Broadcasting AV Operator
Name: Dean Lowe
Location: Canberra, ACT
The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a PSL 4/5 Broadcasting AV Operator within Digital Recording Services Branch. Parliamentary Broadcasting provides a range of broadcasting services (television, audio and AV) to the Australian Parliament.
We are looking for an experienced and competent candidate with knowledge and proven experience in providing a range of AV services including the setup and operation of data projection, multimedia displays, public address systems and live audio production (both in-house and interstate). Additional experience in press conference and broadcast standard audio will be a definite advantage.
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidate will have:
- strong customer service ethos together with a commitment to excellence
- the ability to work as part of a dedicated team
Job Specific Requirements:
• Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work long and irregular hours when required in support of the Parliament and its committees
• Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work interstate in a solo capacity providing critical services to parliamentary committees
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.
At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.
Classification: PSL 4/5
Branch: Digital Recording Services Branch
Section: Parliamentary Broadcasting
Immediate supervisor: PSL6 Operations Manager
Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the PSL 4/5 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
1 Operate a range of television, audio and audio visual (AV) facilities to support the proceedings of the Parliament.
2 Within established guidelines, provide televised and audio coverage of proceedings of chambers and committees (including interstate committees).
3 Other duties will be discussed and negotiated.
Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.
1 Ability to operate, to the designated standard, a range of television cameras, production lighting and broadcast equipment in a live environment.
2 Knowledge of, and experience in, relevant live direction and production techniques.
3 Strong client focus and commitment to providing effective services to clients.
4 Capacity and willingness to suggest better ways of performing tasks.
5 Capacity to work in teams and value other staff and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
6 Eligibility, qualifications and/or other requirements:
a) Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work long and irregular hours when required in support of the Parliament and its committees;
b) Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work interstate in a solo capacity providing critical services to parliamentary committees; and
c) All employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.
How to apply
Please upload your response to the selection criteria, noting that each criteria has a word limit of 500 words.
Our purpose and values
We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.
Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace.
Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.
What we can offer
Join our community based on innovative, unified, and client-focused services, where your skills and development will be nurtured. You will also enjoy:
• access to flexible work arrangements
• ongoing opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities
• a competitive remuneration package
• free secure underground parking
• free gym membership and access to recreational facilities
• on-site childcare, banking services, post office, value-for-money dining options and more.
Currently, the salary range for this position is $72,553 – $86,270 per annum.
Conditions of Employment
Employment opportunities at Department of Parliamentary Services are subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:
• Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
• Security clearance and character clearance – the preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.
• Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role.