These additional documents must be attached to your on-line application which may require that you scan them: Application Supplement. Incomplete applications that do not include the Application Supplement will be disqualified.
Communications System Coordinator - Coordinates activities to develop, implement, procure, install and maintain the public safety radio communications systems for the Office of Emergency Management.
Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources
Requires high school graduation or GED. Requires graduation from a technical school in electronics or radio communications, or documentation of training and qualifications as a Communications Unit Leader. Requires five years of experience with direct responsibility for managing a large public safety radio system that included managing radio frequency utilization. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The successful applicant is required to become certified in a recognized professional organization within 6 months of employment. The successful applicant will be required to be certified as a general class Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Telephone Operator and obtain a License. Other relevant certifications, such as from the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), may be considered.
Representative Examples of Work
Coordinates with state and federal agencies, as well as surrounding local government agencies to design, develop, implement, maintain, and update a comprehensive public safety communications system. Determines goals, resource needs; ensures coordination and integration of the components of a complex system. Performs operational, technical maintenance and repair services such as site monitoring, reporting, interference and identification at all of the County’s communications sites. Performs periodic needs assessments for communication infrastructure, in conjunction with user agencies. Based on needs, develops, evaluates, recommends, procures and installs communications equipment and technology. Oversees, performs, or engages contractors to perform maintenance on communications equipment and towers. Conducts and or coordinates radio programming, radio repair and installations for on-site equipment and on communication towers. Provides guidance in the planning and implementation of any new interoperable communications system components. Ensures the design and specifications of the communications system meet the user agency specific needs and ensures appropriate interoperability and redundancy needs are met. Develops, evaluates, distributes, and updates communications standards, practices and policies with respect to the County’s public safety communications systems and services. Responsible for complex network coordination and spectrum management; for frequency coordination and licensing with the Federal Communications Commission; and for the development and implementation of a public safety radio frequency utilization plan. Accountable for addressing all of the technical aspects of the County’s public safety communications systems, including resolving technical issues associated with daily operations, the addition of new equipment technologies and the integration of new telecommunications companies to the 9-1-1 system. Works closely with user agencies to ensure the systems design, operational aspects and specifications for the system to meet their specific needs. Prepares and presents accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommended solutions. Administers the continuing development and design of the County’s public safety communications system. Serves as Deputy Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) coordinator as directed. Serves as the technical advisor to the Emergency Management Director in the development and implementation of communications systems and functions. Serves as a lead worker to ad hoc work teams. Coordinates work with contractors performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled electronic repair and maintenance work. Provides feedback on contractors and assists in locating vendors and contractors for specific needs.
Work is primarily performed in a typical office environment with occasional work in the field. This position requires working in all types of environmental conditions and visiting remote communications sites using 4-wheel-drive vehicles, snowmobiles, 4-wheelers and snow shoes on rough two-track roads and requires physical effort such as walking over rough, uneven terrain.. Work may expose employee to severe weather conditions and rigorous outdoor activity during inclement weather. Climbing communications towers up to 150 feet to install antennas and coax may happen on an infrequent basis. Work may involve exposure to fumes.
Additional Required Information
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In addition, the following information must completed and submitted with your application. Please save these file(s) to your hard drive, complete as necessary, and attach using the form provided below.
Submit your Missoula County on-line application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, 5/1/15. These additional documents must be attached to your on-line application which may require that you scan them: Application Supplement. Incomplete applications that do not include the Application Supplement will be disqualified. Missoula County Human Resources Department is located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT 59802. For questions about online application process call 406-258-4462 or 406-258-4874. Applicants may submit a written request for any accommodation needed to participate in the application and selection process. Missoula County will consider any reasonable accommodation. The Missoula County EEOP is on file in the Human Resources Office.
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