Class Code: 04736
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN 2
Performs difficult/complex electronic work, installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of communications equipment (e.g., two-way radio, microwave, telephone and data lines) in an assigned communication center, geographic area or central service shop; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Designs, installs, and services voice and data telecommunications systems and their respective interface components.
Installs, maintains, and repairs complex two-way radio equipment at base stations and in mobile units; installs and maintains intercommunication and public address systems; installs and maintains electrical generators and assists in the installation and maintenance of radio antennas and towers.
Determines electronic part and supply orders for radio, teletype, computer and telephone equipment.
Performs difficult and complex regularly scheduled preventative maintenance tests on radio units for operating frequency, modulation level, and power output; maintains Federal Communications Commission records, log books, and service records as required.
Operates updated diagnostic testing and measuring equipment including distortion analyzer, TDR, tube and transistor analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal and tone generators, frequency and deviation meters, and other testing devices to test and locate malfunctions.
Plans and builds various projects including intercommunication systems, warning light control units, amplifiers, and specialized testing devices.
Modifies subsystem components and units according to engineering specifications to improve operating efficiency.
May receive, transmit, and monitor messages from or between all criminal justice agencies through operation of two-way radio, teletype, computer and telephone; relays and dispatches messages to state and interstate communication centers.
Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations.
Knowledge of electronic theory, digital circuits and components.
Knowledge of mobile and fixed two-way radio communication methods, procedures, and equipment.
Knowledge of the techniques and technical aspects of installing, maintaining, and repairing telecommunications systems and related equipment.
Knowledge of the methods used in microwave transmission, Doppler radar and video systems used in two-way communications.
Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry.
Knowledge of state of the art improvements and developments in electronics and communications.
Ability to respond quickly and accurately in an emergency situation related to regular assignments.
Ability to use mathematical theory and logic to isolate and repair circuit malfunctions.
Ability to lay out and construct specialized electronic circuits.
Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to travel and work under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as necessitated by work assignments.
Ability to use and care for electronic test equipment, tools, and materials.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Follows policy and cooperates with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Two years (sixty semester hours or the equivalent) of post high school course work in electronic technology;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting post high school education the equivalent of two years full-time work experience in either telecommunication/radio system design, installation, or service for each year of the required education;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of eighteen months of full time experience as a Communications Technician 1 shall be considered qualified.
For certain designated positions, the Appointing Authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services–Human Resources Enterprise approval, may selectively request those applicants possessing a minimum of twelve semester hours of education or six months of experience or a combination thereof in the following area...
205 homeland security or emergency management telecommunications
Applicants desiring to be considered for these positions should be sure to list applicable course work and experience on the application.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain the required Chauffeur's License within a period of time determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.
For positions at Public Safety only:
Ability to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Division of Criminal Investigation in the Department of Public Safety.
Effective Date: 4/06 CH