Lead Electronics Technician (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #230515-3255TC-001


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?
Do you have experience in the maintenance, repair, and servicing of electronic equipment?
If so, come join our great team and make an impact!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Lead Electronics Technician in the West Street, Rocky Hill, Mobile Radio Operations Unit.

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities  
  • Working for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
  • First Shift 
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Applicants must meet the 30-mile residency requirement of the West Street, Rocky Hill, Mobile Radio Operations Unit. This is located at 650 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
  • Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

As a Lead Electronic Technician, your role will perform a variety of diagnostics, repairs, installation and maintenance-related duties focused on the Department's Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. This system includes but not limited to approximately 2500 mobile radios, 25 base stations, two complete operations centers, movable bridge radios, 300 portable radios and 4 weight station systems. This position is also responsible for:
  • overseeing and assigning daily duties to a small crew of various Electronic Technicians
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate with staff and others, both verbally and in writing
  • review and evaluate the work of staff and make effective recommendations
  • time management, workload scheduling and setting priorities
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. 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.

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. Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide a copy of their valid driver's license at the time of interview.

The mission of the DOT is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. To learn more about our mission, vision and values, please click here. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT! 

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Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Brittney Woodley at


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.


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.


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.


Five (5) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and servicing of electronic equipment.


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.


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.


  • Experience working with the basic principles a of P25 trunking networks.
  • Experience working with analog, digital and logic theories.
  • Experience with maintenance, installation and servicing of LMR equipment.
  • Experience with time management, workload scheduling and setting priorities.
  • Experience supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinates.
  • Experience reading and interpreting schematic diagrams and instruction manuals.
  • Experience utilizing computer software applications such as Microsoft 365 (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with oral and written communication.


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.


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