Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
Descriptive Title: Audio Visual AssociateREF#: WC-S-7998-13-06-S
Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate State Professional Position
Department: DoIT - Educational TechState Line#: 34042
Grade: SL-2Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $40, 400 - $52, 200
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. In lieu of degree, four years of directly related full time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Thorough knowledge of audio visual equipment and multimedia presentation equipment which should include the following: Understanding of video, audio and control signals; Ability to operate media production equipment including video cameras/ recorders, audio recorders; Ability to operate audio visual support equipment including data projectors, presentation computers, sound systems and presentation control systems. Basic understanding of computers and computer operating systems allowing routine changes required in a presentation environment, this should also include: basic computer skills (email, databases, spreadsheets and word processing) as well as having an understanding of computer presentation software. Ability to describe technical processes to non technical persons. Well organized with the ability to work independently and in groups. Good written and verbal communication skills. Experience in a helpdesk, customer service, or client support environment. This position requires heavy lifting.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience setting up temporary, large group PA and Presentation systems. Experience creating presentations. Experience training users in proper use of AV equipment and presentation systems. Ability to make simple repairs including soldering, relamping, replacing power cords and/or making mechanical repairs, and cleaning filters and lenses. Understanding of wired and wireless computer network. Experience providing AV support in an educational or conference center. Experience supporting desktop and/or room video conferencing systems. Experience supervising student employees.

Brief Description of Duties: The Audio Visual Associate is a technical support position with a high level of client interaction. The Audio Visual Associate provides faculty and staff audio visual, computer presentation and media production support, as well as, assistance to presenters, schedules, and distributes and operates complex media equipment. The incumbent will evaluate instructors needs and provide required support. S/he integrates users media and equipment (laptops etc.) with presentation systems and troubleshoots problems with computers, presentation systems and production systems. The incumbent will also make minor repairs, adjust system levels, patch signals and perform routine maintenance. The selected candidate will be responsible for:
Audio Visual Service Counter:
  • Unlock and prepare media support systems. Prepare the building and facilities for daily instructional activities. Resecure building and facilities at end of day. Notify building manager of any relevant problems.
  • Assist faculty (phone or in person) with presentation equipment, control systems and media in during class.
  • Schedule appropriate media equipment and facilities to support instruction and University programs.
  • Check equipment in/out. Properly repack equipment and "normalize" equipment for next use. Inspect and return to storage area.
  • Test and provide routine maintenance for installed classroom systems. Create service requests as needed. Follow up to confirm issue resolution.
  • Instruct users in proper use of equipment and facilities.
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs of AV equipment including relamping projectors, cleaning/replacing filters, adjusting sound and video systems, replacing damaged or missing parts.
  • Restock classrooms with batteries, cables and other teaching supplies.
  • Cleaning teaching areas including equipment and furniture. Clear rooms of unauthorized occupants and secure as needed.
  • Assist users by setting up complex or unfamiliar systems.
  • Consult with users to ensure the most effective use of media, equipment and AV Systems. Show "Best Practices" for AV systems.
Presentation support and event services:
  • Assist clients with complex presentation needs.
  • Assist clients with planning media support for lectures, conferences, symposia and special events.
  • Setup and operate large group sound systems.
  • Setup and operate media presentation systems for conferences, symposia and special events.
  • Prepare rooms for presentations.
  • Record presentations.
  • Assist clients with video conferences (H.320 and H.323).
Training, Supervision and Administration:
  • Maintain a clean, organized workspace.
  • Train student assistants, teaching assistants, faculty and staff in operation of media systems.
  • Enforce department policy and procedure regarding equipment loans and other position related activities.
  • Maintain records including: equipment serial numbers, maintenance logs, service tickets and time sheets.
  • Assist in preparation of invoices.
  • Professional development – keep abreast of current advances in classroom and production media technology.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual reports and other departmental records.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager or director.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Night and weekend work is required. Occasional travel to Southampton and other off-campus venues may be required.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Search Coordinator
A/V Associate - Frey Hall Search

237 ECC Building

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2610



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 07/19/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).
Posting Date: 07/07/2013
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