PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for directing the development, coordination and administration of the statewide emergency telecommunications interoperability initiatives for state, regional and municipal public safety organizations.
Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs a staff of the unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of statewide emergency interoperability telecommunications unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates interoperability program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget; negotiates contracts with commercial vendors, government agencies and communication companies; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; represents office on statewide, regional and federal telecommunication policies and regulatory issues; coordinates interoperability systems with federal, state, adjacent states, regional and local public safety first responder organizations; may testify at hearings; performs related duties as required.
Division of Fire Emergency and Building Service, Office of Statewide Emergency Telecommunication: oversees development of technical specifications and application and integration of new telecommunication technologies for new and existing statewide interoperability systems; provides complex technical analysis and oversight of plans, specifications and estimates for interoperable telecommunications systems; coordinates installation of interoperability communications equipment; designs, implements and maintains statewide telecommunication interoperability facilities, systems and equipment.
Division of Emergency Management, Communication Unit: oversees all phases of program grant; develops evaluation standards and timetables in adherence with grant implementation; procures and coordinates installation of interoperability communications equipment; coordinates records of all interoperability assets; assists in development of Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) and Tactical Interoperable Communication Plan (TICP) for state, regions and municipalities to ensure compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS); facilitates and coordinates training of interoperability systems users; may provide operational management to the Statewide Operations Center.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge or principles, practices and issues of telecommunications and integrated voice and/or data transitions; considerable knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring methods; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of telecommunications systems analysis and design; knowledge of grant preparation and administration; knowledge of asset management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan, organize, direct and/or coordinate multi-agency programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in telecommunications systems analysis or in planning, designing, coordinating and implementing large scale radio and/or telephone systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a working lead or advanced working level responsible for telecommunications systems analysis, design and planning. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Telecommunications Engineer 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in computer sciences, electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics or telecommunications may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in the above areas may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbent in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective April 11, 2008. (Revised to update Agency name)