Photographer III (Scientific & Technical)

Jacobs - Dugway, UT3.9

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

Jacobs provides field, range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army at the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and
Evaluation Command, the WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts. In addition to these responsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD and other Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluation and munitions demilitarization.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following job duties:

Routine pictures:
Take routine pictures in situations where several shots can be taken. Position uses standard still cameras for pictures lacking complication, such as speed motion, color contrast, or lighting. Photographs are taken for identification, employee publications, information or publicity purposes. The Successful candidate must be able to focus, center and provide simple flash-type lighting for an uncomplicated photograph. These duties will also include capturing and recording the conditions of machinery, supplies, equipment, buildings, damage to shipping and other material. These assignments are usually performed without direct guidance due to the clear and simple nature of the desired photographs.

Technical pictures:
Candidate must follow test plan, procedures and other guides to set up photo instrumentation. Candidate will plan, coordinate installation of optical equipment, and monitor circuitry for remote triggering of photonic imaging devices. Position will perform maintenance of standard recording; IR recording devices and fixed imaging systems. Candidate must be able to set up, operate and service all types of photo test equipment and instrumentation Position will perform maintenance of standard recording; IR recording devices and fixed imaging systems. Knowledge of various types of photonic optical instrumentation cameras to measure and record scientific tests is needed; along with knowledge of rapid sequence film/video recording devices.

They will prepare test data sheets, field data, operating and film reports and other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Specialized training on high-speed camera systems, tracking telescope systems, and video systems. A good working knowledge of math and at least five years’ experience in operating tracking telescopes, video systems, fixed cameras to obtain data measurements, and performing optical data reduction.

A valid drivers license is required.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:
Light- Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 5 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Work Environment:
Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot and cold climates.
Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management.
No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.
Office is located on site in Government spaces at: Dugway Proving Ground, UT.

Equipment and Machines:
Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.

Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings.
Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.
Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions:
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.
Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.
Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required.
Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.
This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary.
When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.
This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.
The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.

Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.