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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III - 42003349

Date: Apr 20, 2017

Location: BRYCEVILLE, FL, US, 32009

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Requisition No: 6949 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III - 42003349

Position Number: 42003349 

Salary:  $30,988.62 - $36,566.66 

Posting Closing Date: 05/03/2017 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER

SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Dianne Fleming at (904) 266-8360

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent and four (4) years of work experience in component level repair and installation of commercial two-way radios and associated equipment.

College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for one (1) year of the required work experience provided such education includes 2-way radio systems maintenance and component level repair.

Requires possession of a valid Class “E” driver license.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours worked and education are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information***

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES:

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $30,988.62 annually. 

JOB DUTIES:

The incumbent of this highly technical position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and management of a portion of the Florida Forest Service’s statewide communication system. This system is comprised of mobile and portable radios, repeaters, base stations, combiners, duplexers, antenna and computer systems. Additional responsibilities include data circuits, telephone systems and other sophisticated electronic devices. The employee evaluates system problems and effects necessary repairs to maintain fire ready response.

Installation of various types of radios. Maintain 2-way mobile and portable radios, duplexers, combiners, repeaters, base stations and antennas. Schedule and perform preventative maintenance on each piece of 2-way equipment within the assigned area. Operate a repair facility with elaborate electronic test equipment. Repair equipment to the component level. Install 2-way radios into all types of equipment. Establish accountability for the control of communication equipment, repair parts and supplies. Monitor and ensure that radio communications are handled in an efficient manner. This shall be accomplished in accordance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Rules and Regulations.   

Install and/or replace uninterruptible power source units/batteries, printer cables, data cables, modems, mice and keyboards. Install data/network, telephone cabling and fiber optic cable into new or established locations, (not responsible for termination of fiber cable). Assist the Computer Desktop Support Technician with troubleshooting and diagnosis whenever needed. Assist users in moving computer equipment to new locations.

Serve as telecommunication manager for Field Unit. Instruct personnel in the proper procedures and use of equipment to ensure compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations. Keep management informed of changing requirements that can affect the budget. Maintain liaison with Statewide Telecommunications Administrator, local telecommunications companies, forestry cooperators, fire departments and other agencies associated with the unit’s fire prevention and suppression programs. Stay abreast of technological advances and any pending changes that could affect the communication system.

Perform other duties as assigned.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance – State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individuals & Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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