Supervisory International Broadcaster (Tibetan)

Washington D.C.
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Full Time


This position is located in the East Asia and Pacific Division's, Tibetan Service at the Voice of America in Washington DC. The incumbent serves as the Tibetan Service Chief and has overall editorial and managerial responsibility for news and programming targeted to VOA's Tibetan speaking audiences.


Note: Budgetary conditions may apply or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interest 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 (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all United States civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprise of five networks broadcasting in 61 languages that include the Voice of America, 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. The International Broadcasting Bureau provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions.

This vacancy is being advertise under the Excepted Service procedures and is open to all Non-US citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Delegated Examining procedures for all U.S. citizens.

Note: Your application to this Non-Citizen vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the concurrently advertised DE-10059166-18-JB announcement. Please ensure you are applying under the correct announcement.

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-US citizen.
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on CV/resume.
  • Candidate may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Candidates MUST complete online questionnaire.
  • US citizens MUST apply to vacancy DE-10059166-18-JB.
  • 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.

    If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

    This position has been designated supervisory or managerial, requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager, serve a one-year probationary period.

    Applicants must have 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 able to read, write, speak, translate and report in both the Tibetan and English language.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience includes mastery of and in-depth knowledge of radio, television and/or Internet broadcast journalistic writing and editing. Experience planning strategically to achieve goals and objectives for a news organization. Experience must also show demonstrated supervisory skills in the ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate a large staff to achieve the maximum productivity and creativity. Experience must also show efficient utilization of financial resources, managing a budget. Experience must include expert knowledge of Tibet.

    Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

    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 rate 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 'Notification 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 that 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 with this agency.
    4. 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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    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 qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


    • Journalism
    • Language Profiency-TA
    • Supervisory
    • Target Area

    Possession of competencies may be address 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.

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