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Montana State University Network Systems Comp Analyst I in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22337

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dean Lawver

Director of Technology


Classification Title Net Sys/Comm Analyst I

Working Title Network Systems Comp Analyst I

Brief Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Director of Technology, this position will be responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the broadcast technical center, IT network, broadcast equipment, and television transmission equipment. This position will also provide technical support for Montana PBS production activities in the KUSM studio, live MSU sporting events, and other remote locations; performing related duties as required.

Position Number 4M1002

Department KUSM State Base Fund

Division President's Office

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE


Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $17.890 to $25.046 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

KUSM -TV is a public broadcasting station owned and operated by Montana State University-Bozeman. Together with KUFM -TV, located at the University of Montana in Missoula, these two stations comprise of Montana PBS , a television network which provides programming and related services for the interest, convenience and necessity of a statewide audience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all technical equipment used in television broadcasting for the MonatanaPBS Network ensuring uninterrupted services to the entire State of Montana.

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement the technical requirements of MontanaPBS Television studio and field productions.

  • Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of radio frequency transmitters of all types in strict accordance with Federal Communications Commission regulations, Montana PBS standard operating procedures, and sound broadcast engineering practices.

  • Provide technical support in classrooms, laboratories, and production facilities to Montana State University Faculty and Staff.

  • Participate in the technical planning and implementation of new technologies at MontanaPBS.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years of post-secondary technical training specializing in broadcast engineering, information technology, electronic communications, or closely related field plus three years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in one of the above fields or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated in depth experience with digital television production, television studio maintenance, as well as computer networking and software skills.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of LAN and WAN networking best practices.

  • Demonstrated competence with general and specialized computer word processing, spread sheets, data bases and drawing programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair broadcast related equipment to component level Demonstrated competence using general test equipment including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.

  • Relevant knowledge of digital television systems theory Knowledge of HD SD- SDI quality control for video & audio level and timing.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Certification by the Society of Broadcast Engineers ( SBE ).

  • Relevant knowledge of safe procedures required to repair, tune and operate High Voltage High Power transmitters and other RF systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of remote control systems.

  • Relevant knowledge of 3 phase AC power distribution, wiring requirements, and proper grounding procedures.

  • Knowledge of FCC broadcast requirements.

  • Basic fabrication and Soldering skills.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented.

  • Ability to work effectively, consistently exercising initiative and good judgment under minimal supervision.

  • Have the ability to successfully engage other staff, stakeholders, and the general public in a congenial and helpful manner

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

  • Work schedules vary greatly and are not necessarily 8am-5pm. The center operates evenings, nights, and weekends. Shifts may be altered to meet the best needs of the center, with a rotating call schedule. Remote broadcasting’s may cause time away from home for several days.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • This position requires the ability to: transport up to 70 pounds, position self to stoop, bend, and crawl; ascend and descend ladders and stairs, and traverse long distances to remote sites, ability to operate snowmobiles, 4WD trucks and tow a trailer safely; ability to travel to and from remote sites safely under all weather conditions at all times of day; work under stressful circumstances in all weather conditions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on or before May 10, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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