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Radio Communications Technician

Company: City of Eugene
Location: Eugene
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Job Description:

Radio Communications Technician 3 $28.84 - $35.93 / Hourly Online Applications only: Open until filled The Radio Communications Section of Public Works Maintenance is looking to fill a Radio Communications Technician 3 position. This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This Radio Communications Technician position is expected to plan, coordinate, and perform a variety of advanced skilled technical radio communication service activities for the City's Public Safety agencies, Lane Regional Interoperability Group (LRIG), Lane County Fire Defense Board (LCFDB), the Regional Lane County District 911 Communication Center (CLCC), and other external and internal public agency partners. These responsibilities include analysis, maintenance and enhancement of existing Land Mobile Radio communications software, short haul/long haul microwave platforms, IP telecom systems, public address systems, and mobile and fixed-station communications equipment. Experience in Motorola Smart Zone Trunking and simulcast LMR systems is highly desirable. Position is also expected to provide leadership and support for the work of other radio communication staff. Note: To support the systems mentioned above, this position will require after hour's on-call duties when assigned. Accepting on-line applications only. Must Pass Police Background Check Working at the City of Eugene The City of Eugene offers a great benefit package including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits and a range of insurance benefits as well as training and advancement opportunities. To view more information about the benefits and current insurance premium rates, click the respective links. While these positions operate in a challenging and fast paced environment they are part of a supportive, collaborative team that is flexible and values work-life balance. The City of Eugene is located in the Willamette Valley, which offers a wide range of recreational activities to residents and visitors. Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is a progressive community with engaged residents, a vibrant arts community and is known as Track Town USA; hosting national and international track and field events. Eugene offers many of the amenities of a larger city while retaining the feel and characteristics of a smaller city including a strong sense of community and a short commute to work with little traffic congestion. Knowledge of: Advanced concepts of electronic technology including analog, digital, and radio frequency generation techniques. Electronic and FM radio theory and practices as applied to two-way radio and microwave systems. Solid-state electronic theory and troubleshooting techniques. Microwave systems. AM radio theory and practices. Digital logic theory and applications. Antenna and transmission line and propagation theory. Mathematics as applied to electronics. Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations pertaining to Public Safety Radio Services, microwave radio services, data communications, and telephone systems. Microprocessor theory and circuits. Data communications theory and practices. Telephone circuits and systems. General electronic, radio frequency and tower industry safety practices, including R56 grounding practices and requirements. Skill in: Troubleshooting and repair of solid-state communications equipment, including microprocessor-based systems. Repair of printed circuit boards and strip-line circuitry. Reading and interpreting electronic schematic diagrams. Solving radio interference and intermodulation problems. The use of electronic hand tools, diagnostic tooling and soldering techniques. Devising and implementing effective solutions for unusual problems in telecommunications systems. Basic Layer 2 Networking Understanding and Practices. Ability to: Organize, lead, train and review the work of radio employees. Plan, assign, lead and review the work of assigned employees and set work priorities. Provide guidance and direction to other employees. Plan and provide safety and technical training to employees. Research processes and best practices in the area of assignment. Develop methods, procedures and policies. Demonstrate high performance standards in leadership skills. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Apply scientific and engineering principles to independently resolve problems. Operate communications equipment in accordance with Federal Communication Commission Rules and Regulations. Oversee the installation and alignment of various antenna systems including microwave dish antennas. Works with safety around high voltages and non-ionizing radiation levels. Work independently of direct supervision. Develop and train lower level technicians. Prioritize and assign a multitude of radio tasks. Present a professional image and maintain harmonious relationships with fellow employees, and other agency employees. Present ideas in direct, understandable language. Prepare clear and concise written reports of complex technical subject matter. Work in all weather conditions and at different locations. Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle. Work independently or as part of a crew. Be available and respond to emergency call-back as necessary. Lift and carry a load of 50 pounds over uneven terrain. Respond to remote tower site locations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and Training Guidelines - Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Six years of current full-time experience in the troubleshooting and repair of communication / electronic equipment. Training: Completion of a two-year electronic engineering program from an accredited college or university; OR Completion of a MOS/AFSC technical training courses from an accredited radio or electronics system repair support level military school; OR Completion of a course of study or training program in radio and telecommunications electronics as offered either by an educational institution, military service, or through an internal company-training course such as Motorola Technical courses. License or Certificate: A valid Oregon driver's license or, the ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355). Possession of or have the ability to obtain within twelve months of appointment one of the following: iNARTE Senior Technician certification (iNARTE Master Technician certification is desirable)Electronics Technician Association (ETA) International Senior Technician Certification General FCC radio/telephone operator's license or equivalent Category: Installation & Maintenance , Keywords: Telecommunications Equipment Installer

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