Broadcasting Engineer


Broadcasting Engineer

Public Media University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Employees at this level install, repair, and maintain radio/television equipment and operate radio/television equipment. They work under general supervision from a designated supervisor.

A(n) Broadcasting Engineer typically -

  • maintains and operates transmitters; may maintain and operate related broadcast equipment.
  • installs equipment and equipment systems.
  • performs routine maintenance on equipment and equipment systems.
  • performs equipment repair.
  • assures that all equipment is working at its maximum capability.
  • monitors technical signals and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • provides leadership for students and/or other staff.
  • fabricates equipment as appropriate.
  • may operate studio and control room equipment as required.
  • performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. high school graduation or equivalent
    1. credit for 60 semester hours of college course work, with a minimum of 30 semester hours in electrical engineering or electronics


    2. Associate degree in electronics or radio/television engineering


    3. successful completion of a trade or vocational school program in electronics or radio/television engineering lasting two academic years


    4. 18 months of experience in radio and television engineering or television engineering


    5. any combination of A – D that totals 18 months
    6. NOTE: Certification as a Broadcast Technologist (or higher category of certification) by the Society of Broadcast Engineers can be used to satisfy all the credential requirements of this class, if accepted by the employing institution.

For more information about this Civil Service classification: https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSeries.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=171

This Broadcasting Engineer position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $29.52 per hour.

Application Procedures

To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for Broadcasting Engineer. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and IHR-General@illinois.edu.

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobs@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.