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 system or interoperability initiatives for state, regional and municipal public safety organizations.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff of the unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the Statewide Emergency Telecommunications or Interoperability Telecommunications Unit;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
Formulates emergency telecommunications or interoperability program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policies and procedures;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of unit who might impact unit activities;
Negotiates contracts with commercial vendors, government agencies and communication companies;
Represents office on statewide, regional and federal telecommunication policies and regulatory issues;
Coordinates emergency telecommunications or interoperability systems with federal, state, adjacent states, regional and local public safety-first responder organizations;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May testify at hearings;
Performs related duties as required.
DIVISION OF STATEWIDE EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
Oversees development of technical specifications and application and integration of new telecommunication technologies for new and existing statewide emergency telecommunications or interoperability systems;
Provides complex technical analysis and oversight of plans, specifications and estimates for emergency telecommunications or 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
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles, practices and issues of telecommunications and integrated voice and/or data transitions;
Federal Communications Commission regulations;
program evaluation and monitoring methods;
telecommunications systems analysis and design;
grant preparation and administration;
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.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Telecommunications Engineer 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
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
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Emergency Telecommunications Manager in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective April 01, 2022. (Revised to increase Salary Group from MP 64 to MP 66) Item No. 23-032