SBE Chapter 37
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December 12, 2019  

Jobs - Positions Wanted

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Fairfax County

Cable Television Engineer II

Fairfax County

Help Wanted

SALARY: $65,493.17 - $109,155.49 Annually
Pay Grade: S26
LOCATION: Fairfax, VA (EJ32)
CLOSING DATE: 12/20/19 11:59 PM
POSTING TYPE: Open to General Public

Nationally recognized, award winning government cable television channel seeks highly skilled and results-oriented television engineer. Under general direction, performs 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. Carries out project management assignments under the supervision of the Cable Television Senior Engineer or the Communications Productions Division Director. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides engineering support for system implementation of digital media related County and division projects, including live cablecasts, video streaming, remote production, networked video conferencing and new technologies. Oversees special engineering project assignments from inception to installation, including project management, cost controls, and financial and materials management for the division. Performs new equipment installation and reconfiguration of existing systems for maximum performance, preparing schematics and documentation of all engineering changes
  • Maintains technical quality of all county video, audio and data operations on cable channels and other distribution systems. Maintains video and audio equipment in field, remote, studio, editing, and playback facilities and assists in the planning and design of cable and digital media equipment systems and facilities.
  • Perform procedures necessary for daily playback of programming for all distribution channels. Ensure ongoing operation of distribution and transmission of channels including county emergency message system.
  • Coordinates and provides technical support for field, studio, and remote production, live transmissions, and duplication
  • Determines and recommends operational purchase requirements in accordance with purchasing guidelines
Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

Provides support functions for assigned agencies;
Facilitates the installation of cabling and services;
Evaluates systems problems, performs diagnostics on suspected problems, and recommends or implements solutions;
Administers local area networks;
Installs, configures;
Performs site inspections to ensure adequate cabling, power and facilities;
Evaluates capacity, availability, and performance of existing facilities;
Assures proper operation and maintenance of hardware and software;
Troubleshoots problems;
Develops and provides training for users;
Assesses agency business needs and recommends solutions;
Maintains system records and documentation;
Develops, schedules, and provides training for users;
Provides technical assistance and resources to other staff as needed.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of communications network management and router configuration;
Knowledge of a variety of hardware and software, cabling, power requirements, ancillary equipment, etc. related to network operations and telecommunications systems;
Ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate special projects and assignments;
Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on different applications software packages;
Ability to oversee, monitor, and maintain network and telecommunications operations;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to assist users in solving systems problems;
Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understood by management and employees;
Ability to develop and provide training;
Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Possession of an associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, or a related field; plus three years of network and/or telecommunications experience; or a bachelor's degree in such fields; plus one year of experience in network or telecommunications system design, analysis, installation, and troubleshooting.

Valid driver's license.

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

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and driving record check.
Requires travel using county vehicles to on-site remote locations for production support.

Work is generally sedentary in nature. Acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and incumbent must be able to operate keyboard-driven equipment. 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.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

To apply or for more information, see this link:

(Entered: 12/10/2019. Posted: 12/10/2019-12/20/2019)

Multimedia Television IT Systems Engineer

MCPS Television

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Job Specific Information:  TV/Video IT Systems maintenance & installation experience in a multimedia production environment required. The successful candidate will have the experience & knowledge to oversee all technical aspects of TV/video IT systems incl. maintenance & administration of TV/video equipment & software applications. Strong working knowledge of networked digital video systems & servers in a video production & broadcast environment. Must also have knowledge of video formats in IP environment for transmission.

MCPS Official Job Description:Television IT Systems Engineer (Grade 25)


Under general direction, the Multimedia Television IT Systems Engineer provides expert-level support for MCPS TV video systems, networks and IT infrastructure; also responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and day-to-day operations of MCPS TV video IT infrastructure. Helps determine and direct the course of future technology selection and integration based on research and experiential knowledge. Responsible for operations of the facilities multimedia network and server systems and infrastructure. Recommends multimedia equipment replacement and maintenance budgets originating from MCPS and the Montgomery County Government for PEG (Public, Education and Government) network. Develops policy and procedures for the maintenance and electronic integrity of all equipment in the television/multimedia facility, and provides direct or vendor-based staff training on the operation and repair of that equipment. Provides, as assigned by MCPS-TV Supervisor, consulting for school-based Media Specialists, Media Services Technicians and Montgomery County PEG network. Researches and prepares MCPS bid specifications for all new equipment, evaluates bids and recommends awards.



