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  • 497991
  • Full-time


The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
Apply at our website at www.azdps.gov

Telecommunications Engineer

Salary: $81,856.74 - $109,902.83

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website at azdps.gov/careers.

Job Summary:

This recruitment will be used to establish an 18-month eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies over the life of the list. Apply promptly; application period may close without notice.

The salary listed includes 15% Critical Services Pay which will be effective through June 24, 2022. At that time, the premium pay will end unless extended by legislation.

Studies, designs, engineers, constructs, installs, and coordinates telecommunications equipment, systems, and facilities; performs engineering studies involving equipment, applications, or theoretical analyses. Performs duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to extensive (5+ years) journey-level experience related to land mobile radio Frequency Modulation (FM) two-way radio, microwave, fiber optic, and electronic communications systems (FCC Part 90, Part 101, or military equivalent). Must have technical certification (e.g., FCC General Class License, PCIA or APCO Technical Certificate, CET Journeyman Certificate with a Communications endorsement, or equivalent).


Office setting.

Travel by conventional vehicles, 4-wheel drive trucks, snow-traversing vehicles, and, where appropriate, riding in a fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, in all forms of weather and conditions (e.g., extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, blizzards, heavy snowfall, icy roads, muddy roads. etc.).

May be required to work and drive in inclement weather.

May be required to walk or stand for extended periods of time.

May be required to bend, stretch, stoop, reach, and climb.

May be required to lift and move heavy, bulky items, equipment, supplies, and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.


May travel statewide and work irregular hours when required.

Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Applicants must complete an examination process. A polygraph and background investigation are required for successful applicants. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

In order to apply, you must go to the DPS website.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees in cooperation with the State of Arizona.

•           Accrued vacation pay and sick days

•           10 paid holidays per year

•           Deferred compensation plan

•           Top-ranked retirement plans

•           Affordable medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance plans

•           Employee Assistance, Peer and Family Support Programs

•           Bus Cards (Subsidized partially by the State)

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


This classification participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

To learn more and see complete list of the job openings at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, visit our website at www.azdps.gov. You may also contact us at (602) 223-2290.


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.