Radio Broadcast Technician

Job description

Radio Broadcast Technician

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCC921

Location: Fullerton College

Department: Technology & Engineering (FC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Oversees the radio station operations; implements station program music rotation and programming; schedules and edits data file for automation program; reviews all materials received, such as music, recorded public service announcements, and correspondence.

Schedules music, traffic and program log; provides technical expertise and assistance to students and instructional staff.

Records and produces various announcements and music for use on radio station; develops commercials for on-air use.

Connects broadcast lines for “remote” play-by-play broadcasts; transfers audio files from production studio to on-air studio via computer.

Operates a wide variety of specialized and computerized broadcast audio production equipment; troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on related equipment as needed.

Maintains transmitter logs as required according to FCC established procedures; maintains adequate supplies and materials for broadcast classes according to established guidelines.

Maintains music file; assists with other clerical activities as directed.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Researches and recommends equipment purchases; determines required specifications.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for overseeing activities of radio broadcasting facilities and equipment, assuring compliance with Federal Communications Commission requirements.

Working Relationships:
The Radio Broadcast Technician maintains frequent contact with faculty, students and outside vendors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of methods, techniques and terminology used in radio station operations

Knowledge of operation and maintenance of specialized broadcast and audio production equipment

Knowledge of various broadcast industry software programs

Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations related to radio broadcasting

Knowledge of record-keeping techniques

Knowledge of interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training

Ability to implement programming and station format and assure compliance with FCC requirements

Ability to configure and operate current computer equipment used in radio facilities

Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Board Policy 6360, Section 4.0)

Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of college level course work in radio communications or a related field

Minimum three (3) years of commercial radio broadcasting experience

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Technical experience at a Federal Communications Commission licensed radio station

Digital audio and video networking experience

Experience maintaining and troubleshooting radio automation systems

Remote site broadcast experience

Working Conditions:
Broadcast facility environment, subject to lifting (up to 50 pounds unassisted); subject to sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours). Repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $4,750 - $5,763 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015344P

Open Date: 05/15/2019

Close Date: 5/30/2019

Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

Applicants must complete the driver’s license section of the application. If not completed, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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Posted: 5/16/2019
Application Due: 5/31/2019
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