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Information Technology Supervisor

  • ... San Luis Obispo, California, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 146494 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Information Technology Supervisor   

JOB TITLE:

Information Technology Supervisor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

San Luis Obispo California United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Salary
$114,795.
20 - $146,494.
40 Annually
Location
San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type
Permanent - Salary
Job Number
0224KS-002267-01
Department
Information Technology
Division
ITD Administration
Opening Date
02/29/2024
Closing Date
Continuous

    DESCRIPTION

    BENEFITS

    QUESTIONS

About the Position

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open until the position is filled.
For first consideration for the position, please submit your application by
March 15th 2024.


San Luis Obispo (SLO) County, Information Technology Department, is looking for an experienced radio communications leader (Job Classification IT Supervisor) who will help to manage the County's public safety radio network.
The IT Supervisor will lead a team of 8 staff who support the mission of ensuring a highly reliable public safety communication system.

This position under direction, will manage the planning, acquisition, deployment, operation, and support of radio and wireless technologies including microwave for the County of San Luis Obispo; plan and direct the daily activities of the Communications Team staff; manage professional and technical staff engaged in the support of radio systems; and have overall program and asset management responsibilities of the radio systems at the County of San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo County Employment

The County of San Luis Obispo fosters a healthy work-life balance while making valuable and personal contributions to enhance the livelihood of our wonderful community.

The Information Technology Department

San Luis Obispo County Information Technology Department (ITD) offers an exciting, fast-paced environment where exceptional performance is encouraged and rewarded.
ITD consists of 85 staff within four (4) operational Divisions: Administration; Applications; Customer Service / Delivery; and Infrastructure.
ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability and minimizes the risk of business interruption.
ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments and partner agencies for the benefit of all San Luis Obispo County residents, businesses, and visitors.
This opportunity provides candidates with the exposure of working with various county departments as well as other partner public safety agencies.
The County supports a work-life balance and provides a generous pension.

Click Here to learn more about the County of San Luis Obispo's Information Technology Department.


Click Here to view the full job description for the Information Technology Supervisor position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County.

The Ideal Candidate

The Job

This leadership position is within the Infrastructure Division and will supervise the Communications Team made up of 8 employees.
The communications team manages both the County's public safety radio and video surveillance systems.
The County recently completed a system-wide upgrade project.
The current system is a hybrid analog/digital system utilizing both VHF and UHF frequencies.
The Land Mobile Radio system is utilized by the County Sheriff, County Fire, Public Works, Animal Services, and many other agencies.
With over 20 radio sites and thousands of subscriber units, the LMR system utilizes modern base stations, voting, and simulcast technologies.
Additionally, the County has migrated from traditional TDM transport to a more modern system leveraging all IP based radios using advanced carrier class IP network technologies for system resiliency.
The system consists of a 14-site microwave radio network using a mixture of 6ghz and 11ghz licensed microwave radio links and another approximately six sites connected via other IP networks.
The public safety radio system supports multiple agencies and over 2000 subscribers daily.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of 8 radio communications and network engineers, and a multi-million-dollar budget.

  • Organize and direct the design, installation, expansion, operation, maintenance and repair of the County public safety radio communication system and related equipment; establish project timelines and priorities; assure public safety radio functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Coordinate and direct personnel, projects, and communications to assure smooth and efficient system operations and meet the emergency response needs of the County; confer with Departments, Sheriff, fire, and medical personnel concerning public safety radio needs; assure proper and timely resolution of system issues, problems, and malfunctions.

  • Plan, organize and direct the development and implementation of communication system expansion projects; estimate labor, material, and equipment requirements for projects; monitor and evaluate progress of installation, expansion, maintenance, and repair projects; inspect completed projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and requirements.

  • Manage operations and activities related to the inspection, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions and interferences; assure adequate supplies and equipment to complete projects; coordinate the purchase of supplies and equipment as appropriate; collaborate with vendors and outside organizations in the coordination of public safety radio projects and operations as needed.

  • Assure compliance with required Federal Communications Commission licenses.

  • Provide consultation to County personnel, outside agencies and others concerning public safety radio and related functions and activities; respond to staff input concerning system needs; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and preparation of the annual preliminary budget for the County public safety radio communication system; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

  • Provide technical information and assistance to management regarding public safety radio needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Coordinate with outside agencies and landowners for new and amended lease agreements and site access.

