SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS AIDE 1846
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs work of an elementary technical nature that 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 that 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.
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 thirty (30) credits from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State, including at least six (6) credits 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.