Cable Television Engineer (Network/Telecom Analyst I)

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Apr 17, 2017
May 01, 2017
Analyst, Engineer
Full Time
Nationally recognized, award winning government cable television channel seeks highly skilled and results-oriented Cable Television Engineer (Network/Telecom Analyst I). Assists with technical operations for field, remote, studio, digital non-linear editing and playback facilities for distribution via government cable channel, training network, county institutional (I-Net), and video streaming. Assists with system design, procurement and implementation of county projects including installation and upgrade of HD editing and production equipment. Assists with programming and updating master control automation & playback. Assists with projects assigned under the supervision of the Cable Television Senior Engineer or the Communications Productions Division director. Further duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Sets-up, matches, balances and shades multiple cameras in live and live-to-tape studio settings;
  • Transfers, updates, monitors, trims, schedules and conducts quality control on programs for cablecast;
  • Troubleshoots audio, video, timing, communication, control and network issues in studio, master control, and remote production systems;
  • Provides support for individual Avid NLE systems and supporting video SAN and archive structure;
  • Racks, wires, tests and documents upgrades to video production and playback systems.
Illustrative Duties
  • Performs cable routing and termination, equipment installation and configuration, labeling, and documentation;
  • Provides routine support for network and/or telecommunications functions;
  • Proposes, develops, and implements documentation and procedures for determining and/or preventing problems;
  • Sets up, installs, and tests hardware and peripherals at user sites;
  • Assists in the installation of more complex software and equipment;
  • Provides basic one-on-one training to users;
  • Maintains system records and documentation;
  • Participates in managing network/telecommunication system upgrades, expansions, and equipment exchange;
  • Reviews new technology and upgrades and makes recommendations on network/telecommunication system modifications;
  • Maintains an inventory list of agency hardware and software;
  • Provides assistance to other staff as needed.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Some knowledge of communications network management and router configuration.
  • Some knowledge of hardware and software, cabling, power requirements, ancillary equipment, and the like related to network operations and telecommunications systems;
  • Understands the network environment and its operation;
  • Ability to install system hardware and software;
  • Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate, and manage studies, special projects and assignments;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally; and in writing;
  • Ability to assist users in solving systems problems;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to possession of an associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, or a related field; plus two years network and/or telecommunications experience; or a bachelor's degree in such fields.

Valid driver's license.

Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field; plus two years of professional experience in video engineering. Knowledge of networks and signal flow with understanding of how to interpret network system documentation. Experience with WireCAD or similar system design and documentation software. Basic understanding of signal test measurement equipment and how to operate it. Demonstrated knowledge of virtual studio systems operation and calibration. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a driving record check.

Work is generally sedentary in nature. Acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and incumbent must be able to operate computer keyboard. Duties require aural and visual acuity to monitor audio and video transmission and associated equipment. May require lifting up to 40 pounds and climbing ladders. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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