Job Description:
 

Essential Duties

Reporting to the WPM Director of Engineering, the Broadcast and IT Support Engineer is a “first-responder” and must be able to respond quickly to after-hours emergencies, arrive at station or transmitter quickly , or “remote-in” by computer if warranted. Travel statewide to various WPM transmit sites as required.  Be able to handle terrain vehicles in high mountain settings.

Participate in technology design, installation, and integration projects with complex, leading-edge technology in an increasingly broadcast IP/ IT- centric environment, including broadcast and server-based systems, data networking (e.g., routers, switches) and other comparable equipment.

Install and maintain traditional broadcast distribution, monitoring, and control systems including, but not limited to, AM & FM transmitters, Digital and Analog STLs, and KU-Band uplink and down link satellite equipment and remote control.

Install and maintain all internet VPN based broadcast systems.

Demonstrate thorough knowledge of FCC regulations governing broadcast systems and their applications. Keep current with the state of the art for computers, computer networks, software, broadcast equipment, RF, production and distribution systems and associated equipment.

Provide streaming support as assigned.  Monitor and troubleshoot audio streams for web, social and other platforms.

Provide database maintenance and support to the traffic and programming department to ensure integrity of playlists and IP protocols.

Provide technical assistance to local and national WPM projects and productions.

Work with the Director of Engineering to develop the yearly engineering budgets. 

Supply management with budget information, stats, and technical support data.

Keep up to date on technical and regulatory issues.  Function as point person on

Emergency Alert System issues.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Bachelor's Level Degree in an engineering or a related field from an accredited college or equivalent educational program.

Two years of relevant experience as follows:

  • Working on broadcast sites, working with transmitters, generators, etc., and/or
  • Experience working with engineering, communications, or IT development.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/auxserv/car-rental-services/official-vehicle-policy/ovp.pdf.

Ability to drive high terrain vehicles.

 

 

Desired Qualifications

 

Knowledge of broadcast IT and data networking infrastructure including tech spaces such as control and production rooms, transmitter sites.

Computer desktop systems, hardware applications and data networking.

SBE Broadcast Engineer Certification CBTE, CSTA, or CPBE desirable.

Familiarity with Telos/Axia, MS Office Suite, RCS Zetta Automation, Adobe Audition, Raritan KVM and Zoom processes preferred.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Electrical License/low volt.

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Job Location: 
Laramie, WY
United States
Job Category: 
Engineering/Operation/Technical
Job Type: 
Full time
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Required Materials

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter detailing your experience, resume and contact information for four (4) work-related references, two (2) of which should be current or previous supervisors.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming.  At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position.  If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

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Welcome to Laramie

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

Wyoming Public Media is a statewide network serving 95% of Wyoming through radio, and a global audience through digital media.  It employs 22 full-time staff, and a number of state and national news stringers.  Productions include local news and cultural programming, as well as award-winning national podcasts. The network includes Wyoming Public Radio, Classical Wyoming, Jazz Wyoming, Wyoming Sounds, and wyomingpublicmedia.org.  WPM is Wyoming's NPR affiliate, and a member of a number of regional news collaborations.

Please Note

This position is required to be available for maintenance as needed, ability to drive rough terrain vehicles and reach high altitude locations.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

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