RADIO TECHNICIAN II
|Department||DNR - Natural Resource Police - General Direction|
|Date Opened||9/20/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||11/7/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$44,534.00 - $70,751.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Emilee Knott|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Install, Repair, and Maintain Radio Equipment: Perform intermediate-level technical radio work by installing, repairing, and maintaining transmitters, receivers, and related equipment in Natural Resources Police (NRP) patrol vehicles and vessels. Ensure that all equipment is in compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations and industry standards.
- Provide Technical Support: Offer guidance and technical support to radio users within the Natural Resources Police, including Natural Resources Police Officers, Maryland Park Service Rangers, Maryland Forestry Service Foresters and Firefighters, Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Wildlife Response Members, and other smaller Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sub-groups. Address any issues or concerns related to radio equipment promptly to ensure continuous and reliable communication.
- Troubleshoot Complex Technical Issues: Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting complex technical problems related to radio systems and equipment. Identify and diagnose issues efficiently to minimize downtime and maintain optimal communication capabilities.
- Collaborate with Radio Technician Supervisor: Work closely with the Radio Technician Supervisor to coordinate tasks, receive guidance, and provide updates on projects and repairs. Maintain open communication to ensure seamless workflow and address any challenges effectively.
- 24-Hour On-Call Duty: Be available for 24-hour on-call duty as required to promptly address any emergency situations or critical issues that may arise, ensuring continuous communication capabilities for the Natural Resources Police and other DNR subunits.
- Compliance with Regulations and Standards: Adhere to all Federal Communications Commission regulations, NRP policies, and industry standards while installing, repairing, and maintaining radio equipment. Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with established safety guidelines.
- Power and Backup Solutions: Assist in maintaining power and backup solutions for the Maryland First statewide radio system to ensure uninterrupted communication during emergencies and power outages.
- Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate records of work performed, including equipment repairs, installations, and maintenance. Update work orders and complete necessary agency paperwork and Workday documentation promptly and accurately.
- Professional Development: Stay updated with advancements in radio technology and industry best practices through continuous learning and professional development. Attend relevant training sessions or workshops to enhance technical knowledge and skills.
- Team Collaboration: Collaborate with team members and other stakeholders effectively to achieve common goals and ensure smooth communication system operations.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Three years of experience in the repair of electronic communications equipment, two years must have included the repair of two-way FM radios.
1. Candidates may substitute the successful completion of a one year program of study in radio electronics at a recognized training school, trade school, or college for up to one year of the required general experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Electronics Technician (Communications) classifications or Signal Corps, Aerospace Maintenance, or Data/Communications Maintenance specialty codes in the aviation communications field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Possession of either a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator license (GROL), an FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, a National Association of Business and Educational Radio certificate, or an Associated Public Safety Communications Officer Incorporated certificate or an L-1 Certification from the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, INC (EVTCC). Applicants should list their license or certificate number along with the expiration date on their application.
- Knowledge of installation and testing of radio and other emergency electronic equipment.
- Knowledge of radio transmitting and receiving practices.
- Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations governing commercial radio communications.
- Knowledge of National Electric Code and local codes and regulations for electrical wiring and installation of electronic equipment.
- Ability to safely operate and maintain manual and power tools.
- Ability to use and maintain test equipment used to locate and detect malfunctions.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner in a variety of weather conditions to include severe weather in an emergency.