Must have minimum of 4 years experience. Must have a Security+ CE to start.
Under indirect supervision the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Engineer, Intermediate applies in-depth knowledge of communications networks and systems, transmission media and towers, LMRs and associated equipment to ensure optimal system performance. This includes providing tower management, coordination and subject matter expertise. Specific duties include required spectrum and communications tower management and providing full technical and administrative support for LMRs, including the Base Support Trunked Radio System (BSTRS). Troubleshooting, fault isolation, and corrective action management for problems with P25 IP radio equipment (e.g., radio repeaters, dispatch consoles, servers), the network (e.g., routers and IP addresses), circuits (e.g., T1s, Ethernet links, Fiber links), and radio interference is required. Provide management, modification and correction of the LMR system database in accordance with established system-wide policy. Work with First Responders and LMR managers in implementation of talk group modifications, roaming privileges, and users’ privilege settings, in addition to, assisting with troubleshooting RNEC-Client LMR Radio and Tower systems issues utilizing on-site and remote methodologies.
The LMR engineer implements industry best practices to review, monitor and assist in installation, modification and rehabilitation of LMR systems. They also evaluate requirements and operations for improved effectiveness, responsiveness, and economic benefits. The LMR Engineer Intermediate actively monitors, reports and tracks system utilization, tenant users, and radio programming including interfacing with vendors and installers for problems under warranty. They program and reprogram radios, dispatch consoles for users and test radios for day-to-day operations, exercises, and special events. They develop radio and console “personalities to satisfy the users’ requirements. They participate in customer meetings, conferences, and staff visits to Regional Network Enterprise Center-National Capital Region (RNEC-Client) sites as well as serving as subject matter experts to Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Navy, vendors, etc. regarding radio operations training for First Responders and RNEC-Client personnel at various sites.
The LMR engineer assists the Government in developing the LMR Communications, Management, Testing, Key management and Maintenance and Disaster Recovery plans. Provide input on cost estimates, budgets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes as well as enterprise level operational directives, policies, and contingency plans for subordinate installations relating to Tower and LMR management. Additionally, they maintain and update LMR “as-built documentation, technical drawings and diagrams.