Broadcast Engineer - WFSU Public Media (Multiple Vacancies)
Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Posted in Retail

$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Job Title: Broadcast Engineer - WFSU Public Media (Multiple Vacancies)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 55162
Department WFSU, located in Tallahassee, FL, is a licensee of Florida State University and the NPR and PBS affiliate for approximately 25 counties in North Florida serving Tallahassee, Panama City, and Thomasville, GA. We are located in the heart of Florida's Capitol and within 100 miles of the beautiful gulf coast beaches.Responsibilities Maintains, repairs, adjusts, and installs a wide range of electronic equipment including but not limited to; TV cameras, video and audio tape machines, video, and audio servers, STL, exciters, HV electrical systems, heat exchangers video and audio switching and distribution systems, measurement and calibration equipment and Master Control video server and automation systems. Installation, maintenance, and repair of TV and Radio transmitters/translators along with microwave.
Assists in the maintenance and operation of UHF television transmitters, FM transmitters, microwave systems, and satellite receive systems. Install video/audio over IP systems. Maintain, repaired, and install equipment for Satellite Operations Center.
Maintains work areas, tools, and inventory. Maintains telecommunication systems at the studio and remote facilities. Ensure FCC compliance at local and remote sites.
Assists with the general maintenance and upkeep of the physical plant. Preventive maintenance of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and RF at remote facilities. Maintain STLs and backhaul gear.
Assist, Install IT gear, and backup IT department in all facets of the IT needs at the facilities. Backup Chief Operator in FCC compliance. On-call for emergency needs of the facilities.
Maintains technical proficiency in all areas of responsibility through review and evaluation of technical writings, manuals, data sheets, and manufacturer-supported schools. Assist WFSU staff with their technical needs as they arise. Coordinate surplus disposal.Qualifications

High school diploma and four years of appropriate experience or a combination of post-high education or vocational/technical training equal to four years.

  • A sound understanding of various engineering principles and techniques.
  • Experience maintaining technical equipment in a broadcast or post-production facility.
  • Knowledge of current broadcast and studio cameras, wired and wireless audio gear, satellite transmission, and reception.
  • Troubleshooting skills and the ability to understand system drawings.
  • Proficiency and experience performing cable installations, soldering, and crimping cable connectors, including cable documentation, labeling, post-installation commissioning, testing processes, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of common test equipment including signal generators/analyzers, scopes, etc.
  • Solid IT skills including IP networking concepts and equipment, storage systems, redundant computer system concepts, and administration is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of and experience using common business software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Good verbal and written communication and response time.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to maintain a positive and constructive attitude.
  • The ability to remain calm and professional in demanding situations.
  • The ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • The ability to meet the physical demands of this position includes lifting up to 50 lbs., standing, sitting, climbing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to neatly maintain tools, supplies, and equipment.
  • Must be able to respond to trouble calls in a 24x7 environment (including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed).
  • A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Information technology background and networking skills are a plus.
  • Experience with remote desktop applications and VPN is a plus.
  • Experience in broadcast television or a related field is a plus.
  • RF maintenance experience is a strong plus, specifically high-powered solid-state UHF transmitters and ENG microwave systems.
Other Information

Other vacant position to be filled from this posting: 00062960

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select "yes" to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.


This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; however, hours will vary and may include weekends and evenings. Flexibility is required.
The position provides after-hours support. Must be available to be on-call (via phone, remote access, in-person) during scheduled time as well as available for any off-air engineering emergencies.

This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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