| COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES MANAGER|
Department of Public Works
San Rafael, CA
The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Department of Public Works are accepting applications for the position of Communications Services Manager. There is one full-time vacancy in the Communications Division of Public Works. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active. Eligibility lists remain active for a minimum of six months.
The Communications Services Manager plans, directs, coordinates and manages the Communications Division in Public Works. Responsibilities include planning, organizing and maintaining the County’s communications equipment and systems. This position is responsible for evaluating and meeting the competing priority and risk assessment demands of its customer agencies at the highest level of customer service possible. The systems comprise over 10,000 equipment units, 35 fire stations, 14 mountaintop sites, 6 dispatch centers and numerous other locations with facilities maintained by this division. Customer agencies include Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) agency members, Cities/Agencies within Marin County and all contracts associated with these functions. The Communications Services Manager represents the department, County and MERA on technical issues before the State OES, Capital Bay Area Steering Committee, FCC Region 6 700MHz Committee, FCC Region 6 800MHz Committee, Northern California Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Urban Area Security Initiative Northbay Hub and Interoperability Communications Working Group, and the Bay Area Regional Interoperability Communications Systems Technical Advisory Committee.
The ideal candidate exercises substantial initiative, judgment and expertise in the performance of their duties and successfully plans, evaluates and coordinates the construction, assembly, installation, maintenance, repair, monitoring and testing of a wide variety of complex microwave and trunked radio systems. The candidate effectively manages program budgetary, staff and consultant resources and makes clear decisions for the effective execution of program plans. In addition, the ideal candidate provides clear interpretation of communications regulations and policies and maintains successful working relationships with local public officials, governmental boards, commissions and members of the public. The ideal candidate must be able to, at a very high level of efficiency and accuracy while deploying diplomacy, manage multiple contracts, projects and personnel items. The ideal candidate has managed projects successfully, including managing project resources, staff and consultants and delivering project outcomes on schedule. The candidate has strong writing skills with experience preparing a variety of departmental contracts, correspondences and reports including board letters, statistical reports and project recommendations. The candidate has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of levels in the department and thrive in a team environment, and has strong leadership skills. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to foster collaboration, motivate staff, further develop staff knowledge and strengthen employee performance. The ideal candidate will have the ability to act as a positive role model for staff and will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in both individual and group settings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate's degree in Electronics or a related field and six years of full-time experience, including two years at a supervisory level, in the installation and repair of trunked radio, microwave and related communications equipment that provides the necessary knowledge and abilities as listed in the class specification. One year of additional related experience may substitute for the education requirement. Possession of a valid FCC radio-telephone operator's license or an equivalent radio technician certification issued by a recognized authority such as Association of Public-Safety Communications (APCO) or National Association of Business and Educational Radio (NABER) is desirable.
Filing Deadline: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY