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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N0030 / Instructional TV Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

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.


Under general supervision, installs, operates, maintains, and repairs instructional television/professional video, satellite, and transmission systems and equipment. Develops functional and operational test procedures to ensure quality reception and transmission. Maintains documentation as required by FCC regulations and university procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs preventive maintenance and major repairs on C-bank/Ku-band and TX/RX satellite and instructional television/professional video equipment.
  2. Schedules and documents bi-monthly routine maintenance on all assigned ITV systems and equipment.
  3. Assumes overall technical responsibility for assigned area.
  4. Designs, installs, and maintains satellite downlink systems at various parts of the state.
  5. Assists in developing standard test procedures and equipment to conduct functional and operational tests to evaluate quality and performance of video or audio reception, production, and transmission.
  6. Teaches and trains faculty and students in audio-visual principles, methods, techniques, and equipment operation.
  7. Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and systems to effectively recommend changes, updates, and redesign of facilities.
  8. May program and install software and hardware for compressed video satellite communication system.
  9. Identify funding sources, pre-assist in proposal materials, managing sponsored account activity, ensuring ongoing compliance with regulatory and institutional policies.
  10. May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 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 design, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and/or repair ITV/professional video/satellite equipment.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of ITV/professional video satellite systems' circuitry, design, and/or installation.
  • Ability to test systems and/or operations in compliance with published standards.
  • Ability to provide technical training to staff and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Ability to operate on a scheduled 24-hour on-call basis.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of hardware and software as related to video systems.
  • Knowledge of satellite broadcasting procedures and protocols.

Conditions of Employment

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

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Considerable physical effort. Requires handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 lbs (or greater mass requiring mechanical assistance). Standing/walking may occur more than 50% of time.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • 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