CITY OF NEW BRITAIN
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION announces
An Open Competitive Examination
Job Title: PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
$1,240.82 to $1,430.23 weekly 4 steps
Represented by: Local 1303-332
AFSCME, Council 4, AFL-CIO
Direct Reports (Y/N): N
Safety Telecommunications Center
Closing Date: Friday,
October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm
(TO CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT LIST)
STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Under direction of the Public Safety Telecommunications (PSTC)
Manager, the Public Safety Systems Specialist develops, manages, and supports
the departmentís voice and data communications infrastructure, including the
planning and implementation for growth and service of voice and data
communications. Undertakes the development of new communications systems and
programs as well as the modification and enhancement of existing systems to
meet user needs; Plans and coordinates the installation of telephone, data
communications lines, and related services; consults with user departments,
recommends priorities and data communications equipment requests; assists
departments on all aspects of telecommunications service emphasizing proper
network, telephone, radio and wireless usage; provides long-range system
planning for the departmentís telecommunications needs. Provides both hardware
and software service and support for Telecommunications equipment including;
computer workstations, network servers, radio equipment, and telephones;
assists the PSTC Manager in the selection and installation of new equipment for
the Public Safety departments. Maintains
inventory lists and data sheets on the computers in the department.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
and maintains the core network and all components supporting The Public
Safety Telecommunication Center, Police Department, and Fire Department,
other locations associated with Public Safety, data centers and services.
timely on-site support for help-desk of both phone support and on-site
service for users of the Public Safety Telecommunications, Police
Departments, Fire Departments, and other locations associated with Public
implements and oversees policies and procedures to ensure consistent
network services, uptime, regulatory compliance and data protection.
capacity planning, performance analysis, and develops data disaster
recovery plans for the network environment.
long-range system planning for the departmentís telecommunications needs.
the PSTC Manager in the selection and installation of new equipment for
the Public Safety departments.
- Works with
telecommunications company representatives and vendors on development of
effective and economic telecommunications systems for the department.
- Meets with
consultants and contractors to assure adherence to telecommunications
electronic inventory lists and data sheets on all hardware and software
- Subject to during
off duty hours to remedy critical problems and situations.
- May be required to
carry a wireless communications device.
- Performs related
duties and responsibilities as required.
NOTE: The above tasks and
responsibilities are illustrative only.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from
the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
with routing, switching and firewall on Cisco hardware platforms. Ability to
diagnose and repair hardware and software issues which could arise. Knowledge of
principles, practices, terminology and trends in telecommunications usage as
applied to governmental organizations. Experienced
in Servers, virtualization of Windows 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, and 2012 Servers. Knowledge
of telecommunications equipment and services, such as radio systems, local area
networks, wide area networks, modems, and cabling schemes. Knowledge of network
Experience preferred with knowledge of Disaster recovery and
business resumption planning and wireless networks and security. Ability to communicate with others and to
assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the
essential job functions. Ability to operate assigned equipment. Ability to make
sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
Ability to work independently, exercising discretion, and judgment. Ability to
handle confidential information professionally. Consistent willingness to recognize,
adapt to technological change.
Training and experience equivalent to graduation from college with
specialization in telecommunications, networking, information systems or
related field. Three years of increasingly responsible experience
in telecommunications services and systems at least one of which must be with a public safety
organization. Must exhibit a high degree of personal integrity and good moral character as demonstrated
by an absence of criminal history and incidents. Must possess and continue to maintain a valid Connecticut
Driver's License. Must maintain
COLLECT/NCIC and other applicable certifications necessary
for working in a public safety environment.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The probationary
period for this position shall be twelve (12) months.
WILL BE COMPOSED OF:
COMPONENTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS
& Training 100%
100% or 80%
100% 100% 100%
PASSING GRADE: The minimum passing
grade is 70%. In the written examination phase only, the passing grade will be
established utilizing the flexible passing point system. In no event will this
passing point be set at less than 60% of raw score.
DURATION OF OPEN
COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT LIST: A certified employment list shall be in effect
for one year from the date of its establishment by the Civil Service
Commission. Subsequent to the initial certification of the employment list, no
sooner than 10 months and no later than 11 months and 29 days from date of
initial certification, the Commission may, upon the showing and finding of
exigent or extenuating circumstances, extend the duration of the list when it
is deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The City, or any individual, may request that
consideration of extension be placed on the Civil Service regular meeting
agenda by notifying the Personnel Director no later than one calendar week
prior to the monthly meeting. The
maximum period of time that a list shall remain in effect is two years from
date of initial certification.
RULE OF FIVE PLUS
When a vacancy exists for this position, the Appointing Authority is sent the
first five names in rank on the certified Employment list plus the next three
highest City residents. All may be considered equally for the one job vacancy.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to beginning
work, the successful candidate must complete and qualify on a City medical
ACCOMMODATION IN TESTING: All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing
process must be made in writing, no later than the closing date for
applications. Documentation of the disability for which the accommodation is
being requested, and what specific accommodation is being requested, must be
received no later than two (2) weeks after the closing deadline for
applications. The candidateís failure to provide documentation which satisfies
the Cityís requirements by the timetable above will result in an inability to
provide an accommodation in the testing process. However, the candidate who
meets the minimum qualifications for the position would still be eligible to complete
with all other candidates in the standard testing process.
in office setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Strength
and agility to climb ladders and maneuver in crawl spaces to run wires and
cables. Ability to sit at a desk or stand and work continuously for extended
periods of time. Exposure to video display terminals on a daily basis. Ability to operate equipment requiring eye
and hand coordination and mechanical aptitude.
Ability to move throughout City buildings and sites. Ability to get into and out of an automobile. Ability to see color, adjust focus, and use
close vision. Ability to attend to
task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR
CITY OF NEW BRITAIN RESIDENTS: Proof of domicile shall be filed at the time
of filing the application. (Please see
form attached). Applications must be on
file with the Civil Service Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, no later
than Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Application forms may be obtained
online at www.NewBritainCt.gov or at the office of
the Civil Service Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, 27 West Main
Street, New Britain, CT 06051. Tel.
An EOE/AA/Equal Access