AUDIO VISUAL AIDE 1901
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs work of an elementary technical nature that involves the servicing, maintenance and operation of a wide variety of audio-visual components such as speaker systems, film projectors, tape recorders and television receivers. The incumbent will be assigned duties that can be readily learned on the job. The employee is responsible for transporting and setting up equipment such as public address systems and large group projection materials. Supervision is received from a technical supervisor through periodic conferences and inspection of completed work. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Threads and operates video tape recorders and duplicates video tape recordings;
Operates television console during program transmission;
Assists in performing minor preventive maintenance work such as: cleaning and demagnetizing tape heads, changing phonograph styli, cleaning projector lenses, lubricating equipment and changing bulbs and belts;
Duplicates records, tapes and cassettes;
Inspects and repairs motion picture films;
Prepares and mounts overhead transparencies;
Delivers, picks up and operates a variety of audiovisual equipment;
Maintains records for equipment/software inventory distribution system;
May instruct faculty and staff in the operation of a variety of audiovisual equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Some knowledge of the basic maintenance and operation of audiovisual equipment; some knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions which must be taken when working with electrical equipment; ability to learn the operation of audiovisual equipment; ability to learn the applicable safety rules for handling electrical equipment; ability to learn the techniques of maintenance of electrical equipment; ability to learn semi-skilled technical work; ability to lift and transport heavy audio-visual components; ability to keep simple records and prepare periodic reports; ability to follow oral and written instructions; 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 which includes or is supplemented by one (1) year of vocational education related to the operation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment or electrical equipment; or,
(b) 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 maintenance of audio-visual or electrical equipment; or,
(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title employees may, dependent upon the needs and size of school district or municipal agency, be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.