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EMS SYSTEMS ENG

Recruitment #22-005446-0002

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

653 W. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

MIEMSS is looking for an EMS Communications engineer to perform or supervise a variety of engineering duties involving the design, installation and/or modification of a wide range of communication systems including voice, data and video communications via radio, terrestrial microwave or fiber optic transmission systems. This position will provide engineering expertise to MIEMSS technical staff, state, county, and local agencies and recommend new, or revise existing communications systems to achieve greater economy, efficiency and eliminate obsolescence. This position requires an individual with broad-based multi-discipline knowledge acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Information Technology, Electrical, and Radio Communications fields. The position is designated as Emergency Essential may be subject to call-in on a 24 hour bases. Design, implement, and document TDM circuits over the statewide microwave system providing for the needs of state, county, and local agencies Design and implementation of new IP based communication patching systems to replace existing analog based systems Identifies and evaluates alternative site locations in support of the statewide microwave and radio communications system Designs and licenses microwave paths as part of the SIEC Technical group to support the statewide 700 MHz radio system and MIEMSS Communications Prepares formal communications system design proposal including site surveys, path profiles, cost estimates and construction and equipment specifications Prepares formal communications system design proposal including site surveys, path profiles, cost estimates and construction and equipment specifications Prepares and submits Federal Communications Commission licensing applications compliant with appropriate Federal regulations Provides technical advise and solutions to complex maintenance problems beyond capabilities of the MIEMSS technical staff Acts as project engineer in the installation of communication equipment or related structures Maintains as awareness of the state of the art as it relates to Emergency Medical Communications as field provider needs Assess the agency's equipment needs and prepares appropriate equipment specifications Works in conjunction with the Deputy to deploy and maintaining critical infrastructure State travel to perform various duties

POSITION DUTIES

  • Design, document and construct based upon State and local agency requests. Efficiently manage the Public Safety microwave bandwidth asset

  • Evaluate the current EMS radio systems coverage and performance and develop a needs analysis to identify geographic areas that require enhancement.

  • Pursue the acquisition of new sites through PSC Technical committee and state/county relationships

  • Provide recommendations for the Director for the implementation of changes

  • Maintain a leadership role in developing a robust microwave network plan based upon available tower locations as an active member of the PSC Technical committee

  • Engineer and license the new microwave paths and work with Department of Budget and Manager and internal staff to implement the new links in an efficient and timely manner

  • Prepare all Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filings as required to maintain compliance with Federal statutes

  • Maintain knowledge of current FCC rules that impacts EMS communications and make recommendations to the Director

  • Provide the technical expertise necessary to resolve maintenance issues that are beyond the technical staff's ability

  • Oversee vendors and contractors in the installation of new systems and ensure project goals.

  • Adhere to project budgets and industry standards

  • Maintain knowledge of changes in applicable technology

  • Maintain security patches and updates to the VoIP loggers, DNS entries, SQL server system checks, NAS services, Monitor WhatsUp Gold/PSInet performance and SLA checks

  • Manage and apply critical updates for servers and computer systems supporting EMRC and SYSCOM operations

  • Maintain knowledge of all posted security risks and applicable patches for: UNIX, LINUX and Windows servers and WhatsUP and SQL servers

  • Monitor network latency and SLA monitors on a daily basis in conjunction with the PSInet technical group


  • Maintain security patches and updates to 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Electronics, Communications Engineering or related field

Experience: Severn years of experience in the design and implementation of two-way radio, terrestrial microwave, satellite communications, radio frequency, mobile data or wireless communications systems to include three years of IP network support and computer systems administration

Notes:

1) Candidates may substitute an Associate's degree in electronics, communications engineering, satellite communications, radio frequency (or related field) and nine years of the required experience to include three years of IP network support for the required education and experience.

2) Candidates may substitute completion of trade school with a concentration in Electronics/specialization in Communications (or related field) and nine years of the required experience to include three years of IP network support for the required education and experience.

3) Experience in the design and implementation of two-way radio, terrestrial microwave, satellite communications, radio frequency, mobile data or wireless communications systems may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the design and implementation of two-way radio, terrestrial microwave, mobile data or wireless communications systems

  • Have the following licenses: ISCET, NABER, FCC General Radiotelephone or higher FCC license, and/or APCO

  • Possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current Federal Communications General Radiotelephone license or a specialized communications license from one of the following professional organizations:

  • International Society of Certified Electronics Technician (ISCET)
  • NABER ( National Association of Business and Educational Radio, INC)
  • APCO (Association of Public Safety communications Organizations)

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

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that 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 will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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