PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing the full range of support or technical functions in cooperation with agency personnel to meet the needs for videotapes, digital recordings, sound recordings and other audio-visual materials and equipment.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead employees of lower grade or supervise student employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives requests for video tape or digital playback and recording sessions and/or audio-visual, photographic and graphic art projects; coordinates with agency personnel taping and/or preparation of video, digital, photographic and graphic art and other audio-visual materials; schedules recording sessions; sets up and operates recording and other equipment; serves as technical director, cameraperson and/or crew members as needed; insures proper environment and technical conditions for video production and sound sessions; writes scripts; prepares or secures needed audio-visual material such as graphics or slides for use in classrooms or recording sessions; reviews, edits and catalogues recordings and other materials; maintains inventory of audio-visual software and hardware; keeps equipment in good condition; installs equipment, performs minor equipment repairs and recommends contracts for major repairs; may duplicate recordings for distribution; may photograph and print materials for instructional support; may distribute audio-visual materials or equipment and maintain loan records; may instruct others in use of equipment or development of audio-visual aids; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of video tape, digital and audio recording equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in operation, installation, maintenance and minor repair of audio-visual equipment and accessories; ability to schedule and prepare for video tape, digital and audio recording sessions; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in television, video tape or digital media production.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in communication sciences or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have sufficient strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents may be required to lift equipment; may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients or clients.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Media Production Technician in Salary Group TC 17 approved effective June 17, 1996. (2013 SCOPE Review)