Posting Number: 20141731S Department: KCSM (DEPT) Location: College of San Mateo Position Number: 4C0226 Percentage of Full Time: 48% FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime) Months per Year: 12 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Note: Min Salary: $46,275.84 (part-time annual) Max Salary: $58,901.76 (part-time annual) Position Type: Classified Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: College of San Mateo (CSM) is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The college enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year. CSM has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateos Office of Planning, Research, Innovation, & Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
The President has called for the college community to be student-focused, always find a way to get to 'yes' as one team, and serve local communities to the best of our abilities. The college recognizes the need for all students to achieve their goals and recognizes that as an institution we are stronger together. To learn more about CSMs antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The Position: The Radio Engineer performs technical work at the lead level involved in the operation, repair, and maintenance of radio station equipment and the design of the radio systems for KCSM-FM. Under the direction of the Station Manager, the Radio Engineer reviews operations to train staff as required and installs, maintains, repairs, and operates various types of equipment used in radio systems, including transmission systems, audio processing and routing, video recording of performances, and control room equipment. The Radio Engineer is also responsible for the streaming of the radio station, maintenance of software applications for the membership database, playlist, payment systems, programming applications, and interfacing with District ITS for other information technology issues. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to solve major and minor problems and work with the staff. Public contact is primarily with station personnel and students and listeners of the radio stations, but may include outside vendors, and clients. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in materials, loss of broadcast time, equipment repair costs, or employee time. The Radio Engineer may train and lead the work of other KCSM staff, and student assistants as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Exchanges information with station staff regarding broadcasting schedules, technical requirements, equipment purchase, installation and modifications, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) compliance and regulations, and other matters
Exchanges information with the general public regarding technical support
Confers with station personnel regarding short- and long-range technical requirements, staffing levels, and other engineering matters
Attends classes, meetings, and workshops to obtain current information
Trains radio staff and student assistants in maintenance and operation of the radio station and computer equipment
Installs, maintains, repairs, and operates radio transmission systems, computers and computer systems and associated radio equipment
Maintains operating and maintenance logs
Oversees the technical quality of video and audio signals within FCC specification
Inventories technical equipment
Operates audio and video recording, playback, and editing machines, studio and control room equipment including audio consoles, cameras, computers, and associated equipment
Maintains accurate records on tapes, discs, and equipment usage as required by station policy
Researches design strategies for implementation of future technologies
Inventories and assesses current broadcast and informational technology equipment, resources, and supplies
With appropriate approvals orders new equipment and supplies as needed
Uses a variety of computer software to set up and maintain equipment usage and repair logs and related documentation
Compiles a variety of data for special and regular reports
Makes recommendations for modification and purchase of new equipment and supplies
Orders parts and supplies
Maintains computer servers and software applications for membership database, playlist, payment systems, programming and automation applications, and interfacing with the District IT group for other information technology issues
Works with the District IT group for phone use and wiring, and coordination of ISDN, toll-free numbers, and other phone needs
Performs other related duties as required
Associate degree in broadcasting, electronics, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Successful work experience of increasing responsibility in broadcasting that has included the use of equipment related to television and cable facilities and systems
Applicable knowledge of Federal Communications Commission compliance rules and regulations
Skill in training and leading the work of other
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
Physical Requirements: This classification requires manual dexterity; visual comparison and acuity; attention to detail; following complex written and verbal instructions; long periods of standing and sitting; exposure to electronic equipment; work indoors in close proximity to others; flexibility; adaptability; quick reflexive movements; patience, tact; and multi-tasking under deadline pressure in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of methods and procedures for operating radio transmission systems and computer systems, as well as video, audio, editing, studio, theater, and control room equipment
Knowledge of relevant Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations in order to collect necessary information for public filing
Knowledge of installation, maintenance, and repair of radio, streaming, computer, and theater equipment
Knowledge of computer servers and computer applications used in the radio industry
Ability to set up systems and upgrade applications as necessary
Knowledge and understanding of streaming media
Ability to set up equipment with appropriate vendors to meet listener needs
Ability to work with FCC legal firm when necessary filings and reports are required
Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interactions with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds
Skill in accurate multi-tasking under deadline pressure
Skill in training, leading, and coordinating the work of others
Skill in following and giving precise and complex written and oral instructions
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
SBE certification at a level above Radio or TV Operator is preferred
Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are available. Classified employees may participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.
Open Date: 01/18/2024 First Review Date: 02/08/2024 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax: (650) 574-6574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”