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Electronics Technician II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Recruitment #220825-004402-001

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of assignments involving installation, maintenance, repair, and modification of two-way radio equipment, laptops, GPS devices, vehicle lighting, and other public safety related electronics. Under general supervision, employee performs tasks which are of more than average difficulty requiring exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through conferences, technical inspections, observation, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Installs, maintains, services, and repairs municipal communication systems consisting of fixed and mobile base stations, BDA devices, antennas,  mobile and portable radios, GPS's and laptops. Software installation, vehicle electrical systems, emergency lighting, 700/800 MHz trunking and, P25 digital- installation and service.  

Checks and prepares equipment to verify that it is ready for use; loads and unloads heavy equipment and supply items; operates light automotive equipment.

Works at remote sites; handles an on call 24/7 shift for one week at a time on a rotating 7 week basis.  

Completes daily time/activity reports; enters detailed description of  work into a computerized work management system with emphasis on time/property/parts/cost tracking. 

Documents processes and procedures, collaborates and shares acquired knowledge.

Operates radio equipment within a live active environment, using accepted protocols. 

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of radiotelephone communications systems; principles of electronic systems, as well as electrical theory and maintenance; operating principles of radio transmitting equipment and related power supplies.

Working knowledge of: methods, tools, equipment, computer software and material used in radio testing, repair, and maintenance; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions; MS Office suite.

Ability to: detect defects, repair, maintain and install radio communications, electrical and electronic equipment; read and work from plans and schematics; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; follow oral and written instructions and prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports; perform duties requiring physical strength and endurance; operate a lightweight motor vehicle.

Skill in: diagnosing electrical and electronic problems; use and care of electrical and electronic repair tools,  computer hardware, software and basic networking.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and completion of an equivalent of two years college level course work in electronics, radio technology, or computer science with three (3) 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 APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials).

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license. 

CompTIA A+ or similar certification preferred.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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 will be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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