**This recruitment has been expanded to All Applicants and is open until filled**
The Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology (OIT) is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to serve as a Communications Engineer I in our Anchorage offices.
Provides technical advice to client agencies on communications requirements; designs new or modifies existing communications systems of limited scope and complexity such as those requiring only radio transmission over short distances.
Identifies and evaluates alternative site locations, evaluates terrain, accessibility, suitability to purpose, weather analysis, and possible maintenance problems; evaluates subsurface characteristics to determine suitability for proposed construction; and, reviews designs proposal with user agency suggesting alternative designs as appropriate.
Prepares formal communications system design proposal including site surveys, earth profiles, cost estimates; and, construction and equipment specifications.
Prepares and submits Federal Communications Commission licensing applications; identifies appropriate regulations; and, prepares and submits transmission area maps, circuit layout drawings, elevation drawings, engineering calculations, and a description of related installation construction projects, e.g., buildings, related power sources and/or access roads.
Acts as project engineer in the installation of the proposed communications systems, reviews for compliance with design specifications; and, supervises the construction of related structures.
Provides technical advice and solutions to complex maintenance problems beyond the capabilities of the Electronic Technician. Advises them as to proper action to take in the field or travels to site locations to supervise or perform necessary maintenance activity.
Provides technical expertise to client agencies and designs and/or modifies communications systems of significant scope and complexity characterized by radio, satellite or microwave transmission; assess communications needs of the user agency; explains technical systems requirements; reviews previous planning proposals and/or legislation; evaluates budgetary parameters; performs research adapting new technological advances into design proposals; prepares preliminary design proposals including systems alternatives; and, prepares and submits a comprehensive formal design proposal. These projects are of significant scope and complexity requiring as much as one year from inception to completion.
Acts as project engineer in the installation of proposed communications systems; administers construction contracts in the installation of sophisticated communications equipment or related structures.
Develops standards and practices for communications equipment testing; develops specifications for testing equipment; maintains an awareness of the state of the art, assesses the division's equipment needs and prepares appropriate equipment specifications.
Provides training and directs the activities of subordinate Communications Engineering Associates.
The desired traits for this position include the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience (These traits MUST be documented in your cover letter.):
Knowledge of basic electronic systems and equipment; electronics practices, methods and terminology; engineering mathematics; and, engineering economics.
General knowledge of construction and electrical engineering practices, principles and standards.
Substantial knowledge of principles, practices, methods, terminology, and recent technological advances in radio, optional, wire, satellite and microwave transmission of voice and data communications.
Ability to understand and apply Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations;
Ability to understand and apply electronics principles and practices in the development and installation of communications systems;
Ability to prepare specifications and make final engineering recommendations on various radio and wire communications systems;
Ability to analyze technical data;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work;
Ability to direct the activities of construction and technical personnel in the construction and installation of communications equipment and systems.
APSIN statement: Employment with Office of Information Technology is contingent upon successfully completing and maintaining an APSIN background check and security clearance conducted by the Department of Public Safety. Fingerprinting is required.
This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. The first review of applications will happen after 9/3/19.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a major in electrical, electronics, or communications engineering; or, a closely related field.
Three years of experience equivalent in kind and level to a Communications Engineering Associate I.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE).
Technical electronics experience including design, assembly, modification, testing, maintenance or installation of electronic systems may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience should be broad and extensive to include at least four of the six areas described above.
Special Requirement: As a condition of continued employment for all levels, employee must obtain a general radio/telephone certificate during the first twelve months of employment.
Persons not registered in the State of Alaska must be registered in a state recognized by the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors eligible for comity in accordance with AS 08.48.191(b). Persons employed under this provision must become registered in Alaska within one year of hire and sign an agreement to this effect as a condition of employment.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION:
**INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION**
This continuous recruitment. Your application and any potential subsequent interview will be effective the entire time.
COVER LETTER REQUIREMENTS
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should be in a standard business format and should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the job description above.
Your complete applicant package, including cover letter, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not provide a cover letter as required, your application package may be determined to be incomplete and will not advance to the next phase of the recruitment and selection process.
Please attach the required documents to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, submit your application online and fax them to the contact number provided in the job posting.
The following attachments are required at the time of application:
Any documents necessary to show proof of meeting the minimum qualifications (i.e. transcripts, etc.)
A resume with complete job history, including the names and current telephone numbers of previous employers.
Applicants invited for an interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:
List of three (3) professional references including current daytime phone numbers. One must be a current or former supervisor.
Copies of your two (2) most recent performance evaluations (current or former state employees).
Samples of your writing skills such as user guides, documentation or training materials you have developed.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required at the time of interview.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission (including account creation) or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or 907-465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to email@example.com.
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For specific information in reference to the position, please contact the hiring manager listed in the Contact Information section below.
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats to apply for this position, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
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