Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist IV

Requisition Number:  6098
Pay Rate:  PGRT13

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Information Technology

Basic Function

Provides expert systems guidance for intelligent transportation systems (ITS), telecommunications and network facilities and/or services including implementation of network communications hardware and software for large-scale projects.  Works closely with systems users to provide direction/assistance in the identification and resolution of user problems.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Serves as senior expert and technical advisor to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project group.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate project documentation, technical documents, and security advisories.
  • Develops, evaluates, and makes ITS telecommunications, security, and closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitoring systems.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate project documentation, technical documents, and security advisories.
  • Makes recommendations for technical standards and direction for ITS related functions.
  • Assists in the design and development of ITS concepts, including requirements analysis, technology review and selection.
  • Assists in development and communication of operational concepts, specifications development and testing.
  • Performs configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting, design, cost estimating, and specification writing related to the deployment and integration of ITS equipment such as CCTV, cameras, video management systems, access control, records management systems, computer aided dispatch and emergency & incident management systems.
  • Serves as point of contact and liaison with Metro Police Department (MPD) for public safety related technologies and applications.
  • Interacts directly with law enforcement agencies and maintains appropriate documentation during investigations.
  • Maintains awareness of applications used by METRO departments through security and CCTV programs and advises management of the possible security implications.
  • Drafts and communicates project scopes/requirements to subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High School Diploma or GED is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related degree preferred.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in operation and management of ITS security and surveillance applications; and one or more of the following technologies: Active Directory, Windows Operating Systems, Network Cabling installation and maintenance, Server Administration, Routing and Switching fundamentals. Experience with development, deployment and monitoring of security surveillance tools and analysis of log and network data collection.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Expert knowledge in telecommunications, security, and CCTV systems. Related knowledge in emergency equipment repair and troubleshooting skills for these systems. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge related to Intelligent Transportation Systems, video systems, IT networks, or backhaul communications such as wireless, cellular, and fiber optics is strongly desired. Knowledge of wired communication designs including fiber optic cable and copper distribution. Two or more of the following certifications are desired: CCNA, ONSSI, Genetec, CompTIA, Fiber or Wireless Certifications.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston