Texas APCO Technical Professional of the Year Award

The Technical Professional of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose contributions are instrumental in both knowledge and application of technical advances for a public safety agency in the field of radio communications and/or information technology.

Eligibility:

Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety agency between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

The person submitting a nomination must be a member, in good standing, of the Texas Chapter of APCO.

Qualities:

  1. Knowledgeable of and manages the installation, operation, and maintenance of radio equipment.

  2. Knowledgeable and maintains and manages the critical applications that deliver core public safety services.

  3. Maintainsapplicationsandcommunicationsandconductstesting, troubleshooting and reporting of server infrastructure.

  4. Possesses the ability to provide information to assist in grant writing.

  5. Prepares and maintains various records of maintenance and operation as

    required by the FCC including renewal of FCC licensing.

  6. Stays abreast of current technology in state of the art electronic equipment

    repair.

  7. Plans for infrastructure additions, site expansions and improvements as

    necessary to insure coverage, systems reliability and security.

  8. Develops and presents written and oral recommendations, budgets, and

    schedules for upgrading existing systems.

Instructions:

  • Nominations will only be accepted using this online form.

  • Provide the required information directly into the online form.

  • Include specific facts or examples

  • You will receive confirmation of receipt as soon as the nomination is sent.

  • All nominations must be received by February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM.

Award Nominee Information:

Nomination made by:

Criteria:

Please answer all questions individually. Nominations will not be accepted unless all questions are answered.

Provide an example of how the nominee goes above and beyond what may be required of an individual in this position.
Describe how the nominee develops and employs good communication skills with all individuals and/or departments.

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