This position will be located in any one of the following locations:
Superior Region in Marquette, MI
Northern Region in Gaylord
Bay Region in Bay City
You can be part of the state of Michigan team that provides state, local, federal, tribal and private first responders with dependable communication resources that cover the state and are available around-the-clock. The office of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) has a focused mission of providing statewide public safety communications for more than 2075 state, local, federal, tribal and private public safety agencies. Through our employees, MPSCS handles the second-largest trunked communication system in the world with 291 tower sites, 90 state and local public safety dispatch centers with 490 radio dispatch consoles and 82 Computer Aided Dispatch consoles, 117,716 radios and 7,046 fire pagers. The MPSCS Network Communication Center(NCC) monitors systems operations 24 hours a day to ensure the system is ready to assist Michigan’s first responders.
The function of any public safety communications system is to assure the rapid response and cooperation of emergency personnel. The MPSCS achieves this through reliable, easy-to-use statewide coverage and advanced technology. The ability to share information on demand and in real time, whether it is voice or data, is critical to public safety in Michigan.
This position is a first-line supervisor with responsibility for directing and coordinating activities of skilled journeymen Steeplejacks on the North Site Maintenance Team located in Superior Region, Northern Region, and Bay Region. The team and the supervisor installs, repairs, and provides maintenance of towers, tower sites, and equipment located at communications sites in the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS).
This position also performs research, recommends design, and determines installation criteria for new site equipment. Additional responsibilities also include maintaining all asset management records and inventory for site equipment as well as development of standards and procedures plus training for various sub systems for the North Site Maintenance Team.
Another responsibility of this position is identifying and evaluating workplace hazards which includes identifying unsafe and/or unhealthy conditions and implementing proper work practices to correct issues in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively. Computer database and spreadsheet experience. Knowledge and experience in the Steeplejack trade pertaining to state-of-the-art site equipment and test equipment.
Ability to Supervise staff with uncommon tasks, and schedule work in a way not to affect the operation of the MPSCS.
Advanced troubleshooting and repair skills that demand thorough knowledge of HVAC theories and equipment and thorough knowledge of electronic principles, theory, and equipment.
Education typically acquired through completion of high school.
Two years of experience equivalent to a Carpenter E9, Electrician E9, Locksmith E9, Machinist E9, Maintenance Mechanic E9, Mason-Plaster E9, Painter E9, Plumber E9, Refrigeration Mechanic E9,Welder E9, Steeplejack E9; or, one year equivalent to a Carpenter 10, Electrician 10, Locksmith 10, Machinist 10, Maintenance Mechanic 10, Mason-Plaster 10, Painter 10, Plumber 10, Refrigeration Mechanic 10, Welder 10 or Steeplejack 10.
Must have five years experience servicing communications towers and sites.
Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
Some positions in this class series may also be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides which may require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act of 1976.
View the entire job specification at:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MaintenanceMechanicSupervisor_12815_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)
View the Position Description here.
**Please submit a copy of your official college transcripts with your application. **
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You must apply for this vacancy through the NEOGOV system; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
You must attach a detailed resume to your application (word document). You will also need to attach (word document) a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position. Failure to do so will result in your application packet being screened out as incomplete.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Candidates selected for this position must complete the Michigan State Police background check. This extensive background check requires fingerprinting for state and federal criminal background records. The background search will include, but is not limited to arrests, criminal charges, criminal convictions, and any information regarding contact with a criminal justice agency.