TRAX is a large business that has supported the Department of Defense since 1979 and currently performs services for the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ; Fort Hood TX; Ft Greely, AK; and in the Republic of Panama. ***This position is Part Time/On Call***
The Photographer IV uses special-purpose cameras and related equipment for assignments in which the photographer usually makes all the technical decisions, although the objective of the pictures is determined by operating officials. Provides photographic data in support of operational testing. This Worker conceives and plans the technical photographic effects desired by operating officials and discusses modifications and improvements to their original ideas in light of the potential and limits of the equipment, improvises photographic methods and techniques or selects and alters secondary photographic features (e.g., scenes, backgrounds, colors, lighting). Many assignments afford only one opportunity to photograph the subject. Typical examples of equipment used at this level include ultra-high speed, motion picture production, studio television, animation cameras, specialized still and graphic cameras, and electronic timing and triggering devices. Some assignments are characterized by extremes in light values and the use of complicated equipment. This photographer sets up precise photographic measurement and control equipment; uses high speed color photography, synchronized stroboscopic (interval) light sources, and/or timed electronic triggering; operates equipment from a remote point; or arranges and uses cameras operating at several thousand frames per second. In other assignments, selects and sets up motion picture or television cameras and accessories and shoots a part of a production or a sequence of scenes, or takes special scenes to be used for background or special effects in the production. This person works under guidelines and requirements of the subject-matter area to be photographed and consults with supervisors only when dealing with highly unusual problems or altering existing equipment. Performs other duties as required to complete assigned mission.
Rate of Pay: $28.85/hour
*This position requires familiarity with the Army Regulations governing photography*Performs work in operating still, television (video), or motion picture cameras, and in processing photographic film and negatives needed for projects*Must be able to shoot moving targets that don’t traverse in a linear fashion, like a parachute de-accelerating and be able to follow the person/item to the ground*Work alone, or as part of a team under the direction of the Program Manager*Is accountable for the security of all issued equipment, supplies, materials*Performs precise photographic operations with electronically timed high-speed cameras and exposures*Uses subject matter knowledge to anticipate the various stages of the procedure and recognize points of interest*Performs other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Qualifications
*High School Diploma*Three years’ experience as a still photographer or other similar occupation*Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Access operations*Must have a valid driver license, without restrictions*Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
*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 meet the physical requirements necessary to perform operations outlined, performed, and stated in the section SOPs*Must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. unassisted*May be required to Travel up to 10%*Part time on call position
Terms of Employment and 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 possess a high school diploma or equivalent*In compliance with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force pursuant to the Executive Order 14042, employees working on a covered contract must have received all required vaccination dose(s) before your first day of work, or seek an exemption from vaccination as provided by law, such as an approved religious or medical/disability accommodation. Newly hired personnel must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (this requirement is on hold at this time)
To ensure compliance with the nationwide preliminary injunction, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, TRAX will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14042 on requiring coronavirus vaccination for federal government contractors. Depending on your work location, federal agencies may request information regarding vaccination status for purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
TRAX is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports contributions of all individuals. TRAX is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, handicap, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.