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Job Title:  Supervisory Managing Editor (Internet) (Persian)
Agency:  Broadcasting Board of Governors
Job Announcement Number:  DE-13-122

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 22, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


This position is located in the Voice of America's Persian News Network (PNN). The incumbent serves as the Managing Editor with overall responsibility for conceiving and directing the development and production of news on the Persian language web site. 

                                        THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT


The BBG is conveniently located within walking distance of the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Metro lines




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 delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.  The vacancy is being concurrently advertised for applicants under Excepted Service for Non-U.S. Citizens under announcement #:  NC-13-9122. 



The Full Performance Level: 13


  • U.S. Citizenship is required - (Non-U.S. Citizens may apply to NC-13-9122).
  • Candidates MUST complete the Online Questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Working nights, weekends and holidays maybe required.


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  • Incumbent has full editorial responsibility for directing the development and production of complex programming for the Internet.
  • Oversees the creation and management of the production process of web content: re-purposing/creating of text, digital audio and video production, and graphics creation/selection.
  • Guides Web Editors and staff in finding appropriate photos, illustrations, audio, video and Internet links to add depth of knowledge to individual reports.
  • Incumbent determines and assigns necessary revisions, which may include rewriting or combining multiple reports into a single report, as well as editing material for presentation in print/web style rather than broadcast style.
  • Reviews and evaluates news sources and developments to identify items for coverage and necessary updates.
  • Adjusts assignments of staff to meet changing circumstances and to ensure that specific responsibilities are delegated to those best qualified.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to a team of Internet writers/reporters/multimedia producers within the Persian Service in order to produce integrated, well-balanced and targeted reports to audience on both web and mobile platforms.
  • The incumbent plans and assigns work. Establishes and clearly communicates guidelines and performance standards to staff.
  • Maintains familiarity with diverse fields related to Web development for a complex, database driven web site.





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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-12), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual with excellent command of Persian and English  languages, in order to speak, write, research, translate and copy edit in both languages.


    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEis experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of some of this experience includes, leading, motivating and supervising a team of Internet writers, Web Editors, reporters, multimedia producers AND using Internet journalism techniques such as writing and editing for the Internet in order to produce integrated, well-balanced written and graphic materials that capture the attention of the audience.     




    This is a supervisory position requiring that a selectee on an initial supervisory appointment serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.  


    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.


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  We will review your application to ensure you meet the job competencies/skills.



    • Supervisory/Managerial
    • Internet Programming
    • Communication
    • Target audience and world events


    Possession of competencies should be addressed in 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 and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    Competitive Examining Procedures:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.  You will then be placed in one of three rating categories: 

    • Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum  qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.
    • Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
    • Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated "outstanding" proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.


    VETERANS PREFERENCE: "Application of Veterans' Preference:  the Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.


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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:



    1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program/Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP) 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 rated 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 "Notice 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 a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference , you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" 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. For more information on the VRA, consult the Vets Guide at:


    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 in this agency.


    4. 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


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


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    All applications must be submitted by: Friday, May 03, 2013


    To begin, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at  and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.


    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 878327


    After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.


    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 Friday, May 03, 2013, will result in your not being considered for employment. 


    Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.


    What you need to submit to apply for this position:  

    • Resume
    • Veterans Preference documentation if applicable
    •    -(DD-214-(member 4 Copy),
    •    -Letter from Veterans Administration,
    •    -Application for 10 point Veteran Preference (SF-15), if applicable. 


    If you are claiming 10 points you MUST submit ALL three documents at the time of application


    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.



    Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:




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


    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 of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


    Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

    If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

    View Occupational Questionnaire

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