Supervisory International Broadcaster (Mandarin)


Vacancy ID: 745406   Announcement Number: BBG-12-195   USAJOBS Control Number: 326250000

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 745406


1. Title of Job

Supervisory International Broadcaster (Mandarin)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

The following six questions will be used to determine your status with the Federal government and how we process your application. If you do not meet one of the following five Other Employment questions, leave the section blank. If you meet one of the statements you must support your answer with the appropriate documentation at the time of application. Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, current and former civil service employees must provide a copy of their last SF-50 that shows their type of appointment and career status. Answer all questions that apply.


Are you currently a permanent (nontemporary) civilian competitive service employee in a Federal agency?


Are you a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service? (Generally, this means you have served three years on a permanent career-conditional appointment in the competitive service of the Federal government.)


Are you a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and you were separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service?


Are you eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under authorities for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteer from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc.?


Are you currently in or have you previously held a permanent Federal position at the same grade level, with the same or higher promotion potential as this vacancy?


I am a status candidate and I also want to be considered under the competitive process.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (14-14) you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

If you have selected "News Paper" or "Other", please provide us with the name of the source. (i.e. websites, Washington Post, etc.)


Please take a moment to tell us how your found out about the vacancy for this agency.


01 Agency Website
02 OPM/USAJobs Website
03 Head Hunter/Employment Agency
04 News Paper
05 Other

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Supervisory International Broadcaster (Mandarin)

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.


24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please select either yes or no for the following question.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Do you have an equivalent to one year of specialized experience to the next lower grade level, GS-13 that is directly related to this line of work AND fluent in Mandarin and English?

 

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular 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 principles and practices; demonstrated skill in applying these principles and practices in the selection of content for accuracy, balance, clarity and style. Experience must also show demonstrated supervisory skills in the ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate 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 the target area and U.S.-China relations.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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Knowledge required to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate staff to achieve the maximum possible productivity and creativity.

3.

Ability to plan, administer and manage staff or line functions.

4.

Skill to plan and coordinate multi-faced programming to implement radio, TV, and Internet programming, and production innovations, and to exploit new broadcast technologies as they become available.

5.

Ability to grasp the implications of policy, and procedural changes, and the ability to make sound recommendations for implementation.

6.

Knowledge of administrative concerns and requirements for the efficient utilization of financial, personnel, and equipment resources.

7.

Knowledge of international radio, TV and Internet broadcasting, including production techniques and the special characteristics of shortwave and/or satellite TV broadcasts, as well as proper use of the technical tools of radio, TV and Internet broadcasting to write and edit effective programs.

8.

Thorough Knowledge of broadcast journalistic writing and editing principles and practices.

9.

Skill in applying broadcast journalistic principles and practices to the selection and production material for radio, TV and Internet broadcast.

10.

Knowledge of the targeted area, its history, economics, culture, and socio-political development.

11.

Current knowledge of world affairs, international relations and of American life and political and social institutions in order to portray America accurately and effectively to the listening audience.

12.

Current knowledge of current U.S. foreign and domestic policies including U.S. relations with and foreign policy toward China.