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The Communications Supervisor is responsible for administering the agency’s communications system. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Provides administrative direction to subordinate staff by developing and establishing short and long term program goals and objectives, administering and evaluating project assignments, providing interpretation of policies and laws, in the absence of precedents, to resolve issues and achieve implementation of project goals and objectives. Directs the operation of the Emergency Communication Center, telephone, and message relay systems within the agency by developing and implementing policies and procedures, long-range plans, operating budgets, and monitoring daily operations. Issues frequencies for convoy, Camp Robinson, tactical radio communications, and/or maintains communications with the Nuclear Planning and Response Program and the United States Forest Service, regarding the operation of the Emergency Warning System and the development of wildfires and other emergencies. Writes bid specifications for the purchase and installation of communications equipment and reviews bid responses for adherence to written specifications. Coordinates the purchase, installation, and maintenance of various telephone and other communications equipment with vendor and users, maintains inventory of communications equipment on hand, and ensures proper equipment licensure by the Federal Communications Commission. Issues telephone credit cards, compiles reports of agency/institution communications activities, and distributes on a request basis. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. Knowledge of communications equipment and capabilities. Ability to understand and prepare oral and written information. Ability to develop and implement operational policies and procedures. Ability to operate emergency communications systems equipment. Ability to coordinate the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of communications equipment. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of vocational, military, or similar training in electronics, communications systems, or a related field; plus three years of experience in communications operations, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

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