PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for special complex projects and problems in the areas of installation, maintenance, repair and modification of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment such as two-way radios, scientific electronic equipment, microwave, traffic signal equipment and other electronic devices.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Leads Electronic Technicians and other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Plans unit workflow and determines priorities;
- Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work;
- Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
- Provides staff training and assistance;
- Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
- Acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
- Performs technical installation and repairs on microwave equipment and systems;
- Designs and fabricates special electronic devices and systems;
- Prepares technical operational procedures and manuals including specifications and drawings;
- Surveys needs, performs analysis, develops technical plans and implements improved or modified systems;
- Performs most complex duties in installation, maintenance, testing and repair of two-way mobile and base station radio equipment, traffic radar, traffic signal equipment, audio and video recorders, closed circuit television, alarms, intercoms, public address systems, computer equipment and other electronic equipment containing transistors, integrated circuits, microprocessor units, electro-mechanical equipment, etc.;
- Installs, maintains auxiliary standby power equipment;
- Uses electronic laboratory standards and other test equipment to make measurements and tests as required by Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations;
- Maintains, repairs and calibrates electronic test equipment;
- Certifies traffic radar in conformance with court requirements and may serve as technical witness in court cases;
- May make recommendations on policies or standards;
- May prepare reports and correspondence;
- May supervise a unit within communications section;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- the maintenance, installation and servicing of electronic equipment;
- specialized test equipment used in servicing of electronic equipment;
- analog, digital and logic theory;
- microprocessor units and microwave equipment systems;
- installation, maintenance, operation and repair of two-way mobile and base station radio equipment and systems, audio and video recorders, electronic security surveillance equipment, traffic signal equipment, public address and intercom systems and other electronic devices;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Considerable ability to locate and repair defects independently;
- Ability to
- read and interpret schematic diagrams and instruction manuals;
- utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and servicing of electronic equipment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved performing the full range of tasks in the maintenance and repair of the type of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment utilized by the agency (F.M. two-way radio and solid state communication equipment, traffic signal equipment, scientific electronic equipment or other electronic devices).
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Electronics Technician 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in electronics or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree.
- Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession of a license for the repair of radio equipment at time of appointment.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to attend technical and/or supervisory seminars or schools.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to high voltage electricity and extreme weather conditions if required to work outside.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lead Electronics Technician (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 19 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-182