Broadcast Production Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Production Operations Department, House Recording Studio, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives (House). The purpose of the House Recording Studio is to provide coverage of the House, broadcast and webcast Committee hearings, and provide video and audio services for Members. This position serves as the Broadcast Production Technician.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Production Operations Department, House Recording Studio, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives (House). The purpose of the House Recording Studio is to provide coverage of the House, broadcast and webcast Committee hearings, and provide video and audio services for Members. This position serves as the Broadcast Production Technician.

Key responsibilities include performing a full range of camera operations for recorded and/or live television programming as well as live television coverage of daily House floor proceedings and committee hearings; performing video teleconferencing setup and operation; and keeping management informed of ongoing activities.

Grade level at time of appointment is determined by experience and designated level of responsibility.

The position does not have day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs a full range of camera operations for recorded and/or live television programming as well as live television coverage of daily House floor proceedings and committee hearings with minimal supervision. Prepares the House studios for each program including lighting the sets, recommending and assisting with make-up, loading and unloading teleprompters, and determining initial camera positions.

Performs video teleconferencing setup and operation.

Stays apprised of day-to-day operations and keeps appropriate management informed of ongoing activities as well as areas of concern.

Works with Engineering Operations in pre-programming; reports discrepancies and/or malfunctions to the Production Operations Manager.

Assists coworkers in utilizing internal practices and procedures to ensure performance is timely, responsive, and consistent with customer needs.

Operates cameras to secure professional picture composition and focus; applies experience and creative artistic ability in proceeding with or anticipating Director's commands for television programming.

Operates ENG cameras and character generator.

Performs non-linear editing, audio and/or radio studio operations, and tape room operations.

Directs single or multiple camera productions.

Maintains responsibility for technical aspects of camera equipment to the extent of making necessary settings for each program/proper pictures.

Maintains awareness of project/task progress and provides stakeholders and customers with up-to-date information when requested.

Reports work progress and results to senior management on all aspects of the operation.

Retains records pursuant to the CAO Records Retention Policy and Schedule thereof.

Works closely with management and staff to complete a wide variety of complex assignments and long-range planning efforts related to the mission of the Business Unit/Department.

Carries out and follows up on the completion of special projects and initiatives as assigned.

Analyzes internal operational problems and issues and prepares plans of action concerning the findings and/or results thereof.

Ensures compliance with internal documentation formats and procedures to include lines of communication and document tracking/records management.

Maintains adequate, understandable records management systems on a timely basis and in accordance with general standards.

Assists in training new employees as required.

Performs data entry, manipulate, and/or retrieve information and data from automated systems for assigned areas.

Performs miscellaneous clerical and administrative support as needed.

Performs other official duties and special projects as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required - Not required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
10

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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Qualifications

Professional broadcasting experience with emphasis on studio and/or robotic camera operations, studio preparation, and lighting.

Knowledge of industry equipment and systems; ability to prepare studios for broadcast and operate cameras, lighting, and teleprompters.

Knowledge of broadcast production operations, including House broadcasting techniques and floor procedure.
Skill in coordination.

Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion.

Knowledge of and ability to establish and maintain administrative and quality control processes.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with senior staff and other high-ranking officials.

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact, as well as the ability to exercise judgement and discretion.

Knowledge of and ability to use various automated office systems and software programs.

All employees within CAO are expected to demonstrate the following general competencies: Accountability, Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication, Customer Orientation, Knowledge of Relevant Policies, Procedures, and Processes, Priority Management, and Problem Resolution.

Professional level experience operating non-linear editors, video teleconferencing equipment, ENG cameras, audio boards, computer-based audio editing systems, and character generators preferred.

Experience working with single and multi-camera productions and tape room/ingest/playback operations preferred.

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the position or an equivalent level of professional work experience preferred.

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated using a structured interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Resume

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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