Colorado State Supervisor, Public Safety Communications Network in Alamosa, Colorado

Supervisor, Public Safety Communications Network



Supervisor, Public Safety Communications Network


$5,455.00 - $6,831.00 Monthly


Alamosa, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Governor's Office of Information Technology

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Department Information

What We Do:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

At OIT, we recognize that "how" we deliver is as important as "what" we deliver. Our core values define our character, and each employee is expected to embody these values in all the work we do:

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado

Intentionally and generously serving others for a better Colorado.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work

Inspiring confidence and trust in the Governor's Office of Information Technology through our personal conduct.

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state

Working cooperatively with others and engaging in constructive dialogue to overcome difficult challenges

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work.

Consistently conducting ourselves in a way that shows regard and thoughtfulness to others.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change

Proactively and positively pursuing the transformations necessary to address tough issues and drive innovation.

Why We Want You:

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us:

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for flexible work hours and advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor's Office of Information Technology:

Description of Job

Provide cost effective telecommunications, facilities and services involving telephone, radio, microwave, closed circuit TV, television, Aeronautical Weather Observation Stations (AWOS), data communication transmission systems, public broadcast and public safety radio communication systems required by the State of Colorado and those required by the Federal Communications Commission's public safety national plan.

The Alamosa Shop Supervisor will supervise the work of subordinate employees and telecommunications projects at the Alamosa area telecommunications service shop.

This position is that of a working supervisor providing technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies by maintaining microwave, telephone, two-way radio, digital trunked radio, data and video communications equipment and systems. This position has the responsibility to provide leadership and supervision in the installation, maintenance and operating processes used by others. This position will supervise other Electronic Specialists through lead work, supervision and instruction, including the installation, modification, fabrication and calibration of new equipment and systems. This position will follow established procedures to provide ongoing preventative and failure maintenance of systems and support equipment, creating and updating circuit and equipment records to fill public safety needs and inter-government requirements.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide Emergency Failure Repair

  • Establish installation, maintenance & operating processes

  • Coordinate & perform maintenance and repair of all-terrain transportation (Sno-Cat)

  • Represent the Public Safety Communications Network team to the public

  • Supervise & conduct remote monitoring of microwave & statewide wireless network

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • Managing/ Supervising a technical team: 1 year

  • Proven experience working with and within government agencies and intergovernmental agreements: 2 years

  • Managing project timelines: 3 years

  • Managing budget expenditures of $10k to lOOk: 3 years

  • Motorola Smart Zone, digital trunked radio infrastructure installation and maintenance, from platform version 7.x: 3 years

  • Microwave infrastructure installation ion and maintenance: 3 years

  • Motorola dispatch console installation and maintenance: 2 years

  • Digital trunked radio subscriber programming: 2 years

  • Building and site maintenance: grounds maintenance, HVAC minor repair, battery maintenance .

  • Tall tower climbing up to 350 feet

  • PCB component level diagnostics of radio systems .

  • Basic electronic circuit design principles as they relate to radio and power supplies.

  • Bench and field test instruments to include spectrum analyzers, service monitors, T1 line testers, TDR meters.

  • Tier 1 & Tier 2 Level support of computers running Windows 7 to include Motorola dispatch applications.

  • IP networking: Switches, routers and end devices. Must have a functional knowledge of how packets are formed and routed from source to destination, how IP addresses, subnets, and routes are used in equipment.

  • Report writing.

  • Electronics soldering.

  • Sno-Cat® and 4x4 high clearance vehicle driving.

  • Experience climbing and working on towers up to 350 feet in height.

  • Mechanical skill: Able to identify and use proper hand tools and power tools for job, to include punch down tools, screw drivers, wrenches, hammers, vices, cutters, saws, blades, drills, sanders, welders, air compressors.

  • Experience maintaining gas-electric generators.

  • Managing demanding schedules

  • FCC GROL, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in engineering, mathematics, electronics, or similar technical field


  • Equivalent & recent military experience with direct, "hands-on" installation & maintenance of Motorola trunked radio systems, microwave system installation, & subscriber programming.

Supplemental Information

  • Physical and mental ability to climb towers up to 350 ft. in height and perform maintenance/repair on towers for prolonged periods of time.

  • Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.

  • On-call Status: On a rotational basis.

  • Driver's License: Incumbent must possess a valid, state-issued drivers' license, as periodic travel to various locations in the Denver Metro Area may be required.

  • Travel- Remote site, state-wide, with possible overnight stay

  • Essential Services Designation- Required to report to work without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare of citizens.