Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Information Services, the Communications Manager plans, organizes, and manages the daily activities of the Networking and Radio Group in the Information Services Department. Responsibilities of the position include planning, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of data voice and radio/microwave network, as well as the administration of the physical data network infrastructure in the County; and performs other work as required.
This single position class is responsible for managing the activities of the Networking and Radio Group. The incumbent supervises the day-to-day work through subordinate staff. This classification is distinguished from other information systems managers by the specialization in radio, networking, voice and data communications. This classification is also distinguished by the necessity to provide communication services to all County departments and other government agencies.
Thorough knowledge of:
· Principles of technology, planning, and equipment used in radio, microwave, data and voice system design and implementation;
· Analog and digital multiplexing techniques used in wire or cable;
· Radio frequency spectrum allocations;
· Equipment and materials currently available for new and revised communications;
· Federal, State and local regulations governing telecommunications;
· Safe work practices;
· Data equipment capabilities and limitations;
· Current data transmission capabilities for telephone, data networks, wireless and microwave systems;
· Principles and practices of supervision and management;
· Cost and benefit analysis practices;
· Current and developing data communications architectures;
· Basic software such as Microsoft and Networking operating systems and related software for use in diagnostics and the configuration of communication infrastructure;
· Designing communication infrastructures;
· Operation, maintenance, modification, and repair of complex network radio and electronic communications systems and equipment;
· Tools, equipment, practices and methods of installing, testing, adjusting and repairing communications equipment;
· Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions in the use and maintenance of communications equipment, repair equipment and tools; principles and practices used in preventive maintenance program.
Working knowledge of:
· Radio and voice/data communication design and operation;
· Principles, methods and practice pertaining to the operation of a technical communications maintenance and repair shop;
· Principles of supervision and training;
· Record keeping methods and procedures;
· Budgetary practices and procedures;
· Emergency services and communication needs of law enforcement, fire and other public safety agencies;
· Principles of project management.
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 84
Workers Comp Code: 0053