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Telecom Wireless

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN  San Rafael, CA  Posted: 9/29/2021
Job Description

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Job Category:

Telecom Wireless

Position Type:

Permanent Placement





The Telecommunications Division is responsible for maintaining public safety communications systems. These systems include 35 fire stations, 14 Mountaintop sites, 6 dispatch locations, along with numerous other locations. These systems include Mission Critical voice, simulcast digital trunked radio, fire station alerting, warning siren systems, and IP data in support of public safety. In addition, the communications division is responsible for the installation of communications and warning equipment in vehicles for various agencies within the County.  

Are you looking for a challenge and an opportunity to play a key role in the technical planning, construction, and management of the County's "next generation" regional public safety communications systems? There is currently two full-time (75 bi-weekly hours) vacancies. 
The Communications Technician is responsible for keeping first responders in communications with each other by implementing the best technology for the application. This can include but is not limited to Radio, cellular, and microwave networks.  The Communications Technician is expected to independently perform troubleshooting procedures and repairs on County equipment and vehicles. Additional responsibilities include assisting Senior Technicians on projects. The Communications Technician may need to make emergency repairs and maintenance in the field at any time.

Job Requirements



Our Highly Qualified Candidate has experience working with complex systems including computers, networks, radios, and electronics and working knowledge of multi-band subscriber mobile and portable radio systems (P25), along with power systems (generators, ATS, UPS and Batteries). The candidate is well versed with troubleshooting and solving difficult problems and will have knowledge of base stations, subscriber equipment, repeaters, network connectivity and the OSI Model (layer 1-3) The candidate will have personal and professional integrity, be highly organized, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approach their work with enthusiasm, and demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service. The candidate values being part of a diverse team to support public safety projects. Certifications in electronic theory, computer networking and server administration, and security are highly desirable. The candidate uses sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines and is knowledgeable regarding the safe operation of hand and power tools used in facility and equipment maintenance and repair. In addition, the candidate will work independently for extended periods of time in remote locations, outdoors in any weather conditions and can work non-standard schedules including evenings, nights and weekends. 

  • P25
  • Radio Communications
  • LMR 
  • Land mobile radio
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Motorola Astro
  • Motorola SmartZone 

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:  A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate's degree in Electronics or a related field and one year of full-time experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of trunked radio, microwave, and related communications equipment that provides the necessary knowledge and abilities as listed in the class specification. One year of additional related experience may substitute for the education requirement.
Certificates and Licenses:
Certifications in electronic theory, Computer Networking and Server administration, Security are highly desirable.
This job class requires travel between various County and business-related locations, including off-road and remote sites. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver's license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County, including review of a recent DMV history. If a driver's license is required, at the time of the selection interview by the appointing authority, applicants will have to furnish a recent DMV driving record.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates selected must pass a Department of Justice and FBI LiveScan background check prior to appointment.


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