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    Summary

    Serves as Transmitter/Facilities Plant Supervisor at one of the transmitting stations identified in the list of duty stations, which is organizationally located under United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Office of Technology, Services and Innovation (TSI), Engineering and Transmission Directorate, Operations and Stations Division (T/EOS). It is part of the USAGM's global broadcasting network, transmitting Agency programs from the United States to listeners in specific target areas.

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent is responsible for providing technical guidance and supervision in all facets of the operation and maintenance of shortwave, medium wave and FM transmitters (as applicable), satellite earth station uplink/downlink equipment, prime power (as applicable) and standby power generating plants, station utilities, site structures and infrastructures, vehicle fleet, and antennas/RF transmission systems. Directly supervises American Field Engineers (when assigned), Locally Employed Staff (LES), and oversees the performance of local buildings and grounds (B&G) maintenance services contract personnel.

    • Responsible for the operation, maintenance and administration of a radio transmitting facility. Directs and coordinates the activities of a staff composed of locally employed personnel, supervisors and technicians. Develops duty schedules for maximum utilization of manpower.
    • Adheres to an effective preventive maintenance program to ensure maximum plant operating efficiency. Reviews and analyzes all operational and maintenance records to ensure a high level of performance from plant facilities.
    • Responsible for the operation and maintenance (both preventive and corrective) of various station utility systems. These may include power, water, sewer, drainage, cooling, lighting and telephone. When applicable, ensures that all power plant equipment is operated in accordance with demand of transmission schedules and in compliance with all applicable program and operating procedures, manufacturer's instructions, and international standards.
    • Makes effective use of Maintenance & Repair (M&R) Projects to maintain the facilities and broadcast systems.
    • Ensures that coherent plans, schedules and procedures are in place for implementation of the projects, and that deliverables are integrated into station operations with a minimum of disruption.
    • When assigned, supervises and executes administrative aspects of plant operations, including development and preparation of budget estimates and financial plans, preparation of requisitions for U.S. and international procurements, preparation of operational and administrative reports, plans and correspondence, and maintenance of accurate property management records and plant inventory.
    • Is required to obtain an Overseas Contracting Officer Warrant, as well as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Certification.
    • Performs ongoing study and analysis of program plans, staffing, operational/maintenance reports, program schedules, technical data and anticipated M&R projects to ensure that material, logistics programs, and administrative procedures are in place for uninterrupted long­ term operation.
    • Performs as site Safety Officer, Fire Marshall, Security Officer, and/or Communications Officer when assigned. If assigned, the incumbent is responsible for the development, maintenance and execution of a comprehensive program, as directed by the Station Manager.
    • Responsible for the operation, maintenance and dispatch of a large mixed vehicle fleet (as applicable, since driver services, including provision of vehicles, are sometimes contracted out). Vehicle sizes range from small sedans to large trucks. B&G equipment ranges from small riding lawn mowers to large farm tractors, and various pieces of construction equipment such as cement mixers, welders, forklifts, firefighting trucks, personnel lift vehicles, etc.
    • Advises the Station Manager in all matters relative to plant operation and radio broadcasting technical matters. In the absence of supervision, may be appointed acting Deputy or Station Manager.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None - SFS - Advancement to Senior Foreign Service on a merit basis is possible for employees who secure tenure and satisfy the requirements of promotion boards.

  • Job family (Series)

    0856 Electronics Technical

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