written materials on digital imaging project issues, such as study reports, standard operating procedures, technical training manuals, correspondence to agency officials?

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have extensive experience in performing this task and have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance; or I have supervised or trained others in the performance of this task.

39. If invited for an interview, would you be able to provide a portfolio of at least ten images you have taken, which represent your skill in scanning and photographing various media types?

A. No
B. Yes