Salary Range: $5,144 - $8,574
Hiring Range: $5,144 - $6,859
Summary of Work
The position responsibilities include oversight of daily operations and program management of key public safety technology initiatives. Presently, the position would participate in three key projects or initiatives including a multi-tenant 911 call taking solution available to public safety answering points across the State, planning and participation in the FirstNet Initiative, and coordinating the statewide public safety radio system implementation and ongoing management which will be a primary focus for the immediate future.
The success of all three initiatives are predicated on strong communication, collaboration, relationship building, and consensus building skills. A successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to provide presentations of a highly technical nature to various stakeholders and decision makers. This position will act as a liaison between the appropriate stakeholder communities, the various vendors and contractors engaged in the programs, various engineers and/or technicians necessary to support the solutions, and the various executive leadership communities. In performing these duties, the successful candidate must be able to understand and translate highly technical ideas, concepts, or methodologies at the appropriate levels. The technical areas include public safety technology standards, public safety technologies, and broadband networking including wired and wireless technologies.
The position will also act in an advisory capacity to decision makers as it relates to strategy and direction of the various programs. Additionally, the position will provide contract management and grant management responsibilities associated with the various programs. This includes oversight of existing grants and contracts in addition to participation in any new contracts that may be necessary or grant opportunities that may arise.
Duties and Tasks
Requires a 4-year degree in an Information Technology related field and requires 4 years of current and progressive related experience. Additional current and progressive related work experience may be substituted for up to two years of the educational requirement.
Must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Effective communications and coordination skills with ITD staff and the stakeholder communities while performing the duties of this job classification is a significant part of this job.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous work in 911, public safety communications, or wireless networking industries.
Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Information Technology Department does not provide Sponsorships.
Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.
Documents to be submitted:
Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.
Job Announcement Status can be viewed at: http://www.nd.gov/itd/working-itd
The information technology department has been working in partnership with the public safety community both at the state and local level to identify a solution that will meet the mission critical voice communication needs of the community. After a multi-year effort, we are beginning the deployment of a solution that will meet their needs for years to come. The department is also in partnership with state and local 911 jurisdictions supporting the NG911 capabilities. Finally, the department is the lead entity to support public safety broadband communications capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.