Louisiana Public Broadcasting

The Louisiana Educational TV Authority (also known as Louisiana Public Broadcasting – LPB) is seeking a TV Engineer 2 to be a part of their Engineering team.  

Preference will be given to the candidate who possesses the following skills:

The TV Engineer 2 position is critical to the agency’s statewide network signal distribution. The primary role is to maintain the network delivery of our signal Statewide and also monitor the transmitter so that it complies with all of the FCC operating specifications, which in turn allows the agency to deliver our programming and Public Safety alerts statewide to the citizens of Louisiana. 

Troubleshoots and develops workarounds for equipment failures and operator errors at all levels of production and transmission of programming.

Serve as Engineer in charge (EIC) in Master Control.  Duties include final responsibility for quality control and equipment utilization. Programs include all live and taped broadcasts.

Maintain and provide technical support for computer-based transmitter remote control interfaces and software.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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For further information about this vacancy contact:

Louisiana Educational TV Authority
Engineering Department
7733 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
(225) 767-5660    


A baccalaureate degree plus one year of experience in television engineering or television production.
Experience in television engineering or production work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of college.
Society of Broadcast Engineering certification as Broadcast Engineer, Audio Engineer, Video Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer will substitute for the baccalaureate degree only.

Television experience involving camera operation, lighting, floor direction, or similar studio duties will not be accepted as qualifying experience.
Production experience as a television director, producer, editor, graphics operator or in production management will be considered as qualifying experience.
Appropriate Federal Communication Commission license or permit will be required.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job ConceptsFunction of Work:
To operate and maintain a television broadcast, production broadcast, satellite delivery, and transmission facility.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from Television Engineer Section Manager and functional from TV Engineer 3.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional over Television Engineer Technicians.

Location of Work:
Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA).

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Television Engineer Technician 3 by the presence of supervisory responsibility of network delivery and television transmitter operation.

Differs from Television Engineer–Transmitter by absence of primary responsibility for transmission, satellite, and distribution systems.

Differs from Television Engineer 3 by the absence of responsibility for involvement in multiple engineering tasks within one or more engineering sections.

Examples of WorkShift supervisor of a multi-million dollar television production and broadcast transmission facility. Duties include final responsibility for quality control, equipment and personnel utilization.

Operate and maintain a computer-based network of video servers, workstations and data archive systems using various compressed digital formats to provide public television and educational programs to the State of Louisiana.

Provide file management for data storage systems. Responsible for transfer of data to appropriate online storage system for scheduled broadcast playback and management of storage allocation for non-liner editing systems.

Engineer-in-charge (EIC) for all programs produced by the agency. Duties include final responsibility for quality control, equipment and personnel utilization. Responsible for project planning and duty assignment of personnel. Programs include all live and taped broadcast, edit sessions and multi camera remotes.

Oversees the operation and use of production and post production systems in accordance with standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Technical Operating Standards.

Serves as staff editor, to manage utilization and operation of all editing resources. Sets up and operates computerized editing systems. Maintains compliance with technical standards as published in RS-170A and RS-250B.

Troubleshoots, diagnose, and repairs broadcast equipment, including; component level maintenance, software modifications, and network system integration.

Serves as telecommunication system administrator.

Operates VHF and UHF television transmitters via computerized remote control system in accordance with Federal Communication Commission regulations. Requires an appropriate FCC license and knowledge of FCC rules and regulations.

Operates the satellite transmission systems. Communicates with clients and satellite operating facilities to schedule use of the LPB satellite transmission facility.

Acts as a technical advisor to viewers who may have a problem receiving the network anywhere in the viewing area.

Generates, updates, and maintains the operating parameters of data bases used in television, satellite broadcasting, and network delivery systems. Keeps records of system and network modifications. Supervises the installation and testing of all equipment and modifications to existing statewide systems and networks. Identifies and corrects problems and defects in equipment.

Maintains equipment usage logs showing actual versus scheduled use for billing and accounting purposes.

Installs satellite receiver systems statewide. Responsible for programming all satellite positions and parameters into the receivers. Trains teachers and facilitators to use satellite communications equipment. Troubleshoots problems that may occur by phone and travels to site for repairs if problem cannot be resolved by phone.

Troubleshoots and develops workaround for equipment failures and operator errors at all levels of production and transmission of programming.

Sets up, manages, and operates a remote production truck which includes supervising production and engineering personnel, ensuring safety of people and equipment, assembling equipment, and connecting high voltage and high current systems.

Designs broadcast systems, including wiring diagrams, cable data base, and operating flow charts.

Utilizes computer aided design (CAD) software, data base management, and spreadsheet software.

Investigates system problems, coordinates with vendors and users to recommend solutions, and follows up through successful termination of problems. Recommends and implements preventive measures to minimize possibility of recurring problem.

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