FT Multimedia Technician
Salary: $73,642.32 – $88,569.12 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Multimedia-Technician-24
Closing: 2/13/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Division: Information Technology
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on February 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu
The Information Technology Department includes four managers and 22 full-time staff members. Of Which, there are currently two Multimedia Technician positions supporting our Campus Audio Visual needs under the supervision and direction of the Manager of Information Technology.
The Information Technology Department at Cerritos College supports and maintains both instructional and non-instructional functions for the entire campus community on a 140-acre campus.
Installs, maintains, diagnoses, and repairs a variety of video, audiovisual, multimedia, and computer-aided systems that support presentations, classrooms, labs, and distance learning.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Multimedia Technician requires a demonstrated ability to design, assemble, and install stand-alone, portable multi-media carts, perform a full range of diagnostics on multimedia systems and virtual classrooms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Schedules audio-visual equipment for use in classrooms, meetings, and events. Checks equipment out and in. Advises staff and students on check-out procedures. Assures that audio-visual and sound system equipment functions properly.
- Assists and advises customers of the appropriate equipment to facilitate their needs.
- Sets up and picks up media equipment at a variety of locations. Transports equipment and set-up and operates public address systems and multimedia presentations.
- Instructs staff in the use of multimedia presentation systems, television production router, studio equipment, and computer controls for meeting rooms and labs.
- Trains, schedules, assigns, and oversees student and/or other temporary employees in multi-media services and equipment repair and maintenance. Provides specific oversight in electronic troubleshooting techniques and electrical safety.
- Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains various audio/visual and multimedia equipment used to support classrooms, labs, presentations, and conferences. Isolates problems, determines repair procedures, and replaces defective parts.
- Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains equipment that includes but is not limited to audio/video routers, nonlinear editors, video surveillance equipment, printed circuit boards, and remote projection systems.
- Maintains multimedia presentation equipment and software. Cleans, assembles, and makes mechanical, optical, and electrical adjustments using various types of test equipment according to manufacturer’s specifications.
- Modifies and/or upgrades equipment and systems to meet internal customer needs
- Assists with maintenance of coaxial broadband system, broadcast television, microwave transmission links, and satellite receiver equipment.
- Installs and may design multimedia systems for use in classrooms and remote locations. Fabricates and installs specialized cables for audio, video, and data communications.
- Set-up multimedia control panels including logical and ergonomic equipment layout, computer controlled presentation systems, signal switching and routing systems, and audio and video cables.
- Installs, updates, and modifies multimedia presentation systems and computer based nonlinear video editing systems.
- Receives calls and personal inquiries for questions and problems associated with usage of the technology that supports computer-aided multimedia classrooms.
- Maintains parts and supplies inventories for the audio/visual communications. Prepares purchase orders for multimedia equipment requests, repair services, and projects.
- Maintains equipment budgets, files, and records.
- May provide partial leadership and training over Multimedia Assistants or students.
- Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The position requires an Associates degree in electronics or computer science or equivalent, and two years of experience in multi-media communications and device technical support.
- Extron AV Associate Certification
- Utelogy Control Certification
- 5 years of recent experience in an educational setting
- Education, training, and coursework in a related field of study
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires in-depth technical knowledge of the operational principles for multimedia presentation and audio-visual equipment, including connectivity. Requires a working knowledge of the use and repair of all devices and equipment used in media production. The position requires technical knowledge of electronics principles and troubleshooting techniques. Requires basic knowledge of telecommunications and mass communication principles. Requires knowledge of common computer applications for office productivity such as word processing, spreadsheets and specialized programs such as those used in multimedia. Requires knowledge of safety work methods. Requires sufficient writing skills to document equipment instructions. Requires sufficient human relations skills to explain technical details to a variety of people, conduct one-on-one training, and provide customer service.
Requires the ability to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain various types of audio/visual and electronic multimedia equipment. Requires the ability to operate computer to use general and specialized software packages/applications for word processing, spreadsheets, to access network utilities for electronic mail. Must be able to work with equipment and media users to determine and provide services and equipment to meet users’ specific needs. Must be able to plan and prioritize projects to meet required schedules and timelines. Requires the specific ability to work with faculty, supporting their efforts in the presentation of materials using interactive networks. Requires the ability to observe and follow safe work practices. Must be able to read and write schematics, and facility plans. Requires the ability to maintain cooperative and productive relationships with others.
Incumbent must be able to function indoors in an office/shop environment or outdoors engaged in work of a moderately active nature. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness in order to engage in physical labor. Requires near and far visual acuity including color vision, to write, to read printed material and computer screens, solder and otherwise troubleshoot and repair equipment, and to transport equipment. Requires hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation, to hear sound prompts from equipment, and to evaluate sound quality and proper acoustics of public address systems. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual and finger dexterity to solder and otherwise troubleshoot and repair equipment. Requires the ability to lift (from overhead, waist, and floor levels, max. 75 lbs.), carry (max. 75 lbs.), push, pull, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, crawl, sit, twist, turn, and climb and balance in order to install and locate cabling and electronic equipment.
Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.
Work is performed indoors and occasionally outdoors where safety considerations exist from physical labor in cramped spaces and handling of medium weight, yet, awkward materials, and risk of electrical shock.
Grade 38 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($6,136.86 – $7,380.76 /month) + 2.5% swing shift differential.
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)
Participation in the Public Employee’s Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.
After the application closing date, a search committee will review and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these are highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would like to follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human Resources at HR@Cerritos.edu as search committee members are unable to discuss specific recruitments.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position
Hours of employment are:
Swing Shift: Monday thru Friday 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of California residency prior to employment.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
**Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
Transcripts and Foreign Degrees
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
- Cover Letter
- Copy of Unofficial Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-727898ef2e49574093cf28baec67c7b6