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- Director, East Asia and Pacific Division, DC, USA

Director, East Asia and Pacific Division

U.S. Federal Government

Washington, DC

$134,789 - $164,200 a year - Full-time, Part-time

Incumbent serves as the Director East Asia and Pacific Division at the Voice of America. He/She is responsible for the overall leadership, management, supervision and administration of the division with control over all staff, resources and strategy. He/She works with a group of Division Directors and Senior Managers under the VOA Director, Deputy Director, and Program Director to provide overall leadership to the Voice of America.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for the management, leadership, and strategic direction of a multimedia news operation at the VOA East Asia and Pacific Division. It is made up of a large staff of managers and supervisors and through them, broadcasters, producers, reporters, writers, editors and content providers.
Supervises a tier of subordinate managers, such as language Service Chiefs, Managing Editors, and Administrative personnel. Responsibilities include hiring, firing, discipline, solving employee-management disputes, deciding employee grievances, conducting performance appraisals, and recommending training as appropriate.
Leads the East Asia and Pacific Division to produce a comprehensive range of relevant, accurate and unique news and information in multiple formats that adheres to the VOA Charter, attracts and retains the interest of the largest possible audiences in Asia and has impact toward the achievement of the mission of the Voice of America.
Provides the vision and strategic thinking required to enable the East Asia and Pacific Division to develop both long-range plans and short-term specific actions needed to support the mission of the Voice of America.
Administers an annual discretionary budget of more than $6 million.
Uses audience and market research, consumption metrics and audience knowledge to determine the usefulness of VOA East Asia and Pacific Division products.

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1001 General Arts And Information


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 has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager serve a one-year probationary period.
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.

Examples of such experience must demonstrate the following: (1) Overall supervision of a large staff who produces news and information products for radio, television, Internet and social media in a major multimedia newsgathering organization targeting international audiences; (2) Providing leadership, management and administrative support in order to develop strategies and tactics for international markets; and (3) Knowledge of the East Asia and Pacific region.
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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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.

Communications and Media
Decision Making
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

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
Cover letter
Other Veterans Documentation; SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service
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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Job posted on 14 August 2018.

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