  • Act as Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Officer (RACES) under State OES plan; coordinate and support RACES volunteer program.

Ideal Candidates should:

  • Be a good communicator with keen business insights.
  • Be detail-oriented, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Lead a team to accomplish a common goal and can forge strong relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Be an effective multi-tasker prioritizing and managing several tasks at once.
  • Have a great attitude and display a contagious get it done and done right mindset.
  • Have strong leadership skills that includes being independent, creative, and thinking strategically.
  • Have the desire and ability to improve inefficient processes.

And, possess knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Applicable laws, statues, regulations, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical developments and trends in microwave radio and two-way radio communications equipment and facilities
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements applicable to present and prospective microwave radio and two-way radio communications operations and installations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of organizational planning
  • Ability to relate present and future County government needs to emerging technology, engineering principles and practices, and use of telecommunications facilities
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of technical and operating personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County officials and employees
  • Ability to prepare administrative and operation reports
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Either A: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field.
In addition, four years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.


OR B: An associates degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university or completion from a job-related, accredited vocational institution.
In addition, six years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date.
To apply for this position, click \"apply\" at the top of this page.
Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process.
We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.


An initial application review will be conducted.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.


Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process.
Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.


If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.
slo.
ca.
us.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed.


For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.
slocounty.
ca.
gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.
Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail hr@co.
slo.
ca.
us
for more information.


Veteran's Preference Points
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process.
Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.
Click here for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.
Please note that Veterans credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The County is an equal opportunity employer.
Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments.
Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors.
In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees.
For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.

Agency
County of San Luis Obispo
Address

1055 Monterey Street
Suite D-250
San Luis Obispo, California, 93408

Phone
805-781-5959
Website
http://www.
slocounty.
ca.
gov/

About the Position

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open until the position is filled.
For first consideration for the position, please submit your application by
March 15th 2024.


San Luis Obispo (SLO) County, Information Technology Department, is looking for an experienced radio communications leader (Job Classification IT Supervisor) who will help to manage the County's public safety radio network.
The IT Supervisor will lead a team of 8 staff who support the mission of ensuring a highly reliable public safety communication system.

This position under direction, will manage the planning, acquisition, deployment, operation, and support of radio and wireless technologies including microwave for the County of San Luis Obispo; plan and direct the daily activities of the Communications Team staff; manage professional and technical staff engaged in the support of radio systems; and have overall program and asset management responsibilities of the radio systems at the County of San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo County Employment

The County of San Luis Obispo fosters a healthy work-life balance while making valuable and personal contributions to enhance the livelihood of our wonderful community.

The Information Technology Department

San Luis Obispo County Information Technology Department (ITD) offers an exciting, fast-paced environment where exceptional performance is encouraged and rewarded.
ITD consists of 85 staff within four (4) operational Divisions: Administration; Applications; Customer Service / Delivery; and Infrastructure.
ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability and minimizes the risk of business interruption.
ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments and partner agencies for the benefit of all San Luis Obispo County residents, businesses, and visitors.
This opportunity provides candidates with the exposure of working with various county departments as well as other partner public safety agencies.
The County supports a work-life balance and provides a generous pension.

Click Here to learn more about the County of San Luis Obispo's Information Technology Department.


Click Here to view the full job description for the Information Technology Supervisor position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County.

The Ideal Candidate

The Job

This leadership position is within the Infrastructure Division and will supervise the Communications Team made up of 8 employees.
The communications team manages both the County's public safety radio and video surveillance systems.
The County recently completed a system-wide upgrade project.
The current system is a hybrid analog/digital system utilizing both VHF and UHF frequencies.
The Land Mobile Radio system is utilized by the County Sheriff, County Fire, Public Works, Animal Services, and many other agencies.
With over 20 radio sites and thousands of subscriber units, the LMR system utilizes modern base stations, voting, and simulcast technologies.
Additionally, the County has migrated from traditional TDM transport to a more modern system leveraging all IP based radios using advanced carrier class IP network technologies for system resiliency.
The system consists of a 14-site microwave radio network using a mixture of 6ghz and 11ghz licensed microwave radio links and another approximately six sites connected via other IP networks.
The public safety radio system supports multiple agencies and over 2000 subscribers daily.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of 8 radio communications and network engineers, and a multi-million-dollar budget.

