|| COURT AUDIO/ VIDEO AND COURTROOM TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
The incumbent provides professional technical support for the Judiciary’s courtroom technology resources including IP telephone system, evidence presentation systems, video-conferencing systems, and sound systems as well as audio visual (AV) and media systems used for conferencing, meetings, seminars, workshops and training.
Duties include: assisting meeting organizers, setting up video conferences, webinars, computer-video connections, cameras, conference phones, smart boards, projectors, sound systems; as well as training equipment users on routine operations and ensuing optimal equipment performance; supporting the court’s audio digital court recording systems; and facilitating vendor support and maintenance as required.
||Court Audio Visual and Courtroom Technology Administrator
|Supervision Given to
|Duties and Responsibilities
- Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs audio, video and sound systems; cable television, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems, audio/video control system.
- Installs, configures and trains on use of IP telephony.
- Programmes and configures video, audio, network, control equipment and interfaces for audio video systems.
- Coordinates activities pertaining to the use of the court’s electronic evidence presentation systems, including: scheduling the use of evidence presentation systems; setting up equipment and being available for consultation or troubleshooting when evidence presentation systems are being used.
- Works with staff of the Listing Unit to coordinate video-conferences, set up and test equipment and network, and ensure the Audio/Video location is prepared for the scheduled event and all systems and parties are ready.
- Develops and implements programmes designed to provide judges and court staff with information about electronic courtroom technology; and training in the use of electronic evidence presentation systems, audio-digital court recording systems, Log-Notes data capture, interpretation systems, video-conferencing and other courtroom technologies.
- Provides information and facilitates training for members of the Bar and other agencies on courtroom technology use and policies.
- Meets with Attorneys-at-Law in advance of proceedings on the use of electronic courtroom technology to test equipment and ensure that Attorneys’ equipment works properly with courtroom equipment.
- Recommends and helps to implement standard policies and procedures pertaining to the introduction and use of the different types of courtroom technology and equipment.
- Supports the court in the development and implementation of short and long range plans for technological improvements, ensuring that implementation causes minimal disruption of courtroom activities.
- Performs constant recurring maintenance and evaluation on all systems for quality control purposes.
- Installs, upgrades and carries out troubleshooting tasks as part of the maintenance and repair of these resources.
- Tests and evaluates new technology before its use in the court environment.
- Responds to service calls for any AV system and VC or Communications technology in operation.
- Responsible for inventory and accountability of courtroom technology systems.
- Assists in the video recording and editing of events, seminars, training etc.
- Prepares periodic reports on the utilization of courtroom technology.
- Certifies audio and video digital records as required
- Performs any other related work as required.
- Audio visual switching, processing, control systems, conferencing, equipment rack configuration, control programming (microphones, amplifiers, digital recording, video routers ad markers, computer/video interface), biamp.
- Multi-point video conferencing systems, including ISDN, IP and video bridging technologies.
- Audio digital court recording systems, particularly FTR (For-the-Record)
- AV production, transmission, distribution systems, technologies and interfaces.
- Audio visual formats, interfaces, applications (H.264, HDMI, DVI, AVI, QuickTime, etc.).
- Communication protocols (RS232/422/485, VOIP, TCP/IP, SIP, Telnet, etc.).
|Skills and Abilities
- Exercise versatility and troubleshooting skills to support the operations.
- Carry out task and projects with minimal supervision.
- Learn quickly in a fast-changing technical environment in communications
- Operate and troubleshoot multichannel digital and analog sound recording equipment.
- Operate and troubleshoot infrared/FM sound systems.
- Read and understand electronic plans and schematics.
- Train users on equipment use.
- Ability to quickly grasp peculiarities of court hearing technology.
- Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
|Minimum Experience and Training
- Associate Degree in Computer Science or in a discipline related to the AV industry or specialised education of a sound nature in audio technology, sound production or a related field.
- Two (2) years of specialized experience in the audio/visual field, including A/V switching, processing, control systems, conferencing, equipment rack configuration, control programming (microphones, amplifiers, particular hardware/software, digital recording, video routers and markers, computer/video interface) operating and maintaining audio visual and control systems
- Any other combination of experience and training.