Broadcast Technology Program Manager #462

Washington D.C.
Jan 23, 2023
Feb 27, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

Broadcast Technology Program Manager #462

WORK HOURS: 8:00AM- 4:30PM
Pay Band: SAA-10 - $98000-$146992
Remote Work Status: Onsite / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 1/19/2023-2/2/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Job Description
This is senior-level professional work providing project management for Senate Recording Studio’s (SRS) technical efforts and support to the Broadcast Engineering Manager for broadcast technology solutions. Work includes setting the strategic technology direction and standards for major SRS programs, acting as subject matter expert, consulting on technology issues related to audio, video, and control systems, applying knowledge in project management, engineering, contingency planning, and risk mitigation techniques to bring SRS programs to successful completion. Work also includes setting schedules, developing statements of work, participating in the source selection process, overseeing contract vendors, and coordinating with various Senate departments to accomplish project and program goals and objectives. Work is performed with significant latitude under the direct supervision of the Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Capitol Operations and Doorkeepers.

Examples of Work
Leads development of project technical requirements; communicates project plans, schedules, technical direction, and impacts to stakeholders; provides regular updates to stakeholders. Maintains program plans and works closely with the Capitol Operations Program Manager; monitors the progress, milestones, and deliverables; provides performance feedback and recommendations. Reviews and evaluates proposals for completeness and adherence to Senate Recording Studio’s technical requirements; participates in the source selection process. May serve as a Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR). Develops contingency plans to mitigate risks and provide for continuity of operation. Acts as a subject matter expert on QSYS audio and video control systems, Shotoku camera robotics systems, and fiber optic communication. Participates in Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning, including exercises, drills and training. Provides subject matter expertise in life-cycling of critical continuity systems. Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for new technology solutions. Resolves complex technical problems associated with audio, video, and control systems. Maintains awareness of project budgets and advises management regarding any funding concerns or issues. Oversees Broadcast Engineering staff when servicing committee room equipment; trains staff on the maintenance and operation of committee room systems. May serve as the Broadcast Engineering Manager in their absence.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in electronics, information technology, or a related field, five years of experience in audio/video system installation and maintenance, five years of experience in program management/ project supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of project management, including project budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and to make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise analyses and reports.
  • Ability to develop and implement short- and long-range project plans, and bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of engineers and technicians, and lead project teams.
  • Knowledge of the operational and maintenance characteristics of television and broadcast recording equipment.
  • Ability to read and create engineering drawings and documentation, develop action plans for equipment installation, and instruct production staff in equipment operation.
  • Ability to operate a full range of audio, video, and fiber optic test equipment, including meters, analyzers and related devices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers, and contractors with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to use various automated office systems and software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Windows, MS Office, MS Project, and AutoCad.
  • Understanding of requirements for handling of secure information, secure communication systems.

Physical Demands and Working Environment 

Work is performed on-site with some flexibility to work remotely and requires working with small parts, working at computer workstations for extended periods of time, bending, walking, climbing ladders, operating personnel and equipment lifts, and lifting objects up to 50lbs.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
• Ability to obtain QSC QSYS Level 1 certification. • Training in fiber optic installation, termination, and measurement. • For education requirements please see Minimum Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment
To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit 


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