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Radio System Specialist Senior #2305-378000-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 2:00 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 8:00 PM
Innovation & Technology
  • $76,519-$95,647 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

The Center for Digital Government named Charlotte one of the top five digital cities in the nation. The City of Charlotte's Innovation & Technology department (I&T) provides executive-level leadership, delivers technology services to city departments and partnership agencies, and coordinates information technology initiatives across the organization to support, enhance and advance citizen service delivery.


Responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing radio communication systems, supporting end users, and setting up and using test measurement and diagnostic equipment. This position is on-call as needed to respond to service-impacting conditions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains the radio network, including radio tower sites.
  • Works with customers to support infrastructure needs and issues. 
  • Manages and supervises on site vendors.
  • Maintains dispatch center assets, network domain server, and security.
  • Programs and troubleshoots network routers and switches. Maintains and troubleshoots radio base stations.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on radio transmitters and receivers. 
  • Provides documentation of sites and equipment.
  • Sets up, installs, tests, and upgrades systems.
  • Work requires the occasional direction of radio system specialists, radio system technicians, helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Radio systems
  • Routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Radio spectrum equipment
  • Route new LAN or WAN paths

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in public safety, networking, and mobile communications
  • Must have valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Six (6) months minimum as a Radio System Specialist with the City of Charlotte
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

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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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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