ELECTRONICS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $92,711.04 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING DATES
October 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

EXAM NUMBER
J6541P

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs fixed, mobile, and portable radio communications and related equipment.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this journey-level class typically report to an Electronics Communications Technician Supervisor.
These positions require incumbents to exercise knowledge of the protocols, procedures, techniques, and equipment used to maintain, repair, test, configure, and install fixed, mobile, and portable radio communications and related equipment.

Individual positions may have specialized assignments within functional areas such as fixed and mobile two-way public safety radio; microwave transmission; command and control; and helicopter and light aircraft communications.

Incumbents frequently lift tools, supplies, and equipment weighing 10 - 25 pounds, and occasionally over 25 pounds. Equipment installation, repair and replacement duties require incumbents to regularly use 6-foot and taller ladders, and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Physical dexterity, color perception, and visual acuity are required for working with color-coded wires and cables.

Essential Job Functions
Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs fixed, mobile, and portable radio communications equipment such as mobile and hand-carried radio transmitters and receivers; base and remote station transmitters, receivers, and repeaters; and related equipment.

Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs telecommunications network circuits, land line interfaces, and communications equipment such as dispatch consoles, modems, channel banks, multiplexers, and repeaters.
Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs mobile data computer system equipment and related devices.

Maintains, repairs, and tests mobile electronic equipment such as sirens, public address systems, and video cameras and displays; global positioning and radio-tracking vehicle location devices; light bars and visual emergency indicators; and associated controls.

Maintains, repairs, tests, configures and installs specialized aviation and airborne electronic equipment, assisting others where Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification is required, and perform in-flight equipment testing and troubleshooting, as required.

Adapts commercial equipment for specialized uses.

Participates in the set-up and operation of temporary emergency communications systems.

Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment interconnection wiring and cabling.

Installs and removes cables and cabling infrastructure such as wire management systems, patch panels and jacks according to industry and County standards.

Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs miscellaneous electronic equipment such as telemetering devices, encoders, converters, closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, and associated equipment, as required.

Demonstrates and explains the correct operation of equipment.

Requisitions and orders parts and supplies as needed.

Keeps time, material, and service records.

Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of FM radio communications transmitting and receiving equipment, one year of which must have been at the journey level.*

VISION: Vision and color perception must be adequate to effectively and safely perform essential job-related functions.

LICENSE(S):
A valid General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).**

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a driver license prior to appointment.

Out-of-state applicants must have a valid license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing. Out-of-state applicants will be required to obtain a California Class C Driver License prior to appointment.

LICENSE INFORMATION: Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his / her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

**In order to qualify, applicants must submit a copy of their General Radiotelephone Operator License at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I
A written test covering knowledge of Electronics Communications weighted 50%.

A HAND HELD BATTERY/SOLAR OPERATED NON-TAPE PRODUCING CALCULATOR WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

USE OF MEMORY-STORAGE, SCIENTIFIC, STATISTICAL, OR FINANCIAL CALCULATORS, CELL PHONES, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS (PDA'S ) AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES IS PROHIBITED.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON PART I WILL PROCEED TO PART II.

PART II
An interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 50%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON EACH WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

TRANSFER SCORES
Applicants that have taken any identical test with the Sheriff's Department within the last twelve (12) months will have their test scores automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination may be used in the future for new examinations with the Sheriff's Department. Scores will be transferred to the new examination. Candidates may not be allowed to re-take any identical test for at least twelve (12) months.

Please note: Invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add namondra@lasd.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letter will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Technology & Support Division, Communications and Fleet Management Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any Shift

APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

To apply for this examination, click on the " Apply " button located on the top right corner of the screen. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .


NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org


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