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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Audio-Visual Specialist (Supervisory) (2839)

ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Audio-Visual Specialist (Supervisory)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MD12
  • Class Code: 2839
  • Established: 05/22/1953
  • Revised: 12/04/1990
  • Title Changed: 11/07/1984


Under direction, to supervise, plan, organize, and direct the activities of a group engaged in the design and production of audio and visual-aid materials for the communication purposes of a State agency; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Supervises, plans, organizes, and directs the technical and professional work of a group engaged in the preparation of audio- visual materials; selects the media by which audio-visual work is to be prepared, and determines methods and costs of reproduction; supervises and instructs subordinates in the technique of the media used in a wide variety of audio-visual methods; advises, consults with, and originates ideas for departmental unit heads and others on design, layout, and use of audio or visual media for publications, displays, exhibits, reports, manuals, lectures, public addresses, conferences, brochures, films, and training programs; plans and prepares material for slide presentations, film strips, motion pictures, video tapes, multimedia shows, exhibits and displays (recording, sequencing, editing, titling, splicing, and repairing); maintains film files and film library; manages audio-visual equipment loan services; assists in producing and conducting radio and television programs; conducts research for audio-visual materials and devises and utilizes new techniques to meet new problems; advises and recommends selection and purchase of audio- visual equipment and materials; performs simple equipment maintenance and repair work; evaluates the performance of subordinate personnel and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Audio-Visual Assistant.



Four years of experience in commercial artwork; one year of which must include the creation and preparation of a wide variety of visual aids. (College work in art or a related field may be substituted for up to three years of the nonspecialized experience on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Techniques, materials, and equipment used in the design creation and production of a wide variety of graphics, slide shows, motion pictures, video tapes and multimedia shows; principles of effective supervision; a general familiarity with affirmative action concepts, including goals/timetables, reasonable accommodation, focused recruitment and the role of a supervisor or manager in carrying out an Affirmative Action Program.


Ability to: Provide creativity in converting narrative material to visual form in a wide variety of media; direct production; provide consultation and advise on audio-visual methods; devise solutions to complex audio-visual communication problems; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; work effectively with people and situations requiring initiative, tact, and judgment; speak effectively, and read and write English at the level required for successful job performance; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Artistic and creative ability; willingness to travel throughout the State.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 9/26/2017
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