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Telecommunications Specialist (Public Safety Communications Network)

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department Information

What We Do:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

What We Believe:

We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

What You'll Get From Us:

A culture that understands that we are better together when our differences are valued and everyone is inspired and empowered to contribute.

Check out this website to see some of the great work that OIT is doing around IT Transformation at the State. Description of Job

Our new Telecommunications Specialist (PSCN) will be a working technical contributor supporting federal, state, and local government agencies by maintaining microwave, telephone, two-way radio, digital trunked radio, 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 may offer technical guidance to other Telecommunications Specialists 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 preventative 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. This position is required to be on-call, and available to respond to call out assignments 24 hours a day on rotation with other area employees.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Emergency failure repair of network, towers, and infrastructure

  • Installation & maintenance of communications infrastructure

  • Assist to develop operating processes and best practices

  • Customer service and communications tasks in support of agencies

  • Maintenance & repair of equipment (i.e. Snowcat, generator's, etc)

  • Remote Monitoring of statewide microwave & wireless network

  • Tower climbing- Be able to climb towers and assess the condition of the tower structure to Include electrical grounds, mounts, cable runs, clamps, attachments, cross members, bolts and nuts, Inspect for corrosion. Be able to Identify tower structural and safely Issues and use the appropriate tools, safety gear and personnel to correct the deficiencies. Be able to climb tower In excess of 400 feet In height

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education and Experience:

Three years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position, to include previous experience with electronics, microwave radio, and/or land mobile radio.

A FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) must be obtained within 6 months of hire. Must be able to successfully complete a background check to comply with privacy and communications laws.


Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Special Qualifications-

  • Possess physical strength and agility to climb communications towers to 400 feet, climb across tower arms horizontally at height to position on an opposite leg and perform required work while suspended.

  • Must have current tower certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

  • Must be able to acquire tower re-certification every two years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sno-cat & 4x4 high clearance vehicle driving.

  • Significant experience with microwave radio networks or land mobile radio networks

  • Previous experience with tower climbing


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you 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 the 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

A standard appeal form is available at: 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 the 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

Our application process is described in this video.

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.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology 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 ADA Coordinator at or call (303) 764-7900.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

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