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TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Class Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Class Code: 6330
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
 
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
$108,186.20/$52.01
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement:

Under administrative direction, is responsible for work of considerable difficulty planning, organizing and directing a staff of supervisors and technical personnel in the installation, maintenance and operation of statewide telecommunications equipment and networks; directs the planning, development and installation of new sites and facilities, and performs other management functions as required. This is a competitive classification.


Essential Functions: 1. Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of personnel engaged in the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of complex telecommunications systems and related support items.

2. Develops and establishes technical and operating standards, installation standards, corrective and preventative maintenance standards, equipment and site inspection standards and overall system performance standards.

3. Analyzes and determines statewide manpower requirements.

4. Performs periodic inspections of the statewide telecommunications facilities and equipment to determine compliance with established standards, specifications, instructions, and Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

5. Directs field and special tests to determine efficiency, adequacy, durability and desirability of equipment in relation to service demands.

6. Directs the planning, development and construction of new telecommunications buildings and sites to ensure user satisfaction, project continuity and internal consistency.

7. Maintains harmonious relations with other state and local agencies, the general public and other employees.

8. Directs preparation of bid specifications for equipment such as towers, standby power plants and all types of test equipment.

9. Prepares budget and correspondence relating to telecommunications systems, operation and maintenance problems and cost estimates.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the principles and practices involved in designing, constructing, installing, maintaining and operating a variety of telephone, radio, microwave and other communications systems and of standard testing devices for such equipment.

2. the common sources of trouble in telecommunications equipment and lines.

3. federal, state and local regulations relative to the installation and operation of radio and other communications systems.

4. the laws, rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

5. the hazards of working on or near energized lines and equipment and of necessary safety precautions.

6. the design and programming of available telecommunications products and systems.

7. the principles and practices of personnel management and supervision.

8. the administrative research, techniques and methods of report preparation.

9. project organization management and control.

Skill in:

1. planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating the work of personnel engaged in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance and operation of electronic communications systems.

2. analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of telecommunications systems.

3. effectively supervising the design, construction and maintenance of major telecommunications installations.

Ability to:

1. interpret and apply provisions of state and federal laws and regulations governing the acquisition, use and disposal of communications equipment.

2. analyze problems quickly and accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

3. perform a needs assessment of telecommunications requirements.

4. prepare budgets and cost estimates.

5. establish and maintain cooperative relations with other public agencies and Department employees.

6. review or check the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards.

7. stay abreast of technological changes in the field of telecommunications and electronics.

8. travel extensively as work load and schedule demands change.


Minimum Qualifications: Three (3) years of experience as a Telecommunications Supervisor, OR an FCC General Class license and any combination of related education and telecommunications systems experience to total ten (10) years.

Five (5) years of the experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Allowable education includes up to four (4) years of college courses from an accredited college or university in electrical, electronic, mechanical or communications engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, business administration or related field.

All candidates meeting minimum qualifications for these positions will participate in a testing process.

A COVER LETTER AND RESUME MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH A COMPLETED DPS APPLICATION FOR EACH POSITION. In the cover letter and resume, please describe any experience with licensed private microwave networks; VHF,UHF, or 800 land mobile radio systems including experience in trunked systems; mobile data; maintenance standards for large private land mobile radio systems; site construction; and migration/conversion of analog to digital microwave. Additionally, indicate your ability to work effectively with teams and any experience with the development of positive interpersonal relationships with other governmental agencies.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt




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