Television Engineers - City of Los Angeles, CA

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DUTIES
Television Engineer performs difficult technical engineering work in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of television video and audio components and systems; provides technical direction in the planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of television and audio components and systems; assists with the selection and purchase of video and audio equipment in accordance with City purchasing procedures; responsible for the procurement of maintenance supplies and parts; provides training and technical assistance on the proper use of video and audio equipment; and does related work.
REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)
  1. Five years of full-time paid engineering experience in a broadcast-quality production facility, including experience working with test equipment, field equipment, linear and non-linear editing equipment, remote control camera systems, computer graphics and fiber optics; or
  2. Three years of full-time paid engineering experience in a broadcast-quality production facility, including experience working with test equipment, field equipment, linear and non-linear editing equipment, remote control camera systems, computer graphics and fiber optics; and
  3. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university with successful completion of at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units in electrical engineering or a closely related field.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

PROCESS NOTES

  1. Applicants who lack six months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement is met.
  2. For the education units noted in Requirement #3, you must list the school name, location, dates of attendance, number of units and degree earned (if any) in the Education Section of the on-line application. You must also provide the individual course titles for the 12 semester or 18 quarter units required in electrical engineering or a closely related field, including the school name, location, dates completed, and number of units for each course (semester or quarter) in the Supplemental Questions section of the on-line application at the time of filing.
  3. Applicants wishing to substitute education for one year of the required experience must list their school name and location, type of degree earned and major in the Education Section of the application.
  4. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved agencies can be found at https://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf (Download PDF reader).
  5. Candidates completing the examination process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree and/or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their transcripts or qualifying degree to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.
  6. Some positions may require a valid California driver's license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).

WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity.

NOTE:

 Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be received by THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022.
 
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles who meet the minimum requirements, or are on a reserve list; 2) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.
SELECTION PROCESS
Examination Weights: 
Essay: Advisory
Interview: 100%
 
The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of professional and personal qualifications by interview. In the interview, the following competencies may be evaluated: Analytical Ability; Attention to Detail; Self-Management; Innovation; Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Written Communication; Technology Application, including application of: professional video and audio equipment used by broadcast and cable industries; test equipment, tools, and materials used in the design, development, upgrade, installation, maintenance, and repair of television video and audio equipment, components, and systems; various signal and work flows from video and audio acquisition to distribution of signal and delivery of video files; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 
Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to https://per.lacity.org/jobs/job-analyses.cfm and clicking on Competencies under Television Engineer.
 
Prior to the interview, candidates will be required to prepare some written material related to the duties and responsibilities of a Television Engineer. This essay material will not be separately scored, but will be presented to the interview board for review and consideration, which may include discussion, in the overall evaluation of the candidate. Those who do not complete the advisory essay will not be invited to the interview and will be considered to have failed the entire examination. To be considered complete, the advisory essay must include a substantive response for each question or problem included in the advisory essay for which a candidate is required to provide an answer. Please note that candidates must complete the advisory essay and meet the minimum qualifications as stated on this bulletin in order to be considered further in the examination process.
 
The advisory essay will be administered on-line. Candidates invited to participate in the examination will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the specific steps needed to complete the on-line advisory essay. Candidates will be required to complete the on-line advisory essay between JUNE 13, 2022 and JUNE 20, 2022. Candidates who fail to complete the advisory essay as instructed may be disqualified.
 
Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the interview, which may be held in Los Angeles or on-line. It is anticipated that interviews will begin during the period of JULY 11, 2022 to JULY 22, 2022.
 
NOTICE:

Test dates may be postponed in order to help protect the safety of our candidates and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department if the anticipated test dates are postponed.

NOTES:
 
  1. This examination is based on a validation study.
  2. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf (Download PDF reader).
  3. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that the minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
  4. A final average score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  5. If in accordance with the Rule of Three Whole Scores all candidates are eligible for appointment consideration, the examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of the candidates’ City employment applications by Personnel Department staff to ensure minimum qualifications have been met.
  6. In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
  7. For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf (Download PDF reader).
Notice:
 
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
 
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY ON AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
 
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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