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    Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    I'm not quite sure where to post this, but stumbled across this photo job with the National Parks:
    http://jobview.usajobs.gov/getjob.aspx?jobid=101873197

    It might be of interest to someone on this forum.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    That would be a way cool job for a LF photographer, rare these days. And while you take images/photos for the government, meaning their property, it doesn't prevent you from taking your own outside of work. You'll get to access areas not normally open to the public or to areas when the public isn't around. And that's on top of the travel to many NPS sites. Having spent 28 years with the USGS, government service can be a really nice job few other people do. As for the requirements, they expect a BA/BS degree, MA/MS degree adds to your rating, and specific LF experience, documented with a business, publications, teaching, etc., which is a minimum of 5 years for a GS-11 and 7-8 for a GS-12.

    Good luck to anyone who applies.
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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    Not bad. A federal job that pays almost $100,000 per year plus benefits. Doesn't look like a high school diploma is required. It's a good thing we don't have any financial problems like an exploding budget deficit.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    Looks like I was wrong on the education. After plodding through the federal documentation, it looks like the minimum is a bachelors degree plus 2years of grad school. Still a good deal.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    I didn't realize using a view camera and writing an intelligent report required six years of higher education until now! I'm not qualified.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    Only problem I see is that you'd have to move to DC. Good luck finding a place and making a living on that salary back there.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    My wife and used to work in Wash DC... Heathkit for me... i was an assistant mgr....I lived in Woodbridge,... 20 minute drive on the weekend ...hour and half in the weekday morning commute. I applied... will see what happens

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    This sounds like a dream job for the right person; how often does a position like this come along? Documeting our heritage is something worth doing and worth executing with high standards.
    If you think the salary is too high, I am certain they will consider paying less.

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    Re: Large Format Photographer Job Opening

    My guess on salary is that unless you can show you are already making something competitive to that in your current line of work, you won't be getting the top end. That said, although $100K may sound like a lot if you live in a place where the cost of living is low, you will not be rich in D.C. on that salary. Take out FICA, federal tax and the 8.5 percent D.C. tax from that number and see what you end up with. Then check the housing prices in the D.C. metro area.

    Still that is an awesome job. It should not be done for the money, but for the desire to be part of that project.

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