STUDIO EQUIPMENT ENGINEER
Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
Number of Positions: 2
Under general supervision, the class coordinates daily operations and creates playback schedules at the city’s cable station, and performs related duties as required.
- Collaborates with the Station Manager in creating daily, weekly and monthly programming schedules for Channel 25
- Programs video server to play digital show files for correct day and time
- Logs and tracks incoming video cassettes and files for channel 25 in order to locate requested files
- Consults with program producers and production company staff to ensure that received shows are scheduled and broadcasted in a timely manner
- Assists production crews with the creation of live and recorded programming
- Performs quality assurance check by reviewing programs for any technical or content issues submitted by local producers
- Participates in post-production activities (e.g., editing, taping), for Channel 25 and the Web, as required
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
Location: Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (Chicago Cultural Center)
Address: 78 E. Washington, Room 100
Shift: Monday – Friday 4 PM to midnight, weekends & holidays 8 AM to 4 PM and/or 4 PM to midnight (2 Vacancies) (Vacation relief, Monday – Friday 8 AM to 4 PM may be required)
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Television Production, Film/Video, Communications or a directly related field plus two years of work experience in video production or editing or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. You must also provide your valid U.S. driver's license at time of processing.
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?" In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the interview will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
- Previous experience using Skylark 3000 Series SL NEO multichannel video server with Air Manager and Multiscreen software package
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite
- Previous experience using non-linear edit system (Adobe Premier Pro ((After Effects, Photoshop and other related programs a plus,)) Final Cut Pro, Avid.)
- Previous experience using waveform and vector scope, time base corrector, professional video tape player and audio mixer
Proficiency with operating master control systems
Previous experience operating professional video camera, audio, and lighting equipment
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.S.T. on June 19, 2019. No exceptions will be made.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner