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    Summary

    This position is located at the Voice of America in the East Asia and Pacific Division, Indonesian Service in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a Television Production Specialist, responsible for producing television programs and other special projects for the Service.

    THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT


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    Responsibilities

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    --Conceptualizes and designs TV segments and/or programs that conforms to VOA standards which includes original research, field interviews, story principals, appropriate experts, production elements and feed materials.
    --Shoots editable sequences of broadcast-quality digital video and audio making sure stories are geared to the needs of the targeted audience.
    --Plans and performs final cuts and edits on story packages on PC-based and/or Mac-based systems and laptops.
    --Serves as a reporter, host and voice talent for live and recorded television programming.
    --Works as a member of a television production team, handles the administrative and logistical details of a TV production, and always acts in a professional manner even under often-extreme deadline pressure.
    --Keeps abreast of Indonesian socio-political and economic development, the U.S. foreign policy towards Indonesia, as well as U.S. and international news events and trends in order to effectively produce current news packages and segments.
    --Keeps abreast of industry trends and media climate in Indonesia to ensure competitiveness of TV Programming in the marketplace.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1071 Audiovisual Production

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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.
    • 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.
    • Candidates MUST complete online questionnaire.
    • This is a sensitive or national security position.
    • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
    • This vacancy is being advertised under Excepted Service (NC) procedures and is open to all Non-U.S. citizens.
    • Your application to this NC vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the corresponding DE announcement.
    • U.S. Citizen applicants MUST apply to announcement DE-10513209-19-JB

    Qualifications

    Applicant must be fluent in Indonesian and English and have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GG-09, which is directly related to this line of work OR the education requirement OR the equivalent combination of experience and education.

    Applicant must meet one of the following three experience/education requirements to be eligible for this position:

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience include all aspects of directing and producing live or taped national and world news, informational reports, human interest stories, and/or popular culture stories in Indonesian and English languages using state-of-the-art techniques and production technology including digital video recording equipment, digital video editing and graphics software, etc., in a way that appeals to the adult Indonesian audience. Must have knowledge of Indonesian history, economics, culture, and socio-politics. Must have experience in Indonesian television news and knowledge of styles and formats of Indonesian television shows or newscasts.
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    Education: Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completion of all requirements for an LL.M.Major study -- Photography, radio, Television and/or Motion picture production, Communications, Broadcast Journalism or other fields related to the position.
    Or
    Education and Experience: Equivalent combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

    If applying based on education, transcripts are required at the time of application.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    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:

    • Language Profiency-TA
    • Production
    • 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

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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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)
    • Transcripts
    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.

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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 06/12/2019.

    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 06/12/2019 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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    INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) formally known as Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.

    USAGM networks include the Voice of America and 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.

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

    The USAGM is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow, and Blue Metro lines.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at U.S. Agency for Global Media, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.usagm.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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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/535000100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.