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Product Technician

City of Las Vegas

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted May 10, 2022.

About the PositionCareer OpportunityThe City of Las Vegas invites applications for Production Technician. This position performs a variety of technical tasks in support of theatrical and performing programs; reads plans; hangs, focuses, sets up and operates a variety of audio and lighting systems; constructs, transports, and sets up scenery and props; and maintains theater facilities and equipment.Distinguishing CharacteristicsThis is the full journey level class within the Production Technician series. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.Supervision Received and ExercisedReceives general supervision from higher level supervisory or management staff.Type of ExaminationA civil service examination will be conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rules of the city of Las Vegas. The supplemental questions are the examination. Falsification of information may result in disqualification from a recruitment or removal from a City position. Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date.The supplemental questions are weighted 100% for placement on an eligible list, and must be worked on individually by the applicant only.The supplemental questions of all qualified applicants will be reviewed for placement on an eligible list.Selection ProcessFinal candidate selection will include list placement and may include hiring interview (if applicable). Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, complete background check, and may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job. Some positions may require preliminary background checks. EXAMPLE OF DUTIESEssential Functions* Assists in organizing, coordinating and providing technical production support at city-wide performing arts productions, special events or Council Chamber events.* Sets up, operates and strikes mobile stage, stage canopy, props, scenery, audio systems, lighting systems, truss systems and audio-visual equipment.* As assigned, sets up, installs, operates, and maintains all necessary equipment in Las Vegas City Hall for events and functions such as City Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings, department meetings, rentals and workshops. Ensures the proper layout and upkeep of equipment used and send in equipment for repairs or recommend for replacement where needed.* As assigned, sets up, installs, operates, and maintains all necessary equipment in City of Las Vegas operated facilities for events and functions such as performances, exhibitions, department meetings, rentals, festivals and workshops. Ensures the proper layout and upkeep of equipment used and send in equipment for repairs or recommend for replacement where needed.* Maintains production equipment and theater facilities including testing, calibrating, performing minor electrical repairs, painting, cleaning and performing basic repairs on equipment and facilities. Ensures assigned facilities and equipment are maintained in proper working condition.* Sets up the power supply for productions and events in a safe manner.* Reads and interprets audio, lighting and scenery diagrams and plans; obtains or creates diagrams/blue-prints of the event facilities.* As instructed hangs and focuses lighting instruments; circuits lighting instruments into dimmer system; inputs lighting cues into lighting control system.* Determines the appropriate sound volume and other audio settings.* Constructs scenery, props and special request decorative items.* Maintains a variety of automated and manual logs, records and files; performs a variety of record keeping, filing, indexing and other general clerical work; prepares a variety of paperwork and reports.* Assists in maintaining and enforcing rules governing facilities and equipment.* Adapts to acoustic, lighting and other challenges at the venue and changes in production requirements as necessary.* Ensures compliance with technical requirements of production and OSHA, fire and other safety regulations. Prepares and files accident and incident reports as necessary.Marginal Functions* Assists with conducting workshops and training sessions on the use of theater equipment, including but not limited to, the mobile stage.* Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSExperienceTwo years of professional technical experience working with performing arts programs.TrainingEquivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by training, certification or college level course work in theater lighting and production, or a field related to the essential functions.License or CertificatePossession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter.Within 15 days of initial hire, provide documentation of completion of an OSHA-10 course in construction industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention, developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.Must obtain valid CPR/AED certification, as well as city-approved First Aid certification, within 6 months of date of hire, and maintain thereafter.Must complete City of Las Vegas defensive driver training course within 6 months of date of hire, and maintain thereafter.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge ofPrinciples and procedures of record keeping.Various aspects of technical production and activities related to performing arts presentations including dance, theater, musical performance and performance arts.Applied electricity and carpentry.Principles and practices of lighting and sound design.Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment Microsoft Word, and Excel.Operation of computers in relation to performance and presentationBasic mathematical principles.English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.Skills inPlanning, organizing and monitoring the technical aspects of performing arts programs.Maintaining accurate records.Identifying needs of the community.Maintaining flexible work schedule as needed.Assisting in a variety of performing arts, entertainment and public events activities.Setting-up, operating and striking performing arts, entertainment and public events productions in a safe and effective manner.Performing maintenance on technical equipment and facilities.Reading scenery and lighting plans.Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public.Working independently in the absence of supervision.Understanding and following oral and written instructions.Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.CompetenciesCore Workforce CompetenciesProfessionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive.Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes.Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill and ability in a technical (job) area.