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RADIO SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIST

Organization:
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:
Justice Technology Services (JTS)
City:
North Bay, Toronto
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
17158 - Systems Officer 4
Salary:
$1,297.84 - $1,658.73 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
119903
Consider this rewarding role where you will showcase your evaluative I&IT skills to provide technical expertise and support in the operation and maintenance of public safety radio networks with the Government Mobile Communications Branch (GMCB) at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

This position can be located in the North Bay or Toronto office.

What can I expect to do in this role?

•Provide technical expertise for support of current and future radio infrastructure and other unit personal by conducting tests and inspections of the government telecommunications system control which includes maintaining business applications and determining priorities; replacing faulty components; auditing and approving contractor repair work; notifying appropriate parties of Infrastructure system problems; liaising with ministry personal, vendors and other agencies; and reconciling contractor conflicts.
•Assist with or conduct live tests and rejuvenation of returned parts to ascertain weaknesses with supplier parts and liaises with the suppliers to correct deficiencies.
•Source, provide and assist with controls the inventory levels of specialized equipment such as earpieces, headsets, battery recondition and other equipment.
•Design radio frequency templates for radios to designate specific radio channels used by front-line personnel to ensure frequency conflict is avoided.
•Provide assistance, when requested, to research technical problems, determine solutions and make recommendations to supervisors and users
•Assist with cost analysis and preparation of network infrastructure services to users and to conduct feasibility studies on modifications requested.
•Performs other duties, as assigned.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge & Skills

You have:
•Knowledge of all sub-system components within government control involved in telecommunications system and their inter relationship, including microwave, mobile, portable and base radios and repeaters, diesel generators.
•Knowledge of standby and back-up power systems, alarm reporting system, and radio system switches, dispatch computer, communications consoles, console and communications centre voice recording systems, network design to ensure optimum operation of an emergency response system.
•Knowledge of system design criteria and theoretical principles, security and recovery procedures and connectivity to properly make recommendations to supervisor.
•Knowledge MS Office software programs used in system operations and for the preparation of reports, spreadsheets and presentations.
•Understanding and/or experience in contract management such as service level agreements (SLAs) to resolve system performance or failure issues by selecting the appropriate supplier.

Communication (oral and written) and Interpersonal skills

•You have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with all levels of personnel to work with non-government contractors, resolve issues, present technical information and provide guidance.
•You can write and edit business cases, technical/financial reports and prepare technical work documentation and standards.
•You possess effective listening to users reports of faults in order to determine problems.

Evaluative, Problem solving and Analytical skills

•You can analyze the condition, technical performance and capacity of existing system components.
•You can determine the nature of the problem, research, identify and set priorities to correct problems, assist making repairs, replacing parts devising a new solution to the problem utilizing existing resources and/or directing contractors.
•You can make recommendations on need and feasibility for expansion, renovation, replacement or other corrective action.
•You can interpret and apply new information, technology and design methods to telecommunications operations and problems of systems components within government control.
•You can assess and evaluate needs of clients.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 200 First Avenue, North Bay, North Region or 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Enhanced – CPIC Check, Local Police Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Information Technology
Posted on:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Note:
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • N-SL-119903/18
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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