City of Tampa

Electronics Technician III (#004403) 030

$29.67-$42.10 Hourly / $5,142.80-$7,297.33 Monthly / $61,713.60-$87,568.00 Yearly


This is responsible and technical electronics field services work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of technical assignments which are of considerable difficulty and involve planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing work performed in the installation, maintenance, repair, and modification of two-way radio communications equipment and electronic systems and controls. Under direction, assignments are performed primarily in the field and include diagnosing equipment problems and identifying maintenance and repair requirements. Responsibilities also include determining procedures to be used and work to be performed for equipment modifications and installations. The employee is expected to provide guidance and assistance to lower level employees in solving difficult and technical problems when encountered. Of particular importance is inspecting and ensuring that work performed by technicians conforms to instructions and established shop standards. The performance of assigned tasks requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment, particularly while overseeing lower level technicians. Work is reviewed while in progress through conferences, observations, and reports submitted and upon completion through results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Diagnoses problems and identifies maintenance, repair, installation, and modification requirements for two-way radio communications equipment and electronic systems and controls in the field; plans, organizes, coordinates, schedules, and oversees technicians in work to be performed including laying out and determining procedures to be used in completing assigned tasks.

Inspects the work of lower level technicians for accuracy, completeness, uniformity, and conformance to shop standards; instructs technicians in the proper and efficient operation and use of electronics test equipment and tools; provides guidance to lower level technicians in completing difficult technical assignments.

Assists in instructing municipal radio operators on procedures for obtaining maximum efficiency.

Takes charge of the operation in the absence and upon the request of the supervisor; operates light electrical and mechanical equipment; operates light automotive equipment; loads and unloads heavy equipment and supply items.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: principles and practices of radiotelephone communications systems; principles of electronic systems, electrical theory, and maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of: operating principles of radio transmitting and receiving equipment and related power supplies; materials used in radio testing, repair, installation, and maintenance; computer software operations; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Ability to: install, detect defects in, repair, and maintain radio communications, electrical and electronic equipment; read and work from plans and schematics; plan, schedule, and inspect the work of lower level technicians; follow oral and written instructions, keep accurate records and prepare clear, concise accurate reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and the public; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; operate a lightweight motor vehicle.

Skill in: the use and care of electronic repair tools and equipment; computer hardware and software.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of two years of college course work in electronics or radio technology, with five (5) years of experience in electronics work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a General Radiotelephone Operator’s License issued by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission or certification by NABER (National Association of Business and Educational Radio) or APSCO (Association of Public Safety Communication Officials). Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 004403; EST: 8/9/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;