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TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

  • 493269
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
  • Full-time

DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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 TECHNICIAN

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

                                                                                           Salary: $57,148.00 - $76,508.64

Job Summary:

This classification is the core of the Telecommunications Technician series and may be entered by qualified new applicants or through promotion from Telecommunications Technician Trainee.

Telecommunications Technicians install and maintain various types of electronic communications systems and equipment such as VHF and UHF two-way mobile systems, microwave point-to-point systems, technical investigative equipment, etc. Telecommunications Technicians often travel statewide working irregular hours and under hazardous conditions in the performance of their duties.  Performs other duties as assigned.  This is a competitive classification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a 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.
 
Requires two (2) years of paid work experience within the past ten (10) years, performing system level troubleshooting and repair, down to a module or subassembly on two-way or multi-channel radio equipment (FCC Part 90, Part 101, or military equivalent); OR successful completion of the Telecommunications Technician Trainee probationary period.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver license on effective starting date.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  

Requires technical certification (e.g.,, FCC General Radiophonic Operator's License or the equivalent, PCIA or APCO Technician Certificate, CET Journeyman Certificate with a Communications endorsement, or equivalent) OR acquisition of the FCC General Class License or the APCO Technician Certificate within six (6) months of date of hire. Failure to acquire either of these two certificates within six (6) months from the date of hire will violate probation status and be grounds for termination. 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

Will be required to climb communications towers while carrying all necessary equipment and tools and successfully complete work assignment

Progression to the next step requires an overall performance rating of "Standard" in the last 12 months.
  
Must successfully complete the examination process.

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.

Benefits:

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)

Retirement:

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

Contact Us:

To learn more and see a 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.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.