Communications Technician II (Radio)

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $4,941.73 - $6,749.60 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
Open Until Filled
Priority Screen Date (extended): February 14, 2020
Exam #:  19/43L18/11SP

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
The Information Technology Department (ITD) consists of five (5) operational Divisions: Administration; Applications; Service Delivery; Infrastructure; and Information Security. ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability for utilization and minimizes the risk of business interruption. ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments for the benefit of all Monterey County residents, businesses, and visitors.

The ITD, Infrastructure Division seeks an experienced communications professional with the ability to perform complex installation, testing, diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair work for a wide variety of communications equipment in our radio communications team.  The ideal candidate will be a dependable, team player with enthusiasm to learn emerging technologies in the area of radio and other wireless communication. 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis. This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

Examples of Duties Communications Technician II
This is the full working level in the class series. Incumbents perform a full range of duties independently under minimal supervision including maintaining and repairing more complex analog and digital radio and microwave communications equipment, utilizing more complicated test equipment, exhibiting additional planning and coordination skills, and maintaining and repairing dispatch console equipment.  The Communication Technician II may be assigned to perform a considerable amount of work in the field at remote transmitter locations and at various other locations throughout the County.  

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Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of:
Principles, techniques, and methods/standards used in the installation, maintenance, programming, diagnosis, and repair of analog and digital communications equipment such as two-way radio, microwave systems, antenna systems, DC/AC power sources, console controller equipment, and tone remote controls; Principles, techniques, and methods used in the installation of communications equipment such as video cameras, public address systems, microphone speakers, and amplifiers; Advanced and emerging technologies such as P25, trunking, 4.9GHz microwave, 802.11(x), RoIP, broadband data applications, 700 MHz, Laser, SDR, tuning, filters; Pertinent rules and regulations applicable to the operation of communications equipment; Telephone circuits and data communications (TDM and IP based); Tools and test equipment used in the installation and repair of communications equipment; Mobile data systems, voice recording systems, dispatch console systems, and digital and analog radio and microwave communication systems; Digital microwave and multiplexing equipment; Safety practices when installing and repairing electrical and electronic equipment, and working at high elevations such as radio towers; Automotive electrical and ignition systems. 

Skill and Ability to:
Troubleshoot, operate, install, repair, and maintain a wide variety of simple to complex communications equipment and systems; Use complex tools and test equipment to troubleshoot, install, and repair a variety of communications equipment; Check transmit power, receiver sensitivity, modulation, frequency, continuity, and DC/AC power of a variety of communications equipment; Read and interpret electronic equipment diagrams, wiring schematics, specifications, and standard component drawing symbols; Read, understand, and apply oral and written policies and procedures; Learn new and emerging communications technology; Effectively organize and prioritize work, while working on multiple projects; Use modern office equipment and software to organize work, generate records and reports, and configure equipment; Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with both technical and non-technical persons; Establish and maintain effective work relationships, and provide excellent and courteous customer service.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Three (3) years of technical experience in the operation, installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of analog and digital mobile communications equipment including radio transmitters/receivers, antenna systems, microwave equipment, dispatch console equipment, and/or other communications equipment.

FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License, NABER Two-Way Radio Technician Certificate, APCO Two-Way Radio Technician Certificate, or similarly applicable and recognized license/certificate is desirable.

Additional Information Conditions of employment include:
Successfully complete a background check to include fingerprinting; Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver license and satisfactory driving record; Work outside of normal business hours on occasion as needed, and will be required to work after hours on-call duty on a rotational basis.

The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include:
Ability to climb towers up to 200 feet to install communications equipment; Contact with chemical/toxic products, cleaning solutions, or solvents (e.g. vehicle fluids, adhesives, and paints), electricity, hand/power tools, allergens, dust, and plant/ animal waste; Work in the field at remote transmitter locations and at various other locations throughout the County, sometimes in adverse conditions; Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds (e.g. steel cages, repeaters, power amps, batteries, battery assemblies, tool boxes); Finger and hand coordination and dexterity to grasp, clean, and properly use delicate equipment and tools; Visual color discrimination sufficient to distinguish the color codes of wires.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 
  Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line!
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Information Technology Department, Human Resources
Attn: Suzanne Paluck, Human Resources Analyst
1590 Moffett Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Email:  | Phone: (831) 759-6984  
Our website:

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

All application materials must be received by the priority screen date for a guaranteed review. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 759-6984.
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