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Job Title:Supervisory International Broadcaster (Spanish)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:MP-13-139

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$125,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 to Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbent serves as Director of the Latin America Division of the Voice of America (VOA). The incumbent leads broadcasters and support personnel to deliver high quality news and information programs and content to audiences in key regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. He/She is responsible for all management administrative matters for the Latin America Division output, including budget planning and execution, personnel management, contracting, procurement, and internal controls.

THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY AN UNION AGREEMENT

 

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

 

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, multi cultural 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 service; 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.

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED  DEU  ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This vacancy is being advertised under Merit Promotion procedures and is open to all status applicants.  The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under delegated examining unit (DEU) procedures for non-status applicants under announcement DEU-13-139.  Status applicants are those individuals who are currently serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, individuals who are eligible for reinstatement, or individuals who are applying under the VEOA program.  Applicants who wish to be considered under both delegated examining and merit promotion procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizens ONLY
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Relocation expenses MAYBE paid
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination
  • If selected, you will be required to file OGE Form 450-Financial Disclosure

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

 · Leadership in development of initiatives aimed at creating and or expanding VOA audiences in the hemisphere.

· Ensure quality and content of the Division’s media output while adhering to the VOA Charter and Journalistic Code

· Plans, organizes, and manages broadcast and new media programming to the target region including placement on local radio and television stations

· Oversight of resource management controls and financial execution of the Division budget.

· Actively participate in meetings with the VOA Director, Executive Editor, Associate Director for Language Programming and other VOA Directors regarding short and long range VOA radio, television and Internet activities

Technical direction and supervision of a workforce through a staff of subordinate supervisors


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-14), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual in both English and Spanish languages, in order to read, write, report and interview in this language fluently.

 

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 includes: managing, supervising, or leading a staff; production of multi-media news and information programming, preferably for a Latin America audience; journalism and journalistic standards in television production principles, practices and methods.


 

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.

This position may require you to serve a 1-year supervisory  period

 

The Ethics in Government Act, Pl 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the position, annually and also upon termination.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

Competencies/Skills

  • Leadership
  • Journalism
  • Technology

 

    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 and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  If, after reviewing your resume and or 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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 current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

 

2. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (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. CTAP 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.

 

3. Individuals who are eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority (e.g., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA Volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy. Special hiring authorities: Eligibles must indicate on their application if they are applying under a special program and must submit proof of eligibility with their application. Applicants who wish to be considered under an appropriate special hiring authority as well as under the competitive examining process must submit two applications. When only one application is received from a special hiring authority eligible, it will be considered under the appropriate special hiring authority only.

 

4. If you are veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must clearly annotate "VEOA" on your resume. Veterans' documentation if filing under VEOA, VRA or claiming veterans' preference (e.g., DD-214 or statement of service, VA letter, SF-15). If you are filing under the VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) or the VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority), you must include in your application package a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit 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 VEOA and VRA, consult the Vets Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm

 

5. 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.

 

6. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

7. All qualification requirements must 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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All applications must be submitted by: Wednesday, June 19, 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 in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ 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 TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire and use the official FAX cover sheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 902256.

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 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, will result in your not being considered for employment.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:
Users please select the appropriate required documents         

  • Resume
  • Most Recent Performance Appraisal
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)

 

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. 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: www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0150.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Barbara L. Jones
Phone: (202)382-7521
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: BAJONES@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:

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 answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

MP-13-139

Control Number:

344723900