UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

BROADCAST TECHNICIAN 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7551 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Operate, monitor, and maintain a radio or television broadcast transmitter, video-tape unit, master control panel; or studio production equipment for radio and/or television.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class perform with minimum supervision, fully-qualified technical level duties relating to television or radio facilities and/or broadcast/distribution systems in areas of maintenance, production, operation, and programming. Work must conform with Federal Communications Commission regulations and applicable State and local communication laws for all areas including a remote broadcast facility.

TYPICAL WORK

Operate and maintain video-tape recorders; set levels, optimize head drivers, readjust controls, replace and order parts as needed;

Record and play back network programs on video-tape recorders; make tape duplicates; evaluate, repair, and screen all incoming new and used telecourse tapes;

Maintain television equipment and systems including quality evaluation, alignment, and repairing of the following studio equipment: television studio cameras, video and audio control units, monitor and switching systems, television/video-tape machines in black and white and color, audio-tape machines, microphone pickup devices, broadcast transmitter unit, etc.;

Maintain and operate a television or radio broadcast transmitter and all supporting equipment including: turning off and on equipment, making adjustments for transmission and the monitor and control outgoing signals;

May make tests and check equipment to ensure proper operation of broadcast transmission systems in compliance with rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission; maintain FCC log;

Perform related duties as required.

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

Two years of full-time experience/training in radio or television technician work. First class Federal Communications Commission radio-telephone operator's license may be required.

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: 3-7-73
Revise Class: 7-18-75
Revise MQ: 7-2-90

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