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.
Manages and supervises the activities of a team of technical broadcast/transmission personnel. Designs broadcast, transmission and/or satellite systems and integrates equipment into systems. Oversees construction projects and ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of routine and emergency maintenance activities to support broadcast continuity. Develops, implements, and oversees policies, practices, and operating procedures, ensuring compliance with University policy and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Designs and/or oversees the design, transformation, and integration of technical equipment into broadcast and transmission systems; resolves technical installation and operational issues, trains operating personnel, and develops technical procedures.
Continuously reviews and evaluates internal operating processes, facilities, systems, and procedures for effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness to operational requirements; develops and implements changes and enhancements, as appropriate.
Plans, organizes, and manages major studio construction projects; researches and advises management of capital requirements, and participates in the development of project budgets, grants, and bid specifications.
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.
Works with other departments in the development and implementation of special projects; participates in interdepartmental operational and planning discussions.
Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: Society for Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification as a Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBTE) or equivalent obtained within 12 months of hire.
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
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop construction project budgets and cost estimates, funding proposals, and contractual bid specifications.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical aspects of a wide range of broadcast, satellite and transmission equipment, systems, and networks.
Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Ability to design, specify, build, modify, and adapt broadcasting systems.
Knowledge of broadcast systems preventative maintenance procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
Conditions of Employment
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
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 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.
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.