City of Tampa

Video Technical Support Coordinator (#141000) N38

$41.52-$62.29 Hourly / $7,196.80-$10,796.93 Monthly / $86,361.60-$129,563.20 Yearly


This is highly responsible technical work involving the operation and maintenance of the government access channels and the fiber optic local network as well as monitoring the technical performance of the franchised cable television systems.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for operating, maintaining, designing, and installing broadcast television and audio equipment for government access television, and for managing the fiber optic local area network. The employee has the responsibility for monitoring technical performance of the cable television system to assure that it complies with the city’s standards. Employee has the authority to make long term strategy decisions on the technical aspects of the government access channels (CTTV and Training) and the fiber optic local network. Work is performed under direction in accordance with policies and procedures established by management. The employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment concerning the professional and technical aspects of the cable television system. Work is of considerable difficulty and includes all aspects of broadcast television and cable television operations. Work is reviewed through reports submitted, conferences, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Maintains, repairs, monitors, and coordinates the continuous, efficient, and safe operation of Office of Cable Communication systems including the CTTV microwave system, the internal broadband distribution systems serving the Convention Center, the Police Department, and City Hall Plaza, the city’s Training Channel, the video and audio distribution/recording systems in City Council, and all video and audio production equipment and systems including video tape recorders, cameras, audio mixers, test instruments, and television monitors.

Manages and coordinates the use of the fiber optic network for television broadcast, secure video conferencing, and teleconferencing; provides fiber optic cable management and technical support to equipment expositions to maintain technical skills.

Designs, procures, installs, and maintains video and audio production system, post-production system, and automated playback system.

Formulates technical requirements and prepares bid specifications for radio frequency transmission systems, video and audio systems, and the fiber optic local network. Consults with other city departments to design broadband distribution and security systems.

Maintains on-going monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance with city regulations or requirements.

Reviews technical complaints submitted by cable subscribers and performs on-site verification.

Coordinates vehicle maintenance and repair with the Fleet Maintenance Division.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: operating theory of video systems, including analog and digital signals; microwave transmitters and receivers; broadband RF cable television distribution, including headend signal reception and processing and subsequent distribution; remote and automated broadcast playback systems; AC/DC power distribution, including line power, use of stand alone generators, and power conditioning; satellite earth stations; fiber optic systems, including FM, AM, and digital; audio systems, including PA, wireless multitrack, studio recording, and conferencing; and FCC rules and regulations concerning cable television, microwave, and broadcast.

Working knowledge of: specialized test equipment (spectrum analyzer, field strength meters, vectorscopes and waveform monitors, oscilloscope, volt meters, optical time domain reflectometer); erection of microwave antennas and towers; design and installation of remote production trucks; design of production facilities, control rooms, and television studios; design and installation of fiber optic distribution systems and related systems; and the design of computer LANS for digital video and audio.

Ability to: design, maintain, operate, and install technical broadcast equipment; read, interpret and apply engineering data; install cameras, videotape recorders and integrate into existing systems; calibrate cameras, switchers, VCRs, video and audio amplifiers, and microwave systems; design, maintain and install fiber optic equipment for broadcast and video conferences; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; train/ oversee television production equipment operators.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in electronics or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience in radio frequency, video transmission, or broadcast engineering; or graduation from an accredited college, university, or technical school with an associate’s degree in electronics or a closely related field and seven (7) years of experience in broadcast engineering; or an associate’s degree in electronics or a closely related field and seven (7) years of experience in radio frequency, video transmission, or broadcast engineering; or graduation from an accredited college, university, or technical school with an associate’s degree in electronics or a closely related field and nine (9) years of experience in broadcast engineering.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: a FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator Permit; preferably, a FCC General Class License; a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class "A".


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 141000; EST: 3/7/1995; REV: 5/8/2006;