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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Director of Research

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:BBG-14-82

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 28, 2014 to Monday, May 05, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Agency Employees Only

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The  incumbent as the IBB Director of Research for all the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) elements.

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 service; 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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship ONLY
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination
  • If selected, you will be required to file OGE Form 450-Financial Disclosure

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Collaborate on the development, oversight and implementation of a multi-year, global research strategy and activities.

  • The Research Director represents the IBB with external clients regarding  financial and management decisions.

  • Supervisory responsibility including palnning work, setting priorities, quality assurance, setting performance standards, evaluations and other supervisory duties.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level that is related directly to this line of work.

 

GS-14: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-13, Examples are defined as Managing research projects that include overseeing all technical elements as well as budget necessary for completion, Research principles and methodology in order to establish guidelines and criteria for analysis of data, Researching international media trends and activities, Analyzing research findings to formulate current, accurate, and comprehensive technical reports regarding audience research, Deliver clear and concise written and verbal recommendations to high-level internal officials, Experience with Federal and Agency specific regulations regarding contracting policies and procedures, FAR, FIRMR and MOA (Manual of Administration) in order to create accurate statements of work, negotiating contracts and cost and schedule of active contractors, Supervision of staff by managing projects and review quality of work.

 

GS-15: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade of GS-14, In addition to the specialized experiences above examples are defined as Detailed knowledge and understanding of the agency's mission, policies and practices as well as the affiliate entities, Project Management principles, methods and practices, Management of research teams to produce accurate and quality work on deadlines.


 

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 Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires 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 your resume or application process is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

 

Competencies/Skills

·Research Methodologies/Practices

·Written Communication

·Oral Communication

 

Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or 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 qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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 an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

 

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and 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.

 

3. All qualification requirements must 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. The Handbook 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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All applications must be submitted by: Monday, May 05, 2014

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register. Answer a few questions and submit all required documents.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire and use the official FAX cover sheet found here. You also must cite Vacancy Identification Number 1106195.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.  

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under "Required Documents" below. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 05, 2014, will result in your not being considered for employment.

 

Applications will not be accepted if submitted by using government franked envelopes.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:
    

  1. Resume
  2. Notification of Personnel (SF-50), that shows grade, tenure and highest grade level achieved
  3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. 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 or by fax, mail or hand-delivery. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, telephone and at least the last four digits** of your social security number.

 

** IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION AND 1203-FX BY FAX, MAIL OR HAND-DELIVERY YOUR FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS NEEDED TO PROCESS THE APPLICATION.

 

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:

AUDREY Q. ADAMS
Phone: (202)382-7543
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: AADAMS@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:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified by email of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. You can also check Application Manager for an up-to-date status of your resume or application for this position.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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Job Announcement Number:

BBG-14-82

Control Number:

368350300