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Network Technician

Recruitment #130916-UNCB-116

Introduction

A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency providing services to other Oklahoma government agencies. We work toward the goals of capitalizing on available resources, continuing to seek cost saving opportunities and elevating our level of service. Our mission is to be a “FAST” agency: Flatter, Agile, Streamlined, and Technology-enabled.

The Information Services Division (ISD) is seeking a full-time Network Technician for our Tulsa location, providing IT services to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. This is an unclassified position within Oklahoma state government.  Click here to view our comprehensive Benefits Packet.

This IT services position is located at the Department of Transportation. Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the design, development, administration and maintenance of various telecommunications systems and related services such as equipment installation, coordination of services, and billing and budgeting requirements.

Daily Activities:
•Plans, designs and coordinates various telecommunications systems to provide radio, or wireless technologies to support agency operations; may be assigned overall responsibility for all communications systems in an assigned district or geographical area.
Performs professional and technical work in providing communications services for a state agency; establishes and maintains wireless services and radio communications networks and systems; performs preventive maintenance; evaluates systems performance, responds to malfunctions and operating problems, and identifies and resolves causes.
•Confers with users to identify communications support requirements; coordinates with vendors, contractors, in-house technical staff or others to plan, design and implement new applications, modifications or improvements as needed; provides training and assistance to users in the operation and application of available systems.
•Installs, tests and modifies radio, microwave, cable facilities, operating systems, and other communication and automation devices and components; coordinates and performs systems tests; adjusts, calibrates and modifies equipment or components to conform to specifications, implement engineering or software changes or enhance systems performance.
•Develops telecommunications or information technology strategies, recommendations and plans for the procurement of new technologies or equipment; conducts cost studies and participates in the preparation of budget work plans.
•Directs the procurement, storage and inventory of replacement and spare parts, software, and equipment; establishes and writes equipment specifications; coordinates with vendors or contractors for the purchase of supplies, equipment, or personnel services in accordance with the state purchasing laws.
•Coordinates operation of radio communications systems and other regulated activities with the Federal Communication Commission or Federal Aviation agency as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not require supervisory responsibilities. 

Travel: This position does require travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requirements at this level consist of four years of experience in telecommunications or computer installation, maintenance, repair or operations or eighteen semester hours of college in Computer Science or Management Information Systems course work or completion of a technical school or vendor training in telecommunications maintenance, computer operations, electronics or a closely related field, or certification as a network administrator or network engineer.

Knowledge and Skills:
This is the specialist level of this job family where employees perform advanced level work in the administration of a telecommunications or information technology network or operating system. This may include positions which have overall responsibility for all communications or data processing services at an agency or institution or within an assigned area, positions responsible for the coordination of various resources as a project manager and similar positions which have a high level of accountability in providing required support and telecommunications services.  Required at this level include knowledge of telecommunications, networks, computer operating systems, radio communications or other electronics systems; of installation and repair techniques for data processing and telecommunications equipment and associated devices; of microcomputers and related equipment and software; of procedures for testing telecommunications equipment; of office automation systems; of radio transmitting and receiving devices; of rules and regulations concerning the use of telecommunications systems; and of procedures for analyzing and resolving systems operating problems. Ability is required to install and maintain telecommunications systems and equipment; to provide training and assistance to users; to analyze and resolve systems problems; to communicate effectively; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Plus demonstrated ability to work independently and perform a wide range of tasks and activities in administering a telecommunications network or operating system.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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