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  • 507748
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 25 2022 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


Prison Operations/Emergency Preparedness
Radio Services Unit
801 S 16th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $49,000.00

Grade: 19

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Correction, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking to hire a Communication Technician to join our Emergency Preparedness Radio Services Unit. This position supports the acquisition, installation, testing, inventory, repair, and maintenance tracking services of two-way radio communication devices and systems.

Job Duties:

- Tests and repairs communication devices utilizing complex troubleshooting equipment
- Isolates communication discrepancies
- Installs radio base, mobile, and remote control equipment using hand and power tools
- Documents work-related activities using a database system
- Conducts research and submits purchase requests for parts
- Constructs or modifies electronic communications interconnected circuitry
- Tests various circuits and components utilizing specialized analysis equipment
- Measures frequency, modulations, and power output of transmitters to ensure compliance with Federal regulations
- Responds to emergencies situations in regards to communications when necessary
- Troubleshoots and repairs antennas and antenna cables at various locations
- Travels throughout the state with possible overnight stays
- Drive on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Electronics and radio theory and Federal regulations applicable to land mobile radio systems
- Methods and utilization of tools, equipment, and material used in radio testing and repair
- Installation and maintenance procedures, techniques, and practices for two-way and mobile/base radio equipment, use of calibration, and care of electronic test equipment

Skill in:
- Installation, modification, troubleshoot, and repair of electronic communications equipment
- Interpretation of electronic drawings, sketches, and schematics
- Use of sophisticated radio communications test equipment
- Operation of surface-mount technology soldering station
- Operation of a plastic engraving machine
- Performing radio service using personal computer equipment and software along with radio interface devices
- Using handing and power tools
- Maintaining records and preparing reports
- Utilizing web-based programs and Microsoft software applications

Ability to:
- Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
- Climb ladders and work at heights up to 100 feet
- Discern colors used in multi-pair communications cable
- Detect traffic sounds and backup warning devices when working around traffic and moving equipment
- Work in a small confined area and under various weather conditions
- Respond to emergencies situations as they arise

Selective Preference(s):

- At least two (2) years of experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of two-way communication equipment
- Experience with Motorola and Harris technologies
- Demonstrate proficiency in training other personnel on radio troubleshooting and installation techniques
- Familiar with a web-based service order tracking system
- Understanding of prison operations
- Experience in parts inventory management
- Have any combination of education, training, or experience equivalent to a two-year course study in electronics or electronics technology
- High school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of a formal electronics technology program of instruction from a recognized public or private school or Armed Forces service school
- Two (2) years of paid work experience in electronics technology, one (1) year of which must have been in the last five (5) years performing component level repair of FM two-way or multi-channel radio equipment (FCC Part 90, Part 101, or military equivalent

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a medical/physical examination.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.