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Communications Technician - Cable TVCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #09-06 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Communications Technician – Cable Television Department: City Manager’s Office Division: Cable Television Supervisor: Media Production Services Coordinator Job Summary Under general direction, schedules programming to play on City Channel 4, maintains InfoVision channel 5’s interactive video-on-demand system and the citychannel4.com website, which includes video streaming and archiving, and assists with special projects Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Creates weekly video programming schedules for City Channel 4 and manages video files and video playback system. Maintains video content on the InfoVision video-on-demand service and ensures it is operational 24 hours a day. Maintains and makes recommendations concerning in-house computer networking of computers and support for personal computers, editing stations, digital playback and digital capture systems. Develops and maintains the CityChannel4.com website. Creates informational screens to be placed on InfoVision and on City Hall digital signage. Researches and provides advice on future direction for cable television and on possible application of emerging technology. Analyzes and reports on website and InfoVision system usage and develops strategies to increase value to and use by cable TV subscribers and viewers. Ensures databases are properly organized; gathers information to be added to system. Develops production and reporting software. Trains and oversees the work activities of part-time employees, interns, volunteers, college work study personnel and mayor's youth employment students. Performs routine computer maintenance and troubleshooting. Develops graphics and imagery for InfoVision channel 5, City Channel 4 and the cable TV Office. Researches and recommends purchases for computers, other equipment and software applications. Job Class #09-06 Cable Television Page 2 Updated 12/20/2019 Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor's degree in computer science, communications or media art or in related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required or four years experience in systems operation, graphic arts, web design, digital video or in a related field. Must be available to work some evenings and/or weekends. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Experience with Apple computers, general computer networking and general computer programming preferred. Know ledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of phone systems, computer, networks, computer programming and video and audio production. Knowledge of word processing. Skills in graphic arts and public relations. Skills in written and oral communications. Ability to troubleshoot phone network, computer network, computer hardware and software problems. Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to read and interpret technical materials and manuals. Ability to perform complex mathematical computations used in computer programming. Ability to prepare written reports and presentations. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.