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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:International Broadcaster (Korean)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-14-925

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1001-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Temporary NTE 2 YEARS

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE

 

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

 

This position is located in the East Asia and Pacific Division, Korean Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent translates and adapts English texts into Korean in a multimedia environment that includes radio and Internet.

 

THIS POSITION IS 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.


THIS VACANCY IS BEING CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NO.  DE-14-25.

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-14-925 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DE-14-25 ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • As necessary to report on special events.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S. Citizen.
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume.
  • Relocation expenses MAY be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Working nights, weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted at the time of application.

DUTIES:

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--Performs translates and adaptations into modern, idiomatic Korean language of a variety of centrally prepared English-language news and international political developments, sports, economy and science.

--Announces/voices a variety of news and feature program materials by pre-recording or directly on the air.

--Conducts live or taped interviews with people of interest.

--Writes news-related stories for use in radio, television or Internet posting.  

--Prepares targeted, well-balanced scripts for radio and television programs or program segments that capture the attention of the audience.


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 must be bilingual in the Korean and English with the ability to fluently speak, research, write and accurately translate in both languages.

 

You must meet one of the following three experience/education requirements to be eligible for this position:

 

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:  writing, editing and/or voicing broadcasting material from English to Korean. Qualifying specialized experience include work as a reporter, editor, or news broadcaster for a recognized news publication, such as a daily newspaper or weekly news magazine; or for a wire service such as AP, UPI, or Reuters; or for a radio or television station. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of the history, customs and psychology of the target area people, as well as their political, economic, cultural and social life.

 

OR


Education may be substituted for experience

 

Graduate Education: Major Study-journalism, communications, history, economics, political science, international relations or other fields related to this position.

 

GS-09 level: The educational requirements may be met by a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B or J.D. (if related)

 

OR

 

Equivalent combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

 

TRANSCRITPS MUST BE PROVIDED IF APPLYING BASED ON EDUCATION.

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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

 

Examinations Required: Candidates who meet all education and/or experience requirements must demonstrate their knowledge and ability in language writing and translation/adaptation through successful performance on a written examination and their ability to voice material for radio broadcast in a voice audition. You will be notified as to whether you will be scheduled for testing once qualification determinations have been made. APPLICANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THEIR OWN EXPENSES TO AND FROM TEST SITE.


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-14-925120 and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Friday, January 17, 2014

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: Jennifer L. Warner



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:

  • -Resume
  • -Unoffical Transcripts

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:

Jennifer L. Warner
Phone: (202)382-7539
Fax: (202)382-7541
Email: JWARNER@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)382-7541

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-14-925

Control Number:

357591100