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ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Audio-Visual Specialist (Correctional Facility) (2861)

ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Audio-Visual Specialist (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MD15
  • Class Code: 2861
  • Established: 09/05/1989
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction in a State Correctional Facility to independently perform the design and production of audio and visual aid materials for the communication purposes of a State agency; to originate and prepare the most difficult audio-visual materials; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Performs the technical and professional work 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; independently performs the most difficult and exacting work; 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 purchases 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; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Audio-Visual Assistant or an Audio-Visual Assistant (Correctional Facility).



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.


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.

Special Personal Characteristics

Artistic and creative ability; willingness to travel throughout the State; normal vision or vision corrected to normal, and normal color vision; color vision adequate to successfully perform the job as measured by the Ishihara Pseudo-Chromatic Plate Test or for persons failing the Ishihara, the Farnsworth D-15 Arrangement Test.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.


Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 9/27/2017
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