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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 From the list below select the response(s) that best reflect the roles you have performed producing video/multimedia projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Camera Operator
  • Audio Technician
  • Lighting Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Narrator
  • Actor
  • Production Designer
  • Art Director
  • Teleprompter Operator
  • None of the above
3 From the list below select the principles and practices in which you have experience in the production of video and multimedia programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Studio Production
  • Field Production
  • Live Production
  • Writing and Analyzing Scripts
  • Scheduling Video Personnel
  • Planning Video Projects
  • Creating Story Boards
  • Shot Sheets
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience in all phases of video and multimedia production, from pre-production through post-production and dissemination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 From the list below select the statement that best represents your highest level of ability to conceptualize, plan, schedule, manage and produce highly complex and large-scale multimedia projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not managed complex and large-scale multimedia projects.
  • I have managed some complex and small-scale multimedia projects.
  • I have managed several complex and large-scale multimedia projects.
  • I have managed multiple complex and large-scale multimedia projects at the same time.
6 From the list below select the responses that best reflect the audio/video/multimedia functions in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • 3D Modeling/Animation
  • Multimedia for Mobile Platforms
  • Video Streaming Services
  • Spherical 360 Video
  • Video and Audio for Social Media Outlets
  • Video Acquisition via Drone
  • Cable/Satellite Technology for Television
  • Website Development
  • Coding and Scripting
  • Network Infrastructure
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience designing, developing and maintaining databases and digital asset management systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience operating professional High Definition (HD) video/multimedia equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training and/or experience operating professional HD video/multimedia equipment.
  • I have education and/or training operating professional HD video/multimedia equipment; however, I do not have real world experience.
  • I have real world experienced operating professional HD video/multimedia equipment with supervisory assistance.
  • I have real world experience operating professional HD video/multimedia equipment without supervisory assistance.
  • I am considered an expert operating professional HD video/multimedia equipment and I have assisted others when operating video/multimedia equipment.
9 From the list below select the types of cameras in which you have operational experience. Answer to this question is required
  • High Definition Professional Studio Cameras.
  • High Definition Professional Camcorders.
  • Sports and Action Cameras (i.e. GoPros).
  • Spherical 360 Video Cameras.
  • Remote Camera Systems.
  • Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Cameras.
  • Micro Cameras.
  • Consumer Camcorders.
  • High Speed Cameras.
  • None of the above.
10 From the list below select the types of equipment you have a working knowledge of and understand their functions and capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Still Digital Cameras
  • Photographic and Production Printers
  • Thermal Printers
  • Alternate Light Sources
  • Video Cameras
  • Video Editing Consoles
  • Laser Scanner
  • Adobe Suite or Equivalent Software
  • CAD Based Software
  • None of the above
11 Do you have knowledge of emerging multimedia technologies and frequently reviewing technical publications to stay informed about changing formats, codecs, standards and software applications? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 From the list below, select the statement that best represents your training and/or experience with respect to your technical digital media skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience related to this activity.
  • I lead social media projects using website technologies, including computer graphic techniques, engagement platforms, and analytics tools.
  • I update and maintain web content based on requests from others.
  • I use digital images, video, and electronically-produced graphics to create original social media content.
13 From the list below select the statement that best describes your knowledge of Geospatial Imaging technology used to produce visual and geospatial data, such as, geospatial hardware and software, satellite imagery, web development, and scripting and network infrastructure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of or experience in the use of Geospatial imaging technology.
  • I have working knowledge of and experience in using Geospatial imaging technology.
  • I have extensive knowledge and I am considered an expert in using Geospatial imaging technology which I have used to produce visual and geospatial data.
  • None of the above.
14 From the list below select the statement that best describes your experience researching, testing and evaluating video production equipment and software for the purpose of justifying purchases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience performing this task.
  • I have training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have been consulted as an expert in this task, have supervised the performance of this task by others and/or have trained others to perform this task.
15 From the list below select the statement that best represents your highest level of experience in resolving difficult and complex technical problems encountered in the production of multimedia and video. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience resolving difficult and complex technical problems.
  • I have some experience resolving difficult and complex technical problems.
  • I have extensive experience resolving difficult and complex technical problems.
  • I have extensive experience resolving difficult and complex problems and team members seek my assistance in such matters.
