SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS AIDE                                                          1846

 

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class performs work of an elementary technical nature which involves the operation, servicing and maintenance of a wide variety of electronic media equipment and software, computerized systems and other office electronic equipment in a school district.  The incumbent will be assigned duties which can be readily learned on the job.  Direct supervision is received from a technical supervisor through periodic conferences and inspections of completed work.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Prepares back-up copies on non-copyright programs, DVDs, CDs, cassettes and tapes;

            Delivers, sets up and operates multi-media equipment and materials for presentations, lectures and classes;

            Assists in setting up computer systems and software and tests accordingly;

            Threads and operates video tape recorders;

            Operates television consoles, monitors and projection equipment;

            Inspects and repairs motion picture films;

            Assists in performing minor preventive maintenance work and troubleshooting of equipment and software;

            Runs diagnostics on defective equipment;

            Prepares and mounts overhead transparencies;

            Maintains records of licensing rights for copyright and licensed software;

            Prepares and updates inventory list of microcomputers and audio-visual equipment;

                       

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Ability to learn the operation of microcomputer and audiovisual equipment; ability to learn the applicable safety rules for handling electronic equipment; ability to learn the techniques of semi skilled technical work; ability to lift and transport heavy audiovisual and microcomputer components; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to identify and classify supplies and equipment; ability to maintain records; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            Open Competitive

            Either

            a)  Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma plus one (1) year of experience in the operation and/or maintenance of audiovisual, multi-media, computer or electronic office equipment; or,

           

            b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma plus one (1) year of coursework from a  New York State or regionally accredited college or university in Office Technology, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Technology or a related field; or,

 

            c)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).

 

            NOTE: A certificate from a vocational program in Office Technology, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Technology or a related field may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience. Candidates must have graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma.

 

           

R1/22/08

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive