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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N2600

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced professional and administrative work with supervisory responsibilities in the management of Public Safety voice and radio communications projects for the County as well as assisting cities and other governmental entities.

Work involves responsibility for planning, assigning and reviewing the work of a small professional staff of Project Managers. Emphasis of the work is on development of policies and procedures to ensure success in the monitoring of the work of consultants and contractors engaged in the design and installation of a variety of complex voice and radio networks and related projects. Responsibilities include analyzing special conditions/circumstances which arise on the projects, assisting subordinates with solving difficult or unusual communication problems and assisting in the establishment of division objectives. Incumbents exercise considerable independent judgement in the application of the principles and practices of planning, design, installation, cost and change control, risk and quality management, and the administration of a variety of communication projects. Assignments usually are received in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Supervision is exercised over professional staff and sub-professional assistants. Work is reviewed for general adherence to established guidelines and procedures.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of a staff of subordinate Project Managers and staff engaged in monitoring the work of communications contractors engaged in a variety of complex projects.

Establishes policies and procedures for processing invoices, requisitions, and purchase orders.

Establishes guidelines for reviewing plans and specifications and conducts meetings with consultants and contractors.

Establishes guidelines and standards for projects; assists subordinates to solve unusual or difficult problems.

Establishes policies and procedures for bid advertisements and pre-bid conferences.

Conducts meetings with consultants and contractors.

Prepares analysis reports of vendors' responses to bids.

Participates in negotiations with contractors, consultants, and County Attorney's Office.

Reviews contracts and agreements to ensure that contract documents, consultant agreements, and agreements with others are appropriate.

Prepares very detailed, performance measured draft contracts.

Ensures compliance with policies and procedures prior to execution of change orders; reviews change proposal requests and advises on establishing priorities for the initiation of change orders.

Establishes standards and procedures for substantial completion of final acceptance inspections and reviews inspection reports; assists in final determination of project completion and recommends final acceptance of completed project.

Formulates policies for maintenance procedures, warranty administration; screens complaints and delegates assignment for correction.

Performs special investigations, sites analyses and feasibility studies, as required, and submits technical and management reports.

Meets with consultants, contractors, utility organizations, city, state, federal agencies, civic associations, business and community leaders, and attorneys.

Assists with the preparation of the budget for capital expenditures.

Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline and promotions of subordinates; authorizes leave; evaluates employee performance.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of Project Management as applied to the design, installation, and maintenance of voice data radio communications networks and equipment.

Considerable knowledge of literature, trends, and developments in the field of communications.

Considerable knowledge of established policies, procedures and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of accounting principles relative to budget and costing adherence.

Considerable knowledge of voice and data communications contracts and agreements.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of management, public and business administration and their application to the administration of government activities.

Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Considerable knowledge of County procurement Request for Letters of Interest process.

Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of a staff of subordinate professional employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in devising and installing policies and procedures for the administration of construction projects.

Ability to understand architectural and engineering drawings and specifications related to construction and renovation projects.

Ability to analyze bids and make recommendations for award of contracts.

Ability to conduct meetings with consultants, contractors and representatives of other agencies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, supervisors, and department officials.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and related project management software for report preparation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field of specialization

appropriate to area of assignment; four (4) years progressively responsible experience in the design and installation of communications projects, including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desirable.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Telecommunciations

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/00


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