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OPSC Field Specialist (Denver)

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OPSC Field Specialist (Denver)   

JOB TITLE:

OPSC Field Specialist (Denver)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement.
Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Please Note:
This recruitment may be used to fill other similar positions within the Colorado Department of Public Safety in the next 12 months.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.

CDPS is an equal opportunity employer.
See our
EEOD Utilization Report (2020)

Our Mission - Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.
Our Vision - Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.
Our Core Values Unity, Honor, Service

CDPS commits to cultivating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment.
We ensure that we recruit, retain, and promote engaged employees.
Our approach to diversity is simple - it's about embracing everyone! We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative.
Our strength is our promise to be inclusive with intentional strategies to welcome and uplift our employees to thrive - while building a more equitable workplace.


Why I love My Job at CDPS


At CDPS we nurture a centric culture driven by our commitment of creating a safer Colorado, an inclusive workplace where everyone can be their own authentic self.
We model a culture of collaboration, support and growth to our employees.
Our culture has public service focus, and we strive to provide innovative solutions and services to our fellow Coloradans!

Click here to learn why CDPS employees love their jobs
Careers with a purpose:

If you are passionate about public safety service, and are eager to dedicate your career to serving Coloradans, this is the organization you want to join!
We are committed to providing public safety services to our fellow Coloradans in their times of greater needs such as: safety on our roads, preparing and mitigating environmental disasters, disaster recovery, combating crime, school safety, and victim recovery.
Youll have the opportunity to challenge yourself and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career while making a difference in our community!
When you join CDPS, you are joining a team of exceptional individuals and together you will be inspired, motivated and supported to become the best you can be.

Unmatched Benefits:

We highly value work life balance and offer excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities!

Did you know that only 15% of employers offer a defined contribution plan? CDPS offers unmatched retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans.

The Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) is available in every region of the state.
It is our effort to support the well-being of employees and the workplace.
EAPs provide short-term counseling, referrals and resources, as well as training and organizational development services.

CDPS provides generous time off including 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation, sick leave, and wellness days.

Medical and dental options are available for permanent employees and their dependents.
We also offer short and long-term disability coverage, and life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.

Additional benefits we offer include free ECO passes for qualifying State employees within the RTD service area, and reduced college tuition at CSU Global and DeVry University.

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on this link.

Description of Job

DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
This position is located within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
The division is a dynamic and diverse team that is committed to developing, administering and coordinating comprehensive and integrated statewide emergency management and homeland security programs.
The Divisions work ensures the safety and security of Colorado and its infrastructure through unity of effort with local, tribal, state, federal, private, and nongovernmental partners.

Our Mission: To lead and support Colorado's effort to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from all-hazards events.

Our Vision: A prepared, safe and resilient Colorado!
Our Core Values: Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Vision and Excellence.

Our Guiding Principles: Results-Focused, Innovative, Service-Oriented and Employee-Centric.

Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive and coordinated program of mitigating hazards, preparing for emergencies, preventing terrorist attacks and other criminal activity, coordinating resources for response to a disaster and supporting subsequent recovery efforts.
The division also serves as the conduit for state and federal funding to prepare for and recover from all hazard events.
The division accomplishes its mission through the following offices:

  • Director's Office
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Grants Management (Formerly Office of Preparedness)
  • Office of Security and Prevention Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC)
  • Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC)

ABOUT THE WORK UNIT
The Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC) provides critical and essential public safety two-way radio communications to over 1,000 local, state, tribal and federal public safety and governmental agencies across the state.
On average the system supports 8 9M calls per month and is one of the largest communications systems in the United States.
It is currently the largest system in Colorado providing interoperability across a vast array of
independent communications systems in every county jurisdiction and region of the state.
Over 120,000 Colorado first responders use the system for routine operations, emergency operations, interoperability, mutual aid, for both naturally occurring and man caused large scale events.

