Video Technical Support Coordinator

Website City of Tampa, Florida

The city of Tampa, Florida has an opening for a Video Technical Support Coordinator.

Living in the Tampa Bay area is like being on vacation all year. U. S. News & World Report rates the Tampa Bay are as the 24th Best Place to Live in the country. And Florida has no state income tax. Residents of the Tampa Bay area enjoy both a laid-back beach lifestyle and the amenities of a large metropolitan area, including professional sports teams, museums, and an array of entertainment and dining options. Living in the Tampa Bay area is like being on vacation all year. Tampa has a hip social scene and the beaches offer water sports and activities like parasailing and dolphin-watching cruises. Locals also cheer for area sports teams, including the Buccaneers of the NFL, the Lightning of the NHL and the Rays of the MLB.

This is highly responsible technical work involving the operation and maintenance of the government access channels and the fiber optic local network as well as monitoring the technical performance of the franchised cable television systems.

Department Technology & Innovation
Open Date 12/8/2023 5:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline Position Open Until Filled
Salary $42.77 – $64.16/hour; $7,413.47 – $11,121.07/month; $88,961.60 – $133,452.80/year
Employment Type Full-Time
Type of Recruitment Open

Nature of Work:
• An employee in this class is responsible for operating, maintaining, designing, and installing broadcast television and audio equipment for government access television, internet streaming solutions, and for managing the fiber optic local area network.
• Employee has the authority to make long term strategy decisions on the technical aspects of the government access channels (CTTV and Training) and the fiber optic local network.
• Work is performed under direction in accordance with policies and procedures established by management.
• The employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment concerning the professional and technical aspects of the cable television system.
• Work is of considerable difficulty and includes all aspects of broadcast television and cable television operations.
• Work is reviewed through reports submitted, conferences, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties:
• Maintains, repairs, monitors, and coordinates the continuous, efficient, and safe operation of the Technology and Information/CTTV systems, including the video and audio distribution/recording systems in City Council, and all video and audio production equipment and systems including video tape recorders, cameras, audio mixers, test instruments, and television monitors.
• Manages and coordinates the use of the fiber optic network for television broadcast, secure video conferencing, and teleconferencing; provides fiber optic cable management and technical support to equipment expositions to maintain technical skills.
• Designs, procures, installs, and maintains video and audio production system, post-production system, and automated playback system.
• Formulates technical requirements and prepares bid specifications for radio frequency transmission systems, video and audio systems, and the fiber optic local network. May consult with other city departments to design broadband distribution audio and video systems.
• Maintains on-going monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance with city regulations or requirements. Coordinates vehicle maintenance and repair with the Fleet Maintenance Division.
• Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge of: operating theory of video systems, including analog and digital signals; broadband RF cable television distribution, including headend signal reception and processing and subsequent distribution; remote and automated broadcast playback systems; AC/DC power distribution, including line power, use of stand-alone generators, and power conditioning; satellite earth stations; fiber optic systems, including FM, AM, and digital; audio systems, including PA, wireless multitrack, studio recording, and conferencing; and FCC rules and regulations concerning cable television, microwave, and broadcast.
• Working knowledge of: specialized test equipment (spectrum analyzer, field strength meters, vectorscopes and waveform monitors, oscilloscope, volt meters, optical time domain reflectometer); erection of microwave antennas and towers; design and installation of remote production vehicles; design of production facilities, control rooms, and television studios; design and installation of fiber optic distribution systems and related systems; and the design of computer LANS for digital video and audio.
• Ability to: design, maintain, operate, and install technical broadcast equipment; read, interpret and apply engineering data; install cameras, video recorders and integrate into existing systems; calibrate cameras, switchers, video/audio recorders, video and audio amplifiers, and microwave systems; design, maintain and install fiber optic, or VoIP equipment for broadcast and video conferences; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; train/ oversee television production equipment operators.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in electronics or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience in radio frequency, video transmission, or broadcast engineering; OR graduation from an accredited college, university, or technical school with an associate degree in electronics or a closely related field and seven (7) years of experience in radio frequency, video transmission or broadcast engineering.

Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of an FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator Permit; preferably, a FCC General Class License.

Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

• Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.
• During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

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