In-Building ARCS Senior Examiner
FIRE DEPARTMENT - New York, NY

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Under the direction of the Chief of Technology Management and supervision of the Deputy Director of Engineering, the In-building Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems (ARCS) Senior Examiner will be responsible for reviewing highly difficult and complex communication systems operations in high-rise buildings. Serve as a technical resource person in the selection and/or operation and planning of highly complex ARCS installations. Review proposed in-building installations of auxiliary radio communication systems for fire fighting operations. Evaluate proposed communication equipment and make recommendations on appropriate equipment, systems based on Building and Fire Code requirements, nationally recognized standards and FCC requirements. Assess installation commissioning reports. Prepare recommendation letters for approval or denial of installation. Supervise performance testing. Coordinate ARCS final approval with Bureau of Operations and Fire Alarm Inspection Unit. Analyze and monitor Federal, State and City standards modifications on ARCS approval process.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in voice telecommunications (telephone, radio, microwave, fiber optic and cellular service) telecommunications technology, electronics, physics, and/or planning and analysis of electronic systems, and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in the performance of analytical, planning, operational, technical, and/or administrative duties in a voice telecommunications or closely-related electronics planning, electronics management, and/or electronics service environment; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 12 semester credits in voice telecommunications (telephone, radio, microwave, fiber optic and cellular service), telecommunications technology, electronics, physics, and/or planning and analysis of electronic systems and two years of experience as described in "1" above; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and three years of experience as described in "1" above; or

4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. A college education may be substituted for experience on the basis of six months of experience as described in "1" above for each 30 semester credits of undergraduate college education including or supplemented by 6 semester credits in voice telecommunication (telephone, radio, microwave, fiber optic and cellular service), telecommunications technology, electronics, physics, and/or planning and analysis of electronic systems for a maximum of two years credit. However, all candidates must have at least a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and one year of the experience as described in "1" above.

Special Note - Additional Requirements for Assignment Level IV

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, at least two additional years of full-time experience as follows: (1) As a Telecommunications Associate (Voice)-Assignment Level I, II, and III working for the City of New York; or

(2) Performing analytical, planning, operational, technical, and/or administrative duties in a voice telecommunications, electronics planning, electronics management, and/or electronics service environment, one year of which must have been specialized work in a consultative or supervisory capacity.

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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01/25/2013

02/08/2013

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