Audiovisual Technician

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$37.55 - $47.60 Hourly

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DES - Executive Services

Job Number


2/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Department of Executive Services (DES) has an opening for a Communications Specialist II (Audiovisual Technician) in the Inquest Program. The successful candidate will have extensive experience and ability to operate, maintain, analyze, and troubleshoot various types of audiovisual and computer equipment, be able to think strategically and creatively, and have experience using online cloud-based platforms for livestreaming, document sharing, data management, and other tasks. This is not a media relations/public information officer role. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, composure, and ability to learn on the fly in a fast-paced environment that requires frequent reprioritization of tasks. The successful candidate will be expected to work on-site during inquest proceedings, but may arrange to telework at other times.

KEY DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate skill and ability to:
  • Schedule, operate, and troubleshoot livestreams using the County's preferred platform, Zoom Enterprise. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge, experience, or training in hosting and managing large-scale webinars or other virtual and/or hybrid gatherings.
  • Set up, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot professional- and consumer-grade video cameras, webcams, video switchers, and related equipment and accessories. Experience operating in large meeting or studio spaces is highly desirable.
  • Set up, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot professional- and consumer-grade audio mixers, microphones, and related equipment and accessories. Experience operating sound in live environments is highly desirable.
  • Set up, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot other audiovisual equipment including video projectors, large-format monitors, and public address/live sound equipment.
  • Assist with preparation and teardown of Inquest Program remote courtroom as assigned.
  • Compress, duplicate, transfer, and archive audio and video clips and other data as necessary.
  • Provide support for other communications or program activities during times when inquests are not in session, as assigned.
  • Lift, hold, and carry audiovisual equipment or other items weighing up to 40 pounds.

We are looking for candidates who:
  • Have a background in audiovisual technology, communications, public relations, journalism, public policy, or a related field.
  • Have expertise in operating, analyzing, maintaining, and troubleshooting various types of audiovisual equipment.
  • Have expertise in livestreaming or live broadcast operations, including in-depth knowledge of audiovisual production techniques.
  • Are knowledgeable about equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race, policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations.
  • Have expertise in effective communications principles, methods, and materials.
  • Are skilled with Microsoft Office 365 Suite.
  • Are skilled with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere and Audition non-linear editing software.
  • Are able to synthesize and communicate complex, technical information in writing, orally, and visually to a variety of audiences, including policy makers and elected officials, diverse ethnic-cultural populations, employees, and the general public.
  • Are able to successfully work within tight deadlines to ensure that livestreams, recordings, and other content are available to stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Are able to work in an environment that may include exposure to intense, sensitive, and potentially upsetting testimony or content.
  • Candidates with experience in web design (HTML, CSS, and/or Sitecore or other web content management systems), cloud-based video storage platforms (e.g. Vimeo), and/or high-volume data storage platforms (e.g. Microsoft Azure), are highly desirable.
This exciting opportunity is a career service position open to all applicants. Please apply online at We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter detailing your experiences as it relates to this position and a resume. If you have any questions, please contact DES Talent Solutions at

This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies for up to 6 months.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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King County

Pioneer Square, WA