IT SPECIALIST

POSITION OVERVIEW


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS
Job Classification: IT SPECIALIST – INFRASTRUCTURE – (RADIO TECHNICAL HARDWARE ANALYST)
Posting Number: 22395
Division: RADIO COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Reporting Location: 2318 GREENS ROAD, HOUSTON 77032
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM* *Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under general supervision, responsible for moderately skilled technical work in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of a Motorola P25 TDMA/FDMA trunking IP based communications equipment, Alcatel-Lucent IP based microwave network, subscriber radio devices, dispatch consoles, and fire station alerting equipment. Assists in the development, installation, maintenance, and administration of the City's Project 25 (P25) digital multisite, multi-agency radio and IP based microwave system; provide rotating on-call service work; program voice and data radio communications equipment; work with vendors on the maintenance and repair of all radio users; repair and maintain Fire Alerting System (FAS); perform preventive maintenance at all radio tower sites, dispatch centers, FAS stations and will drive to multiple sites within the city. Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment. The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as servers or routers (up to 40 pounds) and/or stooping, bending, very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. There may be sources of discomfort, i.e., outdoor installations, hot/cold temperature and humid/wet conditions. Hands-on environment. Have rotating on-call responsibilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS) or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
At least three (3) years of technology experience supporting IT Infrastructure including networks, security and hardware. System specific technical certifications may be considered for substitution for 1 year of experience.
Related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

PREFERENCES

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Preferences will be given to applicants with working knowledge of:

  • Public Safety Communications radio operations utilizing a Motorola P25 trunked radio system.
  • Knowledge of FCC Rules & Regulations and radio programming,
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, computer/PC operation skills,
  • Ability to accurately troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and make rapid and sound decisions and notifications of appropriate staff.
  • Ability to operate technical and computer test equipment.
  • Microsoft Server/VSphere Certifications
Preference will be given to those who have a valid Driver License in accordance with AP2-2

Preferences will also be given to individuals who prove completion of technical training courses in
modern electronic technology or IP technology. Experienced with volt meter, watt meter and others.
Certified Electronics Technician (C.E.T.) & General Communications Technician Certifications are highly desired.
GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE: 22

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (832/393-8511).

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832/393-8511). (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.