Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0648

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

(Network/Telecommunications Analyst IV)

Communication Technologies,
Department of Information Technology

Job # 13-0648

Salary negotiable  (Grade S31)

Responsible for management of the Fairfax County radio services program, assets and services. Plans, develops, and coordinates the implementation, maintenance and support of all aspects of Fairfax County's 800 MHz radio communications systems and devices, which includes the county's Public Safety system (supports 9-1-1 services, Police, Fire, Sheriff, Office of Emergency Management), Public Service Radio Systems (supports other county agencies and Fairfax County Public Schools), other UHF, VHF, and low-band radio systems, and other related technologies installed in vehicles such as mobile data devices and video equipment. Ensures compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. Supervises a staff of engineers, analysts, technicians and other support personnel in implementing systems and capabilities; manages system operations and maintenance and refresh activities; develops and activates emergency response and disaster preparedness requirements, and coordinates service level agreements with stakeholder agencies to ensure the equipment and system capabilities meet the county and FCPS radio communications short and long range objectives. Also prepares, justifies, and executes the radio program and project budgets.

Serves as a liaison with other government agencies (regional, federal, state, and local) for interoperability goals, and understanding common objectives in the radio/electronics fields, and their impact on Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions. Participates in Regional Radio Managers groups. Participates in drafting input to FCC on related matters to include narrowband, broadband, spectrum, wireless infrastructure, and interoperability.

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Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to the possession of an associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, or a related field; plus five years of network and/or telecommunications experience; or a bachelor's degree in such fields; plus three years of experience in network or telecommunications system design, analysis, installation, and troubleshooting, including some supervisory experience.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment, and must complete an Information Security Office Employee Agreement.



Bachelor's degree in electronics engineering technology. Ten years of experience in using voice radio communication systems and the supporting networks, applications, and equipment. Five years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Experience managing a Motorola trunked radio communication system, radio codeplug development, and program management, especially within a public safety environment. Hands-on P25 digital radio experience. Strong customer support skills with a demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and manage special projects and multiple assignments simultaneously. Good oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience in a command and control environment a plus.



Panel interview.



This is a 24/7 operation and the selected candidate must be available to manage all emergencies that impact the operation of the county's radio services.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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