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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7026 / Mgr,Brdcst Tech Svcs/Studio
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Manages the broadcast technical services activities of a public television station. Designs broadcast systems and integrates equipment into systems. Manages construction projects, and oversees and coordinates the maintenance and emergency technical support of studio and master control equipment and facilities. Develops and implements policies, practices, and operating procedures, and manages a team of broadcast engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Designs and/or oversees the design, transformation, and integration of technical equipment into broadcast systems; resolves technical installation and operational issues, trains operating personnel, and develops technical procedures.
  4. Plans, organizes, and manages major studio construction projects; researches and advises management of capital requirements, and participates in the development of project budgets, grants, and bid specifications.
  5. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  6. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  7. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  8. Develops processes and procedures for improving productivity and services through preventative maintenance.
  9. Works with other departments in the development and implementation of special projects; participates in interdepartmental operational and planning discussions.
  10. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of a wide range of broadcast audio and video equipment.
  • Ability to design, specify, build, modify, and adapt broadcasting systems.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to prepare and write technical procedures and manuals.
  • Ability to develop construction project budgets and cost estimates, funding proposals, and contractual bid specifications.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of broadcast systems preventative maintenance procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017