The OPSC represents the State of Colorado, in all matters related to public safety communications, in partnership with political subdivisions, elected officials, state departments, local, regional, tribal and federal government.
The OPSC team is made up of system engineers, network monitoring, program management, project management, transmitter site facility operations and maintenance.

We are responsible for system design - expansion and architecture, establishment and enforcement public safety communications policy, procedures, standards, technological advancement, system security system upgrade management, Federal Communications Commission licensing and compliance, radio programing and talk group assignment, transmitter site and tower construction, everything associated with what may directly impact the performance and reliability of the OPSC.

Our teams are geographically and strategically stationed at 13 regional technical service centers throughout the state to ensure an immediate response and accelerated restoration of communications continuity of operations.
This includes, but is not limited to knowledge and proficiency of all computer software programs operating various components of the system, installation, service and maintenance of all backup power generators, environmental conditioning units, UHF VHF Microwave, transmitters receivers, coaxial waveguide - antenna systems and communications tower structures in excess of 400 feet.

All engineering and technical specialist are trained in winter survival and safe snow-cat operations in effort to safely access high altitude mountain communications sites in Colorados ever changing and extreme weather conditions and have been called upon in the event of emergencies and extreme weather events to assist in first responder search and rescue missions.
This support unit responds to 24-hour system monitored alarm notifications indicating component trouble or failures, routine and preventive maintenance ensuring the highest level of system performance
and preventing interruptions in service and loss of availability.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • On call/shift work may be required in emergency situations
  • Responds to 24-hour system monitored alarm notifications
  • Physical position and work in all weather conditions.

ABOUT THE POSITION
This position is that of a working technical expert supporting federal, state, Tribal and local government agencies by maintaining microwave, telephone, two-way radio, digital trunked radio (DTR), data and video communications equipment and systems.
This position has the responsibility to provide technical expertise in the installation and maintenance of the aforementioned equipment.

This position offers technical support to other Telecommunication Specialist through demonstration of tasks, quality review and instruction, to include the installation, modification, fabrication and calibration of new equipment and systems.
This position will follow established procedures to provide on-going preventive and failure maintenance of systems and support equipment, creating and updating circuit and equipment records to fill public safety needs and inter-government requirements and tracing and repairing circuits that may be intermittent.
The technical experts in this position are required potentially for call-back and available to respond to call out assignments 24 hours a day on rotation with other employees.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

Technical Assistance
This position assists in establishing installation, maintenance and operating processes and procedures.
Provides field modifications, develop and construct circuits, systems and peripheral communication assemblies using the manufacturers instructions, best practices and industry standards.
Installs and repairs equipment and systems where little or no documentation is available.
Assists in the installation of equipment to meet agencies requests and requirements.
Updates instruction manuals and schematics involving various types of equipment serviced by the division.
Conducts remote monitoring of microwave and statewide wireless network, daily, to ensure the availability and reliability of the network.
When faults or issues regarding levels of service are detected, perform required repair and/or calibration activities in a timely, appropriate manner.
Participates in all maintenance and installation of microwave systems, base/repeater station systems, two-way mobile radio and auxiliary equipment, including mobile vehicle installations.
Performs maintenance and repairs of transmitter site buildings, grounds, fences, antennas and towers.


Documentation and Communication
Represent Communications Services professionally, in written correspondence, verbal exchanges, physical appearance/dress attire, as appropriate for this position.
This position will read and consult their supervisor with respect to existing intergovernmental agreements or service level agreements as applicable to remote site responsibilities, access or customer locations.


Vehicle Maintenance and Access Support
This position coordinates and performs normal maintenance and repair of assigned snow-cat (all-terrain vehicle) to ensure the availability and reliability of transportation to and from remote mountain top communication sites.
Ensures access to remote sites and other service locations by coordinating and performing the repair of service roads.
Provides preventative maintenance to emergency power plants, batteries and environmental control systems.