  • Organize and direct the design, installation, expansion, operation, maintenance and repair of the County public safety radio communication system and related equipment; establish project timelines and priorities; assure public safety radio functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Coordinate and direct personnel, projects, and communications to assure smooth and efficient system operations and meet the emergency response needs of the County; confer with Departments, Sheriff, fire, and medical personnel concerning public safety radio needs; assure proper and timely resolution of system issues, problems, and malfunctions.

  • Plan, organize and direct the development and implementation of communication system expansion projects; estimate labor, material, and equipment requirements for projects; monitor and evaluate progress of installation, expansion, maintenance, and repair projects; inspect completed projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and requirements.

  • Manage operations and activities related to the inspection, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions and interferences; assure adequate supplies and equipment to complete projects; coordinate the purchase of supplies and equipment as appropriate; collaborate with vendors and outside organizations in the coordination of public safety radio projects and operations as needed.

  • Assure compliance with required Federal Communications Commission licenses.

  • Provide consultation to County personnel, outside agencies and others concerning public safety radio and related functions and activities; respond to staff input concerning system needs; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and preparation of the annual preliminary budget for the County public safety radio communication system; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

  • Provide technical information and assistance to management regarding public safety radio needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Coordinate with outside agencies and landowners for new and amended lease agreements and site access.

  • Act as Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Officer (RACES) under State OES plan; coordinate and support RACES volunteer program.

Ideal Candidates should:

  • Be a good communicator with keen business insights.
  • Be detail-oriented, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Lead a team to accomplish a common goal and can forge strong relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Be an effective multi-tasker prioritizing and managing several tasks at once.
  • Have a great attitude and display a contagious get it done and done right mindset.
  • Have strong leadership skills that includes being independent, creative, and thinking strategically.
  • Have the desire and ability to improve inefficient processes.

And, possess knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Applicable laws, statues, regulations, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical developments and trends in microwave radio and two-way radio communications equipment and facilities
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements applicable to present and prospective microwave radio and two-way radio communications operations and installations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of organizational planning
  • Ability to relate present and future County government needs to emerging technology, engineering principles and practices, and use of telecommunications facilities
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of technical and operating personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County officials and employees
  • Ability to prepare administrative and operation reports
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Either A: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field.
In addition, four years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.


OR B: An associates degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university or completion from a job-related, accredited vocational institution.
In addition, six years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date.
To apply for this position, click \"apply\" at the top of this page.
Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process.
We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.


An initial application review will be conducted.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.


Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process.
Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.


If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.
slo.
ca.
us.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed.


For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.
slocounty.
ca.
gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.
Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail hr@co.
slo.
ca.
us
for more information.


Veteran's Preference Points
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process.
Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.
Click here for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.
Please note that Veterans credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The County is an equal opportunity employer.
Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments.
Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors.
In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees.
For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.


Make a Difference
Employees of the County of San Luis Obispo are public servants who impact the lives of our community every day.
From supporting efforts to reduce homelessness, keeping our drinking water clean, or serving the families in need in the community, County employees make a difference.


Compensation and Benefits
Your annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefit package.


For additional information regarding the benefits listed that may be available to you, visit the associated Benefits-At-A-Glance webpage (click here for link).


Some benefits include:

  • Medical (PPO, EPO, HDHP), Dental (HMO, PPO) and Vision Insurance
  • Health enhancing programs such as Hinge Health, GIThrive and Carrum Health for medical enrollees.
  • Cafeteria (County contribution to pay for insurance premiums)
  • Free visits to the employee health clinic
  • Mental Health resources/benefits including Headspace
  • Voluntary insurance plans (life insurance, disability, critical illness and many more)
  • A lifelong retirement benefit through the San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust
  • Optional deferred compensation plan with up to $500 per year match (depending on bargaining unit)
  • Tax savings accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • Paid personal, sick and vacation days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education and Wellness Allowance
  • Post Employment Health Plan
  • Family Friendly workplace policies
  • Flexible work schedule options
  • Rideshare commuter benefits
  • Pet Insurance


The County of San Luis Obispo has been recognized as a Diamond Level Family Friendly Workplace by San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.
We support our employees through: childcare assistance, flexible scheduling practices, paid and unpaid leave, comprehensive health benefits, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance programs.


