Media Production Technician

Posted By: Karen Anderson Job Postings ,

Contra Costa County, CA is recruiting for skilled Media Production Technicians to fill positions at CCTV and the Library.

CCTV:  This position will work in the Office of Communications & Media, which is a division of the County Administrator’s Office. The Office of Communications & Media oversees public information and media relations, and coordinates emergency communications. The Office includes Contra Costa Television (CCTV), a public service that operates Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) Access Channels.

Library:  Contra Costa County Library is looking for a creative and experienced individual to serve as Media Production Technician. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of an organization that strives to champion literacy and reading and provide equal access to all residents of Contra Costa County, this may be the right opportunity for you. The incumbent will have the responsibility to coordinate and guide the creation of video content including conceptualizing, filming, directing, producing, editing and posting video productions that highlight the Library and its many programs, resources and materials. The individual will excel in project management with the ability to drive the production schedule and deliver finished projects on time.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Technically adept and adaptable
  • Customer-service oriented
  • A team player with the ability to listen and work well with others
  • Able to respond quickly to live situations
  • A problem solver
  • Results-oriented
  • Professional and diplomatic

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Operating and maintaining various systems in support of TV broadcast, streaming video production, and programming operations
  • Playing a role in pre-production planning and production of broadcast and streaming events, live and pre-recorded
  • Operating broadcast cameras and video switching equipment
  • Setting up a multicamera studio and/or field production
  • Configuring PCs to operate well as video editing tools, and configuring equipment to operate on IP networks
  • Editing and processing video for broadcast and/or streaming

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • Being part of a creative team
  • Working with departments and clients on a variety of topics
  • Learning and operating new and existing video production tools
  • Working on projects and supporting services that positively impact people’s lives

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Working within the often complex structure of local government
  • Solving problems and tackling technical challenges quickly and calmly, including during live events
  • Working with little to no supervision

Competencies Required:

  • Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
  • Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
  • Strategic Thinking & Perspective: Evaluating immediate actions in context of achieving long range objective

 Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with Newtek TriCaster and NDI tools
  • Training in the use of digital editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere or Creative Cloud Suite
  • Experience in network/device configuration and use for streaming video
  • Education or training in photography, videography and editing
  • Experience in live television production, including technical directing, encoding, and live streaming
  • Experience encoding video for social media and websites

The eligible list from this recruitment will be active for up to six (6) months.

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Tentative Assessment Dates

  • Online Competency Assessment: Week of April 5, 2021

Minimum Qualifications

  • License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
  • Education: Successful completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units in television/video/media production.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of full time experience in television/cablecast or relevant video production which included the responsibility for directing and/or performing technical operations, coordination of production activities, and/or operation of video console or allied equipment, including online media and automated playback systems.
  • Substitution for Education: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.
  • Desirable Experience: At least one (1) year of the required experience be in the production and editing of video programming for Community Media.

Selection Process

  • Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  • Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  • Online Competency Assessment: An online test will be conducted to measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include but are not limited to: technical knowledge, innovative problem solving, critical thinking, and professional integrity and ethics. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.