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Video Production Specialist

C42

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the production of videos for use in employee training programs and/or to provide information to the public.  This includes writing and editing scripts, researching information and materials, providing audio and video support for agency related events, and shooting, producing and editing videos to meet established goals and objectives.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

        Determines training objectives for various topics or purposes and develops plans for meeting objectives; researches information and materials related to the topic or purpose.

        Writes, edits and rewrites scripts, lesson plans and other materials; confers with agency officials and others to insure that materials support objectives.

        Plans, organizes and directs audio and video recordings; makes decisions concerning production, such as site location, talent and camera positions; performs computerized professional editing to include narration, music selection, computer graphics and video footage.

        Operates a variety of audiovisual equipment, such as cameras, lighting/sound equipment, industrial video recorders, computerized editors, special effects generators, and duplication equipment.

        Determines operating needs of the video section; prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment.

Level Descriptors

The Video Production job family has four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the work assigned, the experience required to perform the work and the responsibility for the leadership of others.

Level I: Code: C42A Salary Band: I

This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing beginning level video production work under close supervision in a training status.  This includes assisting in the research and writing of scripts and in the production of video tape programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of audiovisual production methods and techniques and equipment; of the principles of adult education and training; of techniques for researching and gathering information for scripts; of techniques for dissemination of information; and of the principles and techniques for editing and composition of scripts.  Ability is required to research, write and edit scripts for training videos; and to communicate effectively.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in mass communications, journalism, or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one additional year of experience in video production or video script writing for each year of the required education.

Level II: Code: C42B Salary Band: J

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for development and completion of assigned projects, including design, content and production, post production and delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus demonstrated ability to plan, write and complete video production projects.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two additional years of qualifying experience in video production.

Level III: Code: C42C Salary Band: K

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing advanced level video production tasks.  This may include technical supervision of other video production specialists during the production phase of the project.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, perform a wide range of video production work and the ability to perform highly independent work.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience in video production.

Level IV: Code: C42D Salary Band: L

This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for the supervision of other video production specialists in the development and production of video programs on a regular and consistent basis.  This will include assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, coordination of activities, and other administrative tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience in video production.

Special Requirements

Some positions within the OK Department of Transportation may require that applicants meet one or more of the special requirements identified below.

1.   Applicants must be in possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license at time of employment.

2.  Applicants must take and pass a drug test prior to appointment.  Such test will be administered through the appointing agency.

3.  Applicants are required to participate in a job specific Physical Abilities Demonstration and be rated as capable of performing the essential functions of the job family.  Such test will be administered through the appointing agency.

4.  Selected applicants must be willing and able to perform all job related travel associated with this position; be willing to work hours other than regular shifts; be able to work occasional weekends, evenings and overnight stays for multiple days; to work in adverse weather.

5.  Selected applicants will routinely be required to climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and carry equipment over rough terrain.

6.  Selected applicants must regularly lift 40 pounds overhead and occasionally 50 pounds.

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