Visual Information Specialist (Interactive Multimedia Instruction)
Department of the Army - Fort Knox, KY

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is located at Fort Knox one of the premier training centers in the world. It is the sixth largest urban community in the commonwealth of Ky. There are many sightseeing/tourism activities in the Fort Knox area.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

The business travel requirement is 10 percent.

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized.

DUTIES:
The duties of this position include;

  • Capture audio/visual images and create/edit graphics for inclusion in Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) products. Digitize images and convert standard audio/video into streaming media clips/slideshows. Identify programming requirements of material for computer applications & coding of authoring software.
  • Perform alpha/beta tests on IMI products to ensure compatibility with current programs.
  • Use Commercial off the shelf software (COTS) and Government off the shelf software (GOTS) to design/develop/write/edit/maintain computer generated presentations and IMI products.
  • Work with Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS), VI Specialists and Education Technicians to ensure format/content of IMI products is appropriate for course/audience comprehension level.
  • Participate in After Action Reviews (AARs) in support of training courses.
  • Convert IMI materials to audio graphics format.
  • Establish/maintain connectivity; troubleshoot audio/video connections.
  • Write/provide technical material for computer software and internally developed programs.
  • Maintain working knowledge of availability/capabilities of COTS, GOTS, and/or internally developed programs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
GS-09:
Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-09 grade, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade GS-07 in the Federal service or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves digitizing and creating or converting Interactive Multimedia Instructional (IMI) materials to streaming media clips, streaming media slideshows, audio graphic formats, and coding of authoring software. Create streaming media adding music, sound, or narration to digital pictures. Write or provide technical guidance and training materials for computer software and internally developed programs.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Of Visual Arts Methods And Techniques
  • Knowledge Of Computer Software
  • Knowledge Of Video Teletraining (VTT)
  • Ability To Provide Technical Guidance
OR

Education: To qualify at the GS-09 using education, you must possess a Master’s or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree from an accredited college or university(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

OR

Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: Specialized experience as described above, but less than one year specialized experience and I have less than two years of graduate-level education as described above. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Undergraduate and Graduate Education : Major study -- commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position.

Advanced training in a vocational school, technical institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

A personnel security investigation is required.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
OTHER INFORMATION:
Other Requirements:
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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• This is a Career Program Position (CP 34 ).

• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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