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Job Title:TV Production Specialist (Spanish)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-9181

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to Monday, October 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1071-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

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-US CITIZENS ONLY

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent serves as Producer for television in the Voice of America’s Latin America Division, Spanish Service. As such he/she coordinates the production of programming within the television unit of the Spanish Service responsible for the flawless on air execution of live television programs and high quality packages. Productions may be live, pre-taped, in the studio or in the field. Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY AN 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.  DEU-13-181.

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-13-9181 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DEU-13-181 and MP-13-181 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 MAYBE be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to: 

- Produces complex and highly targeted television news cast or news magazines or segments. 

- Serves as line producer, and edits broadcast material.

- Coordinates all production elements including assigning writers, reporters, producers, editors, graphic designers, Chyron, technical crew, satellite placement, studio facilities, set designers, directors, talent, guests, etc.

- Creates a rundown of news casts or segments ensuring that all production elements are accurate and in order.

- Writes stories for live or pre-recorded broadcast. 

- Approves scripts for programs or news casts segments.

- Selects and schedules guests which include high profile spokespersons, world leaders, subject matter experts, and personalities from the private sector, academia, cultural, and social institutions.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which is directly related to this line of work AND bilingual in English and Spanish to fluently read, write and translate in both languages accurately.

 

Specialized Experience: is defined as coordinating the activities of writers, reporters and assistant producers, selecting news stories and news coverage and other personnel throughout the production process; compose and edit scripts; directing on-location production; regularly review programming and advises on aesthetic look and quality of television packages.


 

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.

 

This position requires a 2 year trial period, if selected.

 

Incumbent must be able to rotate schedule for weekend duty and night duty, as needed, and to come to work or remain at work during inclement weather. Broadcasts are a five day a week operation, with the potential of requiring additional work outside the scheduled days of work.

Once your resume or application is submitted a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


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-13-9181112 and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Monday, October 07, 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: Barbara L. Jones



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:

Barbara L. Jones
Phone: (202)382-7521
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: BAJONES@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-13-9181

Control Number:

351790300