General Dynamics Information Technology Videographer III in Chesapeake, Virginia
Films products, persons, buildings, machinery, equipment, parts, and other subjects
Employee will reside on each designated MSC ship during deployment, generally located in or in transit to 5th, 6th, or 7thFleet operating areas who is capable of providing 24-hour photographic and videography services while underway on a designated vessel using hand-held DSLR cameras, lenses, and a range of accessories (detailed in paragraph 8 below) provided as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) in support of OPTASK VI. These camera systems have sophisticated firmware that allows for a wide range of exposure and light sensitivity settings as well as other features that allow VI Specialists to accurately and consistently capture images in all lighting and environmental conditions, especially when mated with light enhancement adapters (e.g., night vision). VI Specialists should also be familiar with, and capable of transferring still photos and Full-Motion Video (FMV) from personal cameras and devices (e.g. cellphones, tablets, GOPROS, etc.) to a laptop computer using a secure digital card. VI Specialists must complete a certification exercise at MSC Headquarters prior to assignment; the certification entails the ability to capture and transmit VI, using GFE, within 40 minutes and then create a story board using Microsoft PowerPoint.
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and United States Navy (USN) leadership has directed that all operational naval units possess the capability to collect VI on events that meet reporting requirement criteria and transmit that VI to numbered fleet MOCs within one hour, or less depending on specific operational directives, of the reportable event. In addition, a narrative and any amplifying information are required within 24-hours of the reportable event. The VI mission is characterized as "no-fail," therefore trained personnel must be available 24/7 while a designated vessel is at sea.
MSC ship communications bandwidths do not allow for the transmission of large photo and video files. In order to meet VI mission requirements, MSC has procured proprietary technology that compresses and segments large files and transmits those files to the Cloud in a playlist format that is then reconstructed and made available to designated recipients. In addition, CIVMARs do not receive Intelligence Specialist (IS) or MC equivalent training, nor is there a surplus of off-watch personnel available to perform the VI mission. MSC must therefore, contract for personnel with the requisite skills, train them on the unique MSC VI system and VI requirements, and embark these personnel on deployed ships.
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
- Graduate of Basic Mass Communications Specialist School or other service
- Graduate of any photojournalism/videography course hosted by the Defense
Information School or service equivalent, or
Graduate of the Advanced Visual Journalism Training Program, or
Graduate from an accredited photojournalism/videography course, or
Degree in Mass Communications with some focus on photography/videography;
Familiarity with transmitting photographic and video data;
Must have U.S. passport;
Secret Clearance at time of award
The following Government Furnished Equipment will be provided on each ship:
• Dell Inspiron 17 – 5570 Stand-alone Laptop
• Adobe Creative Cloud suite
• Insignia Microphone
• Nikon D3400 Camera Package
• Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm Lens
• AstroScope 9350-NIKS-3PRO (Night vision device)
• Transcend TS128GSDXC10U1 Card
• Pelican 1605 Protector Case
• AWS Elemental Cloud (Elemental Technologies)
Number of Positions2
Job FunctionTechnical Operations (TechOps)
Security Clearance LevelSecret
Full/Part TimeFull Time