Pension Benefit and Employee Contribution Rates:
The County's pension is a defined benefit plan that provides a guaranteed monthly pension payment for life based on your time in service, wages, and other factors.
The County is the primary contributor to the pension fund, but the health of the pension fund also depends on mandatory employee contributions.
Employees are required to pay a percentage of their base pay towards the pension fund, ranging from 5% to 19%.
This amount is deducted from your paycheck pre-tax every pay period.
To find out how much will be deducted from your paycheck should you be hired for this position, please contact Pension Trust at (805) 781-5465.


Healthcare Benefits and Cafeteria Contributions:
The County offers comprehensive medical coverage to you and your family, along with two dental plan options and vision coverage.
All permanent employees receive a monthly employer contribution (or cafeteria contribution) to help them pay for their portion of the medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
The amount of the cafeteria contribution varies by Bargaining Unit (BU) and the extent to which employees enroll their dependents.
If the cafeteria amount is greater than your selected premiums, the remainder of the cafeteria is paid out to you in your paycheck as taxable income.
If the cafeteria amount is less than your monthly premiums, you pay the remainder of the premiums with pre-tax wages.


To estimate your out-of-pocket costs (or cashback from extra cafeteria), visit the Cafeteria Rates webpage (click here for link).


Learning and Development
The County prioritizes your learning, personal and professional development, and career growth.
Employees have access to over 1500 on-demand courses, instructor led courses, and job-specific trainings.


Employees can take courses to upskill to make themselves more competitive for promotional opportunities and further their career growth.
Examples of courses include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Supervisor/Manager academies
  • Microsoft Suite courses
  • Defensive Driving
  • Financial management
  • Retirement preparedness
  • Teambuilding
  • Written Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder and DISC
  • Job specific conferences/trainings
Student Loan Forgiveness
Did you know that if you are employed by a government agency you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
County employees also have access to GotZoom, a program that offers tools and support to navigate your federal student loans.


Homebuyer assistance program
Employees have access to the Assist-to-Own program sponsored by Golden State Finance Authority (click here for link to more information) to get a loan for the down payment.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

146494 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709841185-7d7d67ed21864935e2db6ed2078b0c0d

LOCATION:

California United States

CITY:

San Luis Obispo

Job Origin:

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Salary
$114,795.20 - $146,494.40 Annually
Location
San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type
Permanent - Salary
Job Number
0224KS-002267-01
Department
Information Technology
Division
ITD Administration
Opening Date
02/29/2024
Closing Date
Continuous

    DESCRIPTION

    BENEFITS

    QUESTIONS

About the Position

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open until the position is filled. For first consideration for the position, please submit your application by March 15th 2024.


San Luis Obispo (SLO) County, Information Technology Department, is looking for an experienced radio communications leader (Job Classification IT Supervisor) who will help to manage the County's public safety radio network. The IT Supervisor will lead a team of 8 staff who support the mission of ensuring a highly reliable public safety communication system.

This position under direction, will manage the planning, acquisition, deployment, operation, and support of radio and wireless technologies including microwave for the County of San Luis Obispo; plan and direct the daily activities of the Communications Team staff; manage professional and technical staff engaged in the support of radio systems; and have overall program and asset management responsibilities of the radio systems at the County of San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo County Employment

The County of San Luis Obispo fosters a healthy work-life balance while making valuable and personal contributions to enhance the livelihood of our wonderful community.

The Information Technology Department

San Luis Obispo County Information Technology Department (ITD) offers an exciting, fast-paced environment where exceptional performance is encouraged and rewarded. ITD consists of 85 staff within four (4) operational Divisions: Administration; Applications; Customer Service / Delivery; and Infrastructure. ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability and minimizes the risk of business interruption. ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments and partner agencies for the benefit of all San Luis Obispo County residents, businesses, and visitors. This opportunity provides candidates with the exposure of working with various county departments as well as other partner public safety agencies. The County supports a work-life balance and provides a generous pension.

