RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN (Telecommunications Technician)

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Published
April 20, 2021
Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type
 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Installation, programming, repair, maintenance and modification of electronic and communications systems in one or more of several electronic disciplines comprised of radio communications equipment, vehicle technology, video surveillance, wireless network equipment, alarm and access control, and audio/video (A/V) systems.
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Coordinates with vendors to schedule system outages, perform system testing, repairs and maintenance and analyze equipment as needed
  • Works with vendors at locations across the City, both indoors and outdoors for installs, maintenance and repairs of City technology
  • Estimates time and materials required for proposed jobs; submits equipment orders, maintains records and submits reports for supplies and equipment
  • Installs and repairs mobile data technology including surveillance cameras, alarm systems, access control, and vehicle technology.
  • Installs, repairs and maintains radio communications, public announcement (PA) and alerting systems equipment
  • Programs radios and performs duties associated with maintaining full operational readiness of communications systems
  • May test preemption traffic systems in Fire apparatus and intersections utilizing test equipment
  • Performs related work as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. Associates Degree in electronics or a related field
  2. One (1) to three (3) years of technical experience or a certification/license in a related field. Additional qualifying experience in a related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  3. Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.

Essential Employees: May be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Sometimes Outdoor environment Sometimes Street environment (near moving traffic) Sometimes Construction site Frequently or Often Confined Space Sometimes In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Frequently or Often Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Frequently or Often
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Ability to lift, carry, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, walk, push, pull, grasp, stand and/or access heights and areas where limited space is available.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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