Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Instructional Computing Services, the Senior Electronics Specialist performs diagnose and repair of a wide variety of digital/analog electronics equipment; provides computer and other electronics equipment support to faculty, staff, and students; assists and provides the Assistant Dean of Computing Services with information on ordering of parts, tools, and test equipment; performs digital/analog electronics equipment maintenance and related duties as required.


  1. Diagnoses and repairs digital/analog electronic equipment, such as in the following categories:
    • Microcomputers
      • processor boards
      • memory boards
      • video boards
      • drive controllers
      • interface boards
      • power supplies
      • video display monitors
      • disk driver
    • Microcomputer Peripherals
      • printers
      • plotters
      • digitizers
      • optical character recognition units
    • Multimedia Peripherals
      • CD-ROM drives
      • sound boards
      • video capture boards
    • Networks
      • hubs
      • NICs
      • repeaters
      • bridges
      • routers
    • Telecommunications
      • multiplexors
      • line drivers
      • PBX’s
      • modems
  2. May design, alter, modify, or install digital/analog equipment;
  3. May  maintain other types of college digital/analog equipment such as Fax machines, audio-visual equipment and other specialized digital/analog equipment;
  4. Installs or relocates new and used digital/analog electronic equipment;
  5. Regularly leans new and advancing digital/analog electronics technologies, the use of new tools and equipment, new software packages, including their basic capabilities, as well as more sophisticated applications;
  6. Provides information of parts order, new tools, and test equipment to the Assistant Dean for Instructional Computing Services, for necessary performing of college district digital/analog electronics equipment maintenance;
  7. Supervises technical assistants;
  8. At the request of a supervisor, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Senior Electronics Specialist.


Supervision is received from the Assistant Dean for Instructional Computing Services.  Work supervision may be exercised over hourly classified staff, student workers, and technical assistants.


Education and Experience:

Four years full-time experience in digital electronics maintenance with completion of minimum two years of trade school or other equivalent specialized training or BA or BS degree.  Two concurrent or additional years of microcomputer structure and troubleshooting training.  One year each of college level physics and advanced algebra/trigonometry.


Knowledge of:

  • DC, AC circuit analysis;
  • Pulse, digital, and switching waveforms;
  • Electronic devices and circuit theory;
  • Computer logic design;
  • Digital systems principles and applications;
  • Digital circuit and logic design;
  • Microprocessor theory;
  • Laser technology;
  • Basic of Local Area Networks;
  • Principal of audio and video circuits;

Equipment, materials, and methods used in installation, adjustment, diagnostics, and repair of digital electronic equipment;

  • Machine and assembly language;
  • Basic and FORTRAN programming languages’
  • Software packages covering word processing, database management, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, graphics;

Abilities to:

  • Perform quick and efficient maintenance;
  • Read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, and other reference materials;
  • Evaluate equipment operating problems;
  • Utilize and maintain different types of test equipment;
  • Order parts, new tools, and equipment necessarily for performing adjustments, diagnose, and repair of electronic equipment;
  • Design, adapt, and modify equipment;
  • Quickly learn and use basic to sophisticated new and advancing digital electronic technologies;
  • Quickly learn and use and maintain new and advancing tools and equipment;
  • Learn and use basic to sophisticated new software packages.

Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.


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