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Position: Multimedia Production Specialist
Company: U.S. Federal Government
Location: Washington DC US

    Duties

    Summary

    The incumbent serves as a Multimedia Production Specialist for the VOA Africa Division Digital Group, with responsibility to support, plan, research, adapt and edit multimedia news and information suitable for programming on digital and other VOA platforms. Under the supervision of the Africa Division’s Internet Managing Editor, the incumbent is responsible for supporting the programming of multimedia news, information and entertainment.

    THIS POSITION IS 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.

    This vacancy is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    ~Supports the timely production and programming of media via the digital platforms.

    ~Supports project schedule milestones and deliverables.

    ~s to implement technical support, troubleshooting and training to the language services, which will enable the services to maintain high levels of professionalism and digital properties.

    ~Works with the Division’s language services to implement new programming and products across digital and social media platforms.

    ~Trains Division staff in the programming, digital and social media best practices as defined by the Internet Managing Editor.

    ~Formats and distributes digital and social media content.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1071 Audiovisual Production

  • Requirements

    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.

    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.

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

    Specialized experience for this vacancy is defined as demonstration of the following: (1) Producing a wide range of multimedia products, (audio, photo, video, text), using many different production processes, methods and techniques; (2) Proven creativity, technical and editorial resourcefulness in all phases of multimedia production; (3) Ability to resolve problems, improvising and responding quickly to rapidly changing situations; (4) Use of complex multimedia software systems and hardware related to digital audio, video and graphic generation and editing; and (5) Capability to organize, plan and schedule multiple projects to ensure objectives are met.

    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.

    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:

    • Communications and Media
    • Production
    • Social Media
    • 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

    Q – Sensitive

  • Required Documents

    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.

    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

    Benefits

    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 .

    Review our benefits

    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.


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