TV Production Specialist (Persian)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 07, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Persian News Network (PNN) of the Voice of America. Incumbent is assigned to the Central News and Production Unit (CNPU) within PNN. He or she may be assigned to work on any program being broadcast by PNN. Serves as a Producer responsible for the flawless on-air execution of live Persian television programs, including the production of high quality packages.
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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Creates a rundown, times the segments, and line produces live, digitally recorded, or taped shows.
  • Ensures that all the production elements, packages, graphics and chyrons in the show are accurate and shown in order.
  • Coordinates production elements in a timely fashion.
  • Communicates vital program/production information, e.g. satellite placement, requests for live, digitally recorded, and taped studio facilities and crews, and coordination with set and graphic designers as well as technical and show directors, and the language versioning staff.
  • Works closely with the Executive Producers and Managing Editors to provide input and advice as to the best format or method to achieve the program objectives.
  • Keeps abreast of the media climate in the target region to ensure the competitiveness of TV and radio programming in the marketplace.
  • Regularly reviews programming and advises on aesthetic look and quality of television packages.


Travel Required

Not required

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-10628991-20-FB.
  • 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

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service, or GS-11, which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual in Persian and English languages in order to produce Television shows in the Persian language along with being able to line produce and communicate with anchors.

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 specialized experience includes: knowledge of the latest techniques and processes of digital television production and live satellite broadcasting including breaking news; and wide knowledge of all modern production, editing principles and practices, to direct the development and production of complex television programs in the Persian language; including a demonstrated knowledge of national and international news events and trends in order to effectively direct a live, digitally recorded, or pre-taped news or public affairs program.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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:
  • Production
  • Technology


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
Q Access Authorization

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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