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Audio Visual Technician

Hiring range: $48,006 to $56,409 ($23.08 to $27.12 per hour). Starting rate will depend on experience, education, and qualifications. Advancement opportunities exist for individuals motivated to move up within Anoka County. 

Come join our team at Anoka County where you can serve your community while enjoying the benefits of work-life balance! This includes 24 days paid of flexible time off and up to 12.5 holidays your first year. 

In order to be considered for this position, information to support your answers must be included in your application. A resume attachment is optional and cannot be used in place of this application. Applications must be received by the closing deadline of 11:59pm on 05/20/2024 in order to be considered.

Position Description

The Communications Department works with local, state, and national news media to inform the public about the policies, programs, and activities generated by Anoka County. Within this role, the Communications staff develops and monitors County-wide public information policies and procedures, assuring that accurate information is disseminated to the public.

The department has an immediate opening for an Audio Visual Technician. The Audio Visual Technician administers, sets up, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and assists in the installation and configuration of audio-visual and other electronic communications technology throughout Anoka County facilities and the courthouse. The Audio Visual Technician is responsible for training staff on the use of technology and is the first responder to diagnose and resolve technical issues.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, on-site position. Interviews will take place the week of May 27th, 2024 for those selected to move forward in the hiring process. 

Pay & Benefits

  • Salary: $48,006 to $56,409 ($23.08 to $27.12 per hour).
  • 2024 Anoka County Salary Schedule Grade 28: $48,006 to $64,812 ($23.08 to $31.16 per hour).
  • 24 days of paid flexible time off and up to 12.5 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive insurance, including medical, dental, vision, flex benefits and more at
  • Medical and dental clinic exclusive to employees, located at the Anoka County Government Center.
  • Pension plan and other retirement investment options.
  • Advancement/professional development opportunities.

Work Location

  • This position will work at Anoka County Government Building located at 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka MN 55303
  • Expected work hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Audio Visual Technician:

  • Install, configure, operate, disassemble, maintain, and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment, such as cameras, monitors, recording equipment, microphones, public address systems, and lighting.
  • Pull and terminate cabling through walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Inspect and troubleshoot equipment for defects and problems and perform routine maintenance.
  • Implement the county audiovisual reservation system. Understand and implement customer’s needs and vision.
  • Coordinate with customers on placement and integration, and ensure the functionality of monitors, lighting, microphones, sound mixing, recording, and videoconferencing equipment for live events and meetings.
  • Facilitate recurring meetings such as committee/board meetings, recording presentations, and preparing deliverables.
  • Respond to and resolve routine questions and technical issues.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Requires accreditation from a technical school or applicable trades program and at least 2 years of job-related experience in commercial and/or residential audiovisual installation.
  • In lieu of the required education, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle available for business use.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Degree in Audio Visual Technology, Electronics, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Solid understanding of audiovisual systems and ability to operate current equipment, including teleconferencing, multimedia, monitors, projectors, amplifiers, speakers, computers, SmartBoards, switchers, cameras, recorders, and other presentation equipment.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and decision-making skills and the ability to solve technical issues quickly.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting audiovisual blueprints and schematics.
  • Industry certifications and Minnesota Power Limited Technician (PTL) are a plus.
  • Familiarity with professional audiovisual equipment (e.g., Crestron, Extron, Biamp, etc.)
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work. Ability to effectively work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

  • Standard office environment, travel to various county work sites and meetings as needed.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus, such as to work on computers. Ability to see colors, shades and brightness.
  • Hearing abilities required for general and phone communication, signals, and machine sounds.
  • Assignments are sedentary, occasionally alternating between sitting, standing, walking, crouching, and kneeling as required to perform job responsibilities.
  • Frequent wrist and finger manipulation to complete computer work.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Comfortable working on a ladder, in ceilings, and in confined spaces.
  • Equipment used includes computers, phones, and standard office equipment.
  • Travel between work sites may require driving a county vehicle and/or a personal vehicle.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Selection Process
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.

Pre-employment Requirements
Anoka County has determined that successfully passing a pre-employment criminal/driving background check, drug screen and DOT physical, and/or other qualifications checks may be necessary for certain positions. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the County to obtain to conduct such screenings and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

About Anoka County
As the fourth largest county in Minnesota, we depend on the diversity, dedication, determination, and innovation of our employees. We offer a wide range of career opportunities for people with a variety of personalities, abilities, knowledge, and life experiences who can come together for the single purpose of serving Anoka County’s 369,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County! Hear from other Anoka County employees here.

Commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment
Anoka County is committed to the principles of our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Anoka County to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, physical ability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Anoka County to make employment decisions in a manner that will further our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity.

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