Fairfax County Government
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Provides county video system equipment design, installation, troubleshooting, repair expertise; assists Inspections and Enforcement Branch Manager and the Department of Information Technology (DIT) in the design and installation of video system inside wiring and end-user equipment; trains staff to monitor required cable provider construction and testing activities, and performs expert video system signal testing; maintains complex inspection database; maintains video equipment inventory.
- Coordinates day-to-day repair, modification and installation of County-owned communications equipment, including two-way radio systems, base stations, computer-aided-dispatch equipment and electrical power plants;
- Designs, installs and writes specifications for new communications equipment;
- Inspects installed equipment to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications and Federal Communications Commission regulations;
- Develops a program of continuing maintenance for all equipment;
- Trains and supervises subordinate employees;
- As a cable television repair engineer performs complex cable television installation and repair work;
- Constructs cable television wiring systems and installs electronic equipment such as multiplexers, data and voice modems, and video modulators;
- Investigates electrical engineering problems and malfunctions and assists in testing and inspecting installed systems;
- Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs system electronics;
- Performs technical work in research, development and design of cable television internal wiring systems and connecting video, voice and data links;
- Assists in drafting complex plan specifications and developing system estimates;
- Prepares documentation and submits reports on engineering tests;
- Reviews complex cable system plans as required.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of electronics or electronic engineering;
- Knowledge of the materials and methods used in radio or cable transmission and terminal equipment repair work, as appropriate;
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations applicable to County communications systems;
- Ability to investigate problems or malfunctions and recommend solutions or corrective actions;
- Ability to collect and interpret data;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and County personnel;
- May require ability to plan and supervise the work of others, depending on assignment.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus two years of technical electronics study at a college or a trades school; and four years of responsible communications and/or cable television (broadband) equipment repair experience as appropriate.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- Valid driver's license.
- A valid FCC General Radiotelephone License or equivalent industry certification may be required dependent on assignment.
- Education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science field, plus at least four years of progressively responsible experience in an appropriate engineering field.
- Experience and working knowledge of cable system construction and video installation design standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the materials and methods used in cable transmission and terminal equipment repair work.
- Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
- Experience in the use of computer applications and software, including basic Microsoft Office applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and driving record check.
Ability to carry equipment weighing up to 30 pounds; carry team cable reels weighing up to 60 pounds and/or TVs weighing up to 50 pounds; lift/remove cable covers and vault lids weighing up to 30 pounds; frequent bending/walking. Must be able to visually distinguish between different colored Miss Utility markings and to view TV signals. Must be able to drive County vehicles to various sites.
- Panel interview.
- Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
- Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Why It's Awesome to Work Here
Full benefits and a flexible work/home life.
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. The community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.