Telecommunication Systems Planning Engineer - Washington State University in State of Washington

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Washington State University

State of, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Telecommunication Systems Planning Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and design of information systems, network transmission, as well as desktop computers, network servers/computers and related computer technology in the Murrow College. The Systems Planner evaluates and establishes protocols for users of hardware, software, and other network specifications. The position independently assesses, identifies, and provides analysis and procedures including consulting and collaborating with users to determine systems functionality for internal clients including academic units, Northwest Public Radio and Northwest Public Television. This position bears the responsibility for planning all associated computer systems, servers, network transmission and related equipment to meet QOS standards and current FCC guidelines.

The complex computerized systems include (but not limited to): desktop computers, servers, IP-based radio studios, FM, HD (digital FM), and AM radio transmission, high-definition television studios, digital television transport and world-wide transmission uplinks and downlinks, emergency standby power, central routing and processing infrastructure, and related computer-based monitoring and control.

The position occasionally travels to support system wide initiatives across Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon. The position must independently work at a distance to manage telecommunication and network facilities, and to supervise technical staff. The position must have proven experience with, and a demonstrated understanding of, work performed by supervised staff in order to provide effective instruction and training, documentation, creation and modification of operating systems and to lead team projects with staff from other areas.

Workload, resources, projects, or other priorities may vary the position’s duties to meet objectives of the college.

The position will be on-call to respond to system issues outside of normal business hours. Work will be occasional outdoors year-round in varying weather conditions.

This position provides input into budget related to projects.

This position is based out of WSU Tri Cities in Richland, Washington.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years professional experience OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired. Education and experience may be tailored to specific need requirements of position.

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience with telecommunications systems operations and maintenance.

Advanced-level telecommunications industry certification or licensing. Examples of acceptable certifying organizations include the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics (iNARTE), and Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO).

Demonstrated working knowledge of Electronic News Gathering technologies including licensed and unlicensed microwave, satellite uplinks, IP based solutions including WAN/LAN, wireless WIFI and bonded wireless telephony.

Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and the open system interconnection (OSI) network model.

Demonstrated working knowledge and design of radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver systems.

Demonstrated working knowledge of television production techniques and systems.

Additional years supervisory experience to include evaluating position responsibilities, hiring, scheduling, training, evaluating work/performance, and disciplining.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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