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Job ID: 9978
Broadcast Engineer (Broadcast Engineer, Exempt) Broadcast and El
October 5, 2018
October 19, 2018
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The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)
This is a one year probationary position.
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anticipated Hiring Range*
$6,300.00 - $6,650.00 Per Month ($75,600.00 - $79,800.00 Annually)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Coordinate all technical facilities and equipment operations, maintenance and development within the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Department. Primary responsibility for the integrity of studio video laboratories and distribution of video signals between building and venues on campus.
Perform a full range of work in coordinating, operating and maintaining television facilities.
Be available during studio production classes to assist and troubleshoot when necessary.
Operate and maintain multi-camera systems, audio and video equipment.
Responsible for the integrity of studio video laboratories and distribution of video and audio signals within the physical plant, between buildings and venues on campus and within the university.
Technical work is performed independently under general direction; incumbent will use initiative, judgment and discretion in carrying out responsibilities for production and broadcast facilities, including space-planning; installing equipment and wiring.
Direct Laboratory Support
Engage in repair, maintenance, and television studio laboratory support.
Oversees training of faculty on the proper and safe use of the production facilities and equipment;
Ability to critique and evaluate work in progress and plan for emerging technical needs. Ability to repair technical equipment.
Equipment Acquisition and Facility Improvement
Prepare and coordinate equipment acquisition and replacement in cooperation with department chair, supervising equipment tech and appropriate faculty committees in the department.
Consult with faculty and staff in regards to technology needs and curriculum in advance of new
Arrange for demo workshops on new or existing equipment when necessary. Ability to work in context of limited financial resources consistent with University support structure.
Assist in design and implementation of new technology for studio and classroom purposes
Provide in-class assistance for basic A/v questions or problem solving when requested.
Conduct a yearly studio orientation for new faculty, lecturers and GTAs.
Oversee individual and group training sessions when new technology is implemented and regular workshops to refresh faculty knowledge of equipment
Training and Improvement
Identify and attend technical workshops and training sessions as necessary to remain up-to-date with changing technology.
Identify and attend workshops and training sessions as necessary to remain up-do-date with changing university and college policies.
Create a library (online and printed) of training and reference materials, including written
documentation as well as video tutorials
Comprehensive knowledge of the practices, methods and trends in television and radio engineering, including the fields of frequency allocation, electromagnetic wave propagation, and radio signal strength measurements and tolerances
Comprehensive knowledge of federal communication rules and regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of digital and analogue electronics theory and troubleshooting.
Comprehensive knowledge of audio/visual systems. A working knowledge of cable, fiber and microwave networks and satellite systems including the underlying theories and principles.
Ability to use applicable computerized systems in television production and broadcasting and webcasting, including video server technology.
Ability to plan, layout, operate and maintain television and radio broadcasting facilities.
Ability to interpret and apply provisions of applicable state and federal communications legislation.
Ability to train, instruct and provide direction to student assistants.
Ability to direct activity of other technical staff.
Entry to this classification requires equivalent to three years of progressively responsible experience as an audiovisual engineer, including all phases of operation and maintenance of television facilities and broadcast studios. The necessary background to perform this work is normally attained through a college degree program in a related field or a combination of technical training and experience.
BA or BS in Communications, Electrical Engineering Computer Science or related field and/or certification via the Society for Broadcast Engineers or equivalent organization. Experience in studio television production environment. Equivalent to 3 years of experience as an audio visual engineer aside from a college degree.
Knowledge of and experience with the integration and operation of multi-camera video productions, both studio and field. Skills in integrating Audio/Video content streams with broadcast, cablecast, and IP based distribution systems
Knowledge of and experience in the design and construction of electronic media production facilities.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to make arithmetic computations where required
Ability to trouble-shoot in electronic media production environments.
Preference is for the candidate to be a certified engineer from the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
Experience hiring, coordinating and training student assistance and/or technical staff
Proactive commitment to independently keeping abreast with technological advances, equipment upgrades, format and software program changes in the field.
Certification from Society of Broadcast Engineers
Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
Effective communication skills.
Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
Diversity and inclusion.
Must work in some areas that are not ADA compliant
Position requires physical labor, moderate lifting 15-44 pounds.
Reaching above shoulders, moderate carrying 15-44 pounds
Ability to distinguish shades of color
Hearing aid permitted
Working closely with others
Protracted or irregular hours of work
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.
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