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Job Title:International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Albanian)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-9115

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1001-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 13 Months

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

This position is located in the Voice of America's Albanian Service within the Eurasia Division. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster responsible for conceiving, planning, researching and writing original material that explores, often in-depth subjects ranging from hard news to topical entertainment.

 

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

 

THIS POSITION IS A FULL-TIME TERM APPOINTMENT. TERM APPOINTMENTS MAY BE EXTENDED UP TO 4 YEARS AT THE DISCRETION OF MANAGEMENT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.

 

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

 

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

 

THIS VACANCY IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER EXCEPTED SERVICE PROCEDURES AND IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY.


THIS VACANCY IS BEING CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NO.  DE-13-115

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-13-9115 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DE-13-115 ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S.Citizen--(U.S.Citizens may apply to DE-13-115)
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Candidates may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.

DUTIES:

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  • Participates in coverage of major events initiating news and features in consultation with the Service Chief.
  • Creates original and in-depth TV news and/or features on a wide range of topics. Suggests story ideas and identifies compelling aspects of each.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with a wide network of news sources able to provide information on breaking stories.
  • Coordinates scheduling of program placements as necessary including use of studios, satellite time, and telephone feeds.
  • Serves as a field reporter and producer; researches, writes and edits highly targeted original news or features which clearly identify the key elements of a story.
  • During edit sessions, arranges recorded elements to create a logical flow of information and emphasize plot structure, progression of thought, and interpretation of the script. Directs video editors in the technical and artistic aspects of achieving a broadcast quality show or show segment.  
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual in both English and Albanian languages, in order to read, write, report, translate and conduct interviews in these languages.  

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEis experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes researching, writing, editing and reporting original news and feature stories for television, radio and Internet broadcast, AND retrieving and editing audio elements for live and pre-recorded broadcasts. 

 


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, review of your credit and legal history.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your application, a review will be made to ensure you meet the job qualifications.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies.  The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you 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 in this agency.

 

2. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin, click the BBG link:  http://jobs.bbg.gov?JobRecordId=NC-13-911589

and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Friday, April 12, 2013

If hand carrying or using the US Mail, FedEx, etc, resumes and, if applicable, any supporting documentation MUST be received in the Office of Human Resources by 5:00pm EST on the closing dates of the vacancy announcement.  If you are using e-mail or fax, resumes MUST be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.

All APPLICATION/RESUME FOR THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

Broadcasting Board of Governors
330 Independence Avenue, SW
ATTN: Office of Human Resources
(Room 1543) (Cohen Building)
Washington, DC  20237
USA

ATTN: Milsa L. Anglin



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:

  • Resume
  • To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications  can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Milsa L. Anglin
Phone: (202)382-7517
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: MLANGLIN@BBG.GOV
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
20237
USA
Fax: (202)382-7542

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the hiring official.


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Job Announcement Number:

NC-13-9115

Control Number:

340955100