Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-11, which is directly related to this line of work, and MUST have area knowledge of Cuba, its people, and culture, and MUST be bilingual in both Spanish and English languages.
Specialized Experience is defined as having knowledge of Digital Media and Multimedia broadcasting principles and knowledge of journalism best practices in general and web-based journalism in particular.
Examples of such experience is understanding of web story telling, and developments such as social networking, blogging, community based websites, crowd sourcing to produce integrated highly-targeted, well-balanced programming, as well as knowledge of copyright law, privacy protection, etc; experience in the use of complex multimedia software systems related to digital audio, video, and graphic editing, as well as Internet development to produce state-of-the-art website content and understanding of HTML, Content Management publishing tools, and video and photo editing.
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.
THE SELECTEE TO THE EXCEPTED SERVICE MUST SERVE A TWO-YEAR TRIAL PERIOD
The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 required 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.
- Broadcasting Media Platforms
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.
Excepted Service 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.