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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III - 42005197 1 1

Date: Oct 17, 2020

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Requisition No: 224362 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III - 42005197 1 1

Position Number: 42005197 

Salary:  $32,988.80 - $39,586.56 

Posting Closing Date: 10/27/2020 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Tim Elder, (863) 467-3235

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma and four (4) years of experience in telecommunications, data processing (excluding data entry), electronics or engineering, two years of which must have been in telecommunications; or

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the computer sciences, management information systems or electronic engineering.

College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for each year of the required non-telecommunications experience provided such education includes two courses in one of the areas described above.

Vocational/technical training in one of the areas described above can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours per year for a maximum of two years of the required non-telecommunications experience.

Completion of a vendor supplied program of study of four or more weeks in telecommunications can substitute for one year of the required experience.

Please Note: There will be a numerically based work sample administered with an established minimum required passing score to all eligible candidates in order to move to the next phase of consideration.

 ***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.

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 $32,988.80 annually. 

JOB DUTIES:

The incumbent of this highly technical position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and management of a portion of the Division of Forestry’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. Monitors and ensures that radio communications are handled in an efficient manner.  This shall be accomplished in accordance with Federal Communication Commission Rules and Regulations.   

Install and/or replace UPS 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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED:

  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance – State covers the majority of health insurance premiums for Individual & 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: Okeechobee