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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

MEDIA TECHNICIAN

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MEDIA TECHNICIAN
203E
Category: Information Services

Class Series Concept

Perform a variety of operations, routine maintenance and production duties in support of media services such as graphics, photography, audio visual and video equipment, and multi-media computerized systems.

Definition

Prepare and present media instructional materials such as graphic aids, transparencies and posters and set up, operate, and provide routine maintenance of multi-media equipment such as CD ROMs, interactive computers, Laser discs, LCD displays, video projectors, and audio and video duplication equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, perform a variety of routine media services activities such as projection, recording, playback, photocopy, cleaning and adjusting. Refer other than routine activities to higher level technicians.

Typical Work

Produces instructional materials such as slides, transparencies, charts and posters; assists higher level technicians in the production or presentation of instructional materials such as computerized multi-media materials, films, and audio and video recordings; 

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance such as cleaning heads and tightening nuts and bolts of media equipment;  

Sets up audio and video recording and/or playback equipment, microfilming, lighting, and staging equipment; performs minor construction and rigging jobs necessary to such setups; 

Sets up and operates or assists others in the operation of various audio-visual and video equipment such as film and slide projectors, amplifiers, speaker systems, television cameras and monitors, receivers, audio and video tape recorders, video projectors and interactive media systems; 

Complies with copyright law and practice as it applies to the duplication and presentation of media materials; 

May assist in the scheduling of media equipment; may assist in maintaining stock and inventory records on materials, equipment and parts; 

May load cameras and film magazines, perform routine photography tasks, and assist in processing films; assists in film sound track recording; 

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

High school graduation

AND 

six months of media services experience.

OR 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class/Title: 4-14-95
Revised class code: (formerly 3520) effective July 1, 2007

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