STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A14

Class No. 9706

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) radio communications technical work. Work involves coordinating the maintenance and repair of base station and control antenna systems and communications, microwave, control, audio, and associated equipment and designing and constructing specialized radio, electronic, and test equipment. May train, coordinate, and lead the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates the installation of two-way radio mobile transceivers, electronic sirens, emergency lighting systems, mobile video systems, computer equipment, and associated electronic equipment.

Coordinates the maintenance and repair of two-way base communications, microwave, audio, control, antenna, transmission line, and associated electronic equipment.

Develops maintenance and test procedures on communications and electronic equipment.

Conducts system and equipment performance tests.

Constructs special electronic and test equipment.

Installs electrical wiring of equipment shelters and emergency power plants at base station installations.

Designs and constructs specialized electronic and test equipment.

Procures repair parts and equipment.

Establishes and maintains files and records.

May train, coordinate, and lead the work of others

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in radio installation, maintenance, and repair work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by courses in communications and electronics, is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of electricity, electronics, and automotive electrical systems; of the installation and repair of mobile and fixed radio equipment; of base station antenna, microwave antenna, transmission lines, and associated equipment; of antenna orientation and radiating patterns; and of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

Skill in the use of maintenance, testing, and repair tools and equipment.

Ability to install and maintain radio and associated electronic equipment; to detect and eliminate trouble in radio transmitters, receivers, and other electronic devices; to interpret schematic diagrams and technical reference materials; to communicate effectively; and to train, coordinate, and lead the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG).


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17