Albania

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Tirana-2020-06
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Tirana
Position Title:
PAO Photographer Position -- OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS/ALL SOURCES
Open Period:
03/03/2020 - 03/09/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 0635 7
Salary:
ALL Lek1,815,205 - ALL Lek2,541,286
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Tirana, AL
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
TiranaEmployment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 number of hours per week)


Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
50% or less

Travel from/to office and even places

Duties

Basic Function of Position: The Digital Production Coordinator (Photography & Videography) works under the direct supervision of the Information Assistant and has no supervisory responsibilities.  Is responsible for creating, editing, and curating photographs, video, and other visual content for online dissemination. Creates compelling photographic content for Mission outreach materials by assessing visual aspects of the Albanian media environment, public preferences for visual content formats and dissemination channels, and the impact of Mission visual materials.  Serves as official photographer for the entire Mission, including for high level visits.  Coordinates production of photographic elements of Mission public engagement, including design, creation, and/or acquisition of customized photographs, which is disseminated online, in person, or visa traditional broadcast. Supports implementation of PD activities, events, and projects throughout Albania. Responsible for the timely delivery, set-up, and operation of program support equipment (AV, cameras, movable spaces) and delivery and distribution of non-digital program support materials (Banners, displays, printed matter, etc.).  Is accountable for transportation, storage, and proper usage of digital and non-digital program support equipment and program materials.  Responsible for distributing and collecting PD materials (digital, print, or other, including invitations) to and from key contacts.


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: This position requires a minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in a multilingual or multinational media, marketing working environment, where photography and A/V are significant components of the job.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have strong creative skills and detailed knowledge of photo production and general knowledge of audio, video, graphic design, and other visual content creation.  Must understand how online digital properties and community management function.  Must have detailed knowledge of the attitudes of target audience groups, and their preferences for specific content, format, and delivery of visual communication.  Knowledge of trends in regional and international communications patterns and how they affect the Albanian communications landscape is required.  General knowledge of digital promotion techniques, audience analysis and analytics, and customer service standards is required.  Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods. Must have general knowledge of all sources of USG strategic content:  DOS guidance, functional and regional bureau digital communications materials, Mission multimedia content (e.g., ambassadorial and other speeches; public events), sources of third-party content.  Detailed knowledge of legal regulations and procedural guidelines affecting use of visual and multimedia content as well as copyright and other restrictions on use of materials is required.  General knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in Albania and comprehensive knowledge of the PD mission, its role in the Mission goals, and of both traditional and online engagement tools and programs used to convey U.S. foreign policy to the public is required.


 

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of Secondary School or local equivalent is required. 

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Limited Working Proficiency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. This will be tested. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Albanian is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES


Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills to identify target audiences and understand how Mission use of text, images, graphics, video, and audio can affect their sensitivities.  Uses judgment and creativity in designing and creating photographic content.  Must be able to perceive the emergence of new audience preferences and trends in information consumption and visual and multimedia norms, to produce targeted digital or traditional visual content in support of Mission external engagement and to plan and execute effective use of advertising. 


Communication/Interpersonal skills: Must have excellent, documented visual story-telling, written, and oral communication skills to create and adapt visual, audio and printed material for dissemination in English and Albanian.  Must have strong interpersonal skills to maintain Mission-wide collaboration on the creation of visual content in support of Mission public engagement.  Must be able to contribute to SCC discussions of priority engagement, strategic content, and use of text and visual and audio materials and dissemination channels.  Must have excellent customer relations and interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills.  


Management skills:  Must be able to bring together offices and agencies from across the Mission to identify and share textual, visual, video, and audio content.   Must be able to identify and resolve, or seek help in resolving, problems with use of textual, visual, and multimedia content in online public engagement. Must be able to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple projects such as marketing, information, or advocacy campaigns, and oversee associated project budgets, schedules, and daily operations to produce, adapt, and disseminate time-sensitive content, in collaboration with the press and information team.  Must be able to assess Mission PD capacity and determine which acquisitions (equipment, software, etc.) will meet current and future needs. 


Technical skills:  Must have detailed knowledge of multiple formats, digital tools, and platforms for visual content creation, editing (audio, visual, multimedia, and graphic), and distribution through traditional and digital channels.  Must be highly skilled in use of photographic and video equipment, digital software and editing tools, content databases, and reporting tools.  Must be familiar with audience analysis and analytic tools available in Albania.  Good keyboarding, data entry skills, and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. 


Availability: Must be available as the Mission’s principal official photographer for high-level visits and other high-profile events such as major policy announcements. Must be available to respond to short-fuse requests for event support. Must be able to lift up to 10kg.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Tirana, Albania, may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.


For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.


The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 


** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a public trust background check clearance. 


To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • Certificate or License

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tirana, Albania.