PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications this class is accountable for directing, coordinating and managing the Department’s Statewide Telecommunication Systems and facilities.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the Telecommunications Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with commercial vendors, government agencies, private communication companies, consultants and any other individuals having impact on program activities; manages development of technical specifications and application and integration of new telecommunication technologies to existing department systems; responsible for technical design, implementation and maintenance of new statewide telecommunication facilities, systems and equipment; represents department on statewide, regional and national telecommunications policies and regulatory issues; may testify at hearings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and issues of telecommunications and integrated voice and/or data transitions; considerable knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of telecommunications systems analysis and design; 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
Eight (8) years of experience in telecommunications systems analysis or programming or in planning, designing, coordinating and implementing large scale radio and telephone systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory and/or project manager capacity responsible for telecommunications systems analysis, design and planning.
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.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Public Safety Director of Telecommunications in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective April 6, 2012. (Revised to re-title and modify Special Experience)