Under the guidance of the Emergency Communications Manager and as a member of the Radio Services Branch the successful candidate will maintain critical wireless voice, video, and data networks and equipment in both mobile and fixed environments for Fairfax County radio user agencies. Participates in projects for transition to and provides hands on support for implementing push-to-talk technologies on smart phone devices. Uses broadband administrative and management application tools for implementing and doing moves, adds & changes supporting push to talk users. Using appropriate tools, RF and electronic test equipment and system software to install, program, troubleshoot, repair and maintain wireless communications systems including broadband push to talk devices, two-way radio, ancillary audio, electrical and wireless equipment. Conducts analysis and troubleshooting of complex public safety digital communication systems that utilize a variety of radio frequency (RF) devices and associated equipment. Keeps track of associated assets and utilizes the radio asset management system and services database. Serves as part of team in Radio Services to support coverage requirements and response to customer agencies' needs 24 by 7. Provides subject matter expertise on wireless and public safety broadband. Participates in development of COOP. Performs other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to possession of an associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, or a related field; plus three years of network and/or telecommunications experience; or a bachelor's degree in such fields; plus one year of experience in network or telecommunications system design, analysis, installation, and troubleshooting.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
At least six years of hands-on experience in repair and alignment of conventional and P25 trunked mobile and portable radios, three years of hands-on experience installing radio, wireless, data-related equipment in public safety and other fleet vehicles. Experience with Fire Station Alerting public address system, and RF radios in a fixed environment. Experience with wireless broadband mobile solutions on smartphone devices such as push to talk, and one-year experience installing broadband vehicular kits and accessories. Experience using an asset management and service database system. Working knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) laws, rules, and regulations and licensing, and other federal directives related to radio and wireless communications systems and equipment for public safety and broadband. Written and oral communications skills, and demonstrated project management skills.
Be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Be able to stand, bend, lay on back, climb up into tall vehicles, work in small or cramped spaces, work off of ladders of various heights, be able to correctly discern full spectrum of colors, be able to correctly utilize power and hand tools. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.