Telecommunications/Audio Visual Maintenance Specialist - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Mission College is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Telecommunications/Audio Visual Maintenance Specialist.

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

With minimum supervision, repair, install, test, monitor, clean and maintain equipment to support the telecommunications, video and audio/visual systems of the college. Provide technical support and operate and maintain college telecommunications facility. Maintain supplies, parts, records and budget accounts.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.


100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of April 20, 2016. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

We have begun a district-wide classification study of all regular, non-faculty staff positions. A classification study is a process of studying, analyzing, and describing the nature and level of work performed by employees. This classification study will ultimately produce uniform job descriptions for every employee.

The classification study will also include a compensation study that will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.

The classification study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 12-18 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the job description and/or compensation to change in this position opening.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education & Experience – Completion of an electronics program. Experience in a telecommunications facility or broadcasting studio. Experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of electro-mechanical equipment;


2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.


As part of the essential functions of this position, incumbents are required to:

  • Understand, follow and implement written, verbal or demonstrated instructions;
  • Perform simple addition and subtraction, copy figures, count and record numbers and write identifying information;
  • Request supplies verbally or in writing;
  • Perform heavy work; exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, exert up to 50 pounds;
  • Have far, near and mid-range vision as well as depth perception, with or without corrective lenses; and
  • Be able to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions on a regular basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Completion of a program in electronics, A/V systems engineering or a closely related field
  • Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included demonstrated skill in design, installation, maintenance, programming, troubleshooting, and operation of various types of audio visual, recording, and other instructional media, presentation, and computer equipment.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Install/assemble, program, test, monitor and maintain a variety of classroom, student support, and event-space instructional media technology systems. These systems can include A/V switching, processing, distribution, projection, control and management devices.
  • Provide technical support for technology in specialized classroom and event facilities such as media classrooms, the television studio, presentation halls, nursing simulation labs, and gymnasium.
  • Coordinate the repair and maintenance of a variety of audiovisual equipment including projectors, microphones, amplifiers, switchers, video distribution devices, and other similar equipment.
  • Troubleshoot computer type components of instructional systems such as media classroom and labs, event spaces, and, studio editing equipment.
  • Fabricate cables, cords, brackets and other parts.
  • Estimate cost of supplies, materials, time, equipment and replacement for the development of the media distribution and audiovisual systems of the college.
  • Write specifications for equipment requested for purchase by the college to support these systems.
  • Read and interpret complex service manuals, blueprints and schematics. Align, adjust and calibrate equipment according to specifications.
  • Maintain budgets and accounts, inventory of parts and records of equipment repair and related maintenance
  • Train and provide work direction to staff as appropriate and applicable.
  • Maintain work schedules and timesheets.
  • Provide instruction to users on the proper operation and maintenance of various equipment systems.
  • Maintain contact with appropriate outside agencies such as local cable companies, and vendors as appropriate.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation.
  • Perform related work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Current theory, function and design of educational media equipment, classroom design and instructional technology;
  • Tools, materials, equipment and procedures used in the installation, configuration, setup, programming, maintenance and operation of audio visual, and other educational media equipment;
  • Basic troubleshooting for computer components of electronic equipment;
  • FCC Rules & Regulations and applicable electrical and safety codes.

Ability to:

  • Plan, operate and maintain the classroom and non-classroom media technology support systems;
  • Isolate malfunctions and to locate and correct defects in, classroom and event space electronic and electromechanical equipment;
  • Maintain a variety of records, to estimate costs and to write specifications;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing and to handle details accurately;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,386–$5,888 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 70, Steps A-C).
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 10 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume