IT AV Consultant/Engineer

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Classification:Information Systems Professional 3A
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Information Technology Svc
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

UAA is seeking the ideal candidate to join our Information Technology Team. We are looking for someone with a solid customer focused technology background who can help our customers with their AV and computer equipment technology needs. Must have both AV and Desktop experience to qualify. UAA Information Technology Services is a great place to work, with a positive team dedicated to student, faculty and staff success. This is a full-time, Grade 80, benefitted position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Duties:

10AV Budget Work with the Service Center Director in planning, updating and managing AV’s budget, including A/V program services, purchase of supplies, technical equipment & media material.Essential
15AV Equipment Inventory Secure, maintain, replace, purchase and repair AV equipment assigned to classrooms, labs and lecture halls. Work with IT Admin team to track and record inventory of all equipment. Assure compliance with OSHA and risk management regulations.Essential
20AV Project Management Successfully manage all AV Projects through analysis, planning and design, testing and implementation. Monitor project execution, identifying, documenting and communicating project risks and issues, along with mitigation plans. Work with Field Services team resources to assist in the implementation of the project.Essential
20AV Training and Documentation Provide expert-level AV equipment knowledge and troubleshooting training to others in IT (Field Services, TSC, etc.). AV technologies include but are not limited to analog and digital presentation display technology, hardware and software control systems, control systems programming, security, digital streaming, and infrastructure. Responsible for developing and maintaining currency of technical and administrative documentation, publications and organizational policy, ensuring new technologies are documented so that support staff are knowledgeable and ready to support AV changes in the classrooms prior to the equipment going live. Provide AV equipment functionality training to faculty/staff/IT on newly installed AV equipment. Influence faculty to embrace technology and incorporate instructional technology in their curricula to enhance learning outcomes and align with student expectations. Consult with various schools and departments looking to expand their A/V needs to better the delivery of education to students.Essential
25AV Design and System Administration As IT’s AV subject matter expert, develop, design and oversee the placement of AV equipment in classrooms and work on the long-¬range planning and classroom design standards to provide multimedia instructional support using different pedological methods (i.e., Pods, TBL, Classroom Distance Learning, etc.) in all UAA classrooms. Perform highly specialized technical tasks to develop, design, and deploy integrated technology services in the classrooms. Maintain up to date knowledge of industry best practices, new and emerging technology trends and new changes in the field of instructional and audiovisual technology. Builds business cases, which include hardware and software recommended solutions for implementation. Coordinate A/V initiatives with Facilities, Conference Services and IT Infrastructure teams on their projects and classroom upgrades. Collaborates with other UA system campuses to implement best AV practices.Essential
5University Business Serve on College councils, committees and task forces as required. Represent the University in professional organizations promoting instructional technology and learning support.Non-Essential
5Vendor Management Work with outside vendors in planning, designing and implementing AV Projects. Monitor project execution, keeping track of issues, risks and progress.Essential

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Expert knowledge in AV technology.
  • Knowledge of program/project management planning and practices, IT equipment and troubleshooting, and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of theories and practices of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to program multimedia control systems and design complex integrated AV/IT systems.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Applicant needs to have at least five years experience in the Audio / Video field to ensure they possess the depth of knowledge required to properly assist faculty in effectively using technology to support their instruction.
  • Must have heavy experience in audiovisual equipment usage and troubleshooting, along with managing complex problems and projects with multiple priorities.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (i.e. Information Technology or other related field).
  • 3 years experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, plus previous formal training in A/V technology.

 

  • Additional Documents: Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references with your applications. 

Review Date: An initial review of applications will begin on November 29th, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply by November 28th, 2021 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time. 

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

This position is a full-time, Grade 80, ($58,698/yr) DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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