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Television Engineer Transmitter Supervisor


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Function of Work:
To supervise the operation and repair of television broadcast transmitters, towers, satellite systems, and buildings with related audio and video equipment.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from Television Engineer Section Manager.

Supervision Exercised:
Project basis over Television Engineer--Transmitter, contractors, and lower level staff.

Location of Work:
Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA).

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Television Engineer--Transmitter by overall responsibility for a transmitter site.

Differs from Television Engineer Section Manager by absence of responsibility as a manager over one of the four sections of the engineering division.
Directly supervises and participates in the operation of a multi-million dollar television transmission facility.

Responsible for maintenance of tower structure to include the elevator, beacon and strobe lights, antenna and transmission line.

Trains, advises, and councils teachers & administrative personnel at public high schools & vocational technical schools throughout Louisiana in the use of technology.

Handles maintenance & installation of satellite equipment at school sites, as required.

Supervises and coordinates installation, maintenance, and repair of all types of television and telecommunications equipment.

Analyzes and tunes the complete broadcast system for peak efficiency and performs technical adjustments of all metering functions of the transmitter and auxiliary equipment in order to comply with federal broadcast requirements and as a preventive for damage or breakdown of valuable equipment.

Maintains and rebuilds high volume water pumps to maintain cooling levels in the transmitter for correct operations.

Develops procedures for diagnostic testing, repair, relocation, and reconfiguration of network or system components.

Verifies any deviation in broadcast signal, develops and implements troubleshooting techniques, locates problems and notifies other controlling authorities of deviation from operational standards, recommends corrective actions, and reviews official log recording these events.

Performs component level maintenance.

Performs and documents regular preventive maintenance of transmitter and related equipment per manufacturers requirements.

Provides operating procedures for transmitter engineers to assure efficient operation and compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulated television broadcast transmitter equipment.

Performs mandatory inspection of television broadcast tower, including guy lines, anchor points, and lights as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as keeping logs and written reports for inspection.

Investigates recurring system problems on a daily basis.

Coordinates with vendors and users to recommend solutions; follows up through successful termination of problems.


A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional experience in television engineering, electronic technician work or radio frequency (RF) engineering.
Experience in television engineering, electronic technician work or radio frequency (RF) engineering 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.
Television experience involving camera operation, lighting, floor direction or similar studio duties will not be accepted as qualifying experience.
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.


For further information about this vacancy contact:
Clarence Copeland
Louisiana Educational TV Authority/LPB
Engineering Department
7733 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70810

For agency contact information, please refer to 
the supplemental information above. 
Louisiana State Civil Service, LA 70802 
(866) 783-5462 

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-09-02