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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/05/18

Applications Due04/20/18

Vacancy ID50266

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleRadio Engineer

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $77187 to $97448 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications

State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Six years of experience as a radio systems engineer involving the development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of wireless land mobile radio or other wireless communication systems.


An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Applied Engineering, Physics, or a related field may substitute for two years of general experience; a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Applied Engineering, Physics, or a related field can substitute for four years of general experience; or a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Applied Engineering, Physics, or a related field can substitute for five years of general experience.

Duties Description Duties will include, but are not limited to:
The incumbent will be responsible for Communications Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM); State-wide Communications Planning, Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) & Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP)’s; Communications Unit Planning and Training; Implementation of Federal Office of Emergency Communications Programs and grants, as well as engineering, technical support and analysis for the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC). The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of current 911 State-wide Operations. The candidate will be responsible for collaborating with peers and other staff from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) offices, other State agencies and outside entities (local governments, federal agencies, consultants) in relation to planning, implementing or operating public safety communications systems.

This will involve supporting and coordinating emergency/disaster response communications as requested by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) or the Executive staff; including technical support, operation and maintenance of communications assets deployed during exercises and disaster response incidents. Additionally, the positions will be analyzing radio, microwave and satellite communication systems planning and integration into communications planning and incident management. Furthermore, developing technical standards for the operation and maintenance of the emergency communications systems and assets; monitoring the use of public safety radio frequencies. The incumbent is expected to maintain a thorough knowledge of the state of the art land mobile radio, emergency services dispatching systems, voice and data telecommunications and emerging technologies with applications intended for the field of public safety. Familiarity in operating deployable assets, communications equipment and land mobile/radio/satellite/and telecommunications systems is desired.

This position will also provide planning and training of personnel in developing and analyzing intergovernmental tactical interoperable communications plans, regional and interagency governance activities and policy analysis in relation to the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan.

Additional Comments NOTE: Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/TR

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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