Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N1063 / Broadcast Technology Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

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, assists with installation, maintenance, operation, testing and repair of broadcast, satellite and/or television transmission systems, equipment and networks. Assists higher-level broadcast maintenance personnel with maintaining documentation in compliance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists with the installation, maintenance, and repairs of broadcast studio equipment, satellite uplink and downlink systems, satellite transmit/receive, on-air transmission systems and/or transmission systems and equipment.
  2. Assists with performing preventative and emergency maintenance on all electronic equipment.
  3. Performs modifications in circuitry and installation to adjust for system variables and functions.
  4. Assists in maintaining records and reports as required to document projects and systems installations and maintenance.
  5. Follows standardized protocol and procedures and conducts a variety of complex tests on equipment proposed for use in engineering projects; develops procedures for non-standard tests, as required.
  6. Assists with installation, configuration and maintenance of computers, networks, workstations, databases and/or other related equipment and devices used in broadcasting studios, control rooms, and/or editing facilities.
  7. Assists with diverse technical activities, documents findings, and performs maintenance duties that encompass a variety of user support needs.
  8. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art broadcast technology, equipment, and systems.
  9. Assists in special construction projects as required.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 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 supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Knowledge of broadcast systems circuitry, design, and/or installation.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Skill in the configuration and use of computerized database programs.
  • Ability to write reports containing technical information.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Ability to assist with designing, installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and/or repairing television broadcast equipment.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) routine upkeep of broadcast technology systems, equipment, and networks; b) assistance to higher-level broadcast personnel; c) compliance with FCC rules and regulations.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves exposure to high altitudes, extreme temperatures, and other unusual elements related to outdoor environments; work requires frequent operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles and/or snow cats.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

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

Revised Date: 05/06/2019