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Learning Spaces Technician (Equipment Technician III, Specialized Equipment) - Academic Technology

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Four-Year Institution
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Job no: 513712
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title

Learning Spaces Technician

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing [email protected]

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Academic Technology

Appointment Type

This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$5,317.00 - $5,497.00 Per Month ($63,804.00 - $65,964.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technology and day-to-day supervision of the Learning Spaces Lead, the Learning Spaces Technician performs installation, repair, maintenance, and modifications of specialized Academic Technology equipment used in classrooms and campus spaces across the University. Emphasis is upon work and duties related to instructional support, such as providing technical equipment troubleshooting and support for audiovisual equipment, and web conferencing. In addition, duties include the design, fabrication, and construction of unique equipment, teaching aids, and technical apparatus for use in enhanced learning spaces. Activities may include: major overhaul and design, fabrication and construction of complex or prototype audiovisual and other learning and event space equipment; technical detailing for design plans and specifications; design work applying knowledge of a variety of equipment types and their performance and maintenance characteristics; and keeping assigned equipment operable.

Position Information

Installation of audio, visual, and related technologies in classrooms and campus spaces

  • Preparation of equipment fabrications in workshop space using design directions to ensure function for instructional or general purpose functions
  • Physical installation of equipment system designs within a variety of spaces on campus, including classrooms, lecture halls, large scale venues and conference spaces
  • Participate in all aspects parts of the installation process
  • Ensure overall quality of workmanship and function for all installations
  • Communicate work tasks, alterations, and completion within the team and across AT teams

Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs

  • Assist with repair and maintenance tasks on over 400 existing AV systems installed on campus, of varying technology/equipment lifecycle and design complexity
  • Intuitive troubleshooting skills based on thorough knowledge of AV related technologies and a variety of system architectures019
  • Use ticketing system and good communication with services team to address maintenance or service needs to adequately remediate issues

Materials Preparation, Shop Upkeep

  • Assist with general upkeep of AV workshop areas and large inventory of tools, including workshop installed bench tools, as well as portable manual and power tools and ladders
  • Assist with organization and storage of AV equipment inventory
  • Transportation of AV equipment using campus vehicles

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Comprehensive knowledge of the methods. materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, installation, maintenance. repair and operation of equipment in the area of specialization; thorough knowledge of equipment design theory; knowledge of drafting techniques: thorough knowledge of repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul.

Ability to apply previous experience and knowledge to the design of new applications; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of technical projects; ability to review and prepare specifications for technical equipment; ability to design, fabricate, and assemble devices; ability to coordinate equipment repair performed by other specialists; ability to analyze equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed; ability to install. replace, repair, and maintain a wide variety of equipment for the area of job assignment; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to make arithmetic computations where required.

Equivalent to two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related equipment experience as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Equivalent to two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned. completion of an apprenticeship program, or completion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of projection and display technologies and equipment and their use in classroom, conference and general presentation
  • Knowledge of audio systems and best practices for design and installation
  • Familiarity with audio-visual control systems, related hardware, and configuration2019
  • Ability to set up and install equipment such as microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for events and functions
  • Ability to setup for broadcast or streaming including camera and audio setup and operation, cabling, and other requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in construction, installation, maintenance, repair and operation of equipment in enhanced learning and events spaces
  • Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of tools and shop equipment, working knowledge of design and drafting procedures
  • Ability to perform complex troubleshooting; ability to design, fabricate, modify, and repair technical equipment of the enhanced learning and events spaces following original or suggested plans
  • Ability to analyze equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed
  • Skills with AV related connection types and experience with soldering, crimping tools and fiber slicing an advantage
  • Ability to install, place, and maintain a wide variety of equipment related to enhanced learning and events spaces
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position, ability to make arithmetic computations where required
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Ability to show initiative and have a proactive approach when problem solving and interacting with campus community
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills across the realm of Audio Visual technologies, by seeking out areas of relevant interest and pursuing personal professional development


  • Open office / shop environment and on-campus facilities will be the major venue for this position.
  • Work schedule may change at times to ensure delivery of campus services, and the work week will be adjusted accordingly. Evening and weekend shifts may be required.
  • May require some off-campus travel.
  • Academic Technology is a service unit that supports the entire campus community. In the interest of projecting a positive image to the constituents we serve, all employees must be professionally, neatly and appropriately attired for the work to be done.

Physical Requirements

  • Position performs physical labor
  • Required to carry or lift equipment in the range of 15-44 pounds
  • Must work in some areas which are not ADA compliant and which have faulty or inoperative environmental control systems.
  • Reaching above shoulder and full range of motion required

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

CSUEU Position

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Advertised: April 26, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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