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SC Department of Public Safety Broadcast/Engineering Maintenance Technician III in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Job Purpose:

Proficiently installs, maintains, monitors, and repairs portions of television, radio, and network equipment; which utilizes complex low, high, and very high frequency digital electronic technologies throughout the ETV Statewide system.

Job Duties:

Diagnose and correct malfunctioning complex electronic portions of computer controlled analog / digital audio and/or video routing, production switchers or edit systems. Along with CPU controlled field or studio camera systems, tapeless video / audio storage units, CPU and non CPU controlled audio switchers. Repair digital tape recorders / players.

Diagnose and correct local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocol problems in the broadcast environment. Maintain all broadcast related servers and keep up with hardware and software updates, as well as routine maintenance. Provide technical engineering assistance in computing and networking methodologies and technologies.

Provide technical engineering assistance in the planning, design and construction of production/routing/distribution facilities. Provide assistance for the operation of remote transmission sights, studios and signal pathways throughout the state system to the Technical Maintenance Manager, Technical Operations Director and the Vice President for Engineering.

Assembles facilities for extremely complex production of program material (may assist in higher level technician when the facilities are extremely complex). Advise, assist, and guide lower level technicians in appropriate maintenance and repairing techniques, troubleshooting, construction and installation.

Serve as technician in charge for studio, remote and post production activities. Participate with higher level administrators, operation managers, etc. in the development of procedures, rules and policies. Participate in the evaluation of equipment and design facilities. Review specifications of new equipment and design of facilities. Review specifications on new equipment, recommending new equipment purchases. Operate equipment. e.g., cameras, recorders, etc., during production.

Other related tasks.

Minimum and Additional Requirements


Associate degree in a related area; or high school diploma and experience in the repair and maintenance of electronic broadcasting equipment.

Additional Extensive knowledge of NTSE, EIA, SMPTE, FCC, and SCETV television broadcast standards of digital electronic technologies. Extensive knowledge and skills in operating extremely complex stereo radio and surround sound television production facilities. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve highly complex software and hardware issues. Knowledge of fundamental computing and networking methodologies and technologies in a broadcast environment. Knowledge of local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocols. Thoroughly skilled in: reading functional diagrams, schematics in applying logical troubleshooting techniques, and in replacing circuit board components. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. The above knowledge and skills can be obtained through on-the-job training, self taught (training manuals and reference manuals), formal education, technical schools, and equipment manufacturer's schools.

Work place contains high voltage electronic equipment and large electric motors and electrical equipment. Duties frequently require a considerable amount of walking, standing, bending, and lifting of heavy equipment of 50 lb. items. Job requires some travel. Duties occasionally require weekend and night work. Must be able to respond to emergency situations within a reasonably short time.

Preferred Qualifications

An associate's degree and four years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Comments

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 101389

Closing: Continuous

Class Code: CG45

Position Number: 60003094

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $42,000.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $50,000.00

Opening Date: 03/18/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Educational Television Commission

Address: 1041 George Rogers Boulevard Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-737-3534