Senior Communications Technician



JOB CODE: 1656

PAY GRADE: 1160

SALARY RANGE: $30,681 - $52,231

LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Assistant Telecommunications Manager, performs responsible technical electronic installation, maintenance and repair work on the 800 MHZ Trunked Radio System Backbone equipment and other equipment as required. Work involves responsibility for carrying to completion electronic assignments and for ensuring that the electronic and radio equipment is maintained in continuous operational order. Work also involves the use of independent judgment and is reviewed through periodic conferences. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs two-way radio and telephone equipment, including, but not limited to 800 MHZ Trunked Radio System Backbone. Provides technical assistance to other Telecommunication's personnel in the performance of their duties. Performs complex repair work on electronic and transistorized equipment. Ensures compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations; maintains cleanliness and safety standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and materials of radio and telephone repair. Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and materials of electrical systems. Knowledge of components parts and repair methods used in electronic, electromechanical, and radio equipment, including transistorized circuits. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions to be followed. Skill in the operation of electronic, radio, and telephone repair equipment. Skill in the maintenance of electronic, radio, and telephone repair equipment. Ability to install, alter, repair, maintain, and locate defects in many complex electrical, electronic and radio equipment and systems. Ability to understand and follow highly complex and technical oral and written instructions. Ability to work from complex wiring diagrams, blueprints, and sketches. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency supplemented by completion of course work in electronics or radio installation, maintenance and repair, and four years of work experience in electronics.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.