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    THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS ONLY

    This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date.

    This position is located in the China Branch in the East Asia and Pacific Division at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as the China Branch Chief and has overall responsibility for the management, leadership, programming and editorial direction for the high-quality journalism of the VOA China Branch, producing multimedia content in Mandarin and Cantonese targeting the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, covering China and its relationships with the United States, the region, and the world.

    THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

    This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date.

    Note: Budgetary conditions may apply or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interest candidates should apply now.

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.

    INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all United States civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprise of five networks broadcasting in 61 languages that include the Voice of America, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti), and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. The International Broadcasting Bureau provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions.

    This vacancy is being advertise under the Excepted Service procedures and is open to all Non-US citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Delegated Examining procedures for all U.S. citizens.

    Note: Your application to this Non-Citizen vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the concurrently advertised DE-10064874-18-JB announcement. Please ensure you are applying under the correct announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    -Responsible for the management, leadership, and strategic direction of a multimedia news operation made up of a large staff of managers and supervisors, and through them writers, editors, broadcasters, reporters, producers, and other content producers.
    -Responsible for the overall quality of the content produced by the Mandarin and Cantonese Services, ensuring accurate, fair, and unbiased reporting and adherence to the VOA charter and journalistic code.
    -Responsible for the programming and editorial direction of content produced by the branch in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, including its output on the branch's 24/7 television channel, Internet, and social media, plus radio broadcasts.
    -Provides broad direction of the branch's editorial organization, including its workflows, selecting subject matter to be covered, execution of its stories, and their presentation in the various media produced by the branch.
    -Exercises sound editorial judgment based on expert-level knowledge of China and its relationships with the U.S. and other regions of the world, and journalistic experience in the region.
    -Uses consumption metrics and audience knowledge to determine the usefulness of China Branch products, including usage, affiliations, program research, and other BBG impact measurements.
    -Responsible for the recruitment of staff and contractors, including domestic and overseas stringers and ensures their contribution is consistent with VOA standards; Recommends training as appropriate; manages the China Branch general operating budget; oversees the China Branch domestic and overseas bureaus.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Non-US Citizens Only

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Applicants MUST be a Non-US citizen.
    • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on CV/resume.
    • Candidate may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
    • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
    • Candidates MUST complete online questionnaire.
    • US citizens MUST apply to vacancy DE-10064874-18-JB.
    • This is a sensitive or national security position.
    • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
    • Relocation expenses may be paid if coming on a J-1 Visa.

    Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

    If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

    This position has been designated supervisory or managerial, requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager, serve a one-year probationary period.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-13), which is directly related to this line of work AND must be fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese and English languages.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience includes: In-depth knowledge of radio, television, and digital broadcast presentation and journalistic writing and editing principles and practices; Demonstrated supervisory and management skills of a large staff, human and material resources in a major multimedia newsgathering organization. Leading in-depth news reports, programming, and projects that have been recognized with reputable industry awards; Proven excellent news judgment and ability to lead fair and comprehensive news coverage; ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate staff to achieve the maximum productivity and creativity; efficient utilization of financial resources, including managing a large budget. Knowledge of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China's relationship with the neighboring regions and the world.

    Education

    Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

    Additional information

    1. If you are an eligible Inter Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rate at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice, a 'Notification of Personnel Action' (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states that date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
    3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment with this agency.
    4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

    Competencies:

    • Journalism
    • Language Proficiency-ENG
    • Language Profiency-TA
    • Management
    • Target Area


    Possession of competencies may be address in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q - Sensitive

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    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    • Resume
    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants.
    • Cover letter
    • DD 214 (Member copy 4)
    • Other Veterans Documentation, (SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service)
    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD 214 (Member copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-point veterans' preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you cannot complete the application package online, please contact the Human Resources Office.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/1/2017.

    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package.

    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://login.usajobs.gov/account/signin. The page will display the position for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Next click on Update Application to complete the application process.

    Note: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the How to Apply instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/1/2017 will result in your not being considered for employment.

    Agency contact information

    Jennifer Boswell

    Address

    East Asia and Pacific Division
    330 Independence Avenue SW
    Room 4700 Cohen Building
    Washington, DC 20237
    US
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Broadcasting Board of Governors, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.bbg.gov/

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483991400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.