Click Here to learn more about the County of San Luis Obispo's Information Technology Department.

Click Here to view the full job description for the Information Technology Supervisor position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County.

The Ideal Candidate

The Job

This leadership position is within the Infrastructure Division and will supervise the Communications Team made up of 8 employees. The communications team manages both the County's public safety radio and video surveillance systems. The County recently completed a system-wide upgrade project. The current system is a hybrid analog/digital system utilizing both VHF and UHF frequencies. The Land Mobile Radio system is utilized by the County Sheriff, County Fire, Public Works, Animal Services, and many other agencies. With over 20 radio sites and thousands of subscriber units, the LMR system utilizes modern base stations, voting, and simulcast technologies. Additionally, the County has migrated from traditional TDM transport to a more modern system leveraging all IP based radios using advanced carrier class IP network technologies for system resiliency. The system consists of a 14-site microwave radio network using a mixture of 6ghz and 11ghz licensed microwave radio links and another approximately six sites connected via other IP networks. The public safety radio system supports multiple agencies and over 2000 subscribers daily.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of 8 radio communications and network engineers, and a multi-million-dollar budget.

  • Organize and direct the design, installation, expansion, operation, maintenance and repair of the County public safety radio communication system and related equipment; establish project timelines and priorities; assure public safety radio functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Coordinate and direct personnel, projects, and communications to assure smooth and efficient system operations and meet the emergency response needs of the County; confer with Departments, Sheriff, fire, and medical personnel concerning public safety radio needs; assure proper and timely resolution of system issues, problems, and malfunctions.

  • Plan, organize and direct the development and implementation of communication system expansion projects; estimate labor, material, and equipment requirements for projects; monitor and evaluate progress of installation, expansion, maintenance, and repair projects; inspect completed projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and requirements.

  • Manage operations and activities related to the inspection, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions and interferences; assure adequate supplies and equipment to complete projects; coordinate the purchase of supplies and equipment as appropriate; collaborate with vendors and outside organizations in the coordination of public safety radio projects and operations as needed.

  • Assure compliance with required Federal Communications Commission licenses.

  • Provide consultation to County personnel, outside agencies and others concerning public safety radio and related functions and activities; respond to staff input concerning system needs; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and preparation of the annual preliminary budget for the County public safety radio communication system; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

  • Provide technical information and assistance to management regarding public safety radio needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Coordinate with outside agencies and landowners for new and amended lease agreements and site access.

  • Act as Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Officer (RACES) under State OES plan; coordinate and support RACES volunteer program.

Ideal Candidates should:

  • Be a good communicator with keen business insights.
  • Be detail-oriented, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Lead a team to accomplish a common goal and can forge strong relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Be an effective multi-tasker prioritizing and managing several tasks at once.
  • Have a great attitude and display a contagious get it done and done right mindset.
  • Have strong leadership skills that includes being independent, creative, and thinking strategically.
  • Have the desire and ability to improve inefficient processes.

And, possess knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Applicable laws, statues, regulations, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical developments and trends in microwave radio and two-way radio communications equipment and facilities
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements applicable to present and prospective microwave radio and two-way radio communications operations and installations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of organizational planning
  • Ability to relate present and future County government needs to emerging technology, engineering principles and practices, and use of telecommunications facilities
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of technical and operating personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County officials and employees
  • Ability to prepare administrative and operation reports
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Either A: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field. In addition, four years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

OR B: An associates degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university or completion from a job-related, accredited vocational institution. In addition, six years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click \"apply\" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.slo.ca.us. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail hr@co.slo.ca.us for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points. Click here for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit. Please note that Veterans credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.

Agency
County of San Luis Obispo
Address

1055 Monterey Street
Suite D-250
San Luis Obispo, California, 93408

Phone
805-781-5959
Website
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/

About the Position

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open until the position is filled. For first consideration for the position, please submit your application by March 15th 2024.


San Luis Obispo (SLO) County, Information Technology Department, is looking for an experienced radio communications leader (Job Classification IT Supervisor) who will help to manage the County's public safety radio network. The IT Supervisor will lead a team of 8 staff who support the mission of ensuring a highly reliable public safety communication system.

