Communications Systems Supervisor
Salary: $28.03-$34.22 hourly / $4,875-$5,951 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, supervises, and
participates in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the
County's microwave, 2-way radio, audio, video, and associated
electronic systems; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position class in
which the incumbent is responsible for directing and supervising a
staff engaged in the maintenance, repair, and operation of
electronic communications equipment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Supervises radio, microwave, and communications technical staff
2. Repairs and services radio transmitters and receivers, including
the adjustment and replacement of parts.
3. Installs, tests, and adjusts radio transmitters and receivers in
the station and in mobile units.
4. Installs and repairs microwave equipment; makes frequency
measurements; investigates causes of interference with County radio
5. Studies present and future communications needs; assists in
preparing specifications for radio equipment purchased by bid.
6. Attends meetings and staff conferences.
7. Prepares FCC license and frequency coordination applications,
keeps records and prepares reports.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a valid Commercial Radio
Operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, or
equivalent certification; and,
1. Five years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and
operation of electronic communications equipment; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Communications Equipment Technician, Senior with Santa Barbara
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: operational principles of analog and digital microwave
and 2-way radio, audio, and video systems; use of tools, test
equipment, methods, and practices employed in the installation,
operation, testing, and servicing of communications equipment; rules
and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
pertaining to the operation of radio-telephone equipment.
Ability to: skillfully use various test equipment and tools in
testing, calibrating and maintaining microwave, 2-way radio, video
and audio systems; prepare clear, concise reports and
correspondence; instruct others in proper operation and maintenance
of 2-way radio and microwave, video, and audio systems and
equipment; effectively train, supervise, and evaluate the work of
work of subordinate staff.