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Job Standard for Media Equipment Specialist

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Media Equipment Specialist Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06728
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


Provide support for audiovisual equipment and microcomputers associated with distance learning, broadcast, presentation, and classroom instruction; maintain inventories of parts and equipment; provide technical assistance to equipment users; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: the principles and techniques of digital and analog applied electronics.

Experience:  reading and interpreting electronic and electrical specifications and manuals; analyzing complex wiring diagrams; providing instruction in the operation, calibration, repair, construction and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment; using standard electronic and electrical test equipment and bench tools; setting-up, monitoring utilization and repairing audio video systems, data projection and other classroom audio visual technologies; using personal computers and standard software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operations of telecommunications system
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Media Equipment Specialist must:

  • Operates, constructs or modifies various audiovisual equipment and microcomputers associated with distance learning, broadcast, presentation, and classroom instruction. Specifically, hardware video codecs, video switchers, digital & electronic cameras, audio mixers, microphones, audiovisual, non-linear editing and signal routing switchers and camera control devices, audiovisual automated control systems, LCD projectors, screens and overhead cameras, camcorders, VCRs, TVs, television and video monitors, presentation systems, modulators and demodulators, and satellite receiver and distribution systems. Calibrates, repairs, cleans and lubricates electronic and electromechanical equipment and devices.
  • Sets up electronic equipment and checks for proper operation. May configure and connect various cables for audiovisual equipment; may supervise staff. Inspects, troubleshoots and performs preventive maintenance. Provides technical assistance. Maintains inventory control records.

35% of Time the Media Equipment Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Media Equipment Specialist

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 Media Equipment Specialist

Career Path

Media Generalist, other professional 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.