While the position title for the announcement is Photographer (Presrevation), this is for a Senior Lead Motion Picture Preservation Laboratory position at NARA's College Park, MD location. The Duties and requirements are as follows and the full description, instructions, and application are online at: http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=38765454
The incumbent will serve as the technical expert and head of the Motion Picture Laboratory in the Special Media Preservation Branch of the Preservation Policy and Services Division. Perform the most difficult lab and reproduction tasks. Operate highly specialized motion picture equipment. Monitor and control the flow of work relating to the preservation duplication of motion picture films. The materials are on a wide variety of formats and are in varying degrees of condition.
The incumbent will make recommendations for procedural changes. Monitor and plan for equipment and supply needs. Determine the need for repair, replacement, or modification of lab equipment. Control and monitor quality assurance for all phases of the motion picture lab. Control and monitor the quality of work accepted from contractor and NARA motion picture labs. Supervise a staff engaged in a wide variety of photographic processes.
o be considered for this position at the GS-11 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 in the federal service.
Specialized Experience is experience which shows that you have the knowledges, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully. This type of experience is generally obtained from having worked in a position similar to the position being filled. Examples of specialized experience include performing motion picture preservation, restoration, and reproduction.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
A background investigation will be required for this position: a preliminary criminal history check and credit check may be initiated prior to final offer of employment.
Time-in-grade restrictions apply for current Federal employees applying under merit promotion procedures.
You must have one year of Federal service at the GS-10 to be eligible for the GS-11.
Time-in-grade restrictions do not apply under public notice procedures.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
ategory rating is being used for this position. Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single quality category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, we will further evaluate your entire application package to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best qualified, 2) well qualified, or 3) qualified. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.
Best qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient or highly proficient in most of the non-major aspects of the position.
Well qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications but are not proficient in most aspects of the position.
On plain paper, list each of the following knowledges, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) separately and explain how your experience, education, training, self-development activities, appraisals, awards, etc. relate to each KSAO and this position. Please limit your narratives to one page per KSAO. KSAO summary statements that address all KSAOs together are not acceptable.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of techniques and processes of motion picture photography including correct color balance and exposure using laboratory aim density controls, sensitometric and densitometric tests.
2. Demonstrated ability to test, evaluate, monitor, and maintain equipment and supplies in order to repair, replace, or modify lab equipment such as printers, processors, color analyzers and viewing tables.
3. Demonstrated ability to properly handle, repair, and print damaged, fragile and deteriorated motion picture footage using highly specialized motion picture equipment including specialized printers, special effects equipment, optical reduction printers, etc. for archival preservation.
4. Demonstrated ability to efficiently establish an appropriate course of action for self and others to accomplish specific goals and evaluate completed work to ensure quality standards are achieved and instructions are properly followed.
To be considered for this position, you must submit KSAO narrative statements with your application package.
Supervisory Motion Picture Preservation Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration