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Job Title:Supervisory International Broadcaster (French)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-151

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,711.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located at the Voice of America's French to Africa Service in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Service, having overall management, administrative and program responsibilities for all radio and TV broadcasts, Internet-based, digital and mobile output, as well as placement on affiliate stations in the French language.

                                ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE

 

THIS POSITION IS NOT 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, 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 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-13-9151. 

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

 

The Full Performance Level: 14

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship ONLY - Non-citizens must apply to NC-13-9151.
  • Candidates MUST complete the Online Questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Candidates may be required to work nights, holidays and weekends.

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

~Manages and supervises the work of staff and contractors, providing editorial direction by selecting and approving subject matter to be included in the content of radio, TV and Internet. Reviews and edits news copy for content, treatment and impact in franchophone Africa. Assigns or approves coverage of events, writes scripts and produces radio, TV and Internet programs. Edits completed scripts to ensure accuracy, balance, clarity, style and compliance with VOA Charter and journalistic code.

~Monitors VOA French radio, TV and Internet output for appropriateness of content, style and balance.

~Plans and formulates short and long term radio, TV and Internet programming goals to ensure that content and formats exemplify the highest professional standards and that the service remains competitive in its target region.

~Directs and coordinates the work of in-house contractors and a network of stringers, ensuring funds allotted are used effectively.

Recruits and selects staff and contractors. Plans and assigns work. Establishes and clearly communicates guidelines and standards. Provides feedback on performance. Provides advice, counsel and instruction to employees on work and administrative matters. Takes appropriate and equitable action to resolve complaints and grievances. Furthers the goals of EEO by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of objectives and adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

~Identifies and recommends affiliate stations for program placement. Works with the Office of Marketing and Program Placement in placing programming on stations and networks in franchophone Africa.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is directly related to this line of work AND bilingual in the French and English languages.

 

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 mastery of and in-depth knowledge of broadcast journalistic writing and editing principles and practices; demonstrated skill in applying these principles and practices to the selection of content for accuracy, balance, clarity and style. Broad knowledge of African politics and social issues. Experience must also show demonstrated supervisory skills in the ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate staff to achieve the maximum productivity and creativity.


 

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/managerial probationary period.

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:

  • Journalism
  • Skills in Radio/TV/Social/Internet Based Media
  • Managerial Skills

 

To assist in determining if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be 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.


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 an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or 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. 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

 

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 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: Friday, July 26, 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 914363.

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  Friday, July 26, 2013, will result in your not being considered for employment.

 

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




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:

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

 

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:

Leslie Y. McKnight
Phone: (202)382-7537
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: LMCKNIGHT@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 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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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-151

Control Number:

346125200