Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N6062 / Supv,Broadcast Operations
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 limited supervision, leads the set-up, operations, and monitoring of a range of television broadcast equipment, ensuring compliance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. Leads and provides functional direction to support personnel and serves as a technical subject-matter expert on technical and operational issues. Maintains documentation in accordance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and University policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates all facets of daily operations for broadcast operator activities, ensuring compliance with FCC rules and regulations, state and federal laws, and University policies.
  2. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  3. Assists with problem solving issues, troubleshooting and mitigating broadcast disruptions and malfunctions, resolves personnel scheduling issues, and verifies uplink content adheres to established guidelines.
  4. Acts as a source of technical advice and consultation to internal and external individuals and agencies on associated technical and operational issues.
  5. Assists with monitoring and ensuring compliance with FCC rules and regulations, ensuring technical and operational efficiency in broadcast operations; verifies content availability to air, maintains required logs, upholds station standards and monitors performance for real-time and non-real time broadcasts.
  6. Provides input on operational planning, short- and long-term goal development, and purchasing decisions influencing broadcast distribution systems locally, regionally and nationally.
  7. Analyzes, designs, documents and implements internal reporting systems and procedures for the organization or business entity, within specified functional area of operation, as applicable to the specified functional area of focus.
  8. Serves as a primary point of contact regarding scheduling, billing, and the resolution of customer problems, complaints, and questions.
  9. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  10. 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

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule on a regular basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Technical problem solving skills within area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of on-air and remote broadcasting processes and procedures.
  • Ability to test and evaluate audio/visual signal quality at the point of production, transmission, and reception.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to plan and implement production and operational schedules.
  • Skill in the setup, calibration, operation, and maintenance of state-of the-art commercial audio-visual broadcasting equipment.
  • Ability to examine and design effective and efficient operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to operate computer-controlled satellite, KU, and C-Band downlink and uplink equipment.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • 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: 05/06/2019