Telecommunications Specialist II

Job Posting:         





Open Until Filled

Position Title:      

Telecommunications Specialist II



Military Occupation Specialty Code:  

Marine – 2847; Army- 25W



Number of Vacancies:



Chief Operations Office/CCTS

Salary Range:

$3,293.42 - $4,049.00/ monthly



Hours Worked Weekly:     






Agency Address: 

300 W. 15th Street, Austin Tx 78701

Work Location:   

204 E. 14th Street, Austin Tx 78701

Web site:

Refer Inquiries to:              

Human Resources


(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612


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Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.

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Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.


Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their
Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.


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The Texas Department of Information Resources serves a wide spectrum of customers by providing technology leadership, solutions, and value to State of Texas government agencies, higher education, and local government entities of all sizes to facilitate the fulfillment of their core missions.

This position performs routine telecommunications work. Work involves providing customer support on the Capitol Complex Telephone System (CCTS). Evaluates and analyzes submitted work orders requested by the State agencies supported by the CCTS. Utilizes multiple software packages and applications.  Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the direction of the CCTS Manager


The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Performs moves, add and changes in the PBX database. Performs adds, disconnects and reset passwords in the CCTS Voice Mail database
  • Liaison for assigned State agencies for all CCTS voice services; including issuing and processing work orders.  Processes move, add, change or disconnect (MAC) work orders
  • Enters all CCTS work orders in the current CTS Telemanagement system; including assigning billing codes and updating division codes
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance in isolating and resolving technical or administrative telecommunications problems and issues.
  • Escalates work orders to CCTS Management according to established escalation procedure or as deemed necessary
  • May assist in designing, configuring and implementing ACD applications for call center customers
  • Assists the division’s efforts to enhance  telecommunications project processes.
  • May assist database work order team in developing voice mail applications for adequate back up and support
  • Performs related work as assigned.


High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)


  • Three (3) years of experience of preparing reports, record keeping, data analysis, data entry and drafting correspondence.
  • Three (3) years of wage-earning experience in a telecommunications customer service environment.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Ability to operate, train other to operate, automated data processing equipment.
  • Ability to comply with all agency policies and applicable laws.
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations and standards.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment


Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g. word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred)


  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Criminal background check


  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening and talking
  • Occasional bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting and climbing