Radio Communications Systems Specialist
Department Information Systems Specialist III
|$33.66 - $40.92/hour
|1/2/2024 08:00:00 AM
|Open Until Filled
The San Joaquin Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for two part-time Radio Communications Systems Specialists. Ideal candidates will have significant specialized, technical experience with public safety systems and vehicle/radio communications equipment.
|Typical duties may include:
- Under general supervision plans, designs, installs, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs a
variety of electronic components in both vehicle and fixed equipment. Including but not
limited to cellular modem, land mobile radio, associated antennas, power connections and
cables, serial cables, charge guard, and the ability of the dock to charge the Mobile Data Computer.
- Installs wiring for special systems as required by manufacturer or design requirements.
- Reads and interprets electrical and electronic diagrams and service manuals.
- Performs tests on circuits, transistors, and other components using various specialized test equipment; isolates defects in circuits and equipment components and corrects or replaces them.
- Performs upgrades, repairs, cleans, maintains, and removes a variety of digital and analog equipment used in fixed and mobile public safety and emergency communications systems.
- Makes recommendations on spare parts requirements for all special systems; prepares cost estimates for labor and material for proposed systems installations.
- Assists in the design and configuration of wiring systems, development of specifications for wiring, termination, and peripheral devices.
- Programs portable and mobile subscribers with sheriff office radio templates/code plugs.
- Repairs, programs, and troubleshoots dispatch consoles systems.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has passed the drug screen and successfully completed the background process. The County pays for the initial drug screen.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
Note: Incumbents who, at the time that Classification Study #01-22 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, occupy full-time Civil Service positions reclassified to this class by the study, shall be deemed to meet the requirements listed below.
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: One year as a Department Information Systems Specialist II in
OR PATTERN II
Education: Completion of at least 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units from an accredited college or university, including 24 units in computer science.
Experience: Three years of experience that included substantial responsibility for operating, installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting and repairing desktop computer hardware, software, peripheral equipment and/or network systems.
Substitution #1: Possession of an approved information systems technology certificate, or completion of an approved information systems training course may substitute for all or part of the above required education. A list of approved certificates and/or courses shall be maintained within the Human Resources Department.
Substitution #2: Additional qualifying experience within the last five years may substitute for the above-required education on a year-for-year basis.
Special Requirement: Applicants for positions in this class may be required to demonstrate proficiency in operating, installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting and/or repairing desktop computer hardware, software, peripheral equipment and/or network systems as part of the testing or selection process.
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive information systems program; principles and practices of technical network administration; operational characteristics of local and wide area network systems; operational characteristics of a variety of communication systems and devices; principles and practices of troubleshooting technical network and computer system hardware and software problems; personal computer hardware and software components; network cabling standards; principles and practices of customer service; operational characteristics of various computer software packages; methods and techniques of developing technical documentation and training materials; principles and practices of record keeping; modern office procedures, methods and equipment.
Perform highly technical duties in the maintenance and administration of network and computer operating systems; perform highly complex communications system support tasks; provide technical support in planning and evaluating new systems and equipment; identify, test and repair network cabling problems; respond to and identify user network and computer related problems; install and configure desktop computer systems and peripheral equipment; troubleshoot a variety of complex desktop systems hardware and software problems; communicate technical information to a wide variety of users; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Mobility-Frequent use of data entry devices; frequent sitting, standing or walking for long periods; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; driving; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds; occasionally 70 pounds or less; Vision-Constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching; Hearing/Talking-Frequent talking/hearing in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making and concentration; frequent public contact; occasional working alone, working nights and traveling; Environmental-Frequent exposure to noise.San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).
Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.
Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.
Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY
Please be advised that Human Resources will only be accepting Online Application submittals for this recruitment. Paper application submittals will not be considered or accepted.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370
For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources Division before the submission deadline. Resumes and paper applications will not be accepted in lieu of an online application. (The County assumes no responsibility for online applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).
San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.
Click on a link below to apply for this position:
|Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
|View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.
|This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
|View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file.
|A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
|Contact us via conventional means.
|You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.