1767 Media Programming Specialist

Recruitment #PBT-1767-104213

Introduction

This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Announcement deadline has been extended for additional qualified applicant pool. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. Applicants who already applied need not to reapply and will be included in the applicant pool.

The Department
The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & County government, delivering technology infrastructure and services approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 260 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications.

Position Description
Under immediate supervision, responsible for video production, acquisition, branding and scheduling for programing  for the City and County of San Francisco.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Organizes, coordinates and schedules programming for transmission on the City's cable television channels and website; prepares and maintains daily programming logs, updates on-air video guide and internet schedules under a weekly deadline for 24-hour playback;
  • Monitors transmissions to ensure accurate adherence to playback schedules; uses professional video equipment to prepare video recordings for transmission and oversees those engaged in preparation of video recordings for transmission;
  • Updates and maintains computerized records database(s);organizes, catalogs & maintains the stations media library;
  • Conducts research, outreach and networking to acquire outside programming and public service announcements for transmission on the channels and website;
  • Designs and produces graphics and motion graphics for video productions, station ID, and public service announcements; coordinates acquisition of information and images, edits and converts text and graphics to be incorporated into graphic designs;
  • Develops program information for television and internet channels, the website, social media, and digital bulletin board system; creates marketing, branding plans and strategies to achieve consistent and recognizable identity; initiates new visuals for programs to gain viewer audience; develops and maintains the channel's information bulletin board system and may develop content for digital signage for delivery of City department PSA information;
  • Creates scripts, produces coordinates production logistics, directs on-camera talent and crew, and operates video production equipment for the recording and/ or live transmission of original programs and City government meetings and events;  
  • Format, edits and updates public service announcement information into viewable and readable "on-air" public information; troubleshoots broadcast quality multi-camera audio and video systems; and may provide basic maintenance for video systems;
  • Plans, implements and monitors social media strategy for multiple City channels in order to increase public awareness of government activities and programs;
  • Recognizes deficiencies in video and sound and make adjustments to on-air transmission signals;
  • Edits videos, adds graphics, and encodes recorded programs for transmission on city cable channels and website; may serve as on camera talent and voice over talent for production programs and public service announcements;
  • Defines consistent graphic standards for the station's branding and trains staff in graphics production techniques and the correct application of designs;
  • Screens programs for appropriate content and technical quality; and communicates program information to public and city staff.

Nature of Work
Candidate must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department, and must be willing to work day, swing shift which may include weekends and holidays. Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: travel to production locations and moving and/or lifting of heavy equipment; exposure to disagreeable weather conditions; working in small confined spaces, among crowds, and/or unpredictable environments and filed conditions.

 

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Experience:
Four (4) years of broadcast production experience.

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California Driver's license.

Substitution:
A certificate from a recognized media production program may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in broadcasting, graphic design, or a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

Notes:

1] A valid out of state driver's license is acceptable during the application process. A valid California driver's license must be obtained prior to appointment and maintained throughout employment.

2] One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

3] Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

4] Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

5] Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for these recruitments. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

5] Employees for the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.

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How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

• Select the desired job announcement
• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or
•“I have Registered Previously” Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.

Resumes are NOT verification documents.

Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system: click here

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications MUST be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Aarti Lata, at (628) 652-5205 or via email to: Aarti.Lata@sfgov.org

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at click here

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer's authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Weight: Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and/or licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation Examination: (Weight: 100%)

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation Examination to complete and return. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation Examination is designed to measure the knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas for the 1766 classification which may include, but not limited to: knowledge of program scheduling techniques including operating all aspects of an automated playback system; data base, spread sheet and word processing software applications; research methods and techniques and basic record keeping principles; media production principles and techniques including use of broadcast quality audio and video production equipment; graphic design principles and techniques; graphics/animation applications, specifications and implementation resources; basic maintenance and troubleshooting of hardware and software applications and network for video systems; Windows and  Macintosh operating system; set-up, operate and troubleshoot a variety of audio and video equipment (hardware & Software) including professional studio, ENG, and robotic video cameras, character generators, video and audio mixers, light and grip equipment, audio & video switchers, and video editing applications; operate a variety of office equipment, set up and maintain records, track resources; format edit and update information into viewable and readable "on-air" public information; recognize deficiencies in video and sound; shoot digital photos; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; establish, maintain and cooperative working relationships with public, city staff and programming sources and communicate clearly white directing staff; respond to public in a polite and tactful manner.

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of ten Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 12 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see click here.

Notes:

1] Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

2] Candidates must achieve a passing score on the written examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the Announcement
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf. The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important employment information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 02/14/2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 104213
GSA/AL/628-652-5205

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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