Network/telecommunications Analyst Ii

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Fairfax, Virginia
$68,800.78 - $114,667.90 Annually
Mar 11, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Information Technology (DIT) Radio Services Center (RSC) supports all county public Safety and general county agencies, as well as the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) wireless communications technologies to include Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Enhanced Push-to-Talk (ePTT), and mobile data environments.
  • Maintains critical wireless voice, video, and data networks and equipment in both mobile and fixed environments for Fairfax County radio user agencies.
  • Participates in projects for transition to and provides hands on support for implementing Push-to- Talk technologies on smart phone devices.
  • Uses broadband administrative and management application tools for implementing and doing moves, adds & changes supporting push to talk users.
  • Using appropriate tools, RF and electronic test equipment and system software to install, program, troubleshoot, repair and maintain wireless communications systems including broadband push to talk devices, two-way radio, ancillary audio, electrical and wireless equipment.
  • Conducts analysis and troubleshooting of complex public safety digital communication systems that utilize a variety of radio frequency (RF) devices and associated equipment.
  • Keeps track of associated assets and utilizes the radio asset management system and services database.
  • Serves as part of team in Radio Services to support coverage requirements and response to customer agencies' needs 24 by 7.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on wireless and public safety broadband.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Possession of an associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics, or a related field; plus three years of network and/or telecommunications experience; or a bachelor's degree in such fields; plus one year of experience in network or telecommunications system design, analysis, installation, and troubleshooting.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • At least five years of hands-on experience in repair and alignment of conventional and P25 trunked mobile and portable radios.
  • At least three years of hands-on experience installing radio, wireless, and data-related equipment in public safety and fleet vehicles.
  • At least two years of experience with Westnet Fire Station Alerting; to include troubleshooting components of the First-In Alerting System as well as other ancillary components within a fire station including, but not limited to: public address system, bunkroom lighting, and RF radios in a fixed environment.
  • Experience using an asset management and service database system.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices, terminology and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. Working knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) laws, rules, and regulations and licensing, and other federal directives related to radio and wireless communications systems and equipment for public safety and broadband.
  • Experienced in the reading and interpretation of construction diagrams and plans.
  • Experience in the design and installation of RF and associated equipment in new/renovated commercial building construction.
  • Able to interpret electrical schematics.
  • Have excellent written and oral communications skills.

Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Work in tight spaces, discern full spectrum of colors, and use hand tools and equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.govEEO/AA/TTY.

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