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Broadcast Engineer

Company: Indiana State University
Location: Terre Haute
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About the Institution

Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.

Located in the heart of Terre Haute's downtown, Indiana State's campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-llinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana's public and private institutions on CollegeNet's annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.

Comments to Applicants

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Review of application materials will begin April 5, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Title Broadcast Engineer Department Telecommunications Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Extended hours during events and peak seasons

Notice of Vacancy Number 21-00050 Desired Start Date 04/19/2021 Open Date 03/24/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Staff-Exempt Professional Job Type Staff - Full-Time Pay Grade 11 Salary Range Commensurate with experience Benefits Associated with this Position

Employee Benefits

Benefits Received for Exempt Staff (ER, AR, AG, AU)

  • Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
  • TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
  • TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
  • Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.
  • Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters.
  • Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.
  • Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year

Optional Benefits

  • Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
  • Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

Job Summary/Basic Function

This position is responsible for technical support and planning related to the campus broadcast environment, installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with radio and television broadcasting.

The Broadcast Engineer designs and develops documentation as well as analyzes systems during the development of computer based solutions for various departments throughout campus. This includes changing computer programs that control various systems which deliver media services to both the administrative as well as the instructional offices supported by the broadcast engineer.

This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, devices connected to the data network, and broadcast transmission equipment. The services supported by this position have significant visibility in the local community and, often, with alumni and other University stakeholders. This position is required to work some evenings and weekends and to respond to emergencies in a timely fashion.

Specific Responsibilities Required Relevant Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering, communications, management, journalism or

a field related to the position with more than 4 years of full time, job related experience.

Required Field(s) of Study

Education and experience working with digital and analog audio and video technologies.

Preferred Relevant Education and Experience

Engineering or data communications. Experience with digital technologies in a broadcast environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities Has authority or responsibility for the supervision of student workers or graduate assistants only. Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience with TCP/IP protocol, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong knowledge of IT hardware and software interfaces for audio and video broadcast environments.

Advanced computer literacy with the ability to learn new applications and technologies.

Aptitude and ability to make important decisions regarding technical service, without a lot of managerial oversight.

Operational knowledge of audio equipment, still and video cameras, TCP/IP networking, and web streaming technologies.

Working knowledge of TCP/IP technologies used to deliver entertainment media to consumers (e.g. - Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Firesticks, etc).

Working knowledge of RF communication technologies used to deliver traditional (digital) CATV services.

Operational knowledge of audio-visual technologies typically used in conference rooms and classrooms.

Strong knowledge of radio station broadcast operations. Knowledge of radio station towers and the administrative tasks associated with maintaining a tower to adhere to FCC compliance.

Ability to read, interpret, and apply FCC, Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)/National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Public Broadcasting Services (PBS), and CCSD rules and regulations.

Qualifications & Disclaimer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

Position Reappointment Required No

Keywords: Indiana State University, Terre Haute , Broadcast Engineer, Other , Terre Haute, Indiana

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