Job Vacancy TELECOMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN FOREMAN-(BUREAU OF TECHNOLOGY)- IBEW LOCAL 134 Offices Under the President

Job title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN FOREMAN-(BUREAU OF TECHNOLOGY)- IBEW LOCAL 134

Company: Offices Under the President

Job description: Cook County Offices

Under The President

Administrative Hearings

Auditor

Bureau of Administration

Bureau of Economic Development

Bureau of Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

Bureau of Technology

Facilities

Office of the President

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Telecommunications Electrician, plans and oversees the layout, wiring and installation of various telecommunications systems and equipment for all Cook County facilities and affiliations. Coordinates the activities of Telecommunication Electricians assigned to various tasks. Interprets and reviews blueprints, diagrams and specifications of telecommunication installations. Determines appropriate work procedures, materials and tools necessary to complete work orders. Prioritizes work orders and assigns work to Telecommunications Electricians. Verifies proper maintenance of equipment and tools, and may assist Telecommunications Electricians with work assignments and situations when necessary. Attends meetings with the department’s administrative staff to plan work projects, forecast project time tables and discuss the deployment of personnel along with anticipated problems. Performs the duties and functions of a Telecommunications Electrician when needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

**Please be advised that the County’s job titles are under review and may be subject to change. Changes to job titles listed in postings for County vacancies will not impact the posted salary range**

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an approved and recognized four (4) year telecommunication technician apprenticeship program pursuant to attaining Journeyman status in installation and maintenance is required.
  • Ten (10) years of full-time work experience as a Telecommunications Electrician within Telecommunication Systems is required.
  • Working knowledge of voice and data networks which includes design, routing and installation is required.
  • Current employment as a Telecommunication Electrician is required.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.

This position is considered a safety-sensitive position. Candidates who are selected to fill safety-sensitive positions must pass a required drug test as part of the pre-employment background check process.

Candidates who are contacted will be required to produce original required documents (e.g., current driver’s license, diploma, school transcript, certifications, etc.) listed on the Notice of Job Opportunity within five (5) days of being extended an offer, in writing, by the Bureau Chief of BHR (or designee). Candidates will be notified of how to submit required documents.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States territories and Canada, must be credentialed by the World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or a National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES) member organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge and working experience of various telephone systems such as Partner, Merlin, G2 and G3 Avaya systems. Skill wiring and installing data LAN and WAN systems including both fiber optic and copper cables. Thorough and extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, maintenance procedures and technologies relative to the installation and repair of telecommunication lines and equipment. Skill installing, operating, testing, dismantling and repairing all types of telephone equipment used in a business environment. Skill installing cabling to comply with TIA/EIA standards. Proficiency interpreting blueprints, electrical diagrams, electrical codes and cable test results. Skill installing all wiring; electrical devices; equipment; racks; panels; telecommunications, conduit and grounding systems. Knowledge of local building codes as well as city, state and national electrical codes as they relate to telecommunication construction and installation. This position may require moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his or her own adequate means of transportation. This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including walking, standing considerable lengths of time, lifting, pulling, pushing, squatting and moving moderate to heavy weight.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE

When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.

IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”

ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs can assist you with obtaining a certified DD214 and having it recorded for you at no charge. Please contact

VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

The County has a hybrid work environment which allows employees telecommuting and flexible scheduling options.

*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.

Falsification of any information in the application process will result in disqualification, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the County’s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. For current County employees, such falsification may result in discipline, up to and including termination, and placement on the County’s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. See Cook County Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sections 44-54 Unlawful Practices Relating to Employees and Employment – Penalty, 44-56 Political Discrimination; Cook County Employment Plan, Section V.N. Pre-Interview License and Certification Verification; Supplemental Policy No. 2014-2.13 Ineligible for Rehire List; and Cook County Personnel Rules 3.3(b) (7) (d)

EEO Statement

Cook County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer. Cook County prohibits illegal discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, source of income, housing status, military service or discharge status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected category established by law, statute or ordinance as further defined in Chapter 44. Human Resources, Article II. Personnel Polices, Section 44-53 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances and Chapter 42. Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-35 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances.

NOTE: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.

*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Social Media Disclaimer

The County’s hiring process is governed by the Cook County Employment Plan which prohibits employment actions from being influenced by any Political Reasons or Factors for Non-Exempt Positions. The advertisement of this position by any individual does not constitute an offer or promise of employment, promotion, or any other employment action and shall not influence the County’s hiring decision. Cook County officials and employees who become aware of or receive a complaint that involves an allegation of Political Reasons or Factors being considered in the hiring process of Non-Exempt positions are obligated to refer the complaint to the Cook County – Office of the Inspector General. If the Cook County Inspector General sustains allegations of Political Reasons or Factors being considered, Cook County will disqualify the Applicant or Candidate from consideration for employment and disciplinary action will be imposed on any involved Cook County employees, if applicable.

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Location: Chicago, IL

Job date: Sat, 03 Feb 2024 05:58:32 GMT

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