County of Alameda

Telecommunications Equipment Installer (#9270)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$34.04-$40.23 Hourly / $2,723.20-$3,218.40 BiWeekly /
$5,900.27-$6,973.20 Monthly / $70,803.20-$83,678.40 Yearly

Under supervision, to install, diagnose and repair fixed and mobile radio transmission and receiving equipment and associated communications equipment; to set up public address and/or audio visual systems for County functions; and to do related work as required.


The Telecommunications Equipment Installer is responsible for the mechanics of installing mobile radio and related communication equipment in public safety vehicles and base stations, and for assisting Telecommunications Technicians and Senior Telecommunications Technicians on more difficult jobs when required. The incumbent is generally not expected to independently trouble shoot or repair communications equipment. Supervision is received from the Manager, Communications Department (Electronic System Division), or a Senior Telecommunications Technician.

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. Installs mobile radios, license plate readers, laptop docking stations, broadband mobile devices, video, siren controllers and other related emergency communications, transmission and receiving equipment in vehicles for County departments, cities and special districts contracting for this service.

2. Installs control heads, speakers, sirens, microphones, switches, antennas and lightbars in above-named equipment by cutting and drilling holes and bolting equipment in place.

3. Uses equipment such as multimeters, foot-operated squaring shears, manual folding box brake, manual turret punch, drill press, MIG welder, grinder and acetylene torch; fabricates brackets, covers, and containers to fit various vehicles.

4. Removes receivers, transmitters, and related equipment from old or damaged vehicles.

5. Tests and repairs microphones by replacing cords, soldering connections, cleaning points, and replacing cartridges, capacitors, resistors and transistors.

6. Maintains lead-acid storage batteries in a clean condition, and periodically tests the gasoline and diesel emergency power plants.

7. Responds to requests to set up public address and/or audio/visual systems for a variety of County functions.

8. Assists Telecommunications Technicians or Senior Telecommunications Technicians in trouble shooting and repairing communications equipment.



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in automotive electrical or mechanical work, or in cable or alarm installation work.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience that provides the stated knowledge and abilities of the class.


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

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be able to lift and carry weights up to 70 pounds.
Must be able to climb poles and towers to 200 feet.

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:

• Operation of power equipment such as drill press, table saw, rotary punch, box brake, and squaring shears.
• Electrical connections in automotive equipment.
• Safety procedures.
• Basic electricity including relays, wire sizing, resistors, fuses etc.
• Public address and audio/visual systems.
• Cables and connectors.
• Computer skills.

Ability to:

• Work independently.
• Adapt quickly and appropriately as tasks and priorities change.
• Think logically.
• Use Programming software related to installed communications equipment and navigate through the menu structure.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with co-workers, customers and the general public.
• Provide excellent customer service.
• Demonstrate attention to detail.
• Follow general and detailed verbal and written instructions.
• Work in awkward and confined spaces.
• Design and fabricate mounting brackets.
• Ascend towers and poles to perform work.

Revised: 2/97
Old document: 0851h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/9270
CSC Date: 2/19/97
CH:cs Revised 2/1/13
CSC Date: 2/20/13


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.