UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

BROADCAST TECHNICIAN 3

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7552 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Lead work of technicians and participate in the operation and maintenance of a radio and/or television facility or system.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class are responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of broadcast technicians and supportive personnel; and for performing specialized maintenance, repair, and construction work on highly complex radio and television facilities and/or broadcast/distribution systems.

TYPICAL WORK

Act as a working lead and install, maintain, and operate studios, control rooms and related television/radio systems and equipment;

Direct and operate equipment for remote control broadcasts and operate recording equipment;

Conduct performance tests on television and radio broadcast stations, as set forth in FCC Rules and Regulations;

Train and supervise student operators and technicians;

Provide technical assistance to production staff relating to equipment usage and limitations;

Assist in the development of plans to modify and expend existing radio/television facilities;

Perform related duties as required.

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

Four years of full-time experience/training in radio or television broadcast technician work. First class Federal Communications Commission radio-telephone operator 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