Job type full-time
Full job description
There is one position available on each shift for 3 total positions to fillyou can be part of the state of michigan team that provides state, local, federal, tribal and private first responders with dependable communication resources that cover the state and are available around-the-clockThe office of michigan’s public safety communications system (mpscs) has a focused mission of providing statewide public safety communications for more than 2075 state, local, federal, tribal and private public safety agenciesThrough our employees, mpscs handles the second-largest trunked communication system in the world with 291 tower sites, 90 state and local public safety dispatch centers with 490 radio dispatch consoles and 82 computer aided dispatch consoles, 117,716 radios and 7,046 fire pagersThe mpscs network communication center(ncc) monitors systems operations 24 hours a day to ensure the system is ready to assist michigan’s first responders.the function of any public safety communications system is to assure the rapid response and cooperation of emergency personnelThe mpscs achieves this through reliable, easy-to-use statewide coverage and advanced technologyThe ability to share information on demand and in real time, whether it is voice or data, is critical to public safety in michigan.check out the mpscs on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewg4uymyl5y&t=2s the network communications center (ncc) technician for the michigan public safety communications system (mpscs) provides network management, monitoring, and centralized control of a large statewide 700/800 mhz land mobile radio (lmr) system and its associated backhaul network on a 24-hour basisThis position requires strong it and radio system troubleshooting and analysis skills to effectively monitor and manage a statewide integrated voice and data communications network used by public safety first respondersThe statewide communications network is comprised of a 700/800 mhz motorola astro system and a backhaul network which includes nokia microwave links, nokia mpls routers, and other networking technologiesThis position engages in independent analysis activities involved with system performance, monitoring, and identification of current or potential problemsUpon detection of a fault or impending failure, the individual seeks to remotely diagnose and repair and regularly manages, coordinates, and assists the work of technicians in the field to maintain, troubleshoot, and restore network-wide servicesThis position requires good communication skills as the ncc is the 24/7 single point of customer contact for over 95,000 subscribersAnd is responsible for managing all components of the statewide network on a 24/7 basis, while focusing on achieving the goals and mission of the agency.knowledge, skills & abilities: general knowledge of the system elements associated with this network, such as lan/wan, trunked radio systems, digital microwave networks, packet networks, cross-connect equipment, other controllers and switches, hubs, routers, servers etcSince it is imperative that the person in this position have a complete understanding of the user’s equipment, he or she must acquire specific knowledge of the mpscs and the respective system elements and subsystems in a short time after accepting this positionMust have knowledge of problem diagnosis, resolution, and communications solutions necessary to maintain and enhance network operation, availability, and reliabilityAbility to communicate, orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner with all levels of personnel, so that necessary maintenance and upgrade activities can be coordinated effectively and widely understoodAbility to function in a high pressure network management environment associated with network control and system coordinationThe person in this position must be willing to work long hours on any shift and under potentially stressful situationsAbility to utilize monitoring systems to analyze data, format and report as requiredWould like at least 3 years of experience maintaining two-way radio and/or microwave radio equipment or experience functioning in a network management/network control positionKnowledge and/or training is desired in various communications technologies such as lan/wan, trunked radio systems, digital microwave systems, network protocols and equipment, etc.
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Educationpossession of an associate`s degree in electronic technology.experiencefour years of experience equivalent to a radio/communications technician, including two years equivalent to a radio/communications technician e10 or one year equivalent to a radio/communications technician 11.
Some positions may require federal communications commission (fcc) licensure.view the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/radiocommunicationstechnician_13059_7.pdfview the position description here.you must apply for this vacancy through the neogov system; click on `apply` in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic applicationHard copy applications will not be acceptedIf applicable, attach copies of official college transcripts to your application(internet version of transcripts will not be accepted) failure to attach applicable transcripts may result in your application being screened outYou must attach a detailed resume to your application (word document)You will also need to attach (word document) a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this positionFailure to do so will result in your application packet being screened out as incompleteYour application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the department/agency for further considerationOnly those applicants interviewed will be notified of the resultsThe department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.candidates selected for this position must complete the michigan state police background checkThis extensive background check requires fingerprinting for state and federal criminal background recordsThe background search will include, but is not limited to arrests, criminal charges, criminal convictions, and any information regarding contact with a criminal justice agency.