16 From the list below select the statement that best describes your training and/or experience using video editing software on non-linear editing systems and platforms to create special effects for video and multimedia productions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience using non-linear systems or creating multi-media productions.
  • I have had education, experience and/or training using video editing software to create special effects for video and multi-media productions, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have, with the assistance of a supervisor or senior employee, used video editing software on a non-linear editing system and created special effects for video and multimedia productions.
  • I have used video editing software on a non-linear editing system and created special effects for video and multimedia productions as a regular part of my job independently and without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert using video editing software on non-linear editing systems and platforms. I also created special effects for video and multimedia productions for internal and external clientele.
17 From the list below select the types of video/audio editing techniques in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Basic “Cuts-Only” Editing
  • Multi-Camera Editing
  • Color Correcting
  • Chroma-Keying
  • Nesting Layers
  • Image Compositing
  • Key Framing Clips
  • Image Stabilization and Tracking
  • Motion Graphics
  • Audio Editing
  • None of the above
18 From the list below select the response(s) that best reflects the post-production functions you have performed in the production of a video project. Answer to this question is required
  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Compositing
  • Audio Editing
  • DVD Authoring
  • Encoding video for the WEB
  • Closed captioning
  • Logging Meta Data
  • None of the above
19 From the list below select the statement that best describes your knowledge/experience to authentically design and develop web-based or televised productions that are similar to television commercials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have limited knowledge and/or experience creating web-based or television-like productions.
  • I was a part of a team that was responsible for designing and developing web-based or television-like productions using narrative elements, images, sounds, movements, lighting and writing and editing strategies.
  • I have independently designed and developed web-based or television-like productions using narrative elements, images, sounds, movements, lighting and writing and editing strategies without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have provided guidance and practical execution tips to fellow employees and/or outside entities in reference to creating web-based or television-like productions using narrative elements, images, sounds, movements, lighting and writing and editing strategies.
20 From the list below select the response that best describes your experience with 3D model rendering, animation, and post production. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience performing 3D model rendering, animation and post production.
  • I have training and experience using 3D model rendering, animation and post production, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have performed 3D model rendering, animation and post production with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed 3D model rendering, animation and post production as a regular part of my job independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have been consulted as an expert in performing 3D model rendering, animation and post production, have supervised others and/or have trained others in 3D model rendering, animation and post production.
21 Have you written scripts for video's to include narration, descriptions of shot selections and graphics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Have you written papers describing technical processes for a non-technical audience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Do you have experience working with assignments of a varying nature with short deadlines and competing demands for attention? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 From the list below select the types of audiences for whom you have written and/or edited materials. Answer to this question is required
  • Employees and/or managers of state and local government agencies
  • General public
  • Congress
  • Senior government officials
  • Private industry
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Ethnically diverse audiences
  • Media
  • Public affairs professionals
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you learn about this Secret Service position? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Internet Site recruitment
  • Private Employment Web Site
  • Other Internet Site
  • Poster
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • TV/Radio
  • Student association
  • Private Employment Office
  • State Employment Office
  • Federal, state, or local Job Information Center
  • Agency Human Resources Department (bulletin board or other announcement)
  • Agency or other Federal government on campus
  • Religious organization
  • School or college counselor or other official
  • Job/Career Fair
    1.1 Please indicate the job/career fair you attended, including the location and date. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Friend or relative working for this agency
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Professional organization or publication
  • Other
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Military Outreach
2 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of my responses to the assessment questions are true, accurate, complete, and that this application for employment with the United States Secret Service 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the highest level of education attained by you to date. Answer to this question is required
  • Some high school-did not graduate
  • High school graduate or certificate of equivalency
  • Terminal occupational program-certificate of completion, diploma or equivalent
  • Some college-less than one year
  • One year college
  • Two years college
  • Associate degree
  • Three years college
  • Four years college
  • Bachelor's degree
  • First professional (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), (LL.B. or J.D.), (M.D.), (B.D.), (D.V.M.), (D.S.C. or D.P.), (O.D.), and (D.O.).
  • Master's Degree
  • Sixth-year degree (Includes such degrees as Advanced Certificates)
  • Doctorate degree
  • Post-Doctorate
4 Do you have any relatives who work for the Secret Service? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Provide the name, relationship, title, and division or office of your relative who works for the Secret Service. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No