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Photographer I
Job Code:2021:0402-063
Location:Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Business Sector:Test Range Operations
Job Description

Entry level position.  Under supervision uses advanced special-purpose cameras and related equipment for assignments, in which the photographer determines the technical decisions. Receives test parameters from section chief or test officer, and is responsible for the implementation of a multiple camera array operation. Some assignments are characterized by extremes in light values, and the use of complicated equipment. Candidate improvises photographic methods and techniques with lighting, background, exposure, and stop action. Types of equipment used at this level are: Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, fixed and adjustable focal length lenses, artificial illumination, video cameras, recorders, timing inserters, computers and monitors. Photographs are taken to document events; photos are then processed, uploaded to network storage and copied to media, as required. Performs operator maintenance on equipment.  Maintains records and logbooks.  Photographs damage to equipment or vehicles or Technical Infusion/Sustainment items, as required. Performs other duties as needed to ensure completion of test mission. This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Pay Rate: $18.80/ hour 

Education/Licenses/Certifications/Experience Requirements:

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must have one of the following: 1 year experience in a related field, OR directly related Trade School / Military training.

Job Skills Requirements:


Physical Requirements:

Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and physical and periodic retests.
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work tasks assigned.
Must be capable of working in extreme weather conditions including summer temperatures peaking around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. unassisted.
Must be able to climb ladders safely.
Must be capable of kneeling, squatting, bending and standing while performing duties.
Must be able to distinguish colors. 
Must be able to distinguish colors. Must meet the physical requirements necessary to perform operations outlined, performed, and stated in the SOPs for Optical Imaging-Stills-HSV.

Job Requirements:

Must possess a valid driver's license, without special restrictions.
Must have dependable transportation and a dependable means of communication.
Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice, to support test missions.
Must be able speak, write, read, and understand English.
Must have a well-mannered customer service attitude.
Must be willing to cross-train in other areas.
Must use “down-time” effectively to the benefit of test, self, and company.
Must be punctual, responsible, and dependable.
Must demonstrate motivation, initiative, and reliability.
Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to adjust to new or changing instructions.
Must have a demonstrated ability to follow instructions and company policy.
Must be able to deliver quality products to the customer and be responsive to their needs.
Must be safety and security conscious, complying with rules and policies.
Must be able to work both as part of a team and independently.
Must demonstrate desire to learn the photography trade.
Must be able to maintain own tools to the minimum required by the company.
Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice, to support test missions.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Secret Security Clearance
Familiar with a variety of DSLR cameras and related equipment
Familiar with photo processing software
Knowledge of YPG ranges

Terms of Employment & Eligibility Requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen and not hold multiple citizenships.
Must possess or be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.
Must be a current TRAX employee or affiliate subcontractor for internal postings.

***Relevance of experience to be determined by hiring manager.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 
Other Job Information (if applicable)
•TRAX International, Test Services Division, participates in E-Verify.
•TRAX is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.
•TRAX Test Services promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing, as per applicable State Laws.
•Must be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.

TRAX Test Services also encompasses affiliate subcontracts. All positions with TRAX can always be transferred to one of the subcontracts.