Emergency Assistance and Response
This position provides emergency failure repair service restoration on a 24/7 on-call, call-back basis.
Installs, maintains, and restores to full operability, the public safety communication systems.
Repairs may require the use of a four-wheel vehicle and/or snow-cat (all-terrain snow vehicle), to reach remote locations under severe weather conditions

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Please Note:

  • Only the application will be reviewed for the initial screening and comparative analysis steps.
    It is imperative that your application and answers to supplemental questions describe all of your relevant education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to the requirements, duties, and preferred qualifications of this position as described within this announcement.
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, or other documents submitted will only be used in later stages of the comparative analysis (transcripts submitted to verify that the applicant meets either the education requirement or minimum qualification substitution are exempt from this)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

Option 1:
Two (2) years of technical experience with land mobile radio (LMR), two-way radio, microwave, or applicable RF technology.

*
Note: Application work history and supplemental questions must clearly articulate relevant professional experience as applicable to the position.
*

Option 2 (Substitute):
Successful completion of formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
.

REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Ability to prioritize projects.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions within a broad procedural framework.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills.
  • Self-sufficient, highly motivated and team player.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with consistency and reliability
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Hands on technical experience
  • Current Tower Certification
  • Current FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Requires successful completion of a background investigation that includes a polygraph exam and a fingerprint based criminal history search.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Drivers License: May require the use of a four-wheel vehicle and/or snow-cat (all-terrain snow vehicle), to reach remote locations under severe weather conditions
  • Designated Critical: Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety and welfare.
  • Requires to be on call 50% of more of the time (done on a rotation basis with other team members, in locations where there is more than one specialist located.
  • Must be able to use, handle, or be exposed to hazardous materials: Will work with chemicals such as engine coolants, fuels, battery acid, grease, ATF hydraulic fluid, and lead.
  • Must be certified to climb towers or be able to acquire certification within 6 months of hire and must recertify every (2) two years.
  • Requires to take tower rescue training annually.
  • Requires to take First Aid and CPR training biannual.
  • Requires SnoCat training biannual.
  • Requires Winter Survival training biannual.
  • Requires avalanche awareness
  • Obtain the FCC-General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) within 6 months of hire
APPEAL RIGHTS
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing and appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date your receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process.
The State Personnel Board rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.
colorado.
gov/spb.
A standard appeal for is available at: www.
colorado.
gov/spb.
If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of action; Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203.
Fax: 303-866-5038.
Phone: 303-866-3300.
The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that protects people with physical and mental disabilities and allows them the opportunity for employment with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Please direct questions and requests for reasonable accommodations to cdps_hr@state.
co.
us

NOTIFICATIONS

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email.
Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position.
We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from \\\"state.
co.
us\\\" and \\\"info@governmentjobs.
com\\\" addresses.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.
Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Public Safety is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - RECRUITMENT TIMELINE INFORMATION
  • Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission.
    Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.
  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement.
    Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may proceed to the next step.
    Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
  • It is imperative that your application provide as much information and detail as possible about your education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to this job.
  • If you are a military veteran you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Member 4 Copy, and VA disability letter if available/applicable at the time of application so we can determine if you are eligible for veteran's preference points.
    Military personnel who are stationed outside of Colorado may be eligible for this position by submitting the completed DD-2058 \\\"State of Legal Residence\\\" form.
  • For an overview of State of Colorado application process and application tips, please view this video.

SELECTION NOTICE
The first stage of the comparative analysis will be an application review.
Your application will be reviewed as a part of the selection process to establish a ranked order of all applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
It is imperative that your application and answers to supplemental questions provide as much information and detail as possible about your education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to the requirements, duties, and preferred qualifications of this position as described within this announcement.
Resumes, Cover Letters, or other documents submitted will Not be reviewed, assessed, or used in the initial stages of the comparative analysis (transcripts submitted to verify that the applicant meets either the education requirement or minimum qualification substitution are exempt from this).
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDPS Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) If using education as a substitute for experience a copy of your official or unofficial transcript from an NACES accredited college or university, or your technical school official or unofficial transcript, or your NACES accredited equivalency evaluation.
4) Resume and Cover Letter preferred.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

88032 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707244407-144550e2184a11eaa0c0fab8448cc32e

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Department Information

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Please Note:
This recruitment may be used to fill other similar positions within the Colorado Department of Public Safety in the next 12 months.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.

CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. See our
EEOD Utilization Report (2020)

Our Mission - Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.
Our Vision - Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.
Our Core Values Unity, Honor, Service

CDPS commits to cultivating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment. We ensure that we recruit, retain, and promote engaged employees. Our approach to diversity is simple - it's about embracing everyone! We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. Our strength is our promise to be inclusive with intentional strategies to welcome and uplift our employees to thrive - while building a more equitable workplace.


Why I love My Job at CDPS


At CDPS we nurture a centric culture driven by our commitment of creating a safer Colorado, an inclusive workplace where everyone can be their own authentic self. We model a culture of collaboration, support and growth to our employees. Our culture has public service focus, and we strive to provide innovative solutions and services to our fellow Coloradans!

Click here to learn why CDPS employees love their jobs
Careers with a purpose:

If you are passionate about public safety service, and are eager to dedicate your career to serving Coloradans, this is the organization you want to join!
We are committed to providing public safety services to our fellow Coloradans in their times of greater needs such as: safety on our roads, preparing and mitigating environmental disasters, disaster recovery, combating crime, school safety, and victim recovery.
Youll have the opportunity to challenge yourself and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career while making a difference in our community!
When you join CDPS, you are joining a team of exceptional individuals and together you will be inspired, motivated and supported to become the best you can be.

Unmatched Benefits:

We highly value work life balance and offer excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities!

Did you know that only 15% of employers offer a defined contribution plan? CDPS offers unmatched retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans.

The Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) is available in every region of the state. It is our effort to support the well-being of employees and the workplace. EAPs provide short-term counseling, referrals and resources, as well as training and organizational development services.

CDPS provides generous time off including 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation, sick leave, and wellness days.

Medical and dental options are available for permanent employees and their dependents. We also offer short and long-term disability coverage, and life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.

Additional benefits we offer include free ECO passes for qualifying State employees within the RTD service area, and reduced college tuition at CSU Global and DeVry University.

For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on this link.

Description of Job

DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
This position is located within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The division is a dynamic and diverse team that is committed to developing, administering and coordinating comprehensive and integrated statewide emergency management and homeland security programs. The Divisions work ensures the safety and security of Colorado and its infrastructure through unity of effort with local, tribal, state, federal, private, and nongovernmental partners.

Our Mission: To lead and support Colorado's effort to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from all-hazards events.
Our Vision: A prepared, safe and resilient Colorado!
Our Core Values: Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Vision and Excellence.
Our Guiding Principles: Results-Focused, Innovative, Service-Oriented and Employee-Centric.

Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive and coordinated program of mitigating hazards, preparing for emergencies, preventing terrorist attacks and other criminal activity, coordinating resources for response to a disaster and supporting subsequent recovery efforts. The division also serves as the conduit for state and federal funding to prepare for and recover from all hazard events. The division accomplishes its mission through the following offices:

  • Director's Office
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Grants Management (Formerly Office of Preparedness)
  • Office of Security and Prevention Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC)
  • Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC)

ABOUT THE WORK UNIT
The Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC) provides critical and essential public safety two-way radio communications to over 1,000 local, state, tribal and federal public safety and governmental agencies across the state. On average the system supports 8 9M calls per month and is one of the largest communications systems in the United States. It is currently the largest system in Colorado providing interoperability across a vast array of
independent communications systems in every county jurisdiction and region of the state. Over 120,000 Colorado first responders use the system for routine operations, emergency operations, interoperability, mutual aid, for both naturally occurring and man caused large scale events.

