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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS An incumbent of this position is responsible for managing cable programming broadcasts for the Town, including all phases of cable production (script, audio, lighting, cameras, sound, graphics, editing). The work includes maintenance, repair, and operation of all related equipment, such as television broadcast equipment, multimedia presentation equipment, projection systems, digital video and audio hardware and software components. Responsibilities include managing the taping, post-production, cablecast and scheduling of programs. The incumbent is responsible for videotaping and/or editing for all Town programming, including but not limited to Town Board meetings, Town, school, or local community activities, etc. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining a properly documented archive of retrievable electronic information and programming in a variety of media such as videotapes, CDs, DVDs. The work also involves responsibility for updating and maintenance of the Town website, including providing streaming video programs. The work is performed under general supervision, requiring the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Supervision may be exercised over volunteers or other employees who may assist with production and editing work. Performs related work as required.


  • Records (including camera work as needed) and edits public service announcements for cable TV station broadcast and/or radio;
  • Records (including camera work as needed) and edits educational videos about Town services;
  • Produces and edits video of town and school meetings and events;
  • Works with various aspects of web video, digital compression codecs, content and composition as related to delivery for various end users, sets up lighting and multi-camera shoots;
  • Operates camera during multi-camera location shoots to ensure appropriate coverage of events;
  • Works with representatives of various community programs;
  • Shoots and processes digital photographs;
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electronics and equipment;
  • Works with contractors to identify and repair flaws in equipment and systems;
  • Programs video playback systems and schedules television programs, including school programs;
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
  • Maintains and updates Town website including streaming video, scroll, TV program schedules, event and general community information, as needed;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Good knowledge of principles and practices of public access broadcasting; good knowledge of broadcast equipment; ability to produce and direct electronic news gathering/electronic field production, multi camera switching, and studio television productions; good technical aptitude and ability stay current with changes in technology; ability to use computer applications, including applications specific to video and graphics editing and production; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to work under pressure; resourcefulness; dependability.


  1. Bachelors degree in Telecommunications, Broadcasting or a closely related field and four (4) years experience in public access television, telecommunications, media operations or production, broadcasting, electronics repair, website maintenance; or
  2. Bachelors degree and six (6) years experience in public access television, telecommunications, media operations or production, broadcasting, electronics repair, website maintenance; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in a) and b) above.

PLEASE NOTE Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


11/06; 1/07; 7/21

Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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