Director of Field Engineering


Fri, Sep 13, 2019


Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02668

County(ies): *Statewide
Classification Title: / JAC: MEDIA PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 19-02668
Job Working Title: Director of Field Engineering
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: The starting hourly rate for the Media Program Supervisor position will be between $27.36 and $44.52 depending on the selected candidate’s previous experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 81-02. A 2-year trial period will be required.
Contact: Brock Flowers, HR Specialist, 608-267-1005, [email protected]
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 9/18/2019

Assessment Information: 81230 – 003 Director of Field Engineering
Preview Assessment

Are you an experienced supervisor/leader in the field of broadcast engineering with professional experience in the exciting field of telecommunications? Do you possess sound technical skills, have a strong work ethic and solid attention to detail required to be a leader in the field? If you are looking for a mission-focused work environment that offers excellent benefits, flexible work hours, and growth opportunities within your career, you should strongly consider joining our team!

The Educational Communications Board (ECB) is a state agency which delivers educational, noncommercial and public safety media via Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. The ECB is seeking an experienced Director of Field Engineering to lead and oversee the daily field operations and management for delivering and maintaining access to our statewide broadcast networks. For more information about ECB, visit our website.

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Position Summary
The Director of Field Engineering acts as part of the ECB Engineering Leadership Team. This position provides administration and supervision of all ECB Regional Technical Managers (RTM) and their subordinate staffs and acts as the Agency’s primary safety and security coordinator. This position also manages field projects and acts as ECB’s primary contact with the Department of Facilities Development (DFD). The ECB Director of Field Engineering also participates in planning and design for current and new technologies and budgeting. To view the complete position description, please click here.

Special Notes
Due to the nature of the position, ECB will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. ECB does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

Qualified applicants will have experience in the following:

  • Project management, especially projects related to tower construction/modification and high power Radio Frequency (RF) systems
  • Leadership and supervision (e.g. supervising staff or serving as lead worker)
  • Maintaining technologies related to broadcasting, including those related to distribution, transmission and remote control of television and radio distribution networks
  • Budget planning and management

In addition, well-qualified applicants will have experience

  • Applying National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rules and regulations
  • Implementing safety and security practices

How To Apply
You must apply online to be considered for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Click on “Log in to Apply” at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume, and submit a cover letter in the space provided. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered.

Materials will be evaluated, and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions may be directed to Brock Flowers at [email protected] or (608) 267-1005.

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After completing your online application, you will be sent an email by the system confirming that the assessment process has been completed. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart. If you do not receive an e-mail, you may not have finished all of the steps correctly. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Online application materials must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) should complete the application process to apply.

ECB is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed above.

NOTE: Current state employees with Career Executive status or the ability to reinstate must apply online via in order to be considered for this position.