UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

BROADCAST TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7553 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Supervisory)

DEFINITION

Supervise broadcast technicians in the operation and maintenance of a radio and/or television facility or systems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility for supervising broadcast technicians and related support personnel in the installation, repair, maintenance, and construction of radio/television broadcast distribution systems and equipment. Incumbents are responsible for selection, discipline and dismissal actions and for the assignment, scheduling, training, and evaluation of subordinate personnel.

TYPICAL WORK

Select, train, assign, and supervise broadcast technicians and student employees in construction, installation, maintenance, testing, repair, and operation of radio/television broadcast facilities and equipment;

Direct the setup, technical operation, and maintenance of remote productions and broadcasts;

Design or supervise the design and development of control rooms, transmitter facilities, closed circuit television and cable distribution systems, control and switching systems, microwave relay systems and network interconnects, video-tape record-playback systems, processing systems, RF switching, demodulation-rebroadcast systems, and related broadcast equipment and systems;

Evaluate equipment specifications and make recommendations for purchase;

Assist in the development of long-range plans;

Provide technical assistance relative to set lighting, equipment usage and limitation, engineering, and general operation of broadcast facilities and equipment;

Maintain an inventory and stock of repair and replacement parts;

Conduct proof of performance tests on broadcast systems and production facilities;

Allocate and schedule studio and control room equipment usage and maintenance;

Perform related duties as required.

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

Five years of full-time experience in radio or television broadcast technician work which has included one year of lead/supervisory experience. Possession of a first class Federal Communications Commission radio-telephone operator's license. College or technical school training in radio, television or electrical engineering may be substituted, year-for-year, for up to four years of the required experience.

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

New Class: 3-23-78
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

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