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The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Engineering Division Manager is
responsible for overseeing all activities of the Engineering Division, and ensuring that all
broadcast facilities and components of the Arkansas Educational Television Network are
functioning properly and safely. This position is governed by state and federal laws and
agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Leads AETN television engineering division made up of 21 engineers and technicians. Directs maintenance efforts to assure 100% AETN on-air program delivery performance. Consults with division lead engineers in upgrades and improvements to AETN technical infrastructure. Plans and implements major capital projects including expanded program origination and transmission facilities. Manages out of house design professionals and specialty contractors involved with AETN projects. Generates detailed technical specifications for major equipment items to be purchased through the Office of State Procurement. Oversees physical plant maintenance and operation at the AETN production center. Approves maintenance plans at remote microwave and transmitter sites. Writes status reports for AETN staff and management detailing major project progress and any technical anomalies. Interfaces with the press and public as necessary to inform and educate regarding AETN services. Provides technical support to other AETN divisions in making presentations to the public or other state agencies/officials. Serves as a hiring team member, when requested, interviewing candidates and recommending new hires. Reviews engineering division staff performance and counsels, as necessary, in job related issues and writes and reviews annual performance evaluations. Trains and guides technical personnel on job related skills as necessary. Interfaces with other broadcast professionals, plus researches relevant technical literature to maintain up to date broadcast engineering skill set. Interfaces with other agencies and broadcasters regarding AETN capabilities and available services. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of broadcast engineering. Knowledge of broadcast terminology and uses. Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business manuals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field, plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in the areas of broadcast management and finance, including three years in a professional supervisory capacity.

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