Senior Telecommunications Specialist (Public Safety Communications Network)

Job title: Senior Telecommunications Specialist (Public Safety Communications Network)

Company: Colorado’s Department of Personnel & Administration

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Job description: Department Information

What We Do:

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

What We Believe:

We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

What You’ll Get From Us:

A culture that understands that we are better together when our differences are valued and everyone is inspired and empowered to contribute.
Check out this to see some of the great work that OIT is doing around IT Transformation at the State.

Description of Job

The Senior Specialist provides technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies by maintaining microwave, telephone, two-way radio, digital trunked radio, data and video communications equipment and systems pertaining to the . This position may have work lead responsibilities over other Electronic Specialists through project scheduling and instruction, including the installation, modification, fabrication and calibration of new equipment and systems. This position will follow established procedures to provide ongoing preventative maintenance and failure resolution of systems and support equipment, creating and updating circuit and equipment records to fill public safety needs and Inter-government requirements.

Primary Job Duties:

Establish installation, maintenance schedules, and operating best practices.

Emergency response, maintenance and repair of towers and equipment.

Tower climbing- Be able to climb towers and assess the condition of the tower structure to Include electrical grounds, mounts, cable runs, clamps, attachments, cross members, bolts and nuts, Inspect for corrosion. Be able to Identify tower structural and safely Issues and use the appropriate tools, safety gear and personnel to correct the deficiencies. Be able to climb tower In excess of 400 feet In height.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Four years of technical experience repairing, performing maintenance, installing, modifying, calibrating, certifying, or fabricating equipment and facilities related to the work assignment including one year at the fully operational level, to include previous experience with LMR, two-way, microwave, or applicable RF technology.

Equipment and facilities may be primarily telecommunications equipment and facilities, media equipment and facilities, precision measuring equipment, or other electronics equipment and facilities.

A FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) must be obtained within 6 months of hire. Must be able to successfully complete a background check to comply with privacy and communications laws.


An associate’s degree or successful completion of the equivalent of 60 semester hours of training at an accredited college or university or recognized non-correspondence technical school with 30 semester hours of course work related to the work assignment may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Special Qualifications-

Possess physical strength and agility to climb communications towers to 400 feet, climb across tower arms horizontally at height to position on an opposite leg and perform required work while suspended.

Must have current tower certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

Must be able to acquire tower re-certification every two years


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at .

A standard appeal form is available at: . If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

Our application process is .

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application

process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the

employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested

accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require

reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing

for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at or call (303) 764-7900.
The Governor’s Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information:

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Location: Denver, CO

Job date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 04:15:39 GMT

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