State of Louisiana - Lake Charles, LA3.6

Supplemental Information
This posting is open to Louisiana Educational TV Authority (LETA) employees only.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Candace Morgan, MBA
LA Educational TV Authority(LETA)
TV Engineering Department
7733 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 767-5660


A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional television engineering experience.

Experience in television engineering work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of college.

Society of Broadcast Engineering certification as Broadcast Engineer, Audio Engineer, Video Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer will substitute for the baccalaureate degree only.

Appropriate Federal Communication Commission license or permit will be required.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Job Concepts

Section manager for Operations, Production, Maintenance or Transmission. Manage operations of large telecommunications center and multi-media production center, seven television transmitters, six technology centers, and more than one hundred satellite receive systems throughout the state.


Broad from Television Engineer Assistant Director.

Direct line over Television Engineer Transmitter Supervisor, Television Engineer 3, and other lower level personnel.

Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA).

Differs from Television Engineer Transmitter Supervisor and Television Engineer 3 by serving as a manager over one of the four divisions of the engineering department.

Differs from Television Engineer Assistant Director by the absence of responsibility serving as the principal assistant to the Television Engineer Director over the entire engineering department.

Examples of Work
Provides project management for deployment of new technology. Management level includes scheduling assignment of job duties for personnel involved with in the project, develop timetables and budgets for overall scope of project, designs equipment layout and interconnect, and provides project accountability.

Serves as technology manager and advisor to higher officials on the analysis, design, management, planning, installation, maintenance or repair of any telecommunications, television broadcast, television production or satellite delivery, and reception network or system.

Develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Digital Broadcast Operations Center and transmission facilities.

Works with subordinates and independently in trouble-shooting and developing work-around for equipment failures and operator errors at all levels of production and transmission of programming.

Originates implementation action plan to improve performance of operating a television broadcasting facility by correcting deficiencies or increasing operational efficiency through additions or reconfigurations of personnel schedules, hardware, or circuits.

Generates, maintains, and updates, the operating parameters of data bases used in television or satellite broadcasting systems or networks. Keeps records in system or network modifications. Supervises the installation and/or testing of all equipment or modifications added or made to existing statewide systems or networks. Identifies and corrects problems, defects, or incapability in equipment or modifications.

Researches new technology; participates in product demonstrations, and reviews specifications to make final recommendation on equipment purchases.

Manages installation and construction projects from concept to final installation and operation, involving millions of dollars of equipment and hundreds of man-hours.

Responsible for broadcast system design, including wiring diagrams, cable database and operating flow charts. Requires working knowledge of system design, computer aided design (CAD) software, database management, and spreadsheet software. Presents final system design to engineering and facility committees.

Coordinates schedules of personnel and equipment to allocate appropriate resources for each project. Maintains equipment usage logs showing actual use versus scheduled use for billing and accounting purposes.

Manages the operation of the earth segment of a satellite transmission system, including coordination of frequencies, satellite space segment, beam position, polarity, and other technical operating parameters with satellite operation centers.

Prepares specifications and recommends purchase of equipment and evaluates bids and proposals for suitability, compliance with specifications, and adherence to state purchasing regulations.

Prepares and administers working budget for programs and projects involving LETA equipment purchases.

Conducts training sessions for all technical staff, engineering, production, operations, and contract workers.

Assigns and reviews work of technical operating staff.

Sets up, manages, and operates a remote production truck.

In conjunction with the Television Engineer 3 configures, aligns, adjusts, maintains, and supervises the operation and use of production, post production, on-air broadcast, satellite delivery, and television transmission systems in accordance with standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Technical Operating Standards.

Sets up and operates a computerized editing system.

Supervises on-air broadcast system operations, including remote operation of broadcast transmitter and the monitoring and adjusting network transmission path. Records, evaluates, and plays back all delay broadcast programming.