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PCS Network & Engineering Supervisor
Summary
Title:PCS Network & Engineering Supervisor
ID:14.16
Department:Management
Job Type:Full-time / Salary
Location:Brookings
Description

Job Title:  PCS Network & Engineering Supervisor
Department:  Network Operations
Reports To:  Technical & Network Operations Manager
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Classification:  Management
Wage Scale Desingation: M-15

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Technical & Network Operations Manager, this position supervises the activities of a group of wireless Network Technicians.  Individual will perform administrative and field work in supervising, planning and directing the plant engineering activities in accordance with prescribed policies and ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and City ordinances.  Responsible for coordination with Outside Plant construction, outside contractors, consultants and Sales/Marketing to ensure the wireless and wire-line transmission networks are capable of handling projected needs.
 

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Engineers and recommends wireless and wire-line plant facilities projects.
  2. Directs and coordinates all activities of the wireless network to ensure high quality transmission on the network.
  3. Designs and develops bid specifications for wireless and wire-line projects.
  4. Reviews project inspection results and work ensuring conformance to specifications.
  5. Supervises the wire-line outside plant engineering and internet department activities.
  6. Coordinates with the Utility Engineer, City Engineer and Central Office Supervisor on short and long term planning to accommodate orderly telecommunications infrastructure expansion.
  7. Ensures accurate and updated wire-line and wireless network records.
  8. Prepares the wire-line transport plant and wireless network budget.
  9. Provides engineering and technical assistance to other departments as directed.
  10. Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as hiring, orientation, training, promoting and termination of workers.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
Education and/or Experience

 
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or related field. 
  2. Employee must possess knowledge of electrical and electronics theory, systems and equipment.
  3. Employee must possess a working knowledge of wire-line and wireless telephone industry, network operations practices and procedures.
  4. Employee must possess a working knowledge of computers and network test equipment.
  5. Knowledge of IP theory and systems desirable.
  6. Knowledge of wireless CDMA or Wireless technology desirable.
  7. Employee must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to supervise and direct personnel, plan and organize work, read and interpret blueprints and schematics, evaluate information to make decisions and recommendations, and establish and maintain effective working relationship with Utility employees, officials, and the public.
 
Language Skills

 
  1. Ability to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  2. Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
 
Certification, Testing and Examination

 
  1. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  2. Other such testing as deemed necessary by Brookings Municipal Utilities / Swiftel.
 
 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
 
  1. Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; speak; hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  2. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
 
 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  1. While performing the duties of this position, the employee works in an indoor office environment.  Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions when traveling between various company locations.
  2. Normal indoor conditions of heat, humidity and dust.
  3. Position involves regular contact with other employees and members of the public.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

 

Typical Performance Requirements

The performance standards described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee performing the essential functions of this position. These are largely based on industry standards for the position.
 
  1. Employee is expected to meet performance standards communicated by the supervisor.
  2. Employee is required to adhere to the guidelines presented in the Personnel Policy Manual, Part-time Employee Handbook or Seasonal Employee Handbook.
 
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign the duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

 
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