County of Alameda

Fire Department Videographer SAN (#8190N)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Fire Paraprofessional (073)
$36.58-$44.98 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$0.00-$0.00 Monthly / $0.00-$0.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to take video photographs using a variety of video equipment; to develop and produce video training, special events and marketing video and to perform related duties as required.


The incumbent of this single position classification is a journey-level videographer, covering all phases of technical video production reporting to the Assistant Chief of the Training Division. The incumbent will be expected to maintain and operate video equipment including editing select footage, and coverage of department specific projects and events and is responsible for the total video production package including project assignment, writing, and the productability of a package. The incumbent will also be responsible for the ultimate look of the production. Incumbent uses field video and lighting and audio equipment to complete projects. May supervise staff in the production of video.

Incumbents in this classification are employed on an hourly, services-as-needed basis.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Create, plan, produce training program segments, including pre-production, production and post production for training, marketing or special events. Maintains inventory of video supplies, equipment, props, and other items used for the purpose of production.
2. Operates agency video camera equipment, sound recording equipment, video editors, lighting equipment, tape stocks, filters, and special effects.
3. Controls quality in all phases of production, both technical and artistic; functions as a videographer/editor when necessary.
4. Documents production of informational, promotional, training, multi-media and other related video productions; sets up and maintains video files.
5. Utilizes video production skills, including but not limited to, directing, producing, graphic design, editing, and taping shoots for the use of the Alameda County Fire Department.
6. Supervises staff assisting with projects and use of equipment on an as needed basis.
7. Confers with appropriate department staff to determine required support for video production; may assist with writing and editing scripts for video training tapings.
8. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
9. May be required to drive to various locations.
10. May be required to work evenings and weekends.


The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience as a professional videographer.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principals and techniques of videoography.
• The operation of various types of video equipment for recording, storage, and transport.
• Principles and techniques necessary to instruct others in video production.
• Industry, equipment, and technical changes.

Ability to:

• Video under various circumstances and conditions.
• Set up and maintain video/production filing systems.
• Produce multiple copies for marketing, filing and training purposes.
• Edit and perform simple maintenance on video equipment or recommend repair or replacement.
• Work independently or with various persons involved in the production of Fire Department video.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Keep abreast of modern videoography processes, equipment, techniques.
• Instruct others on various video-taping techniques.

MH:po 12/1/08
Newspecs: 8190N.doc
CSC Date: 1/28/2009

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