9 Jul 2020

Permanent Broadcasting Operator

for Department of Parliamentary Resources – Anywhere

Job Description

Who we are looking for?

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Broadcasting Operator vacancy within the Parliamentary Broadcasting Section, Digital Recording Services Branch.

Parliamentary Broadcasting provides a range of broadcasting services (television, audio and AV) to the Australian Parliament. We are looking for a competent and enthusiastic person with knowledge and proven experience in operating a range of broadcasting and AV equipment in a live environment.
The PSL4/5 Broadcasting Operator will be one of a team of operators who produce the live broadcast of the Parliament and its committees – both in-house and interstate – as well as the provision of audio visual services within Australian Parliament House.

Experience in live camera operation, live audio production, television lighting and/or audio visual services will be a definite advantage. The successful applicant will work as part of a dedicated team and have a strong customer service ethos together with a commitment to excellence.

Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.

DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

How to apply

Please upload your response to the selection criteria, noting that each criteria has a word limit of 500 words.

Closing Date

Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEST, 20 July 2020.


Currently, the salary range for this position is $70,010 – $83,246

Duty Statement

Classification: PSL 4/5
Employment Type: Ongoing
Position No.: 00100204
Local Title: Broadcasting Operator

Branch: Digital Recording Services Branch
Section: Parliamentary Broadcasting
Immediate supervisor: PEL1 Assistant Director
Security assessment: Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted)

Under general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for Parliamentary Service Level 4/5. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Operate a range of television, audio and audio visual (AV) facilities to support the proceedings of the Parliament.

2. Within established guidelines, provide televised and audio coverage of proceedings of chambers and committees (including interstate committees).

3. Other duties as directed.


Duties representing highest function: 1 & 2


Selection Criteria

1. Ability to operate, to the designated standard, a range of television, audio and AV equipment in a live environment.

2. Knowledge of, and experience in, relevant live direction and production techniques.

3. Strong client focus and commitment to providing effective services to clients.

4. Capacity and willingness to suggest better ways of performing tasks.

5. Capacity to work in teams and value other staff and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

6. Eligibility, qualifications and/or other requirements:

a) Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work long and irregular hours when required in support of the Parliament and its committees;

b) Parliamentary Broadcasting operations officers must be willing and able to work interstate in a solo capacity providing critical services to parliamentary committees; and

c) All employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.

Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.

Contact Person

Name: Dale Hummer
Phone Number: 02 6277 8335
Email: Dale.Hummer@aph.gov.au

Working at Department of Parliamentary Services

DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here ).

If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application.

Conditions of Employment

The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including:

a) Australian citizenship
b) criminal history check and security clearances
c) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobs
d) health clearance, and
e) probation period of 6 months

Australian Citizenship
Section 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.

If you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.

Advice to Applicants

Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you?

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Job Categories: Federal (Government - Federal).
Job Types: Permanent.
Job Tags: jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, and jobs for older workers.
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