Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

A/V Administrator (#20004035)

General Statement

Under general supervision, analyzes the network audio and video infrastructure needs of the District and recommends corrections or improvements; and oversees or provides technical audio-visual, multi-media, video and related technology support services for business meetings, conferences, training sessions or other live or recorded District events.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Reviews the need for, designs and implements integrated video communications systems to enhance business efficiency and productivity in areas and for employee groups not yet connected.
  • Oversees or sets up, troubleshoots and maintains multi-media equipment such as video projectors, monitors, audio systems, video cameras, DVDs and videoconferencing equipment.
  • Provides on-site support during all Board Meetings for video, audio and video streaming.
  • Supports all District point-to-point and multi-site videoconference sessions.
  • Manages post-production and final delivery of video products that include study sessions, monthly seminars, and training sessions.
  • Performs general video editing including evaluation and scenes selection, editing programs to specified lengths and assembling segments for maximum effect.
  • Reviews videos for quality control and makes technical and editorial corrections.
  • Ensures proper connectivity of equipment, networks and computers to audio-visual systems.
  • Installs, configures, maintains and updates the District’s streaming video servers and Board meeting audio recording system for podcasts via the District’s website.
  • Researches and recommends audio-visual equipment and systems components for purchase and deployment.
  • Develops user manuals and conducts training on the use of the District’s multi-media and videoconferencing equipment.
  • Maintains related records and logs for needs and trend analysis purposes. 

Other Job Functions

  • Oversees the work of contractors for quality and adherence to contract standards.
  • Provides after hours and weekend support when required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

Work is performed in a typical office environment and requires the use of standard office equipment including computers.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of network management and design.
  • Considerable knowledge of audio and video communications, display and recording equipment.
  • Skill in technical writing and documentation.
  • Ability to edit audio and video content.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in information technology, computer science or a closely related field and four years of experience in the set-up and design of audio-visual systems in a business environment.


Additional professional experience directly related to audio-visual equipment set-up, design and use as described in the Essential Job Functions may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Promotional Requirement

  • Two years of service with the District as an A/V Analyst.
  • Civil service status as an A/V Analyst.

CLASS: 20004035; EST: 1/1/2016;