Network Bulletin No. 00-23

Date: April 28, 2000

Subject: Staff, network

Index term: Vacancy--Minnesota

NLS has been asked to advertise the vacancy for the position
of engineering supervisor for the Communication Center at
the Machine-Lending Agency in  St. Paul, Minnesota.  This
posting has no closing date; however, early submission of
applications is encouraged and will be appreciated.


Where:Communication Center
State Services for the Blind
2200 University Ave. #240
St. Paul, MN  55114-1840

State Classification:    Engineer 2
Working title:    Chief Engineer

Salary range:    $42,600 - $59,000

Applications accepted until further notice.  Call Human
Resources, Department of Economic Security, 651-296-7478 for
application information.

Position purpose:

This position exists to provide management, supervision, and
monitoring of all technical development and service
operations of the Communication Center.  In addition, this
position provides engineering support to State Services for
the Blind (SSB) by conducting analysis, repair, evaluation,
research, and the development of designs of equipment and
systems toward improving and maintaining agency services.
These include radio broadcasting, audio tape recording, tape
duplication, braille production, and services to computing
hardware and devices which provide employment opportunities
for blind and visually impaired persons.  The overall
purpose and mission of the position are to facilitate the
achievement of vocational and personal independence by
children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

This position supervises four technicians and many
volunteers.  The Communication Center operates a statewide
broadcast SCA radio network, a production facility for the
recording and duplication of books on tape, a braille
production facility, a repair and replacement facility for
National Library Service for the Blind audio equipment and
the Communication Centers Radio Talking Book, and a Dial-In
News service.

This position will manage a budget of $250,000 to $350,000
annually, impacting on the service of approximately 20,000
pieces of electronic equipment on loan to clients, over 200
pieces of electronic equipment on loan to volunteers, and
more than 200 pieces of electronic equipment installed in
the Communication Center broadcasting, recording,
duplication and brailling areas.


Candidate must have a working knowledge of all radio
broadcast equipment including STL and SCA, computer hardware
and digital audio.  FCC General Class Radio-Telephone
license required.  Position may require up to 25%
in-state travel.  Selection will be based on an experience
and training rating.

For further information contact:

Carolyn Hoover Sung
Network Division