Broadcast Maintenance Technician

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ77806

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is looking for a highly cleared Broadcast Systems Maintainer to join our team working in fast-paced live event production environment providing direct audiovisual support to our federal government client.

Daily activities may include, but are not limited to: Maintenance of an 100 channel cable television system, 240 channel satellite broadcast system, HD direct satellite system and all audio distribution through the multi-facility complex; Maintenance in the broadcast distribution facility and the design, installation and maintenance of fiber optic infrastructure for current and future needs; Maintenance of the live event productions audiovisual systems used on the agency complex in direct support of official events. This branch is considered the audiovisual expert in broadcast communications, providing upgrades to existing systems and installed equipment throughout the complex. The broadcast maintenance team will maintain readiness of these areas and perform quarterly preventative maintenance on these conference rooms.

Ideal candidates will possesses technical or craft experience in electronics, electricity, engineering, communications, physics, or in a similar field that provides technical knowledge and background that could be applied in the development, testing, evaluation, design, standardization, research on, maintenance of, or installation of broadcast systems, audio and video production equipment.

  • Possesses specialized and progressively responsible experience as a technician, operator, or instructor which shows progression in theoretical and practical knowledge of audio and video theory to include audio pickup, amplification, distribution, equalization, public address, teleprompter and lighting systems.
  • Experience shall have included proper utilization, interconnection, and operation of audio and video recording, video editing, video character generation, and video teleprompter components and systems.
  • Experience shall have also included use of schematic diagrams, a variety of test equipment, and application of appropriate electronic formulas involved in such duties as testing, troubleshooting, repairing, constructing, developing instruction on electronic and audio equipment.
  • Shall possess knowledge of techniques and standards employed by civilian broadcast and professional audiovisual organizations, including equipment that meets the stringent commercial broadcast specifications.
  • Shall possess knowledge of the most current equipment available to maintain day-to-day operation of a professional audio and video production facility.
  • Shall have a proven skill in planning, installing, operating and troubleshooting recording and reproducing systems to obtain commercial/broadcast quality audio and video.
  • Shall have a proven skill in coordinating diverse and fast-changing requirements and tasking.
  • Shall be able to edit television and radio actualities and events without compromising substance or context of the original program.
  • Shall be prompt, courteous, and maintain a good work ethic conducive to the professional environment.
  • Maintain proper alignment of commercial service satellite dishes to ensure optimum signal level for primary feed distributed on cable television system.
  • Maintain trouble ticket logs to track equipment with repeated issues for repair or replacement.
  • Maintain and install latest firmware updates to fix bugs found in equipment.
  • Coordinate with technical support from multiple vendors to correct issues with defective or malfunctioning equipment to keep down time to minimum.
  • Track and update drawings and documentation of all equipment, circuits and systems installed in the facility and throughout the complex.
  • Provide maintenance support for all broadcast audiovisual equipment used in live event productions.
  • Produce wiring diagrams and other schematics in Autocad or Visio software.
  • Provide broadcast camera maintenance (e.g. broadcast camera programming and alignment; camera kit configuration and management).
  • Conduct daily maintenance inspections of IP based controlled components, multiple LANs, hardware and software in the broadcast facility.
  • Provide quarterly maintenance of all conference rooms throughout the complex.
  • Must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance

Hiring for Junior, Mid-Level, Senior, and Supervisor Positions

Available Shifts:  All

Shifts are available weekdays covering 7am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekend and holiday hours are subject to the client schedule, with opportunities for overtime.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.