State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $26,929.00-$41,786.00 Yearly






An Audio-Visual Technician is the full performance level of technical work at the sub-professional level related to the creation and development of audio-visual training aids.   Employees in this classification assist in the planning, writing and production of audio-visual scripts or narratives by selecting the media that is best applicable to an educational program.  The work requires that employees in this classification to exercise creativity, perseverance, and analytical skill to prepare layouts, graphic titles and charts, film or video tape visuals, photographs, sound tracks and edits audio and video tapes.  The work also requires close cooperation and contact with local school principals, members of the school staff and supervisors to obtain information, sound or photographs.  After the audio-visual messages are produced, employees in this classification are responsible for cataloging and maintaining all audio-visual presentations, materials, and equipment used in production, as well as, operating the audio-visual equipment at official presentations.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor or other higher level staff specialists who evaluate the work effectiveness by the quality of the visual media produced, the quality of narratives to clarify the intent and purpose of the visual production and the soundness of recommendations.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.


Assists in writing specifications for needed audio-visual equipment and supplies;

Advises and assists staff members in planning, recommending, developing, and producing appropriate audio-visual programs for presentation to selected audiences;

Transports and sets up audio-visual equipment at various official meeting places;

Makes periodic checks of systems to assure proper functioning;

Changes script and pictorial sequences as necessary, in order to keep presentations current;

Edits existing audio-visual material;

Participates in staff meetings and conferences with consultants and associates in the field of audio-visual technology;

Produces integrated layouts, graphic titles, charts, films, sound tracks, and photographs;

Catalogs all videotapes and visual aids and stores according to instructions;

Maintains all audio-visual equipment and accessories to assure operating efficiency;

Keeps abreast of the latest innovations in the audio-visual field;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles and theories of audio-visual training and production;

Knowledge of principles of layout, drawing, design, photography, film making, composition, graphic arts, lettering, and typography;

Knowledge of the various applications and processes of audio-visual equipment and related accessories;

Ability to operate, make minor repairs and maintain audio-visual equipment;

Ability to handle and store sensitive audio-visual equipment and accessories;

Ability to select the proper communication technique for a given presentation;

Ability to create and build interesting and effective audio-visual presentations.


Education:   An Associate of Arts degree with specialization in Multi-Media Technology from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Applicants may substitute additional audio-visual planning, developing, and production experience at the rate of two years experience for 30 credit hours of the required education.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit B, Administrative, Technical and Clerical classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial, and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Feb 16 1971 12:00AM

Date Revised

March 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002537; EST: 2/16/1971; REV: 3/16/2018;

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