Broadcast Engineer

Rockville, MD
Aug 21, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

Job Title:

Broadcast Engineer

Position #:




Bargaining Status:






Salary Range:

$31.28 - 42.30 per hour 

Online applications must be received by September 15, 2017.


Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, has need for a full-time, Broadcast Engineer, S05221, for MCTV - Montgomery College Television, local cable channel 10 and Comcast HD 998. The normal work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm and occasional planned evening and weekend productions, plus occasional unplanned call-back for emergency off-the-air situations.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting video and digital media production services provided by the award-winning Montgomery College Television (MCTV) professional staff, and students, through quality broadcasting and other services.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and facilitates operations for a professional cable television channel, and production facility, maintaining and operating related equipment and software, including remote equipment, for TV, digital outlets and other emerging mediums.
  • Performs at a level of proficiency to ensure that live and recorded programs are transmitted on time and with a high quality of sound and image.
  • Maintains and operates head-end media control center equipment and software necessary to keep the MCTV video signal, news ticker and live streaming service on the air 24/7 with minimal disruption.
  • Assists with studio and field shoots in a dynamic team-oriented environment; installs and routinely maintains studio, control room and field equipment; researches and recommends equipment purchases.
  • Troubleshoots a wide variety of technical, electrical, electronic and computer issues, sometimes under pressure. Coordinates plans and tasks with various departments and vendors.
  • Maintains and operates Mobile Production Vehicle and assists with remote shoots, including athletics, performing arts, town hall meetings, guest presenters, etc.
  • Participates collaboratively in project planning and management; thoroughly documents and communicates production and equipment-related status and issues.
  • Assists staff, faculty, and students in the operation of equipment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in communications electronics technology or IT systems engineering, or a related field.
  • Five years of recent (within the last ten years) relevant experience and/or any combination of education, training and experience providing understanding of the field and the ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Valid drivers license required and evidence of good driving record.
  • Comptia A certification in troubleshooting computers required, or three years of equivalent experience and training.
  • Comptia Network certification, or three years of equivalent experience and training in troubleshooting complex network integration between SAN, LAN interfacing with Colleges network infrastructure.
  • Basic video technology experience required for installations, routing configurations, and component repair.
  • Knowledge of broadcast and IT infrastructure, high definition (HD) television equipment and systems, various multimedia file formats, compression, and screen resolutions.
  • Knowledge of basic commands, file structure, text based terminal environment, and ‘SUDO in Mac and Linux OS.
  • Knowledge of electronics and computing logic to diagnose and address/repair, production engineering techniques, system configuration, equipment servicing, testing, routine and emergency maintenance/repair, and troubleshooting media control systems.
  • Knowledge of transmission, cable broadcasting, live streaming, switching, IP control, and operation of telecommunications, wireless systems, processors, and chips.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software including testing and analysis applications and electric circuit boards.
  • Knowledge of analog, digital and cable RF IP fiber optic transmission principles, national electrical code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, and common safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of IT, file systems, computer networking and security, appliance networks, and troubleshooting methodology.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs with assistance.*
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

 *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in communications electronics technology or IT systems engineering, or a related field.
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification.
  • Familiarity with Harmonic Media Center/Polaris System.
  • Familiarity with ProTrack Broadcast Management System.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit documentation, schematics, and technical requirements.

Application Process

  • Online applications must be received by September 15, 2017.
  • To apply, please visit
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
  • For consideration, you must:
    1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
    2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and
    3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire

  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Participation in a retirement plan
  • Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position


Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.


For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:
at least two weeks
in advance.


Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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