California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 2
February-March, 1996


TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANALYST I Annual Salary: $48,396 TO $59,952

Important Job Functions:

Design, implement and maintain Local Area Network and Wide-Area Network systems; Assist in evaluating and recommending telecommunications methods, network components, data communications protocol , modern usage and other network application system particulars; Study the integrity and security of data in order to establish system configurations; Assist in designing and implementing back-up, restart and recovery procedures for network applications; May consult with technical and managerial personnel within LACOE's operation, as well as with users to recommend solutions to identified problems affecting the network application systems; Assist in formulating and developing system approaches involving methodologies, concepts and techniques; Assist in conducting on-site surveys to analyze and recommend network resources to users; Prepare or assist in the preparation of technical specifications to be used in requests for proposals or quotations; Assist in the development of procedures for user manuals, updating operational procedures and notification and training of users regarding changes to the relevant LAN or WAN; Assist in evaluating new applications to determine their effect on existing application and production; Repair and install equipment and test and evaluate equipment to determine if user needs are met.

Is Knowledgeable of:

Basic concepts and principles or Local Area Network and Wide-Area Networks; Design/operation of telecommunications application systems; Characteristics, capabilities and uses of telecommunications system components including data communications equipment protocols, micro-computer operating systems, input and output devices, gateways, bridges, routers, network related software, multiplexers and modems; Principles and techniques of mainframe computer programs such as COBOL and personal computer programs for spreadsheets and data bases; Techniques used in writing utility and specialized programs for network operations; Data systems, analysis, design techniques; Advanced file organization and access principles, concepts and techniques; Communication interfaces and related control signals; Good telecommunications skills ranging from low speed analog pursuits to T-carriers and fiber optics.

Has the ability to:

Conduct surveys and studies; and analyze, interpret, and report findings; Analyze and evaluate information processing problems, plans/procedures; Apply new developments in the telecommunications field; Develop solutions to complex technical problems in the operation of telecommunications applications systems; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Minimum qualifications include:

Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Three of more years of directly related experience in the design, development and implementation of a network and/or network application systems that utilize advanced data communications technology with some of the experience to include working with at least 200 nodes.


Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree is required with major coursework in computer science, data communications, business administration, electrical engineering/computer sciences or a closely related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations as recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation.

Two years of experience as specified above may be substituted for two years of education, in which case the two years of education (60 semester units or equivalent) must be from a college/technical trade school with emphasis in a field or related field specified above.

Deadline for Application:

Applications and supplemental applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS. Obtain application and supplemental application from Los Angeles County Office of Education Personnel Commission, 11642 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650, (310) 803-8360

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