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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7048 / Mgr,Brdcst Tech Svcs/Trnsmssn
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 operations and maintenance of all technical aspects of television broadcast operations including satellite transmissions and translators, ensuring compliance with FCC regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and implements an operational system which effectively coordinates the scheduling of technical facilities necessary to support the production, distribution, and transmission of broadcasts.
  2. Maintains the transmission signal and all associated equipment and facilities.
  3. Plans and supervises all major broadcast construction projects and capital acquisitions, including budgeting, writing of grant applications, and bid specifications.
  4. Supervises personnel which typically include recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  5. Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of technical requirements and equipment to ensure the broadcast unit's efficient and economical operation.
  6. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. 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.
  8. Oversees all technical aspects of federal, state, and local licensing requirements.
  9. 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

  • Ability to maintain television transmission signals and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to design and plan major construction projects.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • 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.
  • Proposal and grant writing skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of television broadcast technical requirements and equipment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

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 may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017