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    This position serves as a Media Facilities Engineer and reports to the Assistant Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Library Services in Culpeper VA. The NAVCC oversees one of the largest film, audio and video collections in the world. Collection items are acquired through born digital transmission, copyright deposit, exchange, gift and purchase, and span the entire history of the recorded sound, film, video, television, and radio.

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    Works independently to satisfy site requirements providing support with engineering support services including, installation and removal of equipment from racks, cabling of equipment, installation of required cable and device labels, and connection of equipment to power, network and other signal systems. Works independently to satisfy site requirements with research, development, planning, implementation and maintenance of complex analog and digital audio, video, motion picture preservation systems (i.e. digitization, processing, migration, quality control and required support). Supports the development, planning, installation, testing and validation of procedures and technical drawings for those preservation systems. As needed, will author, review, approve and/or maintain technical engineering drawings, engineering standards documents, system test plans and reports, standard operating procedures and required operating documentation relevant to audio, video and motion picture preservation systems. Familiarity with industry standards for IP addressing schemas, Ethernet and SONET networking designs, SNMP, SOAP, and RESTful command, control systems designs and facility technical standards. Assists with all forms of support with engineering systems and planning.

    Maintains NAVCC facility engineering documentation and tracking applications, including the facility CAD drawings, the cable number database system, IP infrastructure documentation, equipment and parts spares inventories, etc. Performs internal documentation and records management functions and interface with external systems integration vendors to review and give feedback on suitability of documentation for inclusion in NAVCC documentation package. Provide technical engineering support for external liaison activities that result in the submission of audiovisual collections to the Library. Familiarity with AutoCAD and FileMaker Pro documentation software packages is required.

    Provide equipment and systems test and validation functions including developing test plans, performing tests on equipment being considered for inclusion at NAVCC, and creating test results report. Provide written evaluations comparing performance of systems against required functionality. Evaluate requirements against system capabilities and make recommendations on whether systems will satisfy NAVCC operational needs. Performs and documents tests on new and existing systems for required functionality. Perform validation testing on systems created by other teams within the Library for required functionality.

    Researches and writes acquisition packages in order to procure hardware, software and services in support of enhancement and maintenance of audiovisual preservation systems. Provides lifecycle planning and tracking for specialized audiovisual systems. Provides expert estimates to assist in planning for future expansion, procurement and enhancements of audiovisual preservation systems.

    Performs various other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0855 Electronics Engineering

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