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Communications Officer - Multiple Statewide

Position Level: Relevant civilian experience required.

Estimated Time Commitment: 5 hrs/week

Description:
The Rhode Island Wing is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as Communications Officers. Typical duties of the Communications Officer position include:

  • Develop and implement communications plans, programs, and directives in close coordination and in support of command, and all operations programs and activities.
  • Establish requirements and track acquisition and disposition of communication equipment in coordination with logistics.
  • Coordinate communications plans and programs with other staff agencies and with subordinate and higher headquarters.
  • Develop detailed operating procedures for communications operations and guidance to subordinate units and personnel.
  • Collect and report data to determine the effectiveness of communications operations.
  • Coordinate licensing or frequency authorizations for all radio operations.
  • Develop communications training programs.
  • Develop and participate in communications exercises.
  • Coordinate communications conferences, meetings, and workshops.
  • Monitor unit communications.
  • Establish programs to maintain and operate unit radio equipment.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Experience:

  • Meet basic requirements for CAP membership.
  • Interest in communications technologies and a willingness to learn.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow complex protocols and regulations.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous communications experience (e.g. military or amateur radio).


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