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01130 07 ST A4 C 999-99 06/15/2010
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06/01/1989 01130


DEFINITION: This is journeyman level technical work in the development and modification of radio and related telecommunications systems within the Commonwealth.

An employee in this class performs a variety of duties in the centralized management and integration of Commonwealth radio telecommunications activities. Work involves participating in planning, developing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing radio telecommunications systems, networks, equipment, facilities, and services which impact on statewide networks to promote orderly and economical growth of radio telecommunications in Commonwealth. Work also includes developing proposals for new or expanded radio telecommunications systems, and the preparation of design criteria, design concepts, and specifications for the purchase or lease of related equipment, systems and circuits. Work involves contact with representatives of governmental agencies and telecommunications equipment and service vendors to coordinate radio telecommunications activities of governmental organizations, common carriers, contractors, consultants and others providing telecommunications services and equipment to the Commonwealth. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for adherence to established standards and for results.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Develops recommendations for policies and procedures for the operation and modernization of radio and related telecommunications systems for the Commonwealth and various governmental bodies within the Commonwealth, including plans for the development and implementation of new systems.

Participates in the review, or reviews for acceptability new or expanded radio and related telecommunications systems applications, requests, studies, design concepts, requests for proposals, specifications, plans and drawings, vendor bid lists, letters of intent, contracts and other documents and items relating to radio systems.

Reviews requests for equipment for existing radio and/or microwave applications; evaluates need; and recommends approval or disapproval; and maintains inventory of equipment and makes a determination as to whether equipment should be sold as surplus or utilized in another area.

Provides technical advice and assistance on radio telecommunications matters; submits recommendations and assists in negotiations for consolidation and sharing of radio telecommunications networks and prepares guidelines and
= standards relating to these systems.

Participates in, or conducts surveys of radio telecommunications activities of the agencies to evaluate cost effectiveness of the equipment, systems, services, and methods.

Evaluates and recommends selection of telecommunications vendors for contract award.

Monitors contractor performance and conducts acceptance tests after new or modified radio telecommunication systems have been installed.

Maintains telecommunications equipment records and vendor files and prepares technical and administrative reports as required.

Conducts and/or participates in preliminary cost and other surveys for proposed radio telecommunications systems, equipment, or service, including systems design and economic studies.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and practices of radio, microwave and related telecommunications systems planning, development, and design.

Knowledge of Federal and state regulatory agencies, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to radio and microwave telecommunications.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques involved in the design, installation, operation and testing of radio, microwave and related telecommunications systems.

Ability to interpret topographical maps.

Ability to setup, operate and interpret electronic test equipment.

Ability to perform analysis of radio, microwave and related telecommunications systems, and to interpret and analyze systems plans, proposals and specifications for feasibility and cost effectiveness.

Ability to prepare detailed designs, proposals specifications, and cost estimates for various kinds of radio, microwave and related telecommunications systems.

Ability to conduct or review literature searches on current and new radio, microwave and related telecommunications technologies.

Ability to perform user site testing.

Ability to identify problem areas of radio, microwave and related telecommunications systems and to determine corrective measures.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various governmental agencies, vendors, and citizens' groups.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Four years of radio, microwave or related telecommunications experience which includes one year of system design or configuration and three years of general telecommunications experience that involved the installation, repair or maintenance of large commercial and/or governmental systems or systems engineering analysis with a public utility, governmental agency or private company.

Post high school training in telecommunications technology, radio communications or electronics with emphasis in radio or microwave telecommunications may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to two years of general telecommunications experience.