Audio Visual Engineer

United States, North America
Aug 01, 2014

Job Description Summary:

This position is within Academic Technologies at the The George Washington University.

Job Location 814 20th Street - 814 20th St NW - FB0017
Campus Location: Ashburn
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Technical
Posting Number: Staff - 003639
Working Title: Audio Visual Engineer
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 21
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: Yes
Job Open Date: 07/31/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5-7 years of relevant experience. Degree requirement may be substituted for combination of education, training, and experience.

Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) required.

Desired Qualifications:

CTS-D Preferred. AMX Ace certification a plus.

5+ years functioning in an audiovisual design or field engineering capacity.

Experience in audiovisual engineering and consulting for high level construction projects, and existing facilities within GW.

Experience working on multi-million dollar projects, and interfacing with clients, architects, and other engineering trades.

Ability to produce engineering design and install drawings via AutoCad, that would interface with the architectural design drawings.

Understanding other design trades, such as: lighting, HVAC, interior design, IT/Telcom, and acoustics.

Strong understanding of industry equipment, and the ability to program AV systems using multiple languages.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Audiovisual Design: Reads and creates audiovisual systems drawings to verify proper functioning systems. This includes the specification of equipment, wiring of equipment, and ability to interface AV equipment within classrooms. Interfaces with Architects and other design trades to ensure a complete classroom system. Creates drawings that will be included in the architectural package, requiring familiarity with working with other construction trades: Electrical, Lighting, HVAC, etc. Includes experience with AutoCAD and experience with D-Tools. These tools are applied on high profile projects, such as the new Science and Engineering Hall, the new School of Public Health and Health Services, and other construction projects around campus.

  • Function:
  • Audiovisual Research and Development: Researches and evaluates emerging audiovisual technologies and determines the applicability to the Academic Technologies audiovisual infrastructure. Converts research findings into test audiovisual systems that can be evaluated by the Academic Technologies audiovisual team. These tools are applied on high profile projects, such as the Academic Technologies Data Visualization Suite in the new Gelman Learning Commons, or The School of Nursing's new simulation lab.

  • Function:
  • Project Management: Develops and maintains up-to-date documentation that best matches the current Academic Technologies audiovisual systems. Experience managing the design of spaces, but also with construction administration, and programming and commissioning of new audiovisual systems. These skills are applied on high profile projects, such as the new Science and Engineering Hall, the new School of Public Health and Health Services, and the renovation of all existing analog classrooms to new digital systems (a four year, and $4,000,000 project).

  • Function:
  • Facility design: Creates facility plans for classrooms, and audiovisual spaces. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of sightlines, lighting, acoustics, and LEED criteria.

  • Function:
  • Audiovisual staff trainer: Assists in training support staff on audiovisual installation, and system testing practices. Serves as a mentor for all support staff involved in daily operation of audiovisual systems.

  • Function:
  • Other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.

  • Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter

    The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.