Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12, which is related directly to this line of work.
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples are: Demonstrated directing experience with state-of-the-art live television broadcasts with emphasis on energetic news (i.e. daily news in prime time viewing, live election coverage and breaking/live event coverage), including responsibility to simultaneously direct, technical direct, trigger graphics and trigger video clips in a show. Experience mapping rundowns with producers, camera blocking and background staging. Experience working with producers and graphics departments composing graphics for video wall. Directing experience with technical directing skills involving a broad range of news, cultural issues and in foreign languages within a complex state of the art studio or equally complex studio in the field such as the Newseum. Demonstrated use of video switchers with three mix/effect banks. Regularly directs giving verbal instructions to various crew and production members and directly controls automated production systems while updating rundown as broadcasts are in progress.
Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
This position may require you to serve a 1-year probationary period
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once your resume or application is submitted a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.
To assist in determining if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your job qualifications. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Competitive Examining Procedures: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire or KSAs (as applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.
You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.
Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated "outstanding" proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: "Application of Veterans' Preference: the Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.