The OPSC represents the State of Colorado, in all matters related to public safety communications, in partnership with political subdivisions, elected officials, state departments, local, regional, tribal and federal government. The OPSC team is made up of system engineers, network monitoring, program management, project management, transmitter site facility operations and maintenance.

We are responsible for system design - expansion and architecture, establishment and enforcement public safety communications policy, procedures, standards, technological advancement, system security system upgrade management, Federal Communications Commission licensing and compliance, radio programing and talk group assignment, transmitter site and tower construction, everything associated with what may directly impact the performance and reliability of the OPSC.

Our teams are geographically and strategically stationed at 13 regional technical service centers throughout the state to ensure an immediate response and accelerated restoration of communications continuity of operations. This includes, but is not limited to knowledge and proficiency of all computer software programs operating various components of the system, installation, service and maintenance of all backup power generators, environmental conditioning units, UHF VHF Microwave, transmitters receivers, coaxial waveguide - antenna systems and communications tower structures in excess of 400 feet.

All engineering and technical specialist are trained in winter survival and safe snow-cat operations in effort to safely access high altitude mountain communications sites in Colorados ever changing and extreme weather conditions and have been called upon in the event of emergencies and extreme weather events to assist in first responder search and rescue missions. This support unit responds to 24-hour system monitored alarm notifications indicating component trouble or failures, routine and preventive maintenance ensuring the highest level of system performance
and preventing interruptions in service and loss of availability.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • On call/shift work may be required in emergency situations
  • Responds to 24-hour system monitored alarm notifications
  • Physical position and work in all weather conditions.

ABOUT THE POSITION
This position is that of a working technical expert supporting federal, state, Tribal and local government agencies by maintaining microwave, telephone, two-way radio, digital trunked radio (DTR), data and video communications equipment and systems. This position has the responsibility to provide technical expertise in the installation and maintenance of the aforementioned equipment.

This position offers technical support to other Telecommunication Specialist through demonstration of tasks, quality review and instruction, to include the installation, modification, fabrication and calibration of new equipment and systems. This position will follow established procedures to provide on-going preventive and failure maintenance of systems and support equipment, creating and updating circuit and equipment records to fill public safety needs and inter-government requirements and tracing and repairing circuits that may be intermittent. The technical experts in this position are required potentially for call-back and available to respond to call out assignments 24 hours a day on rotation with other employees.
Duties include (but are not limited to):

Technical Assistance
This position assists in establishing installation, maintenance and operating processes and procedures. Provides field modifications, develop and construct circuits, systems and peripheral communication assemblies using the manufacturers instructions, best practices and industry standards. Installs and repairs equipment and systems where little or no documentation is available. Assists in the installation of equipment to meet agencies requests and requirements. Updates instruction manuals and schematics involving various types of equipment serviced by the division. Conducts remote monitoring of microwave and statewide wireless network, daily, to ensure the availability and reliability of the network. When faults or issues regarding levels of service are detected, perform required repair and/or calibration activities in a timely, appropriate manner. Participates in all maintenance and installation of microwave systems, base/repeater station systems, two-way mobile radio and auxiliary equipment, including mobile vehicle installations. Performs maintenance and repairs of transmitter site buildings, grounds, fences, antennas and towers.

Documentation and Communication
Represent Communications Services professionally, in written correspondence, verbal exchanges, physical appearance/dress attire, as appropriate for this position. This position will read and consult their supervisor with respect to existing intergovernmental agreements or service level agreements as applicable to remote site responsibilities, access or customer locations.

Vehicle Maintenance and Access Support
This position coordinates and performs normal maintenance and repair of assigned snow-cat (all-terrain vehicle) to ensure the availability and reliability of transportation to and from remote mountain top communication sites. Ensures access to remote sites and other service locations by coordinating and performing the repair of service roads. Provides preventative maintenance to emergency power plants, batteries and environmental control systems.

