State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SENIOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Responsible for digital and analog telecommunication equipment and networks for an assigned geographic area. Coordinates field activities and assists telecommunication engineers in the overall operation of statewide telecommunication systems. Provides training to agency personnel and user customers. Performs the duties of an Electronic Communications Systems Technician – Field. May supervise or lead technical staff.
Installs, maintains, and repairs analog and digital telecommunications systems including wireless consisting of telemetry; telephony; data transmission; digital networks (T-carrier systems); mobile services; satellite and microwave (PK), and virtual private networks (VPN); equipment and other associated electronic safety and telecommunications systems equipment in vehicles, marine vessels, airplanes, and helicopters.
Assists engineering with the design and modification of all types of networks. Participates on committees, in work groups and with project management teams. Under the supervision and direction of a systems manager, administrator and/or engineer may perform security and management of telecommunications systems.
Operates all test equipment associated with telecommunications systems to align, troubleshoot, perform maintenance and enact repairs to the component level if required. Performs certification of test equipment to telecommunications and FCC standards.
Supports a department's telecommunications site leasing program, conducts inter-modulation analysis, plans antenna placement on large multi-agency towers, develops equipment placement plans in buildings, settles customer technical disputes, monitors radiation safety levels, performs electrical and physical safety inspections, and inspects communications facilities. May conduct tower loading studies.
Instructs systems users and technical personnel in the proper utilization of the telecommunications and related electronics equipment.
Compiles statistics and prepares necessary system reports and forms.
Prepares work orders; provides input for invoicing; maintains parts and equipment accountability forms and records, and assists in inventory of parts and equipment.
Uses sedans, four-wheel drive vehicles, snow vehicles and other modes of transportation.
Leads technicians when assigned to assist in their geographic area.
May be required to do extensive travel in support of an agency's mission.
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: operating and technical principles of telecommunications systems, interfacing of digital and analog systems, digital techniques, computer operations, telecommunications and FCC standards and protocols, network implementation issues, high-speed delivery services, equipment and cabling considerations, remain abreast of industry trends and all electronic test equipment associated with the telecommunications industry.
Ability to: perform duties of Electronic Communications Systems Technician-Field, read and comprehend technical manuals and drawings; apply the electronic industry standards and procedures in effectively maintaining sophisticated state-of-the art telecommunications systems in a professional manner.
A valid General Radiotelephone Operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission is required.
Two years of experience an Electronic Communications Systems Technician - Field.
Two years of formal education in electronics and five years of paid experience in maintenance and repair of at least two of the following: two-way radio frequency communications systems, digital microwave carrier systems, or data systems. Education will substitute year for year for experience.
Class Specification History
New class adopted May 9, 2001.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 72671), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.