Department of Administrative Services

Correctional Electronics Technician (2371CO)

$25.19-$33.05 Hourly / $1,826.10-$2,395.83 BiWeekly /
$47,661.21-$62,531.16 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks and/or acting as a working supervisor for inmates in the repair, maintenance and installation of various electronic security systems and equipment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Correctional Electrical Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises inmates and other maintenance staff on projects as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs technical duties in installation, maintenance, repair and testing of highly technical security surveillance and life safety and alarm systems and communication equipment; fabricates special electronic devices and systems as needed; uses a variety of testing/measuring equipment and data to locate electronic malfunctions, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair systems and equipment; trains, instructs and supervises inmates, assigned to an electronics repair shop, in repair, calibration and testing of electronic equipment and systems such as television cameras and monitors, telecommunication receivers and transmitters including AM and AM-FM radios and inter-institution telephone and public address equipment; acts as a liaison with outside vendors for purposes of ordering parts, troubleshooting problems and researching solutions to technical problems; maintains inventory of replacement parts; may inspect and/or test fire alarm equipment to comply with Connecticut Life Safety Code to ensure system integrity; performs daily key and tool control counts; keeps accurate and detailed records and makes necessary reports; works with Correctional Locksmiths and Correctional General Maintenance Officers on work assignment basis; maintains custody, evaluates performance of and disciplines inmates assigned to work areas; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of concepts and principles of electronics; considerable knowledge of maintenance, installation and servicing of electronic security systems and equipment; considerable knowledge of specialized test equipment used in servicing of electronic equipment; considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in electronic repair and installation work; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to quickly and accurately analyze extent and cause of electronic malfunctions; ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams and instruction manuals; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skills of electronics maintenance; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in electronics repair.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the highly skilled level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in electronics may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate’s degree.
  2. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a certificate in electronics may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  3. Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certification at the time of appointment.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applications upon a conditional offer of employment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates and to the danger and discomfort of working with electrical equipment.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(08)-CORR OFFICERS (NP-4)

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

CO 08

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Electronics Technician in Salary Group CO 08 approved effective June 17, l996. ( (2015 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

8/7/2015

CLASS: 2371CO; EST: 9/28/1973; REV: 8/7/2015;