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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
District Of Columbia

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Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.39 - $58.78

Typical Annual Salary: $73,600 - $122,300

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Implement controls to provide security for operating systems, software, and data.
  • Communicate with telecommunications vendors to obtain pricing and technical specifications for available hardware, software, or services.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
  • Implement or perform preventive maintenance, backup, or recovery procedures.
  • Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases.
  • Assess existing facilities' needs for new or modified telecommunications systems.
  • Install, or coordinate installation of, new or modified hardware, software, or programming modules of telecommunications systems.
  • Order or maintain inventory of telecommunications equipment for customer premises equipment (CPE), facilities, access networks, or backbone networks.
  • Develop, maintain, or implement telecommunications disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as network traffic, security, and capacity.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Power meters
  • Screwdrivers
  • Stripping tools
  • Trenching machines
  • Voltage or current meters

Technology:
  • Access software
  • Backup or archival software
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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