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Company: Los Angeles County Human Resources
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
Los Angeles County Human Resources
Performs specialized video production duties involving:
1) writing, producing, and directing and editing video programs, using sophisticated electronic video production equipment; and/or
2) creating animated and other computerized graphics, utilizing sophisticated software programs.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Head, Media Services or other position responsible for departmental video productions, and are responsible for the complete production of video programs used primarily for training, but also for public relations and information purposes. In carrying out this responsibility, incumbents must exercise creativity in writing scripts, producing, directing and editing the video programs, and operating broadcast quality video production equipment including but not limited to: VTR machines, Timebase Correctors, Wave Form/Vectorscope, and Editing systems. Incumbents must possess an in-depth knowledge of media production and direction, script writing, and the operation of the above mentioned video production 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. These positions, which are distinguished from traditional graphic artists by their exclusive utilization of sophisticated computer equipment, typically function independently and involve highly analytical and problem solving components. In addition to knowledge of advanced computer technology, incumbents must have skills equivalent to a senior journey level graphics artist, including the ability to develop advanced original designs.
Writes, produces, directs, and edits video productions.
Plans and develops video programs by transforming training objectives into production ideas.
Determines most effective format, approach, content, and level of presentation to meet training objectives, time restrictions, and budget.
Converts production ideas into finished production scripts by working with subject matter experts, preparing outlines and storyboards to illustrate the action, developing shot lists, writing dialog, and directing cast and crew in the studio and on location.
Plans and schedules productions (cast, crew, sets, props, wardrobes, etc.).
Directs and assists staff to fabricate sets, props, and wardrobes, as needed.
Secures permits, consents, releases to meet the legal requirements for videotaping persons and places, and conducts site surveys for shooting logistics.
Directs the activities of the production crew, equipment, and cast in the studio and on location by determining the placement and movements of performers, crew members, lights, cameras, microphones, props, and sets from the instructions and dialogue of the script.
Solicits and reviews evaluations and recommendations from subject matter experts, trainers, media and management staff, and employees to improve video training programs.
Operates broadcast-quality video equipment as a producer, director, editor or as a crew member on presentations/projects produced by others (by following the instructions of the director and primary equipment operator) to produce artistic and technical quality sound and pictures.
Operates both Windows and Mac OS with word processing, communication, database, graphics, video editing, and special effects software.
Directs the production of a wide variety of media materials (e.g., audio, video, and self-paced instructional materials, printed material, etc.).
Supervises the production of still photographs (B/W & Color); graphic services and staff; audio recording, mixing, editing, and duplicating; video (studio and location), recording, editing, transferring, duplicating, and distribution.
Operates and maintains a wide variety of AV equipment (e.g., still and video cameras, video recorders, audio mixers, lighting equipment, and computer-based applications).
Writes, produces, directs, and edits presentations/projects using computer-based graphics, sound, and video applications.
Documents law enforcement events (e.g. departmental functions, freeway shootings, search and rescue operations, aero surveillance, homicide scenes, natural disasters, etc.).
Analyzes scripts/treatments containing complicated subject matter to determine effective presentation of ideas, considering clarity, effect, credibility, color, type of audience, and psychological impact issues.
Develops video animation for training presentations/projects.
Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic equipment, hardware, and software utilized for multi-media production.
Produces a wide variety of professional quality art products (e.g., videos, PowerPoint presentations, posters, and logos) utilizing sophisticated computer-based software.
Evaluates possibility of utilizing contract services to accomplish objectives, and monitors performance and quality of outside vendors.
Option A: A Master’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Instructional Communications Technology or a related field.
Option B: A Bachelor’s degree* from an accredited college or university in Communications or a related field AND one year of experience within the last three years, writing, producing, and directing training or informational programs using broadcast level video technology used within the last three years.
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.
Physical Class II- Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY AUGUST 12, 2019, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
This examination will consist of an oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a “zero tolerance” policy for its employees for the following:
Use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
Use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Personnel Command, Training Bureau.
AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.
Apply online by clicking on the green “Apply” button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.
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 an appointment has been made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing, or 15 calendar days from the date of the application filing. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend’s user ID and password may erase a candidate’s original application record.
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: [email protected]