Thorough knowledge of digital and analog multimedia electronic equipment including Mac-based nonlinear editing systems, SAN (storage area network) systems, digital asset management systems, IT networking, digital video servers, encoders, web streaming equipment and multimedia compression techniques.. Ability to read and understand wiring and schematic drawings. Ability to design and supervise installation of television multimedia production and perform technical alignment/configuration of such systems. Must be deadline oriented to work in a highly productive television/multimedia environment. Excellent written, verbal and human relations skills. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).

For more information or to apply, go to and look under "MCPS Careers" or call Dick Lipsky, D.Ed. at (240) 740-2975. 

(Entered: 12/10/2019. Posted: 12/10/2019-12/31/2019)

NPWS Modernization Technician

CACI International

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Req #: 227148
Location: Indian Head, MD US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance: None

Job Description
CACI’s Business and Information Technology Solutions (BITS) Sector, is seeking a NPWS Modernization Technician to support a contract in Indian Head, MD; Hollywood, MD; FEMA Hq. Washington, DC and other FEMA/CACI locations as required. You will focus on supporting the NPWS Modernization environment.

What You’ll Get to Do:

The NPWS Modernization Technician will support integration of communication equipment into resilient shelters.

  • Provide installation/configuration of broadcast audio equipment, PC-based editing/playback solutions, RF systems, satellite communication systems, fiber-optic transmitters/receivers, and studio mechanical-automation control.
  • Be positioned to acknowledge, understand, and draft: Installation documentation, wiring schematics, assembly instructions, and troubleshooting guides.

More About the Role:

  • Support inventory control processes that includes: Equipment receipt, Bill-of-Materials verification, and serial number tracking.
  • Support the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Provide support at all levels of total system product which include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Support functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 3+ yrs. related technical experience

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Job Location: US-Indian Head-MD-BALTIMORE

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.>

To Apply, use this link:

(Entered: 11/05/2019. Posted: 11/05/2019-02/05/2020)

Studio Tech/Master Control Operator (Part Time)


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WTTG Fox 5 News – Washington DC's #1 News Station with the most hours of local news – is looking for an experienced Freelance Studio Technician/Master Control Operator to provide production support for our top rated newscasts and network programming.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable working as part of a team in a fast-paced, live production environment.  The Freelance Studio Technician/Master Control Operator operates any or all of the following: production switchers, robotic cameras, character generators, playout servers, audio consoles, master control switchers, non-linear editing software, and other production support equipment.  The Freelance Studio Technician/Master Control Operator performs various functions including, but not limited to:

  • Technical Director
  • Audio Operator
  • Robotic Camera
  • Floor Director and/or
  • Master Control

Proven ability to operate in live broadcast environments, specifically news production, is required.  Experience with automated control room and master control environments is a plus.  Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred.  Minimum 3 years recent experience as a broadcast technician in a major to medium size market preferred.  The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above; however, we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these areas. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation.  Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. To apply CLICK HERE.

(Entered: 10/25/2019. Posted: 10/25/2019-01/25/2020)

Maintenance Engineer (Regular Full-Time)


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Fox5 WTTG and Fox5 Plus WDCA, the #1 local television news operation in Washington, DC is seeking a Maintenance Technician (Full-time).  We will be moving into a brand new, ST 2110 IP facility in Spring of 2021.  The technology will be cutting edge and we are looking for people who are excited by new technology.  Your duties will include maintaining and troubleshooting digital and IP broadcast electronic equipment, including:

  • Routers
  • Encoders
  • Switchers
  • Cameras
  • Media Servers
  • Graphics Systems
  • Audio Consoles
  • ENG Vehicles and other equipment
  • Transmitter Experience is a plus (we are also moving our transmitter)

The successful candidate must be a problem solver who can handle corrective and preventative maintenance.  Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Minimum of 3 years' experience in broadcast maintenance required. Must have a clean motor vehicle record (MVR) and be willing to obtain a valid driver's license. Local travel, OT, weekends and holidays will be required. To apply CLICK HERE.

(Entered: 10/25/2019. Posted: 10/25/2019-01/25/2020)

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