Communications Systems Technician

Recruitment #021021-MFAA01-450100

Summary Statement

The Communications Installation Technician provides first-level technical support to install, remove, repair and modify public safety communications equipment used in first responder vehicles.  Within the Division of Communications the incumbent supports the statewide 700/800 MHz Digital Radio System and other electronic equipment for state, county and municipal agencies, fire companies and emergency medical services to ensure efficient and effective statewide communications.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Installs, removes, repairs, modifies and aligns the state's communications systems and related equipment.
  • Tests communications equipment for correct responses of frequency, voltage, RF power, sensitivity, and other related test.
  • Uses a variety of specialized tools, test equipment and diagnostic tools to test, install, remove, repair, modify and align communications systems and electronic equipment.
  • Attends schools for specialized training in communications systems.
  • Keeps records of maintenance work, requisitioned parts, and related maintenance activities.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Communications Systems Technician
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Six months experience in using test equipment and diagnostic tools in troubleshooting communications systems equipment.
  2. Six months experience in soldering.
  3. Knowledge of operating communication systems equipment.
  4. Knowledge of components and configuration of communication systems equipment.
  5. Knowledge of installing and replacing communications systems equipment.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Conditions of Hire

A satisfactory fingerprint-based background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a Condition of Hire.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Selection Plan

02/24/2021 Application Review
early March Tentative Interview Date