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AETN has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Arkansas since 2002.  The Arkansas Psychological Association honored AETN 3 times at the state level and nominated AETN for national awards.  In 2008 the American Psychological Association named AETN one of the five most psychologically healthy workplaces in the nation and recognized AETN's team activities with a "Best Practice" award.  AETN is the first entity in the history of the national APA program to win both awards.  Since 2008 AETN has received top honors in Arkansas from the Governor's Work Life Balance Program and the Mature Workers Program.  In 2012 AETN was named Ambassador for both programs, as the first entity in the state to receive both prestigious awards.  AETN is a great place to work!  Join us!

AETN, The Arkansas Educational Television Network is looking for organizations involved in assisting job seekers. If your organization would like to be notified of job vacancies at AETN, please submit a written request to receive job vacancy announcements to:

AETN Human Resources
350 S. Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72034
Apply online to www.arstatejobs.com. Only completed state applications with work history will be accepted. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing the state application.

Employment Opportunities

Digital Broadcast Specialist (Engineering Division)

AETN, the PBS system serving Arkansas, seeks a full time broadcast equipment maintenance technician. This position requires the ability to act independently following verbal and written direction from supervisors and manufacturer’s literature, to install and make repairs to broadcast equipment used in all facets of the statewide public broadcasting network.

STATE MINIMUM QUALIFICTIONS: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in electronics repair and maintenance or related area. PREFERRED: Two years previous experience working as an electronic bench technician diagnosing and repairing electronic equipment. Modern broadcast equipment is highly computer based, therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate excellent IT networking and repair skills. Working knowledge of broadcast network control functions, equipment, software programs and systems as applied to the effective production and delivery of television signals is desired. Ability to quickly assess problematic situations, formulate and implement effective solutions, articulate and document discrepancies and work around major problems is critical. Solid interpersonal, organization and communication skills are important. Background check is required. Salary range: $33,861 - $46,730 (Grade C118) DOE. Review begins 12/05/14.


Benefits

Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System - APERS

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. AETN contributes 13.47 percent of employee's salary. Eligibility: Current, regular, full-time state employees and part-time state employees worked in excess of 1,040 hours. APERS is not accepting new members from AETN.

Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. All new applicants are enrolled in the contributory program. AETN contributes 14 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6 percent employee contribution. Eligibility: Regular, full time state employees and part-time state employees who have worked in excess of 1,040 hours.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities fund (TIAA/CREF)

Foundation non-contributory retirement plan. AETN contributes 12 percent of employee's gross bi-weekly salary. Eligibility: Foundation, regular, full time employees (after completion of 1 year employment).

Arkansas Diamond Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time state employees.

TIAA/CREF

403b Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time AETN Foundation employees after completion of 1 year of employment.

Holidays

Eleven paid holidays per year, listed as follows:

Eligibility: All regular full-time and extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay if they are in pay status on their last scheduled work day before the holiday and at least 1 hour on the first scheduled work day after the holiday. Employees who work less than full time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked.

Annual Leave

Annual leave accruals begin on the first full month of employment. Accrual increases are based on continuous years of service.

Years of EmploymentMonthly Annually
0 - 3 years 1 day 12 days
4 - 5 years 1 day 2 hours 15 days
6 - 12 years 1 day 4 hours 18 days
13 - 20 years 1 day 6 hours 21 days
More than 20 years 1 day 7 hours 22.5 days

Unused annual leave time will carry over to the next year provided the 30 day maximum is not exceeded. Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees accrue leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for annual leave.

Sick leave

All regular full time employees earn 12 days of paid sick time per year (8 hours) per month for full-time employees. Unused sick leave will carry over to the next year provided the 120-day maximum is not exceeded.Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees would receive leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for leave.

Other paid time off

Jury Duty: Employees who miss work while performing jury duty will receive normal and full compensation.

Military Leave is granted at the rate of 15 days per calendar year, plus necessary travel time for annual training purposes. Up to 15 military leave days may be carried over to the succeeding year for a maximum of 30 military leave days for that calendar year. Eligibility: All employees who are members of the National Guard or any other of the reserve branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Health Insurance

Eligible state employees may choose one of three insurance plans provided to state employees. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire state employees on the 1st day of the month after 30 days initial employment.

AETN Foundation employees are enrolled in a group health plan. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between the employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire AETN Foundation employees on the 1st day of the month after 90 days initial employment.

Arkansas Cafeteria Plan (ARCAP)

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to $5,000 per year), out of pocket medical expenses (up to $4,000 per year), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time state employees.

Section 125 / Cafeteria Plan

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to maximum allowable), out of pocket medical expenses (up to maximum allowable), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time AETN Foundation employees.

Employee Assistance Program

A program that provides counseling, information and referral service to community resources for employees. Eligibility: All regular, full-time State and AETN Foundation employees.