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Communications Equipment Technician

Salary: Communications Equipment Technician I (#6419)

$19.28-$23.54 hourly / $3,354-$4,094 monthly / Range: 5266

Communications Equipment Technician II (#6420)

$23.54-$28.74 hourly / $4,094-$4,998 monthly / Range: 5666

DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision (Communications Technician I), or general supervision (Communications Technician II), assembles, installs, repairs, services, and operates radio and electronic communication equipment; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Communications Technician I is the entry level class in which incumbents receive training and are expected to progress to the journey-level Communications Technician II level within a reasonable length of time. Communications Technician II performs more complex installation, repair, and service duties and may assist in the training of the Communications Technician I.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Installs, programs, and tests 2-way radios and other electronic equipment. Repairs defective 2-way radios and other electronic communication equipment.
2. Tests circuits and other electronic components using various testing meters and devices. Isolates defects and corrects them.
3. Adjusts radio equipment for most effective operation.
4. Makes field tests to determine cause of interruptions or interference in operations.
5. Performs specialized tasks, and prepares reports of work done.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS LEVEL I:

1. One year of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of electronic communication equipment; or,
2. completion of a minimum of 16 semester units or equivalent quarter units in core courses in electronics; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: basic electronic theory; hand tools, power tools, equipment, practices and methods of installing electronic communication units; construction, assembly, repair and operation of radio transmitters and receivers.

Ability to: read blueprints and diagrams; diagnose defects in 2-way radio and other communications equipment; perform skilled shop work in the repair of radio and electronic communication equipment; operate hand tools such as drills, chop saws, grinders, drill presses, soldering irons, and cutters; keep records; and prepare reports.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS LEVEL II:

1.

Three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of 2-way radios or wireless communication equipment; or,
2.

two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Communications Technician I with Santa Barbara County; or,
3.

equivalent combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: Same as I level plus: electronic and communications equipment theory.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's license is required.

Supplemental Information: Performing the essential functions of this job requires the incumbent to: lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds; work on towers at heights in excess of 100 feet; work in confined spaces; perform full range of body motions involving reaching, bending, grasping, and climbing; and possess color vision.

 



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