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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Audiovisual Production Specialist, GS-1071-09

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Washington, D.C.
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Who May Apply:
US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Audiovisual Production Specialist in the Support Services Division (SSD), Office of Administration (OA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). OJP's mission is to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs. For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, and assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communities. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding, and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges.


  • This position is located in the Support Services Division (SSD), Office of Administration (OA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The incumbent serves as an audiovisual production specialist for coordinating the design, development, and presentation of photographic and audiovisual products related to Office of Justice Programs (OJP) programs and activities to include instructional design and the development of computer based training (CBT) using instructional design for the purpose of communicating training goals, imparting knowledge, and providing formal training instruction, and testing.

    Applications will be accepted from:
    1. U.S. Citizens with no prior Federal service,
    2. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointment, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility,
    3. ICTAP eligibilities,
    4. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, returned Peace Corps volunteers, individuals covered by an interchange agreement, or,
    5. Individuals eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

    This vacancy is open to both U.S. Citizens and Status applicants. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

    This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.


    Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants made on line must be received must be received by the closing date of this announcement. You can obtain this form by contacting Avue Digital Service at (800) 407-0147. This form must be received in the Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. The Human Resources Office must receive all other information requested in the vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

    Supporting Documentation: ALL applicants must submit a Resume, showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). To receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. To receive consideration as a disabled person, you must submit a letter from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in the state in which you live or a private physician, certifying your disability.

    If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion (Status Eligibles Only) you must also submit: A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; showing 'Tenure' and 'Position Occupied and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal must be submitted with your application; if you do not have a recent (dated within the last 18 months) performance appraisal to submit, please provide a separate statement explaining why you can't provide this document. ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans preference see

    In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see

    College Transcripts: You must submit a photocopy of your college transcript (s). If selected, an official/seal transcript will be required prior to appointment to the position. If you are using your education to qualify for the position and do not attach your college transcripts, you will lose consideration for the position.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualificaiton requirements, you must show that education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U. S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U. S. accredited college or university. For further informaiton, vist:

    This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Support Services Division (SSD), Office of Administration (OA), Office of Justice Programs. The OJP is accessible by public transportation including Metro, MARC and VRE commuter trains and is located at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station (accessible on the Green, Yellow and Red lines). More information about our agency is available at:

    The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown area, most of which are located within walking distance. DOJ also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

    Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free. This benefit is for employees who use qualifying public transportation.

    Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

    Employee Assistance Program is a counseling, education and referral service that helps employees manage personal and professional responsibilities (e.g., adoption, adult care, legal services).

    Flexible work arrangements: DOJ offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternate work schedules afford an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.


  • Manages and coordinates the administrative and logistical details of a production, including: planning and organizing the work of writers, editors, actors, narrators, musicians, set designers, and/or audio and lighting technicians.
  • Resolves production issues and problems. Communicates with clients to discuss and review the progress of the production, maintains budget control throughout the life of the project, resolves scheduling problems, procures needed props and equipment, and selects and arranges sites for on-location shooting.
  • Directs and/or edits video productions. Responsible for the values and aesthetic quality of the production. Coordinates the various stages of the audiovisual production process. Coordinates the sets and lighting, selecting music and sound effects, rehearsing actors, and determining camera placement and angles.

    Designs computer-based training (CBT) using the latest learning technologies.

    Creates the theory of a course and determines how on-line technologies can be used to mommunicate training program goals.
  • Directs, produces, and/or edits live and pre-recorded audio segments and program elements. Responsible for the values and aesthetic quality of the production. Coordinates the various stages of the audio production process. Regularly maintains and adjusts equipment.

Contact Information:

Ludonlar M. Calahan
Ludonlar M. Calahan

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