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Communications Equipment Specialist

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Communications Equipment Specialist
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 16-00347
Application Due By 11/4/2016
Title Communications Equipment Specialist
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 6
$50,478 - $64,260 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Non-Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities Maintain NYSDEC public safety radio systems and equipment including field work at radio tower sites. Responsible for programming radio equipment and be responsible for VoIP regional dispatch radio equipment performance. Responsible for integrating County 911 P25 trunked radio systems into DEC Office of Public Protection radio equipment.

Uses appropriate test equipment and observation in diagnosing faulty radio systems and devices including radio interference from local and distant transmitters.

Responsible for the inspection of tower sites including guy wires, equipment enclosures, site safety, hazard signage, fills out and submits work requests for maintenance at these sites. Updates FCC license postings at radio sites as needed.

Supervise subordinate technical and maintenance workers, making assignments, giving instructions, observing and inspecting work performed insuring the quality of work is satisfactory. Responsible for inventory maintenance, cost account records for projects and progress reports.

Responsible for procurement of materials by purchase requisition, including quotes and supporting justification.

Responsible for maintaining inventory and securing DEC asset tags for newly procured equipment.

Responsible for service contracts with outside venders, inspection and approval of contractual work.

Periodically submits progress reports and accomplishments to the Statewide Radio Engineer.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Possession of a FCC Radio Telephone Operator's License - General Class and a FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class License and four (4) years of experience in the design, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic communications equipment for commercial, engineering, or scientific use; or an associate's degree in electronics or electronic technology and two years of experience described above.

This title is non-competitive. No examination is necessary. However, you must still meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and work in remote areas and adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must be available to respond to after- hour's emergencies. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 80 pounds.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.