WPR/WPTV Regional Technical Manager Opening


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Posted by the Job Shop on February 08, 2010 at 20:44:50:

BROADCAST/TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGIONAL TECHNICAL MANAGER

Position Description and Responsibilities: The State of Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) is seeking a skilled and seasoned broadcast/telecommunications engineer and manager to lead our Northern Wisconsin Regional Engineering Team from a position based in Green Bay. The Northern Region encompasses Wisconsin Public Television’s largest TV audience, as well as Wisconsin Public Radio’s second largest radio audience. ECB, in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, provides interconnect and transmission facilities for these important services throughout the state. The civil service classification for this position is Media Supervisor – Advanced, which is assigned to Broadband Pay Schedule/Pay Range 81-03. The salary range for this position is between $45,088 and $65,000 annually depending upon qualifications. The position also offers excellent benefits.

Duties: The Regional Technical Manager is charged with providing the highest standards of operation and engineering performance from the multiple radio, television, and public safety services within the Northern region, and directly supervises existing field engineering staff and Chief Operators in three locations. This individual plans and directs the work of field engineers and private contractors in maintaining and expanding broadcast and public safety services in the area and serves as Engineering Manager for the region, reporting directly to the ECB Administrator of Engineering and Operations. The specific region encompasses Northern Wisconsin from Green Bay to Superior and includes two full power WPT transmitter sites, two TV translators, six WPR radio transmitter sites, multiple Weather Service transmitters, the Wisconsin EAS and Amber Alert Systems, and related data and program links. The RTM performs regional payroll approvals, files administrative and work progress reports as requested, and performs other duties as assigned from time to time by the Administrator of Engineering.

Qualifications and How to Apply: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Progressive employment in broadcast or telecommunications along with a demonstrated track record of successful project completion in a diverse environment. Extensive knowledge of current broadcast transmission and telecommunications technologies, understanding of FCC rules and regulations, familiarity with workplace safety, and a strong commitment to the consistent, reliable delivery of our quality broadcast and telecommunications services throughout the Region. Well-qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related broadcast or technical field, a history of successful management and team-building of technical personnel at multiple locations, familiarity with ATSC video and IBOC radio, high speed IP delivery, routing systems, microwave radio and television relays, and hold SBE Certification at the Senior level or higher.

Special Notes: May require lifting up to 50 lbs. This position requires some in-state travel and possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver License upon appointment. The 24×7 nature of broadcasting may occasionally require weekend/evening work or emergency response during non-standard work hours.

How To Apply: Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, your detailed resume, and a paper limited to two pages which specifically describes how your work experience will contribute to Wisconsin Public Broadcasting by meeting or exceeding the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in this position announcement. These required materials are considered an examination and will be used to determine your eligibility for this position. To be included in the initial review process, the required application materials must be received in the Department of Administration Bureau of Personnel no later than Monday, March 1, 2010. Materials received after March 1, 2010 will be held and reviewed only if the needs of the agency are not met by those applications received by March 1, 2010.

Please submit the aforementioned required materials to:
Department of Administration
Terry Wm. Kraus, Human Resources Specialist – Senior
P. O. Box 7869
Madison WI 53707-7869
Fax: (608) 264-7648 .
terry.kraus@wisconsin.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posting Date: 02/05/2010. Closing Date: 03/01/2010


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