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Communications System Technician

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $29.80 - $36.58 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0659-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Police Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to be our next Communications Systems Technician!

As a Communications System Technician you will be a key member of our Communications Team and support the City's new state-of-the-art 800 mhz system that provides mission critical communications capabilities for Public Safety, Public Works and other city departments, as well as our agency partners.

The work involves technical assessments; preventative maintenance; long term planning for upgrades; implementation of systems and end user devices; and evaluation of the city's communications systems to include development of system upgrades and maintenance recommendations, goal setting and evaluation of the latest technology related to Public safety Land Mobile Radio systems (LMR.)

You will install, test, repair and remove electronic equipment and related electronics and communications devices from the system and typically serve as a technical expert in communications and related technologies. You may also assist with the maintenance and upgrade of the city's public address systems, DC power generation, UPS, mobile data systems and 911 dispatch radio technologies.

Please see the classification specifications for additional information about this position.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check, including a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) and a criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System clearance and Law Enforcement Data System certification within 30 days (clearance must be maintained throughout employment.)
  • Must have a valid Oregon driver license and the ability to meet the City's driving standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in electronics or related field and five years of experience preferably in public safety communications, and including experience managing and directing communications system program and related technical personnel, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • An Oregon State Limited Energy, Limited Journeyman, or Restricted Energy License is desired, but not required.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Communications Systems Technician or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2021-07-05 Expires: 2021-08-06

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