VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST – Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources – Los Angeles, CA
Company: Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors
Filing opens on March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT)
This examination remains open until the needs of the Department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
Type of Recruitment
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Performs specialized video production duties involving either:
1) writing, producing, and directing and editing video programs, using sophisticated electronic video production equipment; or
2) creating animated and other computerized graphics, utilizing sophisticated software programs.
Positions allocable to this class report to the Deputy Executive Officer, Media Services or other position responsible for departmental video production, and are responsible for the complete production of video programs, but also for public relations and informational purposes. In carrying out this responsibility, incumbents must exercise creativity in writing scripts, producing, directing and editing. Incumbents must possess an in-depth knowledge of media production and direction, script writing, and the operation of the professional-grade video equipment sufficient to create quality video programs. Some positions allocable to this class may specialize in multi-media computer imaging including animation utilized for video production.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Writing, producing and directing video productions:
- Plans and develops video programs by transforming objectives into production ideas requiring the determination of format, approach, content, and level of presentation which will be most effective in meeting objectives and remaining within budget and time restrictions.
- Directs the activities of the production crew, equipment, and cast/talent in the studio and on location by directing the placement and movements of performers, crew members, lights, cameras, microphones, props, and sets to create instructions and dialogues of the director’s script.
- Solicits and reviews evaluations and recommendations in writing from subject matter experts, media and management staff to evaluate and improve video productions.
- Operates broadcast quality video production equipment as a producer, director, or as a crew member on programs produced by others, by following the instructions of the director and primary equipment operator to produce artistic and technical quality of sound and pictures.
- Operates both PC and Macintosh computers with word processing, communications, digital asset management, motion graphics, video editing, and other special effects software.
- Supervises the production of: audio recording, editing; video production (studio & location).
- Operates or supervises the operation of a wide variety of video production equipment (e.g., still and video cameras, video recorders, & lighting equipment.
- Performs any of the duties including all aspects of writing, producing, directing and editing video productions, as needed.
- Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic equipment, hardware and software utilized for multi-media production.
- Studies and recommends solutions to problems affecting multi-media production, such as, budgeting, scheduling, cost effectiveness, equipment and deadline issues.
- Coordinates projects, evaluates feasibility of utilizing contract services to accomplish objectives, and monitors performance and quality of outside vendors.
- Supervises staff in the production of computerized graphics for multi-media use, as needed.
A Master’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Instructional Communications Technology or a related field.
A Bachelor’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field AND three (3) years of experience in writing, producing, and directing informational programs using broadcast level video technology used within the last five (5) years.
An Associate’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field AND five (5) years of experience in writing, producing, and directing informational programs using broadcast level video technology used within the last five (5) years.
Special Requirement Information:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
2 – Light. Positions within this class require light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting.
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire to document specific work experience.
This examination will consist of TWO (2) parts:
PART I: Multiple-choice assessments, weighted 50%, measuring Verbal Ability, Professional Potential, Achievement, Influence, Independence, Confidence and Optimism, Reliability, and Deductive Reasoning.
THE MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
PART II: An evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E), weighted 50%, measuring Professional/Technical Knowledge & Expertise (audio, graphic, video creation and editing software; production methods; media production equipment and their functions), based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire.
Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the combined score of Part I and Part II in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Transfer of Scores:
If you have taken identical test parts for other exams within the last 12 months, we will automatically transfer your previous test responses for the identical test part(s) in this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your scores may be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to retake any identical test part(s) for at least (12) twelve months.
Communication with Candidates:
Test invitations, if any, will be sent via email. Please provide a valid email address on your application. Please add [email protected] to your email address book and your list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
We will send final results either via U.S. postal mail or via email, depending on your chosen method of contact in the supplemental questionnaire. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
We will process applications on an “as-received” basis. Those who receive a passing final score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. The names on the register will be active for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation. No person may participate in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill a vacancy in the Board of Supervisors.
Applicants and Filing Information:
We only accept online applications submitted on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty. You can also track the application status using this website. Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” tab for this posting. Please ensure that you submit your application and additional documents, if any, by 5:00 pm, PT, on or before the last filing date. To qualify under the Selection Requirements, a legible copy of any applicable certification or license must be uploaded and attached with the official online application OR submitted via email within fifteen (15) calendar days of application filing.
Note: If you have issues submitting any document during online application filing, please email to [email protected] Please ensure to reference your attachment by writing your full name, examination title, and examination number on the subject of your email.
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the selection requirements. Provide any relevant education, training and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be disqualified.
We do not accept applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person, and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the official employment application online.
Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after we have made an appointment. If you are unable to attach documents to your application, please email the documents to Neetu Sangtani at [email protected] Please include the exam number and the exam title in the subject line.
Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and Selection Requirements in your description of duties will not be sufficient to meet the requirements. We may consider this an incomplete application, which may lead to disqualification.
Social Security Number (SSN):
Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.
Computer and Internet Access:
If you do not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may complete an online application using computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
No Sharing of Log-In Information:
You are required to use your own user ID and password on your online application. Using a relative’s or friend’s log-in information may erase your initial application record.
Department Contact Name:
Neetu Sangtani, Exam Analyst
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