Supervisory International Broadcaster (Spanish)


  • Duties
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    This position is located in the Latin America Division of the Voice of America, Washington, DC. The incumbent will function as Chief of the VOA Spanish Service, broadcasting to Latin America on television, radio, and web/mobile platforms. The Chief must have demonstrated television, radio, and web journalism experience, a strong history as a manager/leader of a multimedia journalism organization, and/ experience planning coverage and directing the activities of staff, contractors, and stringers. The Chief will function as the service's principal editorial official and direct its usage of resources through scheduled broadcasts and high quality customized multimedia stories produced for affiliated stations throughout Latin America. Incumbent will report to the Latin America Division Director and supervise writers, reporters, editors, producers, on-air talent, stringers, researchers, and other staff members.

    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, Orange, Silver, Yellow, and Blue Metro lines.

    INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.

    BBG media networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.
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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Responsible for the management, leadership, and strategic direction of a multimedia news operation made up of a staff of writers, editors, International Broadcasters, reporters, producers, and support personnel.
    • Responsible for the overall quality of the content produced by the Spanish Services, ensuring accurate, fair, and unbiased reporting and adherence to the VOA charter and journalistic code.
    • Provides broad direction of the service's editorial organization, including its workflows, selecting subject matter to be covered, execution of its stories, and their presentation in the various media produced by the service.
    • Oversees and manages the production of the service's Internet, radio, television, and social media content and programming. Develops plans and strategic objectives, including establishing the Service's general scope of operations.
    • Demonstrates consummate leadership ability with an emphasis on building teams and managing them. Demonstrates initiative and exudes a positive attitude in day-to-day operations.
    • Maintains appropriate management and internal control systems to ensure that the property and the fiscal and human resources allotted to the Branch are safeguarded against waste, fraud and abuse.
    • Works closely with the Latin America Division Director, its Program Manager and other staff members at BBG, including the Office of Marketing and Strategy in order to coordinate placement of VOA Spanish programs, , and to build relationships with existing and potential affiliated media organizations in Latin America.
    • Stays fully informed on developments in the U.S., world current affairs, and the Latin America region, and assures that those of interest to the targeted audience are appropriately covered in radio, television and digital programming.
    • Recommends changes or improvements to broadcast policies, broadcast operations, and plans for future radio, TV and Internet broadcasts.
    • Responsible for implementing the agency's labor-management relations policies for Federal Civil Service employees. Hires, fires, disciplines, interviews, and selects staff members. Recommends training for staff as appropriate.
    • Develops performance standards and assures reasonable equity among subordinate units of performance standards, evaluates staff performance using generally accepted measures of quality and output.


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    14

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
    • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
    • This is a sensitive or national security position.
    • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
    • 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 has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager serve a one-year probationary period.
    • This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Qualifications
    Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual (written and spoken) in both the Spanish 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. This is defined as management experience of a large staff in a major multimedia newsgathering organization; leading in-depth news reports, programming, and projects that have been recognized with reputable industry awards; mastery of and in-depth knowledge of radio, television, and digital broadcast presentation and journalistic writing and editing principles and practices; demonstrated skill in applying these principles and practices in the selection of content for accuracy, balance, clarity and style. Experience must also show demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills over a large staff to organize human and material resources, communicate and lead to achieve specific objectives and the ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate staff to achieve the maximum productivity and creativity. Experience must also show efficient utilization of financial resources, including managing a budget and experience planning coverage and associated expense.
    Experience must include knowledge of Latin America, its relationship with the U.S., neighboring regions, and the world.

    Experience in a major multimedia newsgathering organization is required.

    Education
    Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

    Additional information

    1. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) 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. ICTAP 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 still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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.

    Competencies:
    • Journalism
    • Language Profiency-TA
    • Production
    • Supervisory


    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Sensitive

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    • Resume


    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
    • Cover letter
    • DD-214
    • Other Veterans Documentation; SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service
    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resource office.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://login.usajobs.gov/account/signin . The page will display the positions for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Next click on Update Application to complete the application process.
    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 previously. 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 will result in your not being considered for employment.

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    Agency contact information Milsa Anglin

    Phone
    (202) 382-7500
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Latin America Division
    330 Independence Avenue SW
    Room 4700 Cohen Building
    Washington, DC
    US

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    Next steps

    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 of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

    Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495192800 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Posted
04/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Washington DC, District of Columbia, US