The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Lead Electronic Technician, in the NP-2 Bargaining Unit. This position is 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and is located at the West Street, Rocky Hill, Mobile Radio Operations Unit.
The duties include administering complete DOT Radio Systems, including approximately 1500 mobile radios, 20 base stations, two complete operations centers, three Newington repeater systems, movable bridge radios, airport mobile base, portable and repeater systems, statewide HAR systems, statewide RWIS systems, statewide DOT public address systems, statewide public hearing PA systems, setup and recording, statewide Weight Station signal control systems and other associated duties.
This position will be accountable for acting as a working supervisor, directly overseeing one to multiple Electronic Technician 2’s. In order to be eligible for this position extensive knowledge of many types of test equipment, including DVM’s O scopes, TIMS, Service Monitors, Spectrum Analyzers, Wattmeter’s, and other associated equipment is required. Candidate will also be required to have experience in the repair and installation of emergency warning light systems, GPS and AVL systems for the Department's fleet equipment.
Job duties include traveling statewide for the installation, removal, maintenance, testing and repair of all equipment included in the system. This will involve being in different types of work environments including hot, cold, dirty, wet, etc. also to include some climbing, bucket work, bridge radio repair, and high voltage proximity.
Candidates must pass background check and acquire security clearance, and possess and maintain a valid CT driver’s license. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, whenever his or her services are needed.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide a copy of their valid driver's license at the time of interview.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Diane Tyc at Diane.Tyc@ct.gov. Reference #29625
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.
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; considerable knowledge of specialized test equipment used in servicing of electronic equipment; considerable knowledge of analog, digital and logic theory; considerable knowledge of microprocessor units and microwave equipment systems; considerable knowledge of 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; ability to utilize computer software; some 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 the this is interpreted at the level of 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.
1. 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.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to attend technical and/or supervisory seminars or schools.
3. 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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.