Producer
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Arlington, VA

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (“ I CARE ”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/ . KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation. DUTIES:

This position is located within the VHA Employee Education System, Office of the Chief Learning Officer for Media and Outreach, in Arlington, VA. You will serve as an Executive Video Producer for EES. Duties will include:

  • Determining appropriateness, selecting, developing, and delivering video based media products and services.
  • Designing Products and crafting them for use in broadcast, standard linear videotape, or other mediums such as the web or digital media.
  • Producing and directing live television programs.
  • Interpreting client needs for both educational and communications/outreach.
  • Producing and directing linear video productions.
  • Directing crews, selecting and specifying production equipment that successfully interprets the vision of the writer, client, and other relevant principals.
  • Developing accredited educational content, and working with professional educators and instructional design staff to develop projects.
  • Applying the most effective media capability to achieve a desired outcome in education and communication fields.
  • Location and on-air directing, superviso of graphics and animation authoring as well as supervising, editing, and lighting
  • Producing, scriptwriting, and directing, video productions of various formats such as documentary, biographical, historical, informational, educational, and dramatic.
  • Performed similar work in other related television production skills/disciplines such as videography, editing, set design, lighting design, engineering, audio mixing, and floor managing, etc.
  • Managing high end production resources for distribution to a national audience.
  • Managing large quantities of complex video based projects along with other media.
  • Acting as a mentor to media staff and assisting other educational, public affairs, and other VA staff to better understand, use, and evaluate the best use of media to better achieve client and target population outcomes.
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Specialized Experience: 1 year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Producer, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-12 grade level. Examples of Specialized experience are: Experience in editing, lighting, location and on-air directing, camera, graphics, and animation; experience producing, scriptwriting, and directing video productions of various formats such as documentary, biographical, historical, informational, educational, and dramatic; and experience in other related television production skills/disciplines such as videography, editing, set/lighting design, engineering, audio missing, and floor managing, etc. Experience in the actual type of work for which application is made. Unpaid experience is creditable, provided the work done was of a quality level and demonstrated the ability required for the position. This includes work directly connected with the production aspects of the field(s) of the position to be filled. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Ability to produce media with the highest level of production values, for national public distribution and broadcast programs and Public Service announcements (ex. PBS National Red Book Standards)
  • Knowledge of the disciplines and skills involved in producing, scriptwriting and directing video productions or various formats such as documentary, biographical, historical, informational, educational and dramatic.
  • Experience in other related television production skills/disciplines such as videography, editing, set design, engineering, audio mixing and floor managing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple and concurrent complex video production products which at any given time are in various stages of production and manage daily activities as well as functioning as a team member of internal and external groups.
Physical Demands

Work is performed in a wide variety of environments. Stooping, standing, lifting, and other physical demands may be required.

Work Environment

Virtually any environment, from studio to field sites may be necessary. Travel may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

Veteran's Preference:
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;

Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and

Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available. BENEFITS:

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp .

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp ). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: Townsite Plaza 2
120 SE 6th Street
Ste 120
Topeka, KS 66603
USA

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...