Communications and Network Administrator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Administers citywide communications networks that includes integration of all voice, data, and video communications over a variety of medium including copper, fiber optic, microwave, 450/700/800Mhz public safety radio communication systems, and other wireless communication devices.
- Install, configure, administer, integrate, analyze, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, patch, upgrade, backup, protect, secure, and document all facets of the City’s physical and virtual voice, data, public safety radio, and video communication systems.
- Analyzes network-related problems regarding end user performance and takes appropriate corrective action.
- Assures appropriate network connectivity, security and data integrity procedures are implemented.
- Maintains the operations of a citywide public safety 700/800 MHz radio communication system. Coordinates the connectivity and utilization between other public safety agencies.
- Develops technical and operations procedures for access and connectivity to the public safety radio system and City networks.
- Identifies and performs needed assessments pertaining to the communication and networking requirements of the department, in consultation with directors and system users.
- Ensure annual inspections of the City’s communications towers are completed and documented.
- Ensure annual retuning of radios and proper inventory of equipment.
- Directs and supervises professional, technical, and clerical personnel in the support of the telephone, computer systems, public safety radio, and networking operations.
- Maintains and implements current federal, state, and local government and regulatory agencies requirements including FCC licensing.
- Knowledge of electronics and communications; including both analog and digital 700/800 MHz trunking public safety radio systems, voice, data, and video theory, design, and installation.
- Knowledge of voice and data communications, networks and analog and digital RF technologies.
- Knowledge of computer hardware and software on multidimensional platforms including application management, programming applications, and client-server/networking communications.
- Knowledge of the sources of information and current developments in voice, data, video , and 700/800 MHz RF public safety radio and network technologies.
- Knowledge of electronics theory and application.
- Skills in project management, systems analysis, planning and organizing.
- Ability to supervise and direct the work of professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing with all levels of management and external agencies to coordinate and implement departmental and citywide communication systems and applications.
- Ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical problems.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with end users, administration, and vendor representatives.
- Ability to evaluate training needs and objectives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major computer science, mathematics, or business information systems; with a minimum of five (5) years work related experience in communications and/or MIS, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid State of Florida driver’s license, required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.
Last revision date: October 2010