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Classroom AV Technician (8292C), Research, Teaching and Learning - 39348
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 3, 2022
Title Classroom AV Technician (8292C), Research, Teaching and Learning - 39348
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
    Administrative Support/Services

Classroom AV Technician (8292C), Research, Teaching and Learning - 39348

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) enhances and supports the UC Berkeley academic experience by providing essential, responsive, and innovative technology services. The unit directly improves and supports instructional technology across the UC Berkeley campus.

The RTL service portfolio includes classroom technology services supporting the campus, including the Classroom Technology Support Helpdesk, Instructional Equipment Checkout, Specialized Auditorium Support, Active Learning Classroom Support, Zoom for Instruction, and Instructional Computing Classrooms.

RTL is looking for an experienced Audio/Visual Technician with service and installation experience. Under the supervision of the Design and Engineering Manager, the ideal candidate will perform a variety of duties involving installation, repair and maintenance of audio, video, network and computer display equipment.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 29, 2022.


Under supervision of the RTL Design and Engineering Manager, the ideal candidate will provide classroom A/V support to troubleshoot, maintain and repair AV/IT related systems in classrooms, lecture halls, meeting spaces and other facilities. The applicant will also assist in the installation of AV/IT systems and related equipment across the UC Berkeley campus.

Essential Responsibilities

Classroom and Lecture Hall Audio/Visual Technical Support

  • Assist campus faculty and lecturers as a key member of the Design and Engineering and Classroom Support teams. Required duties include but are not limited to rapidly responding to classrooms, lecture halls and meeting spaces for immediate troubleshooting, repair and/or training necessary to assist with the presentation of multimedia materials. Routinely make decisions to minimize system downtime.
  • The position requires the ability to independently troubleshoot, repair and maintain data projection and multimedia systems in classrooms, lecture halls, and meeting spaces. This equipment includes data projectors, touchscreen based control systems, wireless audio systems, DVD, Blu-ray, and media players, and A/V routing switchers.

AV/IT System Installation Projects

  • Other key responsibilities include installing, testing and debugging new campus AV/IT systems as necessary to fully commission various types of AV/IT systems. The candidate is also responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of installed systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum three years experience in the field of Audio/Video systems integration.
  • Ability to work the afternoon-evening and/or weekend shift required for this position.
  • Knowledge of data projection systems, audio systems, computer systems, switching and control systems, and associated multimedia equipment.
  • Experience and skill to quickly and independently troubleshoot, repair, maintain and install many different types of AV/IT equipment.
  • Skills to use schematics to wire equipment racks, display devices, control systems, and associated equipment.
  • Skills to safely install racks, data projectors, flat panel monitors, racks, and other A/V equipment into various types of building materials and structures.
  • Ability to interpret AV schematics, architectural, electrical, and mechanical drawings.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills to diagnose problems and determine steps necessary to an efficient and effective solution.
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac computers and commonly used software such as Microsoft Office, Google docs and other communication software.
  • Ability to use AV equipment configuration software from various manufacturers.
  • Ability to organize work and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility to adapt schedule and work changes with shifts in priorities.
  • Skills to communicate and interact with both faculty and staff in a manner that is consistent with accepted industry and university standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification.
  • Knowledge to assess the quality of work performed and communication skills to convey that information to management timely and effectively.
  • Familiarity with architectural, electrical, structural, and mechanical building trades and practices.
  • Ability to use AutoCad to create and edit schematics and architectural drawings a definite asset.
  • Organizational skills and self-motivation necessary to maintain and/or upgrade personal knowledge and skills regarding assigned functions and tasks, annual goals and objectives, and identification of training needs.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $35.55 - $39.97 (Step 1.0 - 3.5).
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

  • This is a full time 40 hour per week position. The working shift is in the afternoon and evening.
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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