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Job Standard for Broadcast Technician

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Broadcast Tech Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75157
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


Responsible for oversight of the technical plant in Boise, Idaho, in addition to providing support on the network of transmitters and translators. The individual will use standard broadcast engineering best practices to ensure the studio facility maintains the highest Quality of Service (QoS) with regard to audio and technical operation of consoles and control rooms, in addition to other hardware and software.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience and 2 years experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Experience with technical maintenance and broadcast equipment operation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Broadcast Tech will:

  • Oversees all aspects of studios: consoles, microphones, radio automation, and all associated IT-based systems, satellite demodulators, audio streaming machines, and all broadcast associated computers, networks, and equipment.
  • Supervision of Technical Staff. Guide and train engineering assistants in equipment repair, Operation, and preventive maintenance. Guide Operations technicians in the proper operation of transmitters and associated studio equipment.
  • Assists in the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various systems to include servers, network equipment and managed infrastructure technology and software applications.
  • Wire control rooms and studios, automation equipment and computers.
  • Provide support for Underwriting Traffic Integration with NexGen and support for Web development as needed.
  • Serve as backup to Digital Coordinator, assisting with web postings, including transmitter status updates

35% of Time Broadcast Tech:

  • Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Broadcast Tech:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Broadcast Tech

Career Path

Manager level positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.