UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MEDIA ENGINEER A

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7540 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Coordinate engineering design, installation, operation and maintenance of media systems and services; may direct work of other employees.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Responsible for technical planning, design, procurement, construction, and installation of audio-visual electronic media systems. Positions in this class require a knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations and state and local laws relating to closed-circuit telecommunications.

"A" Level - Positions are distinguished by their responsibility for designing, developing, and installing audio-visual systems and may coordinate and direct the work of technical personnel and student assistants in engineering operations and maintenance.

"B" Level - Positions are distinguished by their responsibility for designing, developing, and implementing telecommunications systems ranging in complexity from closed-circuit television systems to interactive cable distribution systems for multi-building, campus-wide operations, control switching centers, color television production studios, microwave network interconnects, and related distribution systems including supervision of technical personnel and student assistants in engineering operations and maintenance.

Positions also have total engineering responsibility for the media engineering and maintenance shop.

TYPICAL WORK

Direct and administer all phases of media engineering and maintenance, and production activities, including selection and training of staff, budget development and management, and documentation of services;

Design closed-circuit systems involving audio-video, RF switching, processing, transmission, distribution, and reception systems;

Act as a technical consultant on planning, design, and installation of tele-communications systems for campus;

Evaluate, develop, and review bid specifications for purchase of electronic media equipment, including professional television, professional audio, photographic, RF distribution and electronic test equipment; coordinate all institutional media equipment purchases;

Maintain comprehensive telecommunications and media equipment files, and evaluate new equipment to determine applications and limitations;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

"A" Level - Four years of college or technical school training in radio, television, electrical, electronics, or related engineering field; AND two years of responsible experience in electronics work including one year of closed-circuit television experience involving design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance, and one year of applicable lead or supervisory experience. Additional applicable work experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the college or technical school training.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

"B" Level - Four years of college or technical school training in radio, television, electrical, electronics, or related engineering field; AND four years of responsible experience in electronics work including two years of closed-circuit television experience involving design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance, and two years of applicable lead or supervisory experience. Additional applicable work experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the college or technical school training.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class (3540): 1-3-73
Revise Title & Class (3540): 2-13-75
New Class (3541): 2-13-75
Revise MQ: 7-2-90

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05