PHOTOGRAPHER
Department of the Army - Jackson, MS

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens having joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your States, and your community!

MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS : Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible position as required by TPR 303. Although conditions of employment, such as grade/rank restrictions, medical, technician compatibility, etc., are not used to determine an applicantÂ’s eligibility to apply for a position, the applicant must meet the conditions prior to appointment in the position. The compatibility requirements for this position are:

Military Appointment & DAOC/DMOS: Officer - CMF 25, 46, or 53

Warrant Officer - MOS 125D, 255A, 255N, or 255D

Enlisted - CMF 46 or MOS 25V

Minimum & Maximum Military Grade: E1 - 05 (Note: You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.)

This position is located at JFH--MS-J6, Jackson, MS

PDCN D1591000

AREA OF CONSIDERATION : This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is restricted to current Guard members of the Mississippi Army or Air National Guard.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must maintain membership in National Guard for continuous employment. DUTIES:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in an information management organization. The purpose of the position is to create visual products covering a broad range of subject areas, to enhance or symbolize an idea that has been described in words, to produce an emotional effect, or to present information that cannot be expressed adequately in words alone. This involves the taking of still photographs or tape video for the documentation of events, training or educational purposes. The incumbent then utilizes development processes or specialized computerized programs to enhance the resultant image(s). QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicants must possess experience, education, or training which demonstrates the ability to operate such cameras and related equipment as still cameras, copy cameras, 8mm and 35mm motion picture cameras; and knowledge of developing and printing processes and related techniques.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must posses 24 months of experience in "custom" photography, such as special developing and previewing techniques, and use of appropriate cameras to meet individualized requirement, i.e., still and motion, ultra high speed, stop still, etc.; experience in exploiting the potentials of available equipment and conducting tests on photo materials; experience in setting up special equipment to create special affects.

NOTE: Your application must contain a description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS : Selected individual must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance for this position and/or the compatible military position.

MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : A pre-placement physical examination may be required for this position. Selected individual must maintain any medical/physical standards for this position and/or the compatible military position.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY : The Mississippi National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Placement will be made without discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership or nonmembership in an employee organization. However, the Mississippi National Guard reserves the right to enforce military physical, age, and gender requirements to positions which are essentially military in nature or for which military membership is required.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours, or the equivalent), for 12 months of the required experiece.

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
PARTICIPATION IN DIRECT DEPOSIT IS MANDATORY.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION EXPENSES: NO PCS WILL BE AUTHORIZED. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and support documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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