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Radio System Technician #2305-377500-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 2:00 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 8:00 PM
Innovation & Technology
  • $52,806-$66,007 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Radio System Technician is responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing radio communication systems and/or other in-vehicle technology supporting end users. This position is on-call as needed to respond to service-impacting conditions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installs, maintains, repairs, and modifies radio systems and components and/or other in-vehicle technology. 
  • Sets up and uses test measurement, diagnostic equipment, and hand tools to ensure radio equipment is operating within established parameters. 
  • Writes templates and programs radio equipment used in public safety communications and other supported departments.
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and certifies mobile and handheld radars.
  • Develops programming software for portable and mobile radios.
  • Interacts with end users to determine service needs and provide support.
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Use test measurement and diagnostic equipment
  • Interpret programming resource documents
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Basic electronics
  • Radio installation standards
  • Antenna wave propagation
  • Radio Frequency theory
  • Knowledge of EF Johnson, Harris and/or Motorola radios and programming software is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6 months+ training beyond High School in a vocational program specific to RF and Networking
  • Less than one (1) year of experience in public safety, networking, and mobile communications
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain City driver’s permit
  • Must obtain the General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) from the Federal Communications Commission within 12 months of employment 

  • possess a Certified Electronics Technician certificate issued by a Federal Communications Commission Commercial Operators License Examination Manager or by a laboratory established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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