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State of Washington Class Specification

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BROADCAST TECHNICIAN 3
201G
Category: Information Services

Definition

Lead work of technicians and participate in the operation and maintenance of a radio and/or television facility or system.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of broadcast technicians and supportive personnel; and for performing specialized maintenance, repair, and construction work on highly complex radio and television facilities and/or broadcast/distribution systems.

Typical Work

Acts as a working lead and installs, maintains, and operates studios, control rooms and related television/radio systems and equipment;

Directs and operates equipment for remote control broadcasts and operates recording equipment;

Conducts performance tests on television and radio broadcast stations, as set forth in FCC Rules and Regulations;

Trains and supervises student operators and technicians;

Provides technical assistance to production staff relating to equipment usage and limitations;

Assists in the development of plans to modify and expend existing radio/television facilities;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Four years of full-time experience/training in radio or television broadcast technician work. First class Federal Communications Commission radio-telephone operator license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements

• A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-7-73
Revise Class: 7-18-75
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 3552) effective July 1, 2007

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