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Chief Engineer KJZZ / KBAQ


Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial - Location:AZ - Job Description: Chief Engineer KJZZ / KBAQ (Specially Funded - Grade 017 - Starting Salary $82,381.00 - $98,073.00 - Location:Rio Salado Community College - Department: KJZZ/KBAQ Engineering - Hours Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, 40 hours varied, some evenings and/or weekends - Calendar Id 12 Months - Job ID 16672

Position Level: Senior level
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes


Job Summary

Provides all broadcast engineering services for the stations, studios, remote production operations, planning, maintenance and emergency services for KJZZ, KBAQ and Sun Sounds of Arizona. Responsible for the identification and completion of work, understands the scope, nature and importance of work assigned, makes work progress without excessive supervision, demonstrates a willingness to think through problems and work barriers to achieve goals and follow-up work in order to achieve priority objectives.

Essential Functions

70% - Assures the quality of the digital audio signals originating from the studios/control rooms and the routing/transmission of these signals; maintains services and repairs or oversees the repair and maintenance of all equipment in radio studios, control rooms and/or editing suites; designs and carries out improvements and upgrades when necessary; provides responsibility for the testing and maintenance of both field production and studio production gear, including both electronic and non-electronic.
20% - Monitors the stations to insure that technical performance meets the standards of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Maricopa Community Colleges; FCC applications; assists in the preparation of operating and capital equipment budgets; maintains and certifies engineering logs and other records required by the FCC; maintains property control files and records; supervises and administers personnel to projects and technical aspects of transmitter/ translator operations and SCA operations.
10% - Works with infrastructure service providers to provide required stations services; maintains liaison with NPR with regards to satellite and other network considerations; performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associates degree in Electronics Technology or related field, or equivalent experience in studio and transmitter operation and maintenance at a broadcast station
  2. Five (5) years experience at a broadcast facility supervising technical personnel in the areas of studio, transmitter and user level information technology
  3. Three (3) years experience in configuration, operation and maintenance of Broadcast Automation systems such as Audio Vault, or Wide Orbit
  4. Experience in installing and maintaining high power broadcast transmission equipment, maintaining broadcast (audio and video) digital systems and technologies such as switchers, audio mixers, routers, distribution systems, nonlinear edit systems
  5. Experience in designing and building broadcast systems

Desired Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance
  2. Field maintenance and troubleshooting experience with FM translators, both over the air and alternative delivery methods, such as microwave and satellite systems
  3. Society of Broadcast Engineers certification at a senior level or above for television or radio broadcast engineer
  4. Experience working with high power combined FM transmitters, HD Radio transmitters, 950MHz. STL/ICR, on air analog and digital studio consoles, audio over IP digital routing systems, voice over IP digital telephone systems for broadcast use, audio processing equipment in an on air studio system, 5.8 GHz STL, studio and remote control systems.
  5. Experience with ISDN, Comrex and T-1 Telco interfaces
  6. Experience with Microsoft Windows Domain operating systems in a broadcast environment related to Information Technology infrastructures, computer networking, audio playback over IP network, audio server and off site storage

Special Working Conditions

May require lifting up to 50 lbs; may require travel and occasional weekend/evening work; required to take rotating on-call duties due to 24 hours 7 days/wk broadcast operations; may require climbing on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment; may require work above the ceiling or under raised flooring; requires work around high voltage equipment; must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities


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DEADLINE: 2016-07-10