Broadcast Maintenance Technician (Multimedia)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 09, 2019
Closes
Oct 17, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Support Division of the Operations Directorate, Voice of America (VOA), Broadcasting Board of Governors, and is responsible for supporting and maintaining the technical infrastructure and all radio, TV, and digital broadcast equipment installed in VOA's multimedia broadcast studios and operations facilities, ensuring the operational compliance of these facilities to produce and broadcast VOA programming to world-wide audiences.

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Responsibilities

  • Manages tasks related to fault isolation and emergency repairs of digital and analog broadcast equipment and systems used to produce and broadcast VOA multimedia (radio, TV, digital) programming;
  • Reads and interprets schematics or detailed design drawings for equipment and systems installed across all broadcast platforms and facilities.
  • Works with technical modifications in accordance with equipment manufacturer's bulletins to assure equipment performance and functional specifications. Modifications include firmware and software upgrades and electronic or mechanical modifications as required.
  • Manages equipment installation and integration tasks in a technically complex and innovative multimedia broadcast environment. Installation and integration tasks are completed in an industry standard, professional manner using engineering drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Tests, repairs, and calibrates sophisticated cross-platform broadcast equipment to meet exacting U.S. and international broadcast standards.
  • Prepares accurate and complete records of work performed and must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with supervisors and peers.
  • As a member of a multimedia broadcast technical team, responsible for applying skills and technical assistance in a disciplined and highly coordinated production and may be required to perform operational or other functions as needed.
  • More supervision is required at the lower grade level.
THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date.
  • Applicants must complete the online questionnaire.
  • This is a Q-Nonsensitive position.
  • This position will work extended hours, including some evenings and weekends, and will be on-call for emergencies and overtime as necessary.
  • 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.


Qualifications

For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Education cannot be substituted or combined at the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of such experience are: reads and interprets schematics or detailed design drawings for equipment and systems installed across all broadcast platforms and facilities, at times with supervision; assists with or managing tasks of installation and repairs of digital and analog broadcast equipment and systems used to produce and broadcast multimedia (radio, TV, digital) programming; tests, repairs, and calibrates cross-platform broadcast equipment to meet U.S. and international broadcast standards; and prepares accurate and complete records of work performed and are able to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with supervisors and peers.

For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Education cannot be substituted or combined at the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of such experience are: uses expert skill in reading and interpreting schematics or detailed design drawings for equipment and systems installed across all broadcast platforms and facilities; manages tasks of installation and repairs of digital and analog broadcast equipment and systems used to produce and broadcast multimedia (radio, TV, digital) programming; thoroughly and efficiently tests, repairs, and calibrates cross-platform broadcast equipment to meet U.S. and international broadcast standards; and prepares accurate and complete records of work performed and are able to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with supervisors and peers. At this level you are an expert and can train others in the performance of duties.

Education

Education cannot be substituted or combined for this position.

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:
  • International Broadcasting Multimedia Applications
  • Multimedia Installation and Repair
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing


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
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


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.

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.

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