Broadcasting AV Operator

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Name: Dean Lowe



Location: Canberra, ACT

The Opportunity

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a PSL4/5 Broadcasting AV Operator position within the Parliamentary Broadcasting section, Digital Recording Services Branch. Parliamentary Broadcasting provides a range of broadcasting services (television, audio and AV) to the Australian Parliament.

Who we are looking for  

We are looking for an experienced and competent person 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. The successful applicant will work as part of a dedicated team and have a strong customer service ethos together with a commitment to excellence. 

Job Specific Requirements:  

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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.

Duty Statement

Classification:                PSL 4/5    
Branch:                           Digital Recording Services Branch   
Parliamentary Broadcasting    
Immediate supervisor:  
Assistant Direcor, Parliamentary Broadcasting

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 as directed.

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 below selection criteria, noting that each criteria has a word limit of 300 words. 

1 Ability to operate, to the designated standard, a range of television, audio and AV 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 clearlyand effectively.

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 $71,200 – $84,661 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. 

APPLY HERE by 11:30pm AEST, Thursday 30 September 2021:

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