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  • 503244
  • 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

Wide Area Network (WAN) Engineer

Salary: $79,541.28 - $114,765.87 

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

Job Summary:

This position will be assigned to the Wireless Systems Bureau. Experience in Digital Land Mobile Radio and Microwave Radio Networks is highly desirable. This recruitment will be used to establish an eighteen-month (18) eligibility list which will be used to fill current and future vacancies. Application period may close without notice when a sufficient number of applications is received.

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

Under general direction, is responsible for independent work of considerable difficulty designing, implementing and managing a communications network to include local and/or wide area computer network(s) and advising a small group of network support specialist engaged in a variety of technical support activities such as design, installation, testing, modification, enhancement, and maintenance of local and/or wide area computer networks; and performs related work as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires four (4) years of experience providing technical support to local/wide area networks including designing, installing, testing, modifying, enhancing, and maintaining a local/wide are computer network. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in computer science or related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

NOTE: This position will be assigned to the Wireless Systems Bureau. Experience in Digital Land Mobile Radio and Microwave Radio Networks is highly desirable.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

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

FLSA Status: 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 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.


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.