INT Broadcaster (Multimedia)(Portuguese)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 12, 2019
Closes
Sep 20, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at the Voice of America's Africa Division in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster with the Portuguese Service responsible for conceiving, planning, researching, writing and broadcasting original audio/video/digital scripts of a highly complex nature and for providing Internet content for websites.

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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Writes news-related stories for use in radio, television or Internet posting. Prepares integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced scripts, radio/television programs or Internet web presentations that captures the attention of the audience.
  • Writes feature stories on a variety of subjects for radio, television or web posting.
  • Adapts and/or translates material, which may include simultaneous translations.
  • Edits broadcast segments, including stringer reports.
  • Participates in the development of regularly scheduled radio or television programs. Initiates coverage of news and features, participates fully in coverage of major events and in the preparation and execution of broadcast remotes.
  • Contributes to the production elements, including editing of taped material, evaluation of stringer reports and production of live air shows.
  • Prepares and/or presents news and feature materials in a studio or on location for radio/television simulcast. May serve as show host.


  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

    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 may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.
    • THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT
    • This vacancy is being advertised under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. Non-US citizens applicants MUST apply to NC-10589219-19-LM.
    • Your application to this DE vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the corresponding NC announcement.


    Qualifications

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which is directly related to this line of work AND fluency in the English and Portuguese languages that demonstrates ability to write, report, interview and announce broadcasts in both languages.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Applicant's fluency in the Portuguese language must demonstrate applicant's experience applying the principles, practices and methods of video, radio and Internet broadcasting by writing and producing integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced radio or television programs and providing Internet content for websites.

    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.

    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 qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

    Competencies:
    • Journalism
    • Language Proficiency-ENG
    • Language Profiency-TA
    • Multimedia
    • Production
    • Target Area


    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. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
    Qualified Category
    Well Qualified Category
    Best Qualified Category

    Application of Veterans' Preference: Category Rating does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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
    • Transcripts
    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.

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