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Broadcast and Information Technology (BIT) Engineer #395

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Nov 27, 2023

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Broadcast and Information Technology (BIT) Engineer #395

Department: Capitol Operations
Work Hours: Fluctuating
Pay Grade Range: $94500-$160000
Remote Work Status: Onsite
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 10/23/2023-11/6/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Link to apply: 


Job Description
The Senate Recording Studio seeks a Broadcast Information Technology Engineer. The BIT Engineer will be a full-time employee of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, working on location at the U.S. Capitol Building. This is senior-level professional work, using advanced techniques to plan, analyze, design, model, test, evaluate, install, troubleshoot and maintain the integrity of the Senate Recording Studios baseband video and IP networking infrastructure.

Key Accountabilities/Essential Job Duties
Provides technical support of SDI and IP-based video and audio networks and equipment. Resolves complex technical problems associated with broadcast media network and control systems. Provides immediate response to technical issues during the live broadcast of Senate hearings, Senate Chamber proceedings, meetings, special broadcast events, in the television and radio recording studios. Participates in projects to evaluate and analyze new broadcast hardware, software, or systems. Develops traffic engineering studies and analyses to monitor broadcast IP systems performance, and determine future broadcast network requirements. Writes and edits Standard Operating Procedures and manuals. Participates in Continuity of Operations (COOP) efforts. Other duties as assigned.


Other Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Represents the department at user group, task force and steering committee meetings and pilot testing.

Required Work Experience

  • Five or more years of television, data communications and network system experience including network system design, analysis, installation and troubleshooting/repair of broadcast and computer equipment.

Required Special Skills/ Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the operational and maintenance characteristics of television and audio recording equipment, and of electronic engineering procedures as applied to television, radio and networked audio equipment.
  • Skill in the setup, operation, and maintenance of broadcast quality television and radio systems.
  • Knowledge of router protocols and switch configurations, especially as applied in multicast video and audio networks.
  • Experience with Media Asset Management systems.
  • Knowledge of network management applications.
  • Experience with video and audio production equipment such as video servers, switchers, editors, cameras, and sound systems.
  • Strong familiarity with operating systems for various computer platforms.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure.
  • Ability to read and create engineering drawings and documentation, develop action plans for equipment installation, and coach users in equipment operation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, supervisors, co-workers, and vendors, and to communicate with tact and diplomacy.

Working Conditions

  • Moderate (carrying of items less than 50 pounds).
  • Work requires frequent physical effort walking, bending, crawling, standing for long durations.
  • Work requires the employee to be around high-voltage equipment or hot lights.
  • Working on ladders, scaffolding, or stages.
  • Working in confined spaces (bending and crawling).
  • Work exposes the employee to noise and cold temperatures from the computer equipment.

Required Education
High School Diploma/ GED.


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 .


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email with “Accommodation” in the subject line.


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement.
  • Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered.
  • Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application.
  • If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email
  • To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here .

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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