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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 09/06/2017
Educational Technology Services (ETS) enhances and supports the UC Berkeley academic experience by providing essential, responsive, and innovative technology services. The unit directly improves and supports educational technology on the UC Berkeley campus through its implementations of technology in general assignment classrooms, local implementation of a variety of learning systems including the campus' learning management system, student portal, and webcast.berkeley.edu, technology support for academic events and scholarly activities, video production and distribution, and services that support online collaboration.
ETS is looking for an experienced AV/IT Technician with service and installation experience. Under the supervision of the Design and Engineering Manager, the ideal candidate will perform a variety of duties involving installation, repair and maintenance of audio, video, network and computer display equipment.
Under supervision of the ETS Design and Engineering Manager, the ideal candidate will provide engineering support to troubleshoot, maintain and repair AV/IT related systems in classrooms, lecture halls, meeting spaces and other facilities. The applicant will also assist in the installation of AV/IT systems and related equipment across the UC Berkeley campus.
Classroom and Lecture Hall Engineering Support
• Assist campus faculty and lecturers as a key member of the Design and Engineering and Classroom Support teams. Required duties include but are not limited to rapidly respond to classrooms, lecture halls and meeting spaces for immediate troubleshooting, repair and/or training necessary to assist with the presentation of multimedia materials. Routinely make decisions to minimize system downtime.
• The position requires the ability to independently troubleshoot, repair and maintain data projection and multimedia systems in classrooms, lecture halls, and meeting spaces. This equipment includes data projectors, touchscreen based control systems, wireless audio systems, DVD, Blu-ray, and media players, and A/V routing switchers.
AV/IT System Installation Projects
• Other key responsibilities include installing, testing and debugging new campus AV/IT systems as necessary to fully commission various types of AV/IT systems. The candidate is also responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of installed systems.
• Knowledge of data projection systems, audio systems, computer systems, switching and control systems, and associated multimedia equipment.
• Experience and skill to quickly and independently troubleshoot, repair, maintain and install many different types of AV/IT equipment.
• Skills to use schematics to wire equipment racks, display devices, control systems, and associated equipment.
• Skills to safely install racks, data projectors, flat panel monitors, racks, and other A/V equipment into various types of building materials and structures.
• Ability to interpret architectural, electrical, and mechanical drawings
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills to diagnose problems and determine steps necessary to an efficient and effective solution.
• Knowledge of PC and Mac computers and commonly used software such as Microsoft Office, AV equipment configuration software, and Google docs.
• Communicate using tools such as email, electronic calendaring systems, cell phones, trouble ticket logging systems, etc.
• Basic knowledge of electronic theory, practical system designs, analog and digital circuitry.
• Knowledge to work with and interpret architectural drawings and schematics.
• Ability to organize work and complete assignments in a timely manner.
• Skills to communicate and interact with both faculty and staff in a manner that is consistent with accepted industry and university standards.
• Knowledge to assess the quality of work performed and communication skills to convey that information to management.
• Familiarity with architectural, electrical, structural, and mechanical building trades and practices
• Skills to use computers for record keeping, making schematics, email, etc.
• AutoCad skills a definite asset
• Organizational skills and self-motivation necessary to maintain and/or upgrade personal knowledge and skills regarding assigned functions and tasks, annual goals and objectives, and identification of training needs.
• Maintain complete and accurate records logs, and commission reports.
• AV/IT installation and repair equipment inventory control and maintenance
• Willingness to learn and apply new technology.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. This position is fully eligible for the UC benefits plan.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full time 40 hour per week position. The working shift is in the afternoon and evening.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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