Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Gainesville, FL, United States
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm Salary: $19.56/Hour Bachelor's degree in journalism, telecommunications, advertising or a related field and one year of experience in professional video production; or any equivalent combination of directly related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. Position Summary: This is responsible technical work in design, production, and preparation of audio/visual materials using audio and video equipment to produce and record television programs for the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. An employee assigned to this classification prepares for, video records and ensures proper cablecast/digital streaming of all public meetings held by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners on the County's cable access channel and other video streaming platforms. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observations of results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work. Oversees the procurement and maintenance of all audio-visual equipment used in multi-media productions for the board. Coordinates and produces professional quality videos to include on-location video shoots, live cablecast/streaming of video, long and short form video programming to include post production work. Writes and proofreads County press releases and distributes information on County website, social media and via email. Coordinates operation of Emergency Operations Center media room in order to cablecast/stream video in emergency situations. Produces short and long form HD video programming for distribution on County television station and on other streaming video and social media platforms. Produces video animation/graphics for use in television and web based video production. Maintains character generator to display on screen messages during meetings. Observes scales in video and color monitors and operates controls to adjust video and color levels. Operates video recording equipment to dub and edit videos. Makes minor repairs to equipment. Coordinates the operation of Cox Channel 12 with the city and Cox Communications, developing programming in cooperation with County departments. Delivers broadcast programming to local T.V. Stations. Updates Channel 12 message boards and television schedules. Creates and maintains Channel 12 replay schedules (Traffic). Coordinates multi-media presentations at board meetings and other events, including room set-up, equipment preparation, meeting special needs of the disabled, etc. Provides training to staff and the public on best use practices for audio and visual presentations. Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of video production practices and procedures, as well as all associated hardware. Ability to direct and/or coordinate cablecasting/streaming of live television programming, and pre-recorded video productions. Ability to write for professional print and broadcast media. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to analyze emergency situations quickly and accurately and respond with an appropriate course of action. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; including public speaking and presentations and the preparation of written reports and memoranda. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees, supervisors, other government agencies and the general public. Ability to provide advice regarding cablecasting and video production. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus to ensure quality production of video programming. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.