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Computer Communications Specialist Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Designs, develops, and coordinates operation and maintenance of high speed communications network facilities, including links, switching systems and network monitoring and control facilities.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is third in a series of four classifications. Incumbents in this class assign, coordinate and oversee work of Communications Specialists Seniors, technicians and programmer teams performing a wide variety of network support functions involving hardware, software and control/monitoring elements.

Examples of Duties:

  • Plans, develops, coordinates requests from end users for on-line computing facilities to determine feasibility, cost, equipment needs, time involved; assigns projects to Senior Specialists, Specialists, Programmers, or appropriate technicians.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates activities in all phases of projects until the network is functioning adequately.
  • Reviews research relative to specific technical hardware and software related questions and makes recommendations to management, programming, operations, maintenance and systems programming personnel as required.
  • Reviews, evaluates and directs documentation of existing network hardware, software, protocol elements and procedures for possible improvement and authorizes or recommends new or revised elements or procedures as necessary.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates the testing and evaluation of new versions of communication hardware and software.
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates the installation and operation of hardware, software and control elements of the network and coordinates with the systems programming, operations and maintenance staffs of connected computing facilities on hardware and software interface matters.
  • Reviews and coordinates the analysis of communication hardware and software specifications for completeness and compatibility with the communication network.
  • Develops, plans and coordinates with administrative and technical personnel concerning installation, implementation, certification, operation and maintenance of complex hardware and software elements interfacing to the communications network.
  • Assists and trains communication, systems programming, maintenance, operations and other appropriate personnel relating to the communication network, and its service requirements.
  • Reviews analysis concerning the adaptation of complex hardware, software and protocols to the communications network.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, operation and capabilities of high-speed communication network hardware, software and protocols currently available.
  • Knowledge of the principles, of communications system operation, maintenance, monitoring and control.
  • Knowledge of multiprogramming computer operating system methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of systems software programming.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in the use of programming languages, hardware and protocols specific to the assignment.
  • Skill in effectively communicating technical matters both verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Communications Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and five years' experience with high speed circuit or packet switched data networks; OR, Seven years of communication system design, implementation, operation or maintenance experience which includes three years' experience with high speed circuit or packet switched data networks; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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