Broadcast Engineering Manager

Washington, D.C
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


Work involves the responsibility for administering the engineering aspects of programs for Senate television, recording studio, and recordings at Senate hearings.
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Work also involves providing professional engineering support for audio and video services, designing and developing systems, and administering hardware and software service contracts. The incumbent has frequent contact with Senatorial and Committee staffs to facilitate their technical requirements, with telecommunications and electrical engineering staff, and with outside vendors to ensure that audio and video connections are maintained.

Major Duties
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the engineering unit, directs engineering employees, and evaluates the services of audio/video engineering staff.
  • Assigns and inspects work; coaches and/or counsels engineering employees; conducts performance evaluations; disciplines, hires, and recommends termination of employees.
  • Monitors technical operation of Senate television, recording studio and hearing coverage; appraises equipment and software for production requirements; designs and integrates broadcast quality radio and television systems.
  • Administers contracts with vendors, contractors, and consultants; establishes engineering policies and procedures; monitors technical compliance with broadcast standards; develops custom software specifications.
  • Coordinates service programs with other technical departments to provide necessary services.
  • Manages engineering budget.
  • Participates in Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning, including exercises, drills and training.
  • May serve as the Branch Manager in his/her absence.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
00 - Yes.


Conditions of Employment



Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in electronic engineering or a related field; five to eight years of systems engineering and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
  • Knowledge of the operational and maintenance characteristics of television and audio recording.
  • Knowledge of electronic and electrical engineering principles, theories, and practices.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage the operations of the engineering section according to guidelines.
  • Ability to appraise equipment and software for production requirements.
  • Ability to design and develop communications systems.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer with word processing, spread sheet database, and technical applications such as CAD.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to deal with others, using tact and diplomacy.


Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Please read the "Next steps" section for more information.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

All required documents will be outlined in the application instructions.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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