This position under direction, will manage the planning, acquisition, deployment, operation, and support of radio and wireless technologies including microwave for the County of San Luis Obispo; plan and direct the daily activities of the Communications Team staff; manage professional and technical staff engaged in the support of radio systems; and have overall program and asset management responsibilities of the radio systems at the County of San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo County Employment

The County of San Luis Obispo fosters a healthy work-life balance while making valuable and personal contributions to enhance the livelihood of our wonderful community.

The Information Technology Department

San Luis Obispo County Information Technology Department (ITD) offers an exciting, fast-paced environment where exceptional performance is encouraged and rewarded. ITD consists of 85 staff within four (4) operational Divisions: Administration; Applications; Customer Service / Delivery; and Infrastructure. ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability and minimizes the risk of business interruption. ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments and partner agencies for the benefit of all San Luis Obispo County residents, businesses, and visitors. This opportunity provides candidates with the exposure of working with various county departments as well as other partner public safety agencies. The County supports a work-life balance and provides a generous pension.

Click Here to learn more about the County of San Luis Obispo's Information Technology Department.

Click Here to view the full job description for the Information Technology Supervisor position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County.

The Ideal Candidate

The Job

This leadership position is within the Infrastructure Division and will supervise the Communications Team made up of 8 employees. The communications team manages both the County's public safety radio and video surveillance systems. The County recently completed a system-wide upgrade project. The current system is a hybrid analog/digital system utilizing both VHF and UHF frequencies. The Land Mobile Radio system is utilized by the County Sheriff, County Fire, Public Works, Animal Services, and many other agencies. With over 20 radio sites and thousands of subscriber units, the LMR system utilizes modern base stations, voting, and simulcast technologies. Additionally, the County has migrated from traditional TDM transport to a more modern system leveraging all IP based radios using advanced carrier class IP network technologies for system resiliency. The system consists of a 14-site microwave radio network using a mixture of 6ghz and 11ghz licensed microwave radio links and another approximately six sites connected via other IP networks. The public safety radio system supports multiple agencies and over 2000 subscribers daily.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of 8 radio communications and network engineers, and a multi-million-dollar budget.

  • Organize and direct the design, installation, expansion, operation, maintenance and repair of the County public safety radio communication system and related equipment; establish project timelines and priorities; assure public safety radio functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Coordinate and direct personnel, projects, and communications to assure smooth and efficient system operations and meet the emergency response needs of the County; confer with Departments, Sheriff, fire, and medical personnel concerning public safety radio needs; assure proper and timely resolution of system issues, problems, and malfunctions.

  • Plan, organize and direct the development and implementation of communication system expansion projects; estimate labor, material, and equipment requirements for projects; monitor and evaluate progress of installation, expansion, maintenance, and repair projects; inspect completed projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established guidelines, procedures, and requirements.

  • Manage operations and activities related to the inspection, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions and interferences; assure adequate supplies and equipment to complete projects; coordinate the purchase of supplies and equipment as appropriate; collaborate with vendors and outside organizations in the coordination of public safety radio projects and operations as needed.

  • Assure compliance with required Federal Communications Commission licenses.

  • Provide consultation to County personnel, outside agencies and others concerning public safety radio and related functions and activities; respond to staff input concerning system needs; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and preparation of the annual preliminary budget for the County public safety radio communication system; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

  • Provide technical information and assistance to management regarding public safety radio needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Coordinate with outside agencies and landowners for new and amended lease agreements and site access.

  • Act as Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Officer (RACES) under State OES plan; coordinate and support RACES volunteer program.

Ideal Candidates should:

  • Be a good communicator with keen business insights.
  • Be detail-oriented, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Lead a team to accomplish a common goal and can forge strong relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Be an effective multi-tasker prioritizing and managing several tasks at once.
  • Have a great attitude and display a contagious get it done and done right mindset.
  • Have strong leadership skills that includes being independent, creative, and thinking strategically.
  • Have the desire and ability to improve inefficient processes.

