Broadcast Technology Program Manager #462

Washington, D.C
Feb 07, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

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.


Conditions of Employment

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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.


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

Additional information

The Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules, regulations, and applicable Federal Laws. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please email with "Applicant Accommodation" in the subject line. No moving, relocation or pre-employment travel expenses will be paid for this position, or while in application for this position.

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