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Director of Wireless Communications

Recruitment #19-002589-0013


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Information Technology Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to perform the required system planning pertaining to the State & wireless communications network; design and implement agency-specific systems; develop evaluation and selection criteria for tower, antenna, relay/control/base station locations and equipment; integrate video, audio and data functions for mobile and fixed equipment with other telecommunications equipment; promote cooperation among interested and potential users; train personnel in the operation of the communications equipment; maintain technical expertise in communications field; maintain contacts with Common Carriers, contractors and other providers of communications equipment, services and systems.

In addition, the Director of Wireless Communications will advise and assist agencies in assessing current telecommunications infrastructure and technical system capabilities for support of wireless fixed and mobile voice, data, image, and video applications. The Chief will also evaluate radio network system capabilities, make recommendations on the utilization of the network system capabilities to support and interconnect wireless communications elements into existing telecommunications infrastructure, assist in the development of technical specifications for wireless communications systems, provide design and implementation support for wireless communications systems, provide engineering services for the implementation of a statewide wireless communications system, and coordinate engineering and system integration functions required to support mobile and fixed wireless communications systems and infrastructure. Provide proper design, installation, operation and maintenance of all Public Safety Communications equipment within DNR.


Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Possession of current FCC License
Three years of experience programming radios and troubleshooting radio towers
Three years of experience installing radio equipment on vehicles and boats
Three years of experience working with Public Safety personnel


This recruitment is limited to Maryland Department of Natural Resources employees only.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker at  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.