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Class Code: 6335
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Under general direction, supervises subordinate supervisors and staff in the construction, installation, and maintenance of communications equipment throughout the statewide system of microwave, two-way radio, data, and telephone systems. Participates on the management team of the Telecommunications Section in decision-making and the development and implementation of operational policies. May travel statewide and work irregular hours when required. Performs related duties as requested. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: 1. Supervises subordinate staff by establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities, providing direction and feedback, and ensuring assigned projects and tasks are completed accurately and by the specified due date.

2. Coordinates and monitors various programs and projects for the Unit to track effectiveness and ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, Department General Orders and policies and procedures.

3. Develops long and short-term programs to attain goals and objectives.

4. Coordinates and reviews work in progress and final product of projects to develop informational reports, improve programs, and ensure projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

5. Participates in setting long-range plans for the Department.

6. Remains current on job-specific procedures through training courses, seminars, conferences, professional memberships, and the review of technical research papers and reports, data trends, and professional journals.

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

8. Analyzes and determines statewide manpower requirements.

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

10. Directs and participates in the planning, development and construction of new buildings and sites, and the installation and maintenance of statewide communications systems.

11. Develops projects to ensure user satisfaction, project continuity and consistency between engineering projects.

12. Ensures compliance with OSHA regulations and other federal and state safety laws.

13. Coordinates maintenance of a statewide multi-agency telecommunications network including microwave, land mobile radio, telephone/data carrier and user terminals.

14. Inspects facilities, equipment and personnel to ensure compliance with technical and department policies and procedures.

15. Directs personnel in the installation and maintenance of a statewide communications systems.

16. Directs the evaluation of current resources and forecasting of future needs.

17. Defines and implements system upgrades and equipment replacement projects.

18. Analyzes operations and system maintenance methods and recommends improvements and/or enhancements.

19. Develops, submits and administers work unit budgets.

20. Represents the Department and/or Section on committees, conferences, task forces and professional organizations.

21. Assists customers with determining the type of telecommunications and services they need.

22. Ensures compliance with Federal Communications Commission requirements for licensing, operating, and technical performance.

22. Prepares various written documents (e.g. correspondence, forms, reports, etc.) relating to telecommunications systems.

23. Assists customers with determining the type of telecommunications needs and appropriate services.

24. Develops and establishes technical and operating standards for installation, correction, preventive maintenance, equipment, site inspection, and overall system performance.

25. Oversees the preparation of bid specifications for equipment such as towers, standby power plants, test equipment, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

the principles and practices of preventive maintenance.

applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.

the principles and practices of electronic engineering.

the principles and practices of electrical engineering.

the principles and practices of supervision and management.

the capabilities, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.


project management including planning, scheduling, prioritizing, assigning, and overseeing projects.

program management, evaluation, and enhancement.

Skill in:

developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations.

evaluating current resources and forecasting future trends/needs.

the use of personal computer hardware and software.

written communications.

complex mathematical calculations (e.g. algebra, calculus, logarithms, etc.).

oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations.

Ability to:

develop and maintain effective working relations with people at all levels of the organization.

read and interpret schematics and blueprints.

perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

analyze information and draw valid conclusions.

remain calm under stressful situations.

Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical or electronic engineering and ten (10) years of telecommunications maintenance experience, five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in a statewide or large metropolitan system; OR an equivalent combination of experience, training, and education.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver license and a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator's License or the equivalent (e.g., PCIA or APCO Technician Certificate, CET Journeyman Certificate with a Communications endorsement).

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Current as of: 7/22/2014 6:38:36 PM