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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 203K
Category: Information Services


Set up and operate TV/video systems and equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, operate complex TV/video systems and equipment. This is a fully competent working level operator.

Typical Work

Assist producers/directors and technicians in all phases of work involving studio production of television and film programs and materials; work independently with faculty person to meet established objectives for live or video-recorded materials;

Set up audio and video recording equipment, microphones, lighting, and staging equipment; perform minor construction and rigging jobs necessary to such setups; operate cameras, monitors, recording equipment; participate in staging and rehearsal of scripts and productions; operate special effects switcher, video-font or film camera;

Check equipment and material prior to program or recording to assure correct and timely presentations; make on-the-spot changes and routine repairs to assure continuous operation;

Perform general simple maintenance to assigned equipment such as cleaning heads of video equipment, fine tuning television sets and keeping television screens clean; run frequency checks; recording levels and bias levels as part of the general maintenance program; perform backup maintenance for media equipment maintenance technicians or broadcast technicians;

Monitor classroom videotaping and playbacks; record and track classroom assignments;

Playback prepared video-tape lectures; store and maintain video-tape machines and monitors, and reproducing equipment; edit video-tapes;

Schedule equipment usage; coordinate program usage;

May act as floor director in TV/video recording sessions, live presentations, and filming sessions;

May maintain inventory of available equipment;

May examine new TV/video materials to determine their technical specifications for cataloging operations; prepare materials for circulation;

May provide initial training and supplementary refresher instruction to other operators, staff, instructors and students;

May travel to the field in TV/video production work;

May direct the work of student employees;

Perform 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

High School graduation or equivalent


Two years of experience in electronics, television operations, or production, including one year as a TV/Video Equipment Operator 1, or equivalent

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-7-73
Revise Class: 10-10-74
Revise Code (3562) & Title: 12-18-74
Revise Code (3546), Title & Class: 7-18-75
Revise Class/Title: 4-15-91
Revised new class code: (formerly 3546) effective July 1, 2007