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DIVISION MANAGER (EXE LEV)

at City of Houston

Pay: up to $85000/year
$85000 - $
Posted: 9/22/2018
Job Reference #: 2218276
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Reporting Location: 901 Bagby - City Hall, 1st Floor
Workdays & Hours: *M - F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                     
*Subject to change

ABOUT HTV HOUSTON TELEVISION:    
Our Mission: "To effectively communicate to the public relevant information concerning municipal and related governmental and community services."
 
HTV Houston Television is one of four Public, Education and Government (PEG) access channels in the Houston area, and is carried locally by cable providers.

HTV provides LIVE coverage of Houston City Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Planning Department and several other meetings which keeps citizens informed about their City government.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Division Manager, HTV will:

  • Have direct responsibility for all Cable Access Operations, Programming, Productions, Administration, Marketing and Promotions.
  • Work collaboratively with the Mayor's Administration to offer programming supportive of the city mission.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the office and the multimillion-dollar budget.
  • Provide creative visionary leadership to keep HTV on track to lead as one of the most innovative and progressive access channels in the country.
 
The Division Manager, HTV directs the overall operations of HTV-Houston Television, the Cable Communications division of the Mayors department. This position is responsible for administrative oversight of the personnel, operating budget, programming, scheduling, equipment maintenance/purchasing, and directing of internal and external video productions for department directors and community leaders.

Sets division goals and develops short, medium and long-range plans for the implementation of new programming, equipment, and the improvement of existing programming on HTV. Determines programming content and special events coverage.  Prepares and administers the division's multi-million-dollar budget. Establishes standards for the maintenance of all in-house production equipment.
 
Delegates production assignments to supervisors and determines optimum times to broadcast programs. Conducts research and analysis and prepares reports and agenda items for purchasing new equipment.

Participates in the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, grievance resolution, and discipline of division staff. Conducts performance evaluations and recommends approval or disapproval of merit increases.

Represents the City's television station at local, state and national events. Administers and provides oversight of PEG (Public, Educational, and Government Access Channels) for the City.  Must have knowledge of the Cable Communications Act of 1984 and how the regulations affect the franchise standards and procedures that govern PEG channels.

Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field to the duties of the position.
 
Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

EXPERIENCE:
Seven years of progressive professional experience closely related to the activities of the division are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity.
 
A Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field of the division may be substituted for two years of experience.
 
LICENSE:
A valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants that possess:

  • Extensive media experience in programming, operations, engineering and/or production.
  • Experience working closely with elected officials.
  • Stellar verbal and written communications skills.
  • Familiarity with the history of the Cable Act and the State Franchise Legislation.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:
Department may administer skills assessment relevant to job description.
 
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:     YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION:             
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. 
 
Pay Grade 29

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.  To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832-393-7222.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity:
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.