Audiovisual Industry, Information Technology, Other
4 Year Degree
The United States District Court, District of Arizona is seeking a Courtroom Technology Administrator. This position is part of the consolidated systems technology support division and reports to the CM/ECF Systems Administrator/Project Manager. The incumbent provides specialized technical and administrative support for the Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation, U.S. Pretrial Services in regard to courtroom and conference room audio/visual (A/V) systems, the supporting infrastructure, and related components and software.
The Courtroom Technology Administrator is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and support of all A/V technologies utilized within the District of Arizona, including A/V hardware, software, and related components both physically located in courtrooms, conference rooms, miscellaneous meeting/collaboration spaces, other locations, and mobile technology.
Responsible for the development and implementation of short and long range audio/visual implementation and support plans.
Serve as the technical lead for the execution of audio/visual technology implementation plans for courtrooms, conference rooms, and any other audio/visual needs and systems.
Serve as the court’s lead in-house A/V technical expert, and provide specialized A/V technical design services on an individual basis and in coordination and consultation with Systems Technology staff and management, as well as contracted A/V designers/consultants and other outside entities.
Provide expert level technical guidance as to the procurement of A/V equipment and associated design and installation services including development of technical requirements; analysis of technical design and infrastructure requirements; development/analysis of equipment specifications; and evaluation/analysis of A/V vendor bids, quotes, and proposals.
Coordinate and deliver operating procedures and training in audio/visual equipment and system use and capabilities.
Maintain support plans for all audio/visual systems and equipment including inventories, warranties, maintenance agreements, repairs, and vendor contracts.
Install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and update/upgrade digital audio court recording, IP-based streaming video, and real-time transcription hardware and software.
Assist with the acquisition of time-and-materials A/V repair and maintenance services and perform other A/V procurement coordination duties as assigned.
Act as primary technical contact for contractors and other outside vendors when audio/video systems are being installed or are under repair.
Coordinate scheduling and building/room access for on-site A/V vendors.
Perform specialized on-site hands-on repair, configuration, adjustment, and replacement of A/V components including creating and updating control software.
As required, provide support for teleconferencing technologies, including in-person support for court events which utilize such technologies.
Conduct and manage the testing and evaluation of new A/V technology prior to application in the court environment.
Oversee the maintenance of a recorded physical inventory of all audio/visual equipment.
To qualify at the CL 28 level, the applicant must have two years specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the next lower level (CL 27).
Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that is in, or closely related to, the work of the position that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This includes progressively responsible experience related to the technical aspects of audio/video applications, terminology and methodology including project assignments that involved audio/video maintenance and technical support.
The employee must be able to occasionally work after hours and weekends, as required, in order to provide high quality, timely A/V support with minimal adverse impact upon court operations.
Some travel, including overnight trips, will be required. Connecting and troubleshooting equipment will require the physical ability to lift, move, and access equipment in tight work spaces.
Education at the master’s degree level or two years of graduate study may be substituted for required specialized experience if obtained in a field directly related to the subject- matter of this position.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of audio/visual systems, audio/visual distribution systems, video teleconferencing systems, A/V and data cabling, A/V infrastructure needs, and control programming.
Ability to analyze, evaluate and determine audio/visual needs and plan solutions to meet those needs.
Strong working knowledge of IP networking concepts including IP addressing, VLANs, data switch configuration, and basic troubleshooting.
Evidence of strong analytical and technical analysis/troubleshooting skills.
Extensive experience in hands-on, field-level troubleshooting, repair, adjusting/tuning, and replacement of A/V components, including but not limited to AMX, Extron, and BiAmp products.
Strong working knowledge of information technology equipment and software, including desktop computing hardware and software, basic Windows file server administration, and Microsoft Active Directory; and experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Effective verbal and written communication skills with a wide variety of people in different circumstances both inside and outside the court.
Avixa/InfoComm CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certification is preferred.
Preference will also be given to candidates whose work experience provides evidence of strong customer service skills; sound professional judgment; the ability to work cooperatively with clients, team members, and managers; the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to follow an assigned project through to completion. A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college is also preferred.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.
Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Employees of the U.S. District Court serve under “Excepted Appointments” and are considered “at will” employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause). Federal Civil Service classifications or regulations do not apply; however, court employees are entitled to substantially the same benefits as other Federal Government employees.
The initial appointment to this position is provisional pending the successful completion of the required background checks and/or investigations. The U.S. District Court is a drug-free work place and the applicant selected will be required to participate in a drug screening test prior to employment.
Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials or the inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.
Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided.
The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit).
All promotions are subject to the approval of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as explained below. Under 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 18-18
About U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona hears federal cases in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma.
Please see our website at www.azd.uscourts.gov
BACK TO TOP
For assistance reach out to Customer Service at email@example.com or 888.491.8833 x 1919.