HPM Chief Engineer - (STA006616)

Daily management of all aspects of Houston Public Media (HPM) technical facilities. Manages the installation, maintenance and on-air presentation of the station.

  1. Ensures that both long-range technical performance of the station and overall performance of station equipment meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements, station requirements and all other appropriate licensing authorities.
  2. Directs and supervises the use of all engineering personnel.
  3. Manages the technical operations and utilization of station equipment.
  4. Plans future maintenance and installation activities.
  5. Oversees budget management for departmental personnel, parts and materials.
  6. Monitors changing regulatory requirements and adjusts procedures and operations as necessary.
  7. Designs and documents technical facilities; interacts with other departments who use technical facilities and services.
  8. Maintains knowledge of industry standards and practices.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 5 years experience.

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.

Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on a job description addendum.

Additional Information / Preferred Qualifications:

  • Shall be well versed in modern IT and engineering practices.
  • Knowledge of vision for station utilize ATSC 3.0.
  • Demonstrable experience building and maintaining fully redundant systems.
  • Previous experience in Public Media in higher education a plus.

Note : Please attach 3 professional references with your submission.

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