Audio & Video Desktop Technician Job at San Jose, Santa Clara County, California

Audio & Video Desktop Technician

City of San Jose , California

Job Information 


Information Technology

Mid Level


$58,531.20 - $92,747.20 Annually

Application Deadline 

1st Review Aug 18, 2021

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


About the Department 

The City of San José is a place where we use civic technology to help our community thrive.

As the Capital of Silicon Valley and 10th largest city in the nation, the City manages a large set of services and assets. The City operates on a budget of $4.5 billion, with 7,000 employees all serving 1+ million residents and 80,000 businesses in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The Information Technology (IT) mission: Put powerful tools and information in the hands of people to unleash their brilliance in service to our community. IT enables that mission through business systems, cybersecurity, data, productivity and collaboration tools, San Jose 311, and Citywide strategic planning. San Jose is powered by truly great people, a robust technology environment, and a strong sense of purpose.

We promote work-life integration and a focus on growth to bring out the best in our people. Come join us in making San Jose the most vibrant, equitable, sustainable, and innovative city in America!

Positions & Duties

The City of San José is creating the civic technology foundation that helps our community thrive every day. Do you have the skills and sense of service it takes? If yes, read on!

The City of San José is recruiting for two temporary Network Technician positions to focus on the City’s drive to digital objectives, specifically the resumption of onsite work after the year-long remote work restrictions due to the pandemic. The City requires expertise in the area of hybrid work environments and experience. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities will be to perform assessments, propose designs, and to implement and support city conference rooms setup for hybrid work readiness including Audio Visual (A/V) equipment and network accessibility. Additionally, the Network Technician's role is to proactively and efficiently support the enterprise client environment, which includes the latest Windows Operating Systems (Windows 7 and Windows 10), Office 365 suite, Mobile Devices, and other enterprise software. Primary duties of this individual include day-to day system administration for the desktop hardware and software, Office 365, and mobile devices, as well as resolving end-user help requests. 

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and setting up Audio/Video systems for small to large rooms including public spaces.
  • Supporting Web Conferencing applications for onsite, remote and hybrid meetings (i.e. Zoom, teams).
  • Setting up, troubleshooting, deploying and maintaining hardware and software for enterprise PCs, printers and peripherals to ITD standards. 
  • Providing support for Windows desktop and office productivity applications such as Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365 suite, and enterprise client applications. 
  • Creating and updating desktop images to include the latest Windows Operating system, and enterprise software. 
  • Responding to incoming incidents and/or help requests from end-users via telephone, Intranet, and e-mail in a timely and courteous manner. 
  • Prioritizing and scheduling help desk tickets and resolutions. 
  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects such as users and computers. 
  • Applying drivers, patches and anti-virus/malware updates to the desktop. 
  • Responding to and remediating desktop level security incidents when they occur. 
  • Updating documentation for service desk tickets, knowledge base, system administration procedure, etc. 
  • Evaluating documented resolutions and analyzing trends for ways to prevent future problems. 
  • Performing duties with minimum supervision and making good judgment calls for system issues escalation.

This position is a temporary, benefitted position, with a standard 40 hours per week with an end date of June 30, 2022.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. 


The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices in any combination of the areas below: 

  • Demonstrates experience in setting up and monitor audio visual equipment, such as projectors, cameras, microphones, and sound system components.
  • Demonstrates experience in audio/video equipment installation/set up of conference rooms.
  • Knowledge of web conferencing and live streaming media.
  • Knowledge of Windows networking such as DHCP, DNS, subnets, gateways, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to create automation scripts with PowerShell.
  • Possess working knowledge of VMware VCenter/vSphere.
  • Demonstrates experience creating and updating technical documentation.
  • Demonstrates experience in managing storage and backup.
  • Demonstrates experience in Windows 10 support/management including imaging and software updates/patching.
  • Knowledge of SCCM packaging and deployment.
  • Knowledge of VMWare Workspace One on Mobile Device Management (MDM).

Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.  

  1. Please select the areas of technical competency where you have comprehensive Enterprise level experience in configuration and ongoing support (check ALL that apply):
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
    • Software Packaging
    • PowerShell
    • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    • Imaging services and tools (Autopilot, MDT, etc.)
    • Virtual Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Web Conferencing Software (e.g. Zoom, Teams, etc.)
    • Audio and Video set up (for small to large conference rooms and public space)
    • None of the above 
  2. From the areas you selected above, please describe your experience and the number of years you have supporting each technical competency

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. In addition, please attach your resume as part of the application process. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact IT Human Resources at


Minimum Qualifications

Depending on their qualification, the successful candidate will be hired as a Network Technician I, Network Technician II, or Network Technician III. 

Education and Experience:  

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:  

  • Network Technician I: Graduation from high school or equivalent AND six (6) months of college-level coursework equivalent to 15 semester/22 quarter units or vocational training or technology technician apprenticeship, both covering computer-related work such as computer repair, technical troubleshooting, application support, or other related duties. 
  • Network Technician II: One (1) year of college-level coursework equivalent to 30 semester/45 quarter units or vocational training or technology technician apprenticeship AND one (1) year of experience, both covering computer-related work such as computer repair, technical troubleshooting, application support, or other related duties. 
  • Network Technician III: Two (2) years of college-level coursework equivalent to 60 semester/90 quarter units or vocational training or technology technician apprenticeship AND two (2) years of experience, both covering computer-related work such as computer repair, technical troubleshooting, application support, or other related duties. 

Required Licensing (such as driver's license, certifications, etc.):  

  • Possession of a valid driver's license. 
  • Network Technician II: Possess a valid CompTIA A+ certificate, or equivalent professional, industry recognized certification acceptable to the City. 
  • Network Technician III: Possess a valid CompTIA A+ certification AND valid Microsoft Specialist certification or an equivalent professional, industry recognized certification acceptable to the City.  

Please NOTE – As part of the application process, you will be required to attach a scanned copy of the certification(s) you possess in the “File Attachments” part of the application process.

Acceptable Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the college-level education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Additional Information 


Department Website

California Equal Pay Act

Network Technician I/II/III bargaining unit is MEF.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

This position will remain open until filled and applications are reviewed continuously. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. The first review of applications will be Thursday, August 19, 2021. Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 if you would like your application to be included in the first review. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or if you have any questions.


200 E Santa Clara St

San Jose, CA 95101