ABOUT THIS POSITION
During the current health crisis, the majority of job interviews will be held by video or audio conference. In person recruitment and selection processes will be conducted in accordance with recommended safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, and disinfecting between candidates).
Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job. You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes magazine has named the City of Phoenix as one of America’s top 500 best large employers and the Top 20 best employers in the state.
Enterprise-wide information technology is centralized in the Information Technology Services (ITS) department within the City of Phoenix, which means our employees have virtually zero travel obligations outside the greater Phoenix area!
The ITS department currently has a vacancy for a Wireless Radio Supervisor in the Infrastructure/Network division.
The Wireless Radio Infrastructure/Network division supports the City of Phoenix network infrastructure, the Regional Wireless Cooperative (RWC) Public Safety P25 Network, the RWC Hazard Zone Conventional VHF network, Motorola dispatch consoles, and the RWC agency partners supported by the network.
The Wireless Radio Supervisor requires the technical knowledge and expertise to develop short and long term plans for maintenance, engineering, administration, staffing, and budgeting for the maintenance of Public Safety and Public Service communication systems. This position will provide direct oversight to the assigned technicians, engineers, and professional personnel to ensure the implementation of those plans. In addition, this position will be responsible for the supervision of
five highly skilled radio technicians.
KEY JOB DUTIES
- Provide technical input on design, installation, operation, and maintenance of public safety and public service radio, Project 25 (P25), and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) communication systems.
- Prepare preliminary and long-term plans, estimates, budgets, and staffing requirements for system replacement, modernization, and maintenance of existing radio, and LMR communication systems.
- Provide coordination, inspection, and quality compliance of related contract vendors and installations.
- Provide engineering management and coordination for all radio, and LMR communication projects.
- Develop policies, procedures, and operating standards for public safety and public service radio, and LMR communication systems.
This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.
$68,390 – $104,000 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.
A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits
- Two years of professional level experience providing technical support for system infrastructure and/or software.
- One year working in a large-scale environment.
- One year supervising highly technical staff.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, electronic systems engineering or a related technical field.
- An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
- The City job description can be found here.
- All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
- Experience with technical specifications, schematics, and instruction manuals.
- Experience with planning and engineering for the development and maintenance of Public Safety and Public Service communications systems.
- Technical experience with voice and data transmission over VHF/UHF/700 MHz, P25 trunked and conventional LMR systems.
First review of applications will occur the week of April 5, 2021. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on April 19, 2021, whichever is sooner.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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Lead User Technology Spec: Job Code 09780, ID# 39046
KEY WORDS: Land Mobile Radio Communications (LMR)
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