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Job Title:International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Hausa)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-14-924

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 23, 2013 to Wednesday, January 08, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1001-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

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-US CITIZENS ONLY

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located at the Voice of America's Africa Division in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster in the Hausa Service with responsibility for managing the news, entertainment and lifestyle programming and building the social media community for the VOA mobile site for the social media market.

 

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

 

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-14-24.

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-14-924 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DE ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

The Full Performance Level: 12

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S. Citizen - US citizens should apply to DE-14-
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Candidate may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to: 

~Exercises sound journalistic judgment to determine content news worthiness, appropriateness and balance.

~Oversees daily updates to mobile site.

~Analyzes metrics and develops expertise in content performance.

~Develops and executes programming strategies to maximize traffic and user engagement.

~Develops and executes social media strategies to maximize traffic and user engagement.

~Translates/adapts a significant proportion of English language scripts into Hausa. The original English material ranges from news, correspondent reports, news analyses, commentaries, summaries of America and international editorial opinion to reports dealing with economic, cultural and scientific subjects.


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 the ability to read, write and speak the Hausa 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 the use of the Hausa language in radio, TV and Internet broadcasting. Work must have included writing, editing and/or voicing broadcast material from English into Hausa. Qualifying specialized experience also includes work as a reporter, editor or news broadcaster for a recognized news publication; or for a wire service; or for a radio 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.

 


Education

Ph.D or equivalent degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR an LL.M (if related).

 

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

 

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

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.

 

Examination Required: Candidates who meet all education and/or experience requirements must demonstrate their knowledge and ability in language writing and translation 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.

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-14-924122  and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Wednesday, January 08, 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: 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-14-924

Control Number:

357905200