The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences Office of Technology Services (OTS) is the premier provider of IT services for faculty and staff within the largest college at the University. Comprised of over 50 departments and programs across five campuses, OTS works to achieve the academic, administrative, and research initiatives set forth by the college's senior staff. The Audiovisual Engineer is a new position on the team, reporting to the Senior IT Business Analyst on the OTS Project Management team.
The Audiovisual Engineer will design, document, program, and commission audiovisual projects focused specifically around educational meeting rooms, classrooms, and specialized systems focused around video observation and recording within the college’s clinics. The audiovisual engineer will help define and enforce hardware, installation, and engineering standards across the one hundred and thirty classrooms, conference rooms, and clinical rooms within the college, spread across three campuses.
The ideal candidate will have strong project management and organizational skills, understanding of digital system design, financial management skills, and strong technical troubleshoot and program skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
The duties of the position will include:
Reading and creating audiovisual system drawings to verify and develop properly functioning systems, including the specification of equipment, wiring of equipment, and signal flow.
Interfacing with architects and other design trades to ensure new construction projects include the proper infrastructure needed for successful deployment of a complete classroom or conference room system.
Creating CAD drawings of existing and new audiovisual systems, including architectural packages, electrical packages, audio, video, and control flows.
Programming classroom control systems and building graphical user interfaces for touch panel control devices, keeping user experience and simplicity at the forefront of design.
Troubleshooting audiovisual incidents in existing classrooms and conference rooms, including updating firmware, performing hardware replacements, and networking configuration.
Provide program management of the college’s audiovisual infrastructure, including managing refresh budgets, drafting and distributing requests for proposals (RFPs), gathering requirements from end users, and managing vendor relationships.
Research and evaluate emerging audiovisual technologies and determines the applicability to the college’s audiovisual infrastructure. Convert research findings into test audiovisual systems that can be evaluated by constituents.
The position is based at GW's main Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Past experience in higher education
Past experience with an audiovisual integration company
AVIXA (Infocomm) CTS certifications
Extron certifications, most importantly Extron Control Professional
Understanding of complicated audio and DSP configurations, including Extron DSP products
Familiarity with the Extron product line
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable based on Salary and Experience.
Internal Number: 52604
About George Washington University
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.