Director of Engineering & Technology - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The incumbent will function as the principal engineering and technology director for The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication which operates national and international academic and research programs and statewide public radio and television services. This position is responsible for administration, quality control, and reliability of construction, operations, and maintenance services for academic and broadcast services including two public television and nineteen public radio stations, student-operated cable radio and television services, numerous broadcast translators, and television and radio studios; compliance with federal and state-mandated broadcast regulations; IP-based media delivery systems (radio, TV streaming) and an extensive digital interconnection system.

A successful candidate will serve as a proven leader with excellent motivational skills in order to lead a diverse engineering and information technology team to provide broadcast operations for statewide radio and television networks, as well as support the academic missions for The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. This position provides leadership and direction of by overseeing master control operations, maintenance of equipment, and transmitter/translator facilities located throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in area specialty or related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience, which has included at least four (4) years of management/supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in electrical engineering, information technology, electronics technology, engineering management or administration.

Ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible positions which has included at least five (5) years of management/supervisory experience.

Society of Broadcast Engineering CPBE certification.

Experience with IP media delivery technologies.

Experience working within university setting and with PBS and/or NPR.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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