Broadcast Systems Engineer
KMOS-TV, Central Missouri PBS is seeks a Broadcast Systems Engineer. This position will work with the KMOS engineering team to ensure the smooth, uninterrupted broadcast of the stations four channels throughout central Missouri. This will include maintaining, upgrading and installing all Transmission, Production and Operations equipment as well as ensuring that KMOS is operating according to all FCC guidelines.
KMOS-TV is owned and operated by the University of Central Missouri which offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance. Free tuition for employees and tuition discounts for family members, enrollment in the Missouri State employee pension plan (MOSERS) and much more.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete UCM application for employment, cover letter and resume required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin on 08/18/18 and continue until the position is filled. NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. (More information and/or to apply)
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.
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Position Number 998888
Monday – Friday; 8 am to 5 pm
Some on call/stand by work required.
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 08/10/2018
Closing Date - Open Until Filled
Maintain, upgrade, and install equipment related to the broadcast of KMOS-TV including the transmission systems, master control, production and Red Digital Studios.
Assure the highest possible level of KMOS broadcast standards and compliance with FCC and FAA rules and regulations.
Support, train and provide supervision to the student engineering, operations and production staff.
Provide guidance for all technology needs for KMOS staff.
Education & Formal Training
Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting electronics, engineering, or related field.
Education may be substituted for experience or experience substituted for education based on the following equivalencies: AA = 2 years; BA/BS = 4 years; MA/MA = 6 years; PhD = 8 years.
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Desktop Publishing, Other - Broadcast related - video and audio editing, multimedia, graphics, DVE
Four (4) years of experience in electronic preventative maintenance and installation.
Experience in software/Firmware installation, upgrades and maintenance.
Experience with RF transmitters, satellite delivery and Microwave relay equipment.
Experience working with PC hardware, networking protocols, and networking equipment in a broadcast or media environment preferred.
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements
Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certified preferred.
FCC Radio Telephone First Class license preferred.
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Ability to judge true colors.
Broadcast applications to include webcasting, Live studio productions and Live on-site productions, video editing and audio editing.
Strong knowledge and familiarity with television post production environments.
Ability to manage maintenance upgrades and installation of broadcasting and production equipment.
Basic understanding of IT networking and architectures.
Ability to communicate technical information effectively-both written and verbally.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Ability to travel to remote broadcast sites.
Basic ability in creating, compiling, updating, and managing technical drawings and schematic.
Knowledge of computer and microprocessor controlled equipment and networking systems.
Knowledge in the field of electronics including the understanding of digital and analog components.
System analysis of aural and visual origination and flow of signals.
Thorough knowledge of FCC standards and practices for TV including video and audio tape, analog and digital components, computer graphics, switchers, routers, editors, cameras, SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, Composite, Component, waveform, vector scopes, test equipment, and calibration charts.
Ability to follow directions and to follow through without direct supervision, to read and understand equipment manuals, electronic and digital diagrams and schematics, to solve electronic equations using math, to use specialized electronic test equipment, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a high pressure situation with deadlines and changing staff.
Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors: Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals, Exposure to heights, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Exposure to AC and DC high voltages.
Ability to work in small confined and sometimes difficult to get to spaces (in equipment racks, low spaces, high spaces/lighting grid).
Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Travel required, Work in stressful conditions
Irregular work hours – some nights/weekends as scheduled.
Necessary to carry a cell phone/pager.
Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Become SBE certified within two (2) years and maintain certification.
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Effective February 14, 2006, Department of Human Resources at the University of Central Missouri implemented a new online employment application system for recruitment of all staff positions. This system allows applicants to search jobs, complete an application and apply online, as well as check the status of applications via the Internet. Applicants also have the ability to attach cover letters, resumes, and other documents to the electronic application. All applicants will need to complete an application in the new online employment system.
More station information available at KMOS FCC Public File