GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN 2 reviews existing or proposed audio
visual systems (e.g., language or learning laboratory), determines equipment and/or systems requirements, participates
in the planning and design of new or updated systems, and prepares recommendations to faculty and staff regarding
equipment purchase and installation. These employees also perform equipment installation, maintenance, and repair.
This is the third level of a three-level series. It is distinguished
from the lower levels by having involvement in determining equipment and systems requirements and acting as consultant
to faculty and staff in the planning and design of new systems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Audio Visual Equipment/Systems Planning. Typical tasks: based on needs of faculty or staff and past history of
equipment usage, determines type of equipment which should be installed in classroom, lecture hall, or other departments
and the brand of equipment which will best meet needs for permanent installation; participates in the planning
and design of new or updated systems (including interactive language laboratory or other learning center) by providing
input on technical systems needs (may include communications satellite receiver linkage); determines what must
be designed when specific equipment cannot be purchased; prepares recommendations to replace or purchase new equipment;
advises faculty or staff on technical quality of audio visual equipment for use in planning equipment purchases;
sets up systems for audio and video recording.
- Equipment Maintenance/Repair.
Typical tasks: performs preventive maintenance to permanently installed equipment to assure proper functioning;
uses voltmeters, oscilloscopes, service manuals, and hand tools to troubleshoot equipment problems and make mechanical
or minor electrical repairs to equipment; makes recommendations for major repairs or equipment replacement when
- Inventory Control.
Typical tasks: marks and identifies new equipment; maintains up-to-date records of where audio visual equipment
is located and the condition of the equipment; maintains a current record of all supplies on hand, projects supply
needs, and prepares purchase requests to reorder needed equipment and supplies; may maintain frequency and intensity
of use records of facility and materials to assist instructors in class planning; may be responsible for disposal
of instructional materials that are worn or outdated.
Typical tasks: maintains current knowledge of new technology and availability of latest equipment and supplies
on market; may duplicate audio and video tapes; may make audio recordings and video tapes of conferences, seminars,
lectures, clinical, or other activities requested by staff; may edit taped material; may dub 3/4" tape to
1/2" VHS tape; trains others in the use of audio visual equipment and classroom audio visual systems; may
be responsible for the day to day operations of a language or video laboratory including a library of instructional
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in contact in person with faculty
and staff on a regular basis to provide advice and consultation on equipment purchases and preventive maintenance
measures, in solving problems regarding audio visual use, or in planning and designing special audio visual equipment
projects. Employees in this class also contact vendors occasionally by telephone or in person to check prices and
availability of parts and to order equipment and supplies.
Employees in this class work under the general supervision of
a unit supervisor. Work is assigned by supervisor or may come in from the various departments requesting services.
Work is reviewed by daily contact with employee, by the comments received from faculty and staff regarding the
quality of services provided, and through regular meetings to discuss problems and work flow. Administrative Rules,
departmental policies and procedures, and service manuals are used as guidelines in repairing equipment and systems
Positions require the willingness to maintain current knowledge
of new technology and availability of latest equipment and supplies.
- three years of full-time technical experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of audiovisual equipment and systems.
Specialized training may be used to substitute for the experience.