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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123370
Title: Specialist
Functional Title: Specialist
Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: DIT-SSOBS-Operations & Field Support
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Specialist reports to the AV Operations Manager of the Classroom Technology unit, which is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of approximately 300 high tech classrooms. The specialist is responsible for assisting faculty users and local department staff who provide level 1 support of classrooms as well as providing advanced level 2 technical support that ensures the proper operation, maintenance, monitoring, testing and repair of complex networked AV equipment and control systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and training in related areas (AV, electronics, engineering, electrical systems, etc.). Requires 6 years of experience in directly related fields. This position requires thorough technical knowledge of and experience with analog and digital AV systems including media control systems (preferably Crestron), networked AV, integrated lighting control, video teleconferencing and the electrical infrastructure needed by AV and lighting control systems. Must have good computer skills including basic understanding of networking, wireless communication and mobile devices. Must be able to design, fabricate, modify, install and repair customized complex electronic systems to meet unique needs and the ability to perform highly technical test procedures. Must be able to work independently, see projects through to completion and perform complex and time critical tasks with optimum effectiveness and efficiency – often in high pressure situations. Good written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required.


Specialized training by manufacturers (such as Crestron and Extron) and professional associations; InfoComm’s CTS Certification is highly desirable, especially CTS-I.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/01/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/18/2017
Physical Demands

Operate machinery; use power tools (hammer drills, reciprocating saws, etc.); lift heavy loads up to 50 pounds; work at heights using ladders and scaffolding; drive a motor vehicle. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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