Classroom Technology Specialist (Eastfield)

Mesquite, Dallas County
Apr 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Location: Eastfield
Division: Inst Srvs - Eastfield
Position Number: 041311092
Position Type: Information Technology
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Appointment Type: Full Time
Is Grant Funded?: No
Salary: $2952.67/Monthly, Range T53
Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30AM-4:30PM
Posting Number: 02528
Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:

A blended position between a PC Specialist and an audio/video technician provides assistance, information and other support services for faculty in the use of computer-based classroom technology and related software. Classroom technology and software may include presentation stations, computers, data projectors, visual presenters, scanners, VCRs, digital cameras, digital video cameras, Tegrity systems, various presentation software applications, and digital imaging and editing software. Acts as a technical resource to faculty and staff in the use of classroom technology. Monitors performance and fine tunes classroom technology equipment on a regular basis and performs routine maintenance. Refers classroom technology problems to College Computing Services and/or Media Services when necessary, tracks problem through resolution, and communications status to the appropriate staff. Conducts faculty orientation to classroom technology through group or individual training sessions. Produces documentation related to the use of classroom technology which may include instruction sheets and troubleshooting guides. Assists in the needs assessment, testing and evaluation of new technologies. Maintains utilization statistics and an inventory of classroom technology equipment. May provide assistance to faculty in a technology training lab. May hire, train and supervise student assistant or other part-time staff. Performs related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

May be required to lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will work a 50/50 load. The primary role focuses on 50% of time in Audio Visual Technologies department where primary duties focus on three areas: installation of equipment in classrooms, programming of control systems in classrooms, training faculty in the use of technologies installed in the classrooms. Prefer individual with some experience in installation of sound systems. The secondary focus of the position is 50% of work time devoted to working with faculty in integrating technologies and use of technologies through the campus LMS platform BlackBoard. Individual will work to support existing Specialist V position in Faculty Center to help teach faculty use of Black Board system. Expectations are to assist faculty with logging into BlackBoard, instructing faculty in practice of linking streaming video resources into faculty accounts, instructing faculty in the use of a variety of lecture capture technologies including but not limited to: Black Board Collaborate, Camtasia, Echo360 Personal Capture, Smart Technologies Notebook 11, etc. Looking for individuals that possess demonstrated work experience with one or more of the following areas: HTML, C+, AV installation (prefer audio background), video-editing, hardware troubleshooting, MAC/Apple background, or Adobe.

# of Months:
Close Date: 04/24/2014
Open Until Filled: NoMinimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or higher in computer information systems or a related area plus one year of experience in an educational technology or digital media related field or high school plus three years of experience in an educational technology or digital media related field. Considerable skill in installing, configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software such as presentation stations, computers, data projectors, visual presenters, VCRs, scanners, digital cameras, digital video cameras, Tegrity systems, presentation software, digital imaging and editing software. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills along with a strong customer services orientation required. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. The ability to provide quality customer service. Official transcripts will be required. *Will be subject to a criminal background check.*

Position Specific Qualifications:

Minimum one year experience in: installation of audio-visual technology; room control programming and/or training in Crestron or Extron programs; BlackBoard preferred but any Learning Management System such as BlackBoard, Model, etc.; Mac/Apple proficient. Sound background as in installation and or maintenance of sound systems for businesses, event areas, or churches.