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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory International Broadcaster (French)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-9151

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:

GG-1001-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS VACANCY IS OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS ONLY

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, 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. The vacancy is being concurrently advertised for applicants under Delegated Examining Unit procedures for US Citizens under announcement DE-13-151.

 

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

 

The Full Performance Level: 14

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S. Citizen - Citizens must apply to DE-13-151
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume
  • 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: 

~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 probationary/managerial period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your application, a review will be made to ensure you meet the job qualifications.


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 male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you 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.

 

2. 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-13-9151102  and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Friday, July 26, 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: Leslie Y. McKnight



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:

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:

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-13-9151

Control Number:

346128200