PHOTOGRAPHER, GS-10/11 (External), Buffalo Field Office at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
Location: Buffalo, New York
Open to ALL U.S. Citizens
Opening Date: February, 20, 2018
Closing Date: March, 6, 2018 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to HR Specialist Alexander C. Butera at (304) 625-3155 or ACButera@fbi.gov
Position: Photographer, GS-10/11
Division: Buffalo Field Office
Location: Buffalo, NY - HQC
Working Hours: 8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
GS-10 $57,560.00 - $74,830.00
GS-11 $63,239.00 - $82,214.00
Full Performance level: GS-12
Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
- Travel: Some travel to other field offices in support of ongoing investigations may be required. Selectee may be required to perform collateral duties in support of the operations and functions of the field office as needed.
- Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license for the state of residence as well as obtain a government license for the operation of government vehicles if selected for the position.
- Physical Demands: Work may involve climbing, carrying of heavy equipment, stooping, crouching, crawling, and kneeling as required to achieve the desired picture.
- Must be able and willing to work effectively under extreme conditions such as hot and cold temperatures, confined areas, and high places. Work may often be under conditions which are potentially dangerous.
- Must be willing to testify in a court of law
- Must be willing to view violent crime scenes
- Must be willing to work lengthy shifts without breaks
- Must be willing to work odd-hour shifts and holidays
- Must be able and willing to work with photographic chemicals, i.e., not allergic to metal, etc.
- Must be willing to conduct aerial photography
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
- Performs a complex range of criminal and investigative photography involving the most complex surveillance, crime scene, and aerial assignments.
- Installs, modifies, and adapts photographic equipment techniques and processes with regard to new and unprecedented situations.
- Operates highly specialized and sophisticated camera equipment, some specifically developed and/or adapted for criminal and investigative photography.
- Captures and processes all types of images relating to criminal, investigative, and public relations matters.
- Performs complex surveillance photography wherein sophisticated equipment such as concealment and light amplification devices are used.
- Performs crime scene and aerial photography in a variety of environmental conditions requiring calculation of proper exposure and focus.
- Conducts on site photographic surveys to determine the equipment necessary to complete the assignment and achieve desired results.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies
- Technical Photography (Forensic, Investigative, Operational)
- Organizing and Planning
- Technology Application
GS-10: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 grade level.
Specialized Experience is:
- Performed a variety of camera work to complete photography assignments
- Used a variety of photography equipment
- Maintained photography inventory
- Provided technical advice regarding photography
- Wrote communications to document items photographed
Specialized Experience is :
- Performed photography work in an investigative or law enforcement environment involving complex assignments in a variety of situations
- Performed photography work in an intelligence field using highly specialized camera equipment which may have been adapted specifically for investigative or criminal photography
- Performed crime scene and aerial photographic assignments
Education may not be substituted at these grade levels.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1: Click the "Start" button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account.
Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
- Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
- A complete assessment questionnaire
- Other supporting documents ( if applicable ):
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
- Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
- Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
- Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later
To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment".
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field. Click "Continue".
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions".
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
- The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
- Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
- Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
- Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
- If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 24-month probationary period has concluded.
- Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
- Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
- The month/year work began
- Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
- Specific duties performed
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov , telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp