Durham Constabulary are looking for an IT Engineer (Communications) to join their team based in Durham.
Job Title: IT Engineer (Communications)
Location: Force HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham
Salary: Senior Officer 1 - £28,713 - £31,365
Hours: Full-time, Permanent - 37 hours per week, based on working 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. (As a member of a professional team you will be subject to call out and will be expected to work outside these hours occasionally. The flexible working hours’ scheme applies to this post).
IT Engineer (Communications) - The Job:
Durham Constabulary is looking for an IT Comms Engineer with experience of Avaya PBX/IP Telephone systems to work within the ICT team at Durham Constabulary. Particular experience of supporting Avaya CS1000E, AvayaAura CC6 and emerging Unified Communications systems would be advantageous. This role will be part of a wider Network/Comms team so experience of LTE/Tetra Radio would be desirable but not essential.
This IT Engineer (Communications) role will be key to the delivery of Telephone and Radio Communications to both the community of County Durham and Darlington and the operational staff within Durham Constabulary.
Applicants must possess a full, current driving licence or have access to a means of mobility support as the role involves extensive travel to various meetings across the force.
IT Engineer (Communications) - Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To maintain and configure telephones systems, including all associated ancillaries
- To maintain, configure, install and repair radio terminal equipment both handheld and mobile
- To maintain, configure, install and repair audio visual equipment, including CCTV and digital audio recorders.
- To support the ICT Service Desk to resolve calls/issues and liaise with other ICT staff to support departmental objectives
- Prepare equipment specifications, tenders or evaluations as requested by Senior Management.
- To monitor the performance of telephone and radio network systems, keep up to date records of ICT assets and produced reports where required
- Create documentation, diagrams and other detailed instructions to help other employees make the best use of new technologies.
- Liaise with users and suppliers and attend appropriate training where required.
- Take part in the ICT 24 x 7 On Call Rota when required
The Successful IT Engineer (Communications) Candidate Should Have:
- Higher National Certificate (HNC) in IT / Telecommunications
- Minimum of 3 years working in a telecommunications and or radio communications field
- At least 3 months previous administrative experience – producing reports/technical procedures and design documents
- Understanding of IP Telephony
- Understanding of LTE/Tetra Radio Systems
- Enhanced numerical skills e.g. performing complex calculations.
- Enhanced literacy skills e.g. composing original letters and memos or short reports on a regular basis.
- Enhanced computer/keyboard skills e.g. inputting onto spreadsheets, database systems etc., where accuracy is essential but speed is not a key demand.
Durham Constabulary Benefits:
- Durham Constabulary offers a minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after five years continuous service.
- A defined benefit pension scheme (career average) with death in service benefit.
- A flexible approach to work/life balance issues and an excellent working environment.
- We offer secure parking on site at competitive rate compared to normal city centre parking charges and are located close to the local bus and train services.
- We have an onsite café serving fresh food daily and employee kitchen facilities.
Closing Date: 22nd June 2018
To submit your application for this IT Engineer (Communications) opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now. You will be redirected to the full job description on our website. Once there please read the document find the link within to download and return a completed application form to us. Please monitor your emails for contact from our HR & Recruitment Team during this time.
Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from everyone, but as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented we would encourage applications from these groups. Appointment will be based on merit.