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Class Code: 5835
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Supervises professional staff in the development and production of video, audio, graphics, and digital multimedia productions for training, communications, and public information. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Confers with clients to determine program needs, identify production options, assist with script development and determine overall program content.

2. Conceptualizes, designs and coordinates the production of digital media programs, elements, and resources to be used in training and staff development, public information and education presentations, promotional programs, and internal and external informational productions.

3. Supervises subordinate staff and contractors to provide direction and feedback and ensure assigned projects and tasks are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

4. Evaluates the work of subordinate employees to advise staff of the requirements and expectations of the position and provide feedback regarding performance by monitoring daily activities.

5. Writes, either individually or as a member of a team, and edits scripts for digital media productions.

6. Serves as "producer" in the production of digital media programs conducting research, developing scripts, scheduling production activity, coordinating set production, props and costume acquisition, and assuring an overall production schedule is maintained.

7. Acts as technical director to schedule shoots, set up and operate cameras, lighting equipment, teleprompter, wireless microphones and other audio equipment, and monitor and adjust equipment during recording/taping sessions.

8. Records and/or tapes audio and video segments to produce a program.

9. Edits raw video, selects music, designs digital video effects and creates graphics in order to create a finished software program using non-linear editing systems and equipment (e.g. digital tape decks, graphic software, CD players and recorders, etc.).

10. Authors digital media for multiple delivery methods.

11. Designs artwork for thermal printing on digital media delivery/distribution.

12. Duplicates and distributes video and audio programs on tape and digital media formats to AZ law enforcement personnel, the general public and client agencies.

13. Directs workflow of professional video production personnel (e.g. actors, production staff, production assistants, etc.).

14. Compiles statistical data, prepares a variety of statistical and narrative reports and maintains logs and files.

15. Acquires digital media equipment by writing bid specifications, evaluating vendors bids and selecting appropriate supply sources.

16. Performs budgetary duties and acquires supplemental funding for the Unit, including preparing and submitting grant proposals, writing purchase justifications, and preparing and submitting inter-agency agreements.

17. Plans, organizes and directs professional staff in the production of studio and field media presentations; assists with achieving section's goals and objectives.

18. Trains or arranges for training of personnel in the use and care of systems and equipment.

19. Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with personnel from all agencies served by AZ POST.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the principles, practices, techniques, technology and standards of video production and shot composition.

2. standard video production, non-linear editing, graphic creation, E-learning and digital media authoring techniques.

3. the principles and practices of supervision.

4. coaching and training techniques.

5. the principles of proper English sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.

Skill in:

1. communicating orally in both one-on-one and group situations.

2. operating post-production equipment.

3. workload and resource management.

4. planning, researching, scripting, blocking, organizing, storyboarding, editing, lighting and digital media productions.

5. producing scripts and other written communications.

6. creating graphics and designing digital video effects.

7. basic mathematical calculations.

8. the use of computer hardware and applicable software.

Ability to:

1. adapt quickly to changing priorities and assignments.

2. remain calm in stressful situations.

3. conceptualize creative and innovative ideas.

4. read and interpret technical documents.

5. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

6. use music to enhance the aesthetics of video productions.

7. produce scripts and other written communications.


May be required to carry equipment weighing over 30 pounds for extended periods of time. May be required to transport and assemble various video and audio equipment on location.


Must be able to travel statewide. Some overnight or weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Digital Media Production, Visual Communications, Educational Technology or closely related degree AND five (5) years of video and audio production or broadcasting experience; OR an Associate's Degree from an accredited college AND seven (7) years of video and audio production or broadcasting experience. Must possess a valid Arizona driver license at the time of employment.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/25/2014 1:39:53 PM