Principal Executive/Manager E (Wireless Systems Manager)
Transportation-Highway - Salem, OR

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Position Summary

ODOT13-0050OC - Salem

The purpose of the Wireless Systems Manager is to manage and oversee the Wireless Network portion of the State Radio system. This includes the construction, maintenance and operation of the state-wide Microwave and Data Network systems, their interface with the Land Mobile Radio systems, dispatch consoles, power systems and the Network Operations Center that supports ODOT, OSP, and other State and Local government agencies.

The Wireless Systems Manager will oversee the operation and maintenance of the microwave and associated subsystems and is responsible for negotiating and preparing or assisting in the preparation of Inter-Governmental Agreements and Service Level Agreements for state and local agencies that utilize the State Radio System wireless network, and will assist others in provisioning and contracting use for site co-location as both a lesser and lessee.

If you are hired, you will become part of the State's Management Team.

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Instructions - Minimum Qualifications

To compete for this position, you must submit a Resume' and Cover Letter as described below or your application materials may be disqualified.

The 'Work Experience described ' and/or 'Education' sections of your Resume must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below.

You must attach a resume’ which includes dates of employment. It will be used to help determine how you meet the qualifications listed below. You must also attach a cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications :

Three years of management experience with wireless communications systems in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans

c) program evaluation and

d) budget preparation


Two years of management experience with wireless communications systems in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans

c) program evaluation and

d) budget preparation;

AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.


Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader,

a) assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.)

b) project responsibility for developing goals and objectives

c) project evaluation and

d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Criminal Background and additional pre-employment check(s) as required for the position will be conducted on final candidates (could include Driver License, LEDS, and/or Education Verification).

Veteran's Points :

Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 attached to your application - 5 Points

Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 and a 'Certificate of Civil Service' preference letter attached to your application - 10 Points


For questions about the job announcement, call 503-731-8389.

For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442.

Application Help:

Position Duties

Direct the planning and development of long-range goals and short-term objectives for the State Radio Systems operations and services.

Develop and implement processes, procedures to ensure consistent design, installation, operation, maintenance and documentation standards.

Consult with system shareholder managers to ascertain and define wireless technology business needs. Determine scope of investigation required to obtain solutions.

Confer with clients and stakeholders involved with proposed projects to ensure cooperation and further define nature of project. Advise clients on alternate methods of solving their specific need or problem and recommend specific solutions.

Develop, negotiate and implement Service Level Agreements (SLA). The SLA will set performance expectations, times to repair, in-scope and out of scope equipment, and develop reports indicating adherence to the SLA.

Review wireless project proposals to determine timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.

Provide technical and management consultation to project personnel. Review project work plan, assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Monitor and ensure the planning and delivery of quality assurance activities for all projects and deliverables.

Direct the activities of project personnel to ensure the project is progressing on schedule and within budget. Establish work plans and staffing requirements for successful completion of projects assigned.

Establish and administer the implementation of technical studies to obtain data, evaluate new equipment, technologies, and system developments in the wireless communications field. Analyze study results to determine cost-benefit and adaptability for integration of new equipment into existing systems.

Coordinate studies to be conducted on existing communication systems and equipment such as present and projected volume of communications, effectiveness and adequacy of system, and estimated equipment replacement and maintenance costs.

Perform and monitor analysis to determine whether equipment should be repaired, replaced, or additional equipment installed.

Examine technology needs, industry trends and recommend acquisition of newly developed, additional, or replacement equipment to meet business needs. Plan and direct improvements in the delivery of communication system service; measure productivity, effectiveness, and user satisfaction.

Direct and analyze evaluations, prioritize needs, and schedule communication facility maintenance work programs to preserve infrastructure and ensure compliance with governmental regulations.

Represent The State Radio System at SIEC meetings.

Recommend and monitor criteria for hiring new employees. Participate in and supervise the hiring of new employees.

Prepare performance appraisals, outline performance expectations, mentors, evaluates performance, and provide feedback to team members. Maintain and revise position descriptions.

Perform supervisory functions by assessing the training requirement of employees and team in order to recommend the appropriate training as required to meet team objectives.

Resolve grievances with employees.

Prepare and conduct monthly safety meetings to promote safe work practices and to ensure conformance to governmental guidelines.

Work with other section and branch managers to enable them to achieve their goals and objectives by advising them of the technology that is available to help them to be more efficient and effective.

Provide regular updates to the Wireless Section Manager on the status of the projects and activities being managed. These updates will include estimated times of completion, budget status, and issues, concerns, and problems of the projects and activities.

Prepare biennial and annual work plan budgets. Approve and monitor expenditures against work plan budget.

Other duties as assigned.

Application Checklist

Electronic or Paper Application Checklist:

Cover Letter and Resume

Veteran's Documents - If Applicable

Oregon Department of Transportation

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Region 1

123 NW Flanders

Portland OR 97209

Fax 503-731-3163

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