Telecommunications managers work with of all forms of telecommunications technology and the workers who maintain and implement them. A Telecommunications manager may be responsible for managing work related to telephone, computer or wireless networks depending on the specific position. Virtually any business or government agency that has a significant telecommunications infrastructure may employ telecommunications managers.
Most of these positions involve working in an office setting, though occasional trips to remote sites or outdoor work may be required. Many telecommunications management positions require significant experience in the field, and a bachelor's degree in a telecommunications or computer-related field is often preferred. Work schedules are also typically standard day shifts, though the increasing tendency towards twenty-four hour operations may mean some telecommunications managers work swing or overnight shifts.
Typical duties include personnel management, analysis of telecommunications needs, managing operations and maintenance of telecommunications systems; telecommunications managers may also be tasked with helping solve emergent telecommunications problems as they arise. Telecommunications managers can also be responsible for supervising the deployment of new telecommunications capabilities, including the installation of equipment and construction of facilities. It is vital for a telecommunications manager to be familiar with the design, operation and maintenance of all telecommunications equipment related to their responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with government rules and regulations regarding the operation of telecommunications systems is also a common responsibility for telecommunications managers. Lastly, telecommunications managers may supervise telecommunication and networking engineers, repair technicians or customer service personnel as part of their management responsibilities.
Telecommunications Manager Tasks
- Understand the design, operation and maintenance of all telecommunications equipment.
- Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations imposed by government for the operation of telecommunications systems.
- Supervise installation, construction, maintenance and operations of telecommunications system and related services.