Media/Security Systems Specialist, Office of the City Administrator - Real Estat

City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States,

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Job Description

Under general supervision, the 1777 Media/Security Systems Specialist is responsible for operating and maintaining audio and video equipment necessary to broadcast public hearings and other events, related computer and security systems, and performs related duties as required. Essential functions include: providing electronic security system support for elected officials and staff; operating, troubleshooting and repairing audio, video and security equipment, including access control systems; maintaining and upgrading local area networks for all remote broadcast video and security system functions and control systems; providing technical and logistical support to meet functional and operational requirements of City events and meetings; training other City departmental staff on proper use of equipment; assisting in the development of short and long-term service plans and making recommendations; preparing letters, memos and training materials; and coordinating the scheduling and issuing permits for rallies, press conferences and other events.

Essential Duties:

1. Maintains and operates audio and video equipment by performing system maintenance, repairs and backups of Creston remote control system hardware and software, local area network (LAN,) MediaMatrix computer based sound system, security control system, and database information for all public hearings, and other public and private events.

2. Troubleshoots and repairs audio, video and security camera and access control systems by conducting routine tests, providing

alternatives for system failures, and repairing equipment as needed to restore systems and equipment to a functional level.

3. Maintains and upgrades local area network for all remote broadcast video and security system functions and control systems by analyzing and documenting problems and solutions, and providing alternative system or equipment configurations.

4.Trains staff in other departments on operations of television broadcast control rooms, installed audio systems, closed circuit television, and security systems, such as video, access control, and duress alarm systems.

5. Provides technical and logistical support for audio, video, computer and broadcast television requirements by arranging and connecting fiber optic distribution systems for all public meetings, functions and special events.

6. Prepares letters, memos and training materials; updates operating manuals and systems equipment blueprints; and maintains logs to document equipment usage and equipment failures and repairs.

7.Assists in the development of short and long-term service plans and makes recommendations for maintenance, upgrades and use of installed audio, video and security systems and equipment.

8. Schedules and issues permits for rallies, press conferences and other events by coordinating the logistics and use of the facilities with the Mayor's Office, Police and other City Departments.

9. Provides electronic security system support for the Mayor, elected officials and staff from other departments by assessing equipment needs and coordinating and/or performing repairs.

10. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ability to work after hours and weekends;

Experience being the sole technician onsite running live sound for events;

Experience with AES/EBU and Dante audio protocols;

Experience with professional level security system installation and maintenance

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt (TEX) - As-Needed, this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. This position is for inclusion in a production pool, supporting as-needed special event/special assignment work only. Work assignments and hours will be inconsistent.