County of Alameda

Electronic Systems Technician (#9267)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$38.30-$45.70 Hourly / $3,064.00-$3,656.00 BiWeekly /
$6,638.67-$7,921.33 Monthly / $79,664.00-$95,056.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to fabricate, install, operate, maintain, test and repair low-voltage cabling, audio-visual, electronic security systems and other electronics equipment; to perform other related duties as required.


Electronic Systems Technicians fabricate, install, operate, test, repair, service and maintain a wide variety of low-voltage cabling and electronic equipment both in the field and in a shop environment. Incumbents repair a variety of electronic equipment, resolve electronics problems, and may instruct others in related work. The Electronic Systems Technician is distinguished from the higher level class of Senior Telecommunications Technician which is responsible for radio and microwave systems and may function as a supervisor. Electronic Systems Technicians work in the Building Maintenance Department of the General Services Agency.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Fabricates electronics equipment from diagrams and written and/or oral instructions.
2. Installs, removes and tests various types of cables including fiber optic, twisted pair, power and radio frequency cables.
3. Installs, removes and repairs telephones, switching equipment, intercoms, public address systems, video cameras and monitors, alarm systems, data communications circuits and other related audio-visual or security system equipment.
4. Tests equipment; measures signal frequencies and power levels in audio-visual applications.
5. Climbs poles and antenna support towers and other structures to install, repair and maintain audio and video transceiver equipment and associated data and power cables.
6. Instructs others when performing tasks which require additional help.
7. Maintains logs and records on repairs and service performed.


The equivalent of two years of full-time responsible experience in electronics maintenance and repair, which provides the required knowledge skill and abilities stated below.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicles Operator’s license.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and theories upon which switching equipment, intercoms, public address systems, video cameras and monitors, alarm systems, data circuits and electronics equipment operate.
• Maintenance and repair of switching equipment, intercoms, public address systems, video cameras and monitors, security systems, data circuits and other audio-visual equipment.
• Tools, materials, test equipment and methods used in the electronics maintenance and audio-visual industry.
• Personal computer software/applications, including word processing and spreadsheets.
• Safety practices applicable to the maintenance of electronic systems.

Ability to:

• Read schematic diagrams.
• Diagnose and perform repairs on a wide variety of electronics equipment.
• Use tools and related instruments necessary for testing audio-visual equipment, such as frequency meters, signal generators, oscilloscopes, voltmeters and other measuring devices.
• Repair, maintain, modify and install various types of audio-visual equipment.
• Carry out written and oral instructions.
• Read and interpret electronics drawings and schematics.
• Write clearly and speak concisely and effectively.
• Maintain logs and records of repairs and services performed.
• Deal courteously with those contacted in the course of the work.


• Ability and willingness to climb poles, towers and other structures to maintain audio transmission lines, support towers and power lines.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

AM:pf 8/20/04
Newspecs: 9267.doc
CSC Date: 9/29/2004
BG:pf Revised 1/4/05
CSC Date: 1/05/2005
AS:cs Revised/Retitled 10/23/13
Old title: Electronic System Technician
CSC Date: 1/8/14


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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