Job Title: Supervisory International Broadcaster (French)Job Announcement Number: DE-13-151
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, June 24, 2013 to
Friday, July 26, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
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
- 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:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.
- 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.