Senior Classroom Technology Engineer
Campus: Flexible Location
Department: IT Academic Technology - SITATECH
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 05
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday with some nights and weekend work
Location: Orono, ME
Statement of the Job:
The University of Maine System is seeking to hire Senior Classroom Technology Engineer in the department of Classroom Technology. The Classroom Technology team is a distributed team, interconnected with other teams and is responsible for upgrading, maintaining and servicing all classrooms throughout the University of Maine system.
The successful candidate may choose to work on the Orono campus of the University of Maine or on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine.
Statement of the Job:
To perform the duties necessary to ensure proper engineering, planning, design, maintenance and integration of audio and video systems, components and technologies used by the UMS in fulfilling its academic mission. The Senior Classroom Technology Engineer provides design and consultative services for the provision and installation of classroom technology for all campuses teaching and learning spaces. Researches and proposes classroom technology purchases and installations.
Major Duties of the Position:
- Responsible for resolving detailed, complex technical issues involved in implementation and ongoing operations of integrated multi-media, classroom and audio-visual equipment and devices. Plan, manage and participate in the construction, installation, documentation, maintenance, and repair of teaching and learning spaces.
- Analyze customer's requirements in order to design teaching and learning spaces that meet the faculty and customers needs. Consideration must be given to interoperability of new and modified systems with existing UMS and external systems to maintain system and network standardization. Provide consultative and design services for customers.
- Lead and support technical staff on UMS campuses on complex classroom audio/visual technology issues. Works with NetworkMaine staff, faculty and other system users to identify technical requirements and solve technical problems.
- Engineers, integrates, installs, maintains, and configures applicable multi-media, classroom and audio-visual equipment.
- Coordinates with the Director of Classroom Technology to ensure strategic planning and investment expectations for teaching and learning spaces are being met.
- Investigates new classroom instructional technologies and makes specific equipment recommendations to the Director of Classroom Technology relating to classroom design, technology and maintenance to support the long term goals of UMS.
- Plans, implements and tests the installation of classroom/distance learning technology and audio/video equipment.
- Analyzes equipment repairs and equipment needs and recommends modifications if needed for all UMS classrooms.
- Configures and programs classroom technology such as control systems (AMX, Crestron or Extron), matrix mixers and switchers, codecs and DSPs.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is mid to high $60's plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.
Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable applicant pool is identified.
About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation. Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities—some with multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as a law school, an additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine System Chancellor’s office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from campuses across the state.
University of Maine:
Established as a land grant college in 1865, the University of Maine is a public research university located in Orono and referred to as the flagship institution of the University of Maine System. UMaine, as it is often called, has an overall enrollment of over 11,000 students who pursue majors in ninety undergraduate disciplines, more than seventy masters’ courses of study and thirty doctoral programs. Ranked highly by the National Science Foundation among American research universities, UMaine’s research faculty has an international reputation for excellence and the campus’ Fogler Library is the largest in the state. Located on more than 600 acres only a few miles from Bangor, one of Maine’s largest cities, the University of Maine is a major resource not only for education but economic and community development throughout the state as well.
University of Southern Maine:
The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing its diverse student body of more than 7,500 students from forty states and thirty foreign countries with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. Located on three campuses in Gorham, Portland, and Lewiston-Auburn, USM is known as Maine’s Metropolitan University and serves communities that are among the largest population centers in the state.
- Demonstrated experience designing and engineering complex audiovisual systems including audio processors, control systems, display devices, video codecs, media players, and A/V signal routing and processing equipment.
- Knowledge and familiarity with industry best practices with regards to professional installations, cabling, and signal flow.
- Bachelor’s degree in instructional media technology or related field and one year audiovisual support experience OR five years classroom instructional media and technology experience
- Demonstrated experience with the operation, implementation and support of traditional and emerging audiovisual technology.
- Demonstrated experience with classroom technology installation practices.
- In-depth knowledge of traditional and advanced audiovisual media hardware, software, and presentation techniques.
- Knowledge of emerging classroom instructional technologies such as computer hardware and software, and automated control systems.
- Valid Driver's License and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy
- Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds
- Experience with live event audio visual support, planning and direction
- Professional certifications or license such as CTS or CTS-D.
- Working knowledge of Extron, AMX or Crestron controllers
- Experience reading audiovisual and installation related drawings.
- The ability to configure and make changes to BiAmp and Digital Signal Processors.
- Experience in a higher education setting.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which includes contact information for 3 references); upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, Bedford St 120, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04103, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV
Location/Region: Portland, ME