Under administrative direction of a Deputy Director in the Department of General Services to manage and provide general direction to a major branch within the Telecommunications Division; to assist the Deputy Director in charge of the Telecommunications Division in developing, coordinating, and carrying out departmental policy; and to act for the Deputy Director as assigned.
Directs and manages activities of a staff in a major branch of the Division engaged in a statewide and servicewide program of telecommunications including engineering services, microwave management, technical support, and installation management; or strategic planning, operations, telephone services, data transmissions, and 911 emergency telephone program; and assists the Deputy Director in the development and implementation of overall Department and statewide policy; formulates the branch's goals, programs, policies, and methods of operation in financial and personnel needs. Assists in the preparation of the Division's budget; and represents the Deputy Director on various committees and advisory groups as assigned.
Three years of supervisory or management experience in the telecommunications field in the California State civil service performing duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Supervising Telecommunications Engineer.
Five years of supervision and management experience, at least two years of which shall have been in a telecommunications management position in a public agency (experience in California State service applied toward this requirement must be at a level of responsibility equivalent to Supervising Telecommunications Engineer). and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college, preferably in public administration or electrical engineering with extensive management course work. (Additional qualifying management experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles and methods of management, organization, administration, personnel management, and supervision; principles, practices, methods, terminology, and trends in telecommunications; policies, rules, and operating practices of governmental agencies such as the Federal Communication Commission and the Public Utilities Commission; State's legislative and budgeting processes; principles and objectives and the processes available to meet affirmative action objective; and labor relations' principles and policies.
Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate broad-range programs; evaluate the efficiency of statewide telecommunication programs and recommend action to bring about improvement; set and meet realistic program standards and goals; evaluate administrative problems and draw logical conclusions and take effective action; make practical and timely decisions; set and meet realistic program standards and goals, evaluate program results; direct the work of other managers; conduct hearings, conferences, and meetings; communicate effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with employees, other governmental bodies, and the public; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives; and effectively administer labor management contracts.