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Posting number 2019.190
Position Technician, Audio Visual
Department Information Technology Services
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Temporary
Contract timeline 1st position: ends May 20, 2020 | 2nd position: one year contract (with possible extension)
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
End date 1 year contract
Review date August 14, 2019
Salary scale $4,701.90 - $5,529.35 per month (Staff pay group 9)

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

The Technician, Audio Visual will work as part of a team in the Information Technology Services department maintaining and upgrading educational technology products and components in its classrooms across the Fraser Valley. The Technician will be a problem-solver with analytical skills to determine and resolve issues concerning the technology in classrooms. Ability to work a flexible schedule (early mornings, some evening and weekend work) and the ability to drive to UFV campuses are a must.


Two-year diploma in electronics or electronic servicing, or equivalent experience. Minimum five (5) years’ related experience in professional audio-visual systems design and installation. Knowledge of common educational media technologies such as digital projects, document cameras, Smart Boards, video-conferencing codecs, audio systems, etc. Knowledge of TCP/IP networks and simple network device configuration. Ability to configure programmable room control systems (e.g. Extron, Creston, AMX). Extron certification/programming experience strongly preferred. Experience configuring audio/video switchers, scalers, DSPs, etc. Excellent working knowledge of PC hardware, cables, connectors and peripherals (prefer A+ certification or equivalent). Excellent knowledge of electrical/electronic theory. Excellent communication skills, listening skills. Outstanding diagnostic skills. Experience with software applications such as: Microsoft Excel/Word/Publisher/PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator. Familiarity with common construction methods (e.g. steel/wood stud, cement block, etc.) and the various methods used for safe mounting of a/v equipment. Ability to skillfully and safely use common hand and power tools including drills, saws, compressors, grinders, etc. Ability to solder and to terminate video and audio cables and connections. Ability to work on ladders to a height of 12 feet or higher. Must be able to lift 15Kg to above shoulder height.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 14, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications, referring to posting #2019.190 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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