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AV Designer

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Information Technology Technical Associate
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Posting Duration 10/19/2022 - 11/4/2022
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The AV Designer is responsible for working with the LSAVT Project Coordinator and campus partners to determine the audio-visual design and redesign of new and existing learning spaces at ISU. They will act as a subject matter expert guiding and influencing decision-making on classroom, conference room, and common spaces design regarding AV design, AV installation, and AV integration.

Additionally, the AV Designer:

Analyzes client needs and requirements and designs appropriate AV systems including the production of design documents, specifications, and documentation.
Identifies and recommends AV best practices and installation details.
Compiles AV design standards/specifications for ISU spaces, including standards, measurements, as built documentation, etc.
Partners closely with the lead technician and other technical staff to set quality assurance standards and performs the final approval/configuration/commissioning of the spaces and systems.
Collaborates with lead technician and LSAVT Director on coordination of training plans and staff skill development.
Additional Information
Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies is responsible for the maintenance and operational support of the instructional technology in the 198 "general-use" classrooms as well as the 166 "departmental" classrooms across campus.

Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies also provides demonstrations and training on the use of instructional technology in the classrooms and design, installation, and technical support for colleges, departments, and service units looking to install advanced technology in classrooms and other settings.

Technology Solutions provides information technology products and services for the administrative and business functions of Illinois State University. Through our Technology Support Center and our highly trained staff, Technology Solutions looks to improve the campus experience for all students, faculty, staff, and the rest of the campus community.

University Benefit Highlights:

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Retirement and supplemental retirement
Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
Paid vacation and sick time

For more University Benefit information:


Required Qualifications
Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a) Progressively more responsible work experience in IT related profession.
b) College course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
-60 semester hours or Associate's degree equals one year
-90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

Demonstrated experience using or supporting AV over IP equipment (example SVSI, etc.).

Demonstrated experience reading basic blueprint/CAD drawings and other planning documents

Demonstrated ability to work closely and communicate with architects, facilities, and trades personnel, as necessary.

Demonstrated experience with designing A/V systems and AVIXA CTS-D (Classroom Technology Designer) certification or willingness to complete within six months of hire.

Demonstrated experience in training technical staff in the implementation of AV installation, configuration, and documentation.

Demonstrated experience in Quality Assurance of AV installations

Experience working in an Audio/visual environment such as an AV integrator or university AV office.


$65,000 - $70,000 annual, commensurate with qualifications and experience


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are using college or university coursework to qualify for this position, then college or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

To be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois. If hired, out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days from the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois driver’s license or a valid State of Illinois ID card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.