<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Visual Information Specialist perform day-to-day audio-visual operations of the FAA studio and broadcast control room, maintaining necessary equipment and scheduling of events in the studio and auditorium.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge applicable to audiovisual/graphic design and production techniques for a wide range of media productions techniques, to plan and conduct functional activities for projects/programs. Knowledge of the operation for HD recording devices such as Avid Airspeed, 360 Systems Image Store, or similar. Has an understanding of digital multilayered audio console operation.<br /><br />He/she has experience in creating mix-minus outputs, build audio sub groups, provide independent/multiple destination outputs, and multi-channel recording. Knowledge of Solid State Logic, Calrec and Yamaha broadcast consoles/equipment to include cameras, lights, audio recording devices, web video streaming devices, and sound engineering devices.<br /><br />The specialist independently plan time, identifies, and organizes available resources to accomplish projects/programs/activities. He/she may identify and request additional resources, as needed. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Facilitates FAA customers' audio-visual needs for broadcast and webcast events. Experience with Ross, Grass Valley, or Sony broadcast switchers or equivalent. Oversees setting up broadcast events, recording events and editing as necessary. The specialist uses Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer for video editing. He/she is responsible for delivering the final video in an appropriate format for internal and external distribution.<br /><br />He/she works with both internal FAA customers and external clients on various video production needs, producing, filming and editing videos based on FAA priorities. May act as a point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures. He/she works with FAA customers to fully understand and recommend innovative approaches for their studio needs/requests. Works with colleagues, to develop full-scale productions, including; pre-production, scripting, scheduling, studio and location production, post production editing, graphics, animation, and closed captioning.<br /><br />Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion for specialist to select the most appropriate approach(es) or develop new approaches. He/She assists in the maintenance of the FAA's studio, managing necessary equipment and serving as a principle point of contact in the scheduling of various recordings. Provides expertise in the auditorium and studio operations, so that all systems are operational and available for agency's use.<br /><br />He/she sets up various studio recording events and provides editing as necessary. Works on the technical set-ups for both live and on-demand web streams. Works on the interconnections between the broadcast control room and the post-production systems to achieve overall success. He/she resolves most problems and work issues encountered without the assistance of a manager, project/program manager or more experienced specialist. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues.<br /><br />Work is reviewed periodically, typically through status reports and at project completion, to ensure policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or work activities. The work impacts the objectives of one or more organization and may affect the objectives of the FAA, as well as have an effect on external customers.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required – The job does not require any travel.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> NA <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.</li> <li>Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)</li> <li>Some, all or none of the referred candidates may be interviewed.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-G or FG/GS-10) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE </strong>is defined as:<br /><br />Experience in the design, developmental, and visualization of various multimedia communications projects, including digital signage. <br /><br />You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.<br /><br />Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.<br /><br /><strong>*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*</strong><br /><br />Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.<br /><br />Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.<br /><br />**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be substituted for experience.<br /><br />Preview Job Questionnaire <br /> Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.<br />Position may be subject to a background investigation.<br />A one-year probationary period may be required.<br />The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.<br /><br /><strong>NOTES:</strong><br /><br />1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.<br /><br />In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.<br /><br />2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http: jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm <br /><br />3) This <strong>Level 1 (Low Risk)</strong> position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.<br /><br />4) This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AOC-19-0002TY-62907 . Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.<br /><br />This is a bargaining unit position.<br /><br /><b>Links to Important Information: </b> Locality Pay , COLA <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><b>IMPORTANT:</b> Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.<br /><br />Applicants who are or have been employed by the Federal Government should also upload a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).<br /><br />For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http: www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.<br /><br />Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.<br /><br />Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.<br /><br />Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.<br /><br />If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.<br /><br />If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https: eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http: www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .<br /><br />Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.