This is the journey-level in the Communications Systems Analyst series. This class is distinguished from the Communications Systems Analyst I by performing the full range of duties as assigned. This classification is responsible for radio/wi fi/cell communications and security systems: telephone, digital microwave radio, global positioning systems, analog and digital communication control switches, analog and digital base radio stations, diagnostic maintenance stations, Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Locator (CAD/AVL) systems, remotely controlled and monitored closed circuit TV systems (CCTV), electronic security and entry control systems, and remotely monitored, controlled and administered recording systems.
Positions in these classifications may be assigned to one or more functional areas: system administrator for UNIX, HP-UNIX, or Windows based systems; database administrator for Private Automated Branch Exchange (PABX)/Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)telephone system and/or remote audio recording systems; data communications equipment maintenance; CAD/AVL systems and radio system maintenance; database administration for card access and associated security systems. This classification provides information to users, coworkers on a one-on-one basis to transfer work or demonstrate applications and/or business processes.
The Communications Systems Analyst II may provide leadership or assistance in projects involving internal and external personnel. Activities include arranging meetings, being an active participant, coordinating tasks, proposing solutions, or demonstrating or testing application functionality on basic deployments/upgrades.
This class differs from the next higher level class of Senior Communications Systems Analyst in that the Senior Communications Systems Analyst is an advanced journey-level classification and performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to this class series, including serving as project lead over staff responsible for operation, maintenance, and software administration of communication and security systems. The Senior Communications Systems Analyst may lead project functions that including assigning work, reviewing the work of others, and keeping the supervisor updated.
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Essential Job Functions
Sufficient training, education and experience to demonstrate possession of the required technical knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to possession of an associate degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, or related field and three years of experience in the installation and repair of communications equipment and systems, Global Positioning Systems, and /or digital microwave radio systems. (Additional applicable experience with communications equipment and systems substitutes for college education on a year for year basis.)
Note: An Information Systems Analyst II with two years of journey-level experience performing technical and analytical tasks in support of computer networks, micro computers, and peripheral equipment meets the minimum qualifications for the classification of Communication Systems Analyst II provided that the candidate has taken coursework in one or more of the following areas: communications (telephony and radio), security systems (CCTV), and computer programming languages used in the installation and maintenance of the previously mentioned electronic devices.
Possession of a valid general class Radiotelephone Operators license (issued by the Federal Communications Commission) or an equivalent Communication Technician Certification (issued after examination by a recognized two-way radio professional organization) is desirable.
Possession of a valid class C California driver's license is required.
Practices, methods, equipment, and tools of installing electronic communications equipment;
Computer programming languages including C, HP-UNIX, UNIX, Transmission Control Protocol, and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP);
Theory and principles of electronic and telecommunications systems in circuits such as PABX, VoIP, and fiber optics.
Project management at a basic level, including organizing and managing project tasks;
Project procurement process and techniques.
Interpret technical documents, blueprints, schematic drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and procedures;
Assess, troubleshoot, and repair communications equipment and systems down to the component level and software line-of-code level;
Perform skilled shop work in the maintenance and repair of radio and electronic equipment;
Keep records and write reports;
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
As directed, be available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays including on call (24/7/365).
Prepare complex technical bid and proposal documents for communications systems related equipment and services;
Evaluate proposals submitted by various contractors or vendors for equipment and services required by VTA;
Review, monitor, and provide guidance to Communication Systems Analyst I doing work within the same functional area;
Work with users and coworkers on a one-on-one or small group informal basis to transfer work or demonstrate equipment features.
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Application Processing Information
All related current and past work experience (including VTA experience) must be listed and fully described in the Work Experience section of the application ("See Resume" is not acceptable). Incomplete or improperly completed online applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the online application reflects the work experience and education needed to meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. Although your resume may have all your experience and education details, please make sure to complete each section of the online application to ensure that your information is accurately captured during our screening process.
Important: Proof of Education, either as a copy of a diploma or transcript, is required to verify all educational units listed on your application. Official transcripts are not necessary. Copies of diplomas, degrees, transcripts, or foreign transcript evaluations must be attached to the submitted application as a pdf.
Note: Failure to provide all of the required documents in the appropriate format (pdf ONLY), and properly labeled as shown in the example (for example: Smith_J BS Diploma), will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made.
Note: Applicants holding degrees or credentials from outside the United States who are using these qualifications exclusively to qualify for a position are required to provide a foreign transcript evaluation as a pdf and properly labeled as shown above. Failure to provide a foreign transcript evaluation will result in the application being rejected as incomplete. No exceptions will be made.
All applications are subject to review as to meeting minimum qualifications at any point in the recruitment process. Passing any step is no guarantee of continuation if it is determined that the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the class specification.
Candidates found to have exaggerated/falsified their qualifications, experience, training, and/or education may be disqualified at any point in the recruitment process and may be denied future employment with the VTA.
If selected for the position, candidates will be required to complete a criminal conviction disclosure form. Candidates who successfully become VTA employees, and fail to disclose any of the criminal background information as required may be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.
Eligible Lists typically remain in effect for six (6) months. However, Human Resources may abolish Eligible Lists at any time during the six (6) month period. Human Resources may extend eligible Lists for up to two (2) years. Eligible Lists may be used for more than one recruitment. If you have questions related to an Eligible List you might be on or were on, you should contact Human Resources.
If you have questions regarding your status as an applicant for this position, please call the Human Resources Department at (408) 321-5575 or email at Personnel@vta.org.
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