Telecommunications Engineer 1 (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230112-3271FE-001


Experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of telecommunications equipment and systems.
Looking to advance in your career with the State of Connecticut?
If so, we invite you to check out this job opening!

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is looking to hire a Telecommunications Engineer 1 in Middletown.

In this position you will support the Department of Transportation legacy radio network and assist with the transition to the CT Land Mobile Radio Network (CLMRN). After the transition is complete this position will provide ongoing technical radio support to Department of Transportation along with all other CLMRN customers. This position will also support Connecticut's Next Generation 911 network (NG911).

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 7:00am and 3:30pm. Opportunities for hybrid work are available.

We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal);
  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • Pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV) and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance.
The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.

In striving to accomplish our mission, we will embody our core values with great PRIDE:

Professionalism through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women.
Respect for ourselves and others through our words and actions.
Integrity through adherence to standards and values that merit public trust.
Dedication to our colleagues, our values, and to the service of others.
Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.

For an inside look at what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee, watch the video below!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Application Process:
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

Please ensure your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Throughout the Recruitment Process:
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Selection Process:
Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Completed CT-HR-13
Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

Any pending disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records are also considered in this selection process.

Click here to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum (CT-HR-13). The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field.

Contact Information:
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, maintenance, coordination and implementation of statewide telecommunications systems.


Designs, engineers and reviews plans for implementation of telecommunications systems to be used in various agencies; develops and reviews specifications for radio telecommunications equipment to be purchased and utilized by various state agencies; conducts surveys to validate accuracy of existing systems; evaluates technical capability of equipment such as mobile radios, base station radios, microwave, telemetry packages and pagers; evaluates performance of vendors and contractors to determine if they have met contractual agreements; writes specifications for Emergency Medical System, police, fire, civil preparedness and data telecommunications equipment and may incorporate them into grant applications; coordinates statewide use of radio telemetry equipment and systems; maintains liaison with Federal Communications Commission concerning regulations, decisions and licensing requirements; may represent agency in meetings with other agencies or parties involved in telecommunications; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules, regulations and licensing procedures; knowledge of use of radio communications systems in public safety and/or civil preparedness operations; knowledge of design technology of telecommunications equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan and coordinate use of telecommunications systems; ability to write contracts and specifications for telecommunications equipment procurement, installation and service; ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of technical experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of telecommunications equipment and systems.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the area of public safety communications systems.


1. College training in electronic or electrical engineering 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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in electronic or electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience operating, maintaining and installing subscriber units on the Department of Transportation's existing land mobile radio network
  • Experience utilizing subscriber units on the Connecticut Land Mobile Radio Network (CLMRN)
  • Experience assisting the Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications/Connecticut Telecommunications System Engineering group with tasks related to the CLMRN
  • Experience supporting first responders as it relates to emergency telecommunications.
  • Experience with backup power systems including generators and uninterrupted power supplies (UPSs)


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be on twenty-four hour call.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from on site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.