Public Safety Radio System Coordinator
JOB CODE: 1658
PAY GRADE: 1180
SALARY RANGE: $35,516 - $60,464
LOCATION OF WORK
Information Services Department
Under the general direction of a higher classification, performs specialized technical work involving computers and radios used on behalf of all public safety agencies operating within the Parish. Work involves responsibility for providing training and assistance to all users of such equipment, performing equipment repair and maintenance, licensing, and frequency coordination. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Develops the internal programs used in each radio of the Trunked Radio System based on the needs and requests of individual agencies; maintains computer files on such programming. Performs all file maintenance for the Trunked Radio System. Coordinates frequencies through proper agencies and maintains current City-Parish licenses. Confers with manufacturers' representatives concerning maintenance of radios and tower sites; schedules all preventive maintenance checkups. Confers with manufacturers' representatives regarding equipment breakdowns; makes minor repairs or adjustments; schedules equipment repair service or provides programming assistance for more complex repairs. Provides training and assistance to all new and existing users of the radio systems on the proper use of new or existing equipment. Provides guidance and technical assistance to officials, representatives, and employees of other parishes, cities, and agencies who are considering and/or in the process of joining a radio network. Maintains a technical database designed to improve and simplify technical procedures based on the needs of the District. Keeps inventory of supplies; orders supplies as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of telephone systems and radio equipment used in public safety communications. Knowledge of radio equipment and dispatch techniques of all radio system users. Ability to manage the Parish Radio System and relevant licensing. Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and monitor radio system projects and complex repairs. Ability to perform minor computer and radio equipment repairs including frequency coordination. Ability to program Parish radios and provide training and assistance to users. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others including radio system user agencies. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department.
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and four years of progressively responsible experience in emergency communications.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.