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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N4019 / Lead Broadcast Ops Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 11

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 generally limited supervision, installs, maintains, operates, tests, and repairs broadcast and satellite systems, equipment and networks. Utilizes advanced technical knowledge to plan and lead the implementation of technical solutions. Provides technical guidance and support, and resolves a wide variety of problems of a comprehensive and complex nature. Assists users/departments in formulating requests or proposals and in assessing and determining broadcast information system needs. Provides technical expertise and guidance to other staff. Develops functional and operational test procedures to ensure quality reception and transmission. Maintains documentation as required by FCC regulations, station requirements and University of New Mexico policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs preventive maintenance and major repairs, including complex problem solving and assistance on broadcast equipment, including diverse software applications and hardware systems used by broadcast operations, broadcast production and/or the university community.
  2. Performs advanced broadcast technological systems support, maintenance, and testing for proper upkeep of systems; troubleshoots and resolves complex system hardware, software, and network failures and conflicts.
  3. Oversees and performs the installation, configuration and maintenance of computers, networks, workstations and/or other related equipment and devices used in broadcasting studios, control rooms and editing facilities.
  4. Participates in and/or leads the review, evaluation and recommendation of TV and Radio broadcast-applicable solutions relating to hardware and software acquisitions and/or network updates.
  5. Performs diverse technical assistance, documents findings and performs maintenance duties in support of a large unit that may encompass a variety of user support needs.
  6. Maintains, updates and audits record keeping systems; documents projects, writes and maintains user instructions.
  7. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to broadcast technology, equipment, applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or systems.
  8. Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art broadcast technology and systems to effectively recommend changes, update, and redesign of technical facilities.
  9. Maintains accurate records, discrepancy reports, test reports, log entries, and other documents as required by FCC regulations, station requirements and UNM policies.
  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 a wide range of TV broadcast equipment including, but not limited to, broadcast computer systems software, applications, hardware, networking, and communications.
  • Ability to install, operate, maintain, and repair TV broadcast equipment and systems.
  • Ability to perform advanced preventive maintenance on broadcast systems hardware, software & applications, networks, and communications systems.
  • Knowledge of broadcast signal distribution systems circuitry, design, and configuration.
  • Ability to determine broadcast server and computer problems in order to coordinate hardware, software, and/or network solutions.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve moderately to very complex computer and network problems.
  • Ability to communicate technical guidance and instruction to users on the use of PC and/or mainframe applications and systems used in broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of current broadcast technological developments and trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to provide technical support and functional direction to other technical staff and/or student employees.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Records maintenance skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • 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 is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • 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