And, possess knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following:

  • Applicable laws, statues, regulations, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical developments and trends in microwave radio and two-way radio communications equipment and facilities
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements applicable to present and prospective microwave radio and two-way radio communications operations and installations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of organizational planning
  • Ability to relate present and future County government needs to emerging technology, engineering principles and practices, and use of telecommunications facilities
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of technical and operating personnel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County officials and employees
  • Ability to prepare administrative and operation reports
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Either A: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field. In addition, four years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

OR B: An associates degree or 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university or completion from a job-related, accredited vocational institution. In addition, six years of experience in an information technology environment in any of the following fields: systems administration, systems engineering, software engineering, database administration, operating systems, network administration, radio communications, project management or a similar field in a multi-platform environment.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click \"apply\" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.slo.ca.us. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail hr@co.slo.ca.us for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points. Click here for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit. Please note that Veterans credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.


Make a Difference
Employees of the County of San Luis Obispo are public servants who impact the lives of our community every day. From supporting efforts to reduce homelessness, keeping our drinking water clean, or serving the families in need in the community, County employees make a difference.

Compensation and Benefits
Your annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefit package.

For additional information regarding the benefits listed that may be available to you, visit the associated Benefits-At-A-Glance webpage (click here for link).

Some benefits include:

  • Medical (PPO, EPO, HDHP), Dental (HMO, PPO) and Vision Insurance
  • Health enhancing programs such as Hinge Health, GIThrive and Carrum Health for medical enrollees.
  • Cafeteria (County contribution to pay for insurance premiums)
  • Free visits to the employee health clinic
  • Mental Health resources/benefits including Headspace
  • Voluntary insurance plans (life insurance, disability, critical illness and many more)
  • A lifelong retirement benefit through the San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust
  • Optional deferred compensation plan with up to $500 per year match (depending on bargaining unit)
  • Tax savings accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • Paid personal, sick and vacation days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education and Wellness Allowance
  • Post Employment Health Plan
  • Family Friendly workplace policies
  • Flexible work schedule options
  • Rideshare commuter benefits
  • Pet Insurance


The County of San Luis Obispo has been recognized as a Diamond Level Family Friendly Workplace by San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. We support our employees through: childcare assistance, flexible scheduling practices, paid and unpaid leave, comprehensive health benefits, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance programs.

Pension Benefit and Employee Contribution Rates:
The County's pension is a defined benefit plan that provides a guaranteed monthly pension payment for life based on your time in service, wages, and other factors. The County is the primary contributor to the pension fund, but the health of the pension fund also depends on mandatory employee contributions. Employees are required to pay a percentage of their base pay towards the pension fund, ranging from 5% to 19%. This amount is deducted from your paycheck pre-tax every pay period. To find out how much will be deducted from your paycheck should you be hired for this position, please contact Pension Trust at (805) 781-5465.

Healthcare Benefits and Cafeteria Contributions:
The County offers comprehensive medical coverage to you and your family, along with two dental plan options and vision coverage. All permanent employees receive a monthly employer contribution (or cafeteria contribution) to help them pay for their portion of the medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums. The amount of the cafeteria contribution varies by Bargaining Unit (BU) and the extent to which employees enroll their dependents. If the cafeteria amount is greater than your selected premiums, the remainder of the cafeteria is paid out to you in your paycheck as taxable income. If the cafeteria amount is less than your monthly premiums, you pay the remainder of the premiums with pre-tax wages.

To estimate your out-of-pocket costs (or cashback from extra cafeteria), visit the Cafeteria Rates webpage (click here for link).

Learning and Development
The County prioritizes your learning, personal and professional development, and career growth. Employees have access to over 1500 on-demand courses, instructor led courses, and job-specific trainings.

Employees can take courses to upskill to make themselves more competitive for promotional opportunities and further their career growth. Examples of courses include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Supervisor/Manager academies
  • Microsoft Suite courses
  • Defensive Driving
  • Financial management
  • Retirement preparedness
  • Teambuilding
  • Written Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder and DISC
  • Job specific conferences/trainings
Student Loan Forgiveness
Did you know that if you are employed by a government agency you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
County employees also have access to GotZoom, a program that offers tools and support to navigate your federal student loans.

Homebuyer assistance program
Employees have access to the Assist-to-Own program sponsored by Golden State Finance Authority (click here for link to more information) to get a loan for the down payment.

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