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Grade: 13
* 1.I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service in electronic field video production (EFP), television/studio video production, video camera operation, video animation, and multimedia services to include planning, budgeting, producing and directing video multimedia productions delivered in a wide variety of file formats. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in planning video projects, conducting meetings, preparing procurement statements of work, estimating and operating within budget limitations for a video project, producing and directing talent and crew members to produce video multimedia products and services to accomplish organizational goals. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have provided broad guidance to other team members to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  2. I have led, supervised, and managed an administrative staff in the design and delivery of a program or project.
  3. I have led subordinate staff of widely varying occupations to implement numerous programs and projects.
  4. I have led teams and groups of staff to accomplish organizational goals.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Select the statements that describe your experience and skills with adapting your leadership style to obtain effective results. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have experience with leveraging my leadership style to build strength through acceptance including using my influence without authority.
  2. I have experience determining and utilizing the concepts of intent, impact, feedback, and active listening and possess a clear understanding of the important role these techniques have to be an effective leader.
  3. I have experience with identifying and removing barriers and effectively resolving conflict in the workplace by implementing quality treatment and consistency to begin the process of positive organizational change.
  4. I have the knowledge and experience of how to have employees in their area of responsibility feel like a valued part of the workgroup.
  5. I have experience with reinforcing openness and consistency in leading others.
  6. I possess the insight into how diversity plays a role in enhancing performance.
  7. I have experience with applying team processes and tools to foster commitment, increase trust, empower people, and create unification for accomplishing work and organizational goals through peers and subordinates.
  8. I have experience with coaching and building teamwork by valuing diversity, encouraging participation, and obtaining commitment to accomplishing common goals.
  9. I have the skills to create employee buy-in to change processes, overcome barriers, and decrease resistance.
  10. I have skills to diagnose, assess, and assist poor performers.
  11. I have experience with developing strategic approaches for managing and analyzing information in high-pressure situations.
  12. I have experience creating an environment that rewards teamwork and understand how to measure team performance in terms of both content and process.
  13. None of the above


* 4.Select the response(s) that describes the producer, director, and video camera operation duties you have performed. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Planned work to be accomplished by crew, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for completion of work.
  2. Developed Statements of Work for video production work and evaluated work performance of crew and talent.
  3. Given advice, counsel, or instruction to crew and talent on both video production work and administrative matters.
  4. Interviewed candidates for casting calls (talent) and recommended/selected for use in video production work.
  5. Identified new equipment and software to support video production based on organizational goals and budget constraints.
  6. Assigned tasks and responsibilities to project/team members.
  7. Reviewed work completed by project/team members for technical adequacy.
  8. Resolved or facilitated the resolution of conflicts, differences or problems among project/team members.
  9. Evaluated the effectiveness of completed projects.
  10. None of the above


* 5.Select the statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communication skills you routinely and independently apply at work. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  2. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  3. Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  4. Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies, and/or standards.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Select the response(s) that indicate(s) the types of written products you have produced. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Develop comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for agency managers or officials.
  2. Write correspondence or other written materials that are persuasive in clear, logical, and concise language for varied audiences.
  3. Write responses to Congressional and other important inquiries regarding human resources issues.
  4. Draft policy, memorandums and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  5. Provide responses to Departmental or Congressional inquires as directed by management.
  6. Draft and prepare guidelines and procedural materials.
  7. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  8. Review reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  9. None of the above.


* 7.Select the response(s) that best describes your oral communication skills. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have conducted briefings to upper management under challenging circumstances. Communication involved answering difficult questions, debating an issue, and proving a point.
  2. I have conducted briefings or training to large groups of individuals with favorable responses.
  3. I have prepared and exchanged information that was routine in nature. Communication involved little or no interaction with the audience.
  4. I have conducted liaison with other government agency personnel to discuss best practices, and to resolve, obtain, and provide information.
  5. I have clarified/interpreted rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  6. I have communicated technical information to internal and external audiences.
  7. I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  8. I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  9. I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  10. I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  11. I have communicated at all levels of management, with other government agency officials, the private sector, contractors, civic organizations, business leaders, congressional staff, etc.
  12. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of experience in producing and directing work involving support of the EEO and Section 508 aspects of video production (EFP and Studio)? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 9.Select the statement(s) that describe your experience accomplishing special projects and short turnaround assignments. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. I have experience rearranging workload priorities to accommodate special project and short turnaround assignments while maintaining a timely and high quality level of performance on other assigned actions.
  2. I have experience dealing with assignments that are "out-of-the-ordinary", oftentimes with program personnel that have no prior experience with Government contracts.
  3. I have experience completing projects under a great deal of pressure to meet extremely short deadlines while dealing with demands for action that may be impossible or unfeasible.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.Please rate your knowledge and experience utilizing scheduling software and techniques on multimedia projects. Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Minimally Knowledgeable
  2. Moderately Knowledgeable
  3. Very Knowledgeable
  4. Subject Matter Expert
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of experience with regards to technical expertise in the areas of electronic field & studio video production, as well as video camera operation? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience monitoring and requesting multimedia products and services in the Federal government according to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?
  1. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 13.Select the software applications that you are proficient with (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the software's functionality/capabilities.) Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Video Editing Software
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Audio Editing Software
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Presentation software other than Microsoft PowerPoint
  6. Microsoft Excel
  7. Spreadsheet software other than Excel
  8. Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS)
  9. None of the Above


* 14.Select the response that best describes your experience producing and directing an audio visual production. Please ensure your response is supported by your resume.
  1. Set the short-range (1-2 years) objectives for the accomplishments of work.
  2. Set long-range (3-5 years) plans for the organization considering the possible changes in program direction and national goals.
  3. Directed, planned, or developed a program utilizing new technology and innovative approaches using quality management techniques.
  4. Advised and consulted and/or negotiated with customers in the promotion of programs.
  5. None of the above.


* 15.Please indicate the number of years of experience you have in producing and directing EFP titles? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. 5 or more years
  2. 3 or more years but less than 5 years
  3. 1 or more years but less than 3 years
  4. Less than 1 year
  5. None of the above


* 16.Please indicate the number of years of experience you have in producing and directing studio productions? Please ensure that your response is supported by your resume.
  1. 5 or more years
  2. 3 or more years but less than 5 years
  3. 1 or more years but less than 3 years
  4. Less than 1 year
  5. None of the above


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the rating level you received for your last performance appraisal. Please provide a copy of your performance appraisal.
  1. Outstanding
  2. Exceeds Fully Successful
  3. Fully Successful/Pass
  4. Minimally Satisfactory
  5. Unacceptable/Fail
  6. None of the above


* 2.Select the types of awards you have received within the last three years.
  1. Quality Step Increase
  2. Special Act or Time-Off-Award
  3. Performance Award
  4. Honorary Award
  5. Letter of Commendation
  6. None of the above


* 3.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax or upload required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Do you understand and agree to all the above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.How did you learn about this position?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. TV
  6. Poster
  7. Private Employment Office
  8. State Employment Office (Unemployment Office)
  9. Agency Human Resources Department (Bulletin board or other announcement)
  10. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  11. Federal, state or local Job Information Center
  12. Religious organization
  13. College, University or career placement counselor
  14. Friend or relative working for this agency
  15. Friend or relative not working for this agency
  16. USAJOBS
  17. Professional Association
  18. Publication
  19. Career Fair (Please state the name of the Career Fair under Other)
  20. Conference (Please state the name of the Conference under Other)
  21. College Event (Please state the name of the College Event under Other)
  22. Other






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