Emergency Assistance and Response
This position provides emergency failure repair service restoration on a 24/7 on-call, call-back basis. Installs, maintains, and restores to full operability, the public safety communication systems. Repairs may require the use of a four-wheel vehicle and/or snow-cat (all-terrain snow vehicle), to reach remote locations under severe weather conditions

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Please Note:

  • Only the application will be reviewed for the initial screening and comparative analysis steps. It is imperative that your application and answers to supplemental questions describe all of your relevant education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to the requirements, duties, and preferred qualifications of this position as described within this announcement.
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, or other documents submitted will only be used in later stages of the comparative analysis (transcripts submitted to verify that the applicant meets either the education requirement or minimum qualification substitution are exempt from this)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

Option 1:
Two (2) years of technical experience with land mobile radio (LMR), two-way radio, microwave, or applicable RF technology.

*
Note: Application work history and supplemental questions must clearly articulate relevant professional experience as applicable to the position.*

Option 2 (Substitute):
Successful completion of formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. .

REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Ability to prioritize projects.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions within a broad procedural framework.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills.
  • Self-sufficient, highly motivated and team player.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with consistency and reliability
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Hands on technical experience
  • Current Tower Certification
  • Current FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Requires successful completion of a background investigation that includes a polygraph exam and a fingerprint based criminal history search.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Drivers License: May require the use of a four-wheel vehicle and/or snow-cat (all-terrain snow vehicle), to reach remote locations under severe weather conditions
  • Designated Critical: Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety and welfare.
  • Requires to be on call 50% of more of the time (done on a rotation basis with other team members, in locations where there is more than one specialist located.
  • Must be able to use, handle, or be exposed to hazardous materials: Will work with chemicals such as engine coolants, fuels, battery acid, grease, ATF hydraulic fluid, and lead.
  • Must be certified to climb towers or be able to acquire certification within 6 months of hire and must recertify every (2) two years.
  • Requires to take tower rescue training annually.
  • Requires to take First Aid and CPR training biannual.
  • Requires SnoCat training biannual.
  • Requires Winter Survival training biannual.
  • Requires avalanche awareness
  • Obtain the FCC-General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) within 6 months of hire
APPEAL RIGHTS
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing and appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date your receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal for is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of action; Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that protects people with physical and mental disabilities and allows them the opportunity for employment with or without a reasonable accommodation. Please direct questions and requests for reasonable accommodations to cdps_hr@state.co.us

NOTIFICATIONS

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from \\\"state.co.us\\\" and \\\"info@governmentjobs.com\\\" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Public Safety is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - RECRUITMENT TIMELINE INFORMATION
  • Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.
  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
  • It is imperative that your application provide as much information and detail as possible about your education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to this job.
  • If you are a military veteran you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Member 4 Copy, and VA disability letter if available/applicable at the time of application so we can determine if you are eligible for veteran's preference points. Military personnel who are stationed outside of Colorado may be eligible for this position by submitting the completed DD-2058 \\\"State of Legal Residence\\\" form.
  • For an overview of State of Colorado application process and application tips, please view this video.

SELECTION NOTICE
The first stage of the comparative analysis will be an application review. Your application will be reviewed as a part of the selection process to establish a ranked order of all applicants who meet the minimum requirements. It is imperative that your application and answers to supplemental questions provide as much information and detail as possible about your education, knowledge, skills, and experience as it relates to the requirements, duties, and preferred qualifications of this position as described within this announcement.
Resumes, Cover Letters, or other documents submitted will Not be reviewed, assessed, or used in the initial stages of the comparative analysis (transcripts submitted to verify that the applicant meets either the education requirement or minimum qualification substitution are exempt from this).
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDPS Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) If using education as a substitute for experience a copy of your official or unofficial transcript from an NACES accredited college or university, or your technical school official or unofficial transcript, or your NACES accredited equivalency evaluation.
4) Resume and Cover Letter preferred.

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