COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS MANAGER 0109
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and administration of telecommunications networks and systems for a large County department or the Suffolk County Community College. The incumbent supervises a telecommunications staff engaged in evaluating and preparing proposals for data communication systems, advising user agencies about telecommunications requirements and designing, updating, and maintaining large complex telecommunications systems for microwave or data communications. Incumbents are expected to use independent judgment and initiative in completing duties. Work is performed under administrative supervision, and is reviewed through consultations and conferences. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Provides administrative and technical supervision over the telecommunications networks and systems for a large County department or the Suffolk County Community College;
Designs and manages large complex telecommunications systems for microwave, or data communications;
Determines equipment requirements and availability through contact with vendors and user departments;
Supervises development of technical proposals, major technical evaluations, etc;
Provides both short-range alternatives and long-term planning for network installations, enhancements, upgrades, and migrations;
Prepares cost estimates and orders equipment;
Coordinates technical installations, changes, enhancements, migrations, and upgrades in systems programming and configurations and network software, hardware and operational environments;
Maintains responsibility for the design and management of performance reporting, and the annual review and modification of budgets relative to installation of departmental systems;
Provides expertise regarding new data and telecommunications networking technologies;
Provides support in voice data network design.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and
application of sophisticated telecommunications systems; thorough knowledge of
current literature, sources of information and technical developments in the
field of network planning and operation; thorough knowledge of the different
communications requirements of federal, state and local governmental agencies
and jurisdictions; thorough knowledge of systems analysis as it applies to the
communications field; good knowledge of the principles and practices of public
administration and budgeting; ability to supervise a technical staff in a
manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to systematically
analyze and solve problems involved in communications systems; ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials of other
agencies and jurisdictions; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely,
both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of
Graduation from a college with federally authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in the development, installation and management of large-scale, multi-user data communications systems.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Communications Analyst II.