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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Khmer)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-9148

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1001-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service NTE NTE 2 years

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 East Asia and Pacific Division, Khmer Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC.  The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster and performs duties in a multimedia environment that includes radio, television and Internet.  The incumbent translates English into Khmer, conducts interviews and prepares a variety of material for the Services broadcast.

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE.

 

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A 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, 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-13-148.

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-13-9148 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DE-13-148 ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S. Citizen.
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume.
  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Working nights, weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted at the time of application.

DUTIES:

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--Translates, adapts & writes central news stories, packages and scripts from English into Khmer for radio, TV broadcast and web publication.

--Writes and reports original news and/or feature stories and seeks out primary news sources and conducts interviews for the Service radio, TV broadcast and web publication using a variety of sources. 

--Assist the Service's management in editing, designing and maintaining news-related Internet and email services including publishing and posting content to websites and social media (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter).

--Voices material for or during radio and Internet broadcasts and is able to produce digital audio content and segments for radio broadcasts.

--Appears on camera on television and video news spots and introductions and as a field reporter, interviewer, and program host.

--Assist in resolving script editing, audio loading and computer equipment updating issues.


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-7 which is directly related to this line of work AND bilingual in the Khmer and English with the ability to fluently speak, research, write and accurately translate in both languages.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience in translating, writing, adapting, and/or voicing broadcasting material from English to Khmer.  Qualifying specialized experience include working as a reporter or news broadcaster for a news publication, such as a daily newspaper or weekly news magazine; or for a radio or television station or news web site.  This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of Cambodia history, customs and psychology, as well as their political, economic, cultural and social life.

OR

The education requirement may be met by a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B or J.D. (if related).

OR

A combination of experience and education:  Equivalent combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.


Graduate Education:  Major study-journalism, communications, history, economics, political science, international relations or other fields related to this position.

 

PLEASE NOTE--TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION IF APPLYING BASED ON EDUCATION.

 

Requirements

 

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.

 

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.  Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.

 

Examinations  Required:  Candidates who meet all education and/or experience requirements must demonstrate their knowledge and ability in language writing and translation/adaptation through successful performance on a written examination and their ability to voice material for radio broadcast in a voice audition.  You will be notified as to whether you will be scheduled for testing once qualification determinations have been made.  APPLICANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THEIR OWN EXPENSES TO AND FROM TEST SITE.


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:

 


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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-13-9148101 and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Friday, July 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: Jennifer L. Warner



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:

Jennifer L. Warner
Phone: (202)382-7539
Fax: (202)382-7541
Email: JWARNER@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)382-7541

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-13-9148

Control Number:

346061600