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TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECT MANAGER

Class Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECT MANAGER
Class Code: 6370
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
 
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
$100,023.87/$48.08
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Manages and coordinates projects leading to the development of a statewide telecommunications system. Responsibilities include the development of project proposals, planning, decision-making and project fiscal management. Organizes the preparation of Requests for Proposals; evaluates and recommends the selection of venders to secure necessary equipment. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and administrative personnel. Duties include equipment procurement, directing and coordinating the installation of a statewide telecommunications system and facilitating interagency operational meetings and discussions. The incumbent exercises considerable independence and initiative.

Essential Functions: 1. Manages all phases of project development to ensure user satisfaction, project continuity and internal consistency;

2. Supervises and coordinates professional, technical, and non-technical staff by establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities, providing direction and feedback, and ensuring assigned projects/tasks are completed accurately and by the specified due date.

3. Develops project schedules and processes to ensure user satisfaction, project continuity and the timely delivery of services;

4. Prepares regular progress, project status and problem resolution reports regarding status of telecommunications construction plans;

5. Manages relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure equipment and services procured and installed meet requirements and specifications;

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

7. Oversees the preparation of bid specifications for major telecommunication projects to include towers, buildings,standby power plants, test equipment, land mobile radios and private microwave;

8. Facilitates user meetings with other state and local agencies, the general public and other employees to maintain effective working relationships;

9. Evaluates overall and individual work performance to determine effectiveness in providing quality products within time and cost restraints;

10. Monitors time and dollar expenditures to ensure projects and budgets meet established targets.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. project organization management and control;

2. project management tools and principles;

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

4. the design and programming of telecommunications products and systems;

5. operational analysis and decision-making techniques for resource allocation and organizational effectiveness;

6. the laws, rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission;

7. principles and practices of supervision;

8. fiscal management and budgetary preparation and control required to administer a budget.

Skill in:

1. project planning and management;

2. planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating the work of personnel engaged in the construction, installation,maintenance and operation of major telecommunications systems;

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

4. oral and written communications to exchange information, explain procedures, techniques, and answer questions in a clear logical manner;

5. developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations;

6. evaluating current resources and forecasting future trends/needs.

Ability to:

1. manage multiple large projects;

2. work within stringent deadlines to complete assignments within a restricted time period;

3. interpret, analyze and evaluate available data and make decisions concerning complex and comprehensive operational problems;

4. evaluate the work of teams engaged in design, construction, and maintenance of a major telecommunications network;

5. prepare budget and cost estimates to determine necessary funding for assigned area budget through projections;

6. analyze and interpret financial data to determine and project budget needs;

7. negotiate contract terms and conditions to achieve desired goals and objectives;

8. perform a needs assessment of telecommunications requirements;

9. analyze, interpret, summarize, and report research and feasibility studies;

10. effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels;

11. to establish and maintain cooperative relations with other public agencies and Department employees;

12. perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others;

13. exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.


Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering, or related field; OR seven (7) years of telecommunications experience specializing in electronic telecommunications systems and the design, construction, and maintenance of large regional or statewide communications system.

Must have five (5) years of progressively responsible project management experience in a large regional or statewide telecommunications system.

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

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt


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.

Telecommunications Project Manager candidates please include any experience managing or implementing large telecommunications projects to include geographic area, number of agencies and individual users supported.




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