• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $23.31 - $36.15 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. Would you fit in? Apply now.

The Land Mobile Radio Installation Technician (Telecommunications Technician) is responsible for the proper installation of 2-way radios, computer docking stations, and other communications equipment in vehicles. This position will also be responsible for the installation of other types of communications equipment at fixed locations. Examples of the fixed equipment would include satellite telephones, video monitors, two-way radio control stations and rooftop mounted antennas. Installations are not limited to the devices listed and the Technician may perform other tasks as required by the City.

This is advanced skilled technical work in the installation, programming, repair, maintenance and modification of electronic and communications systems in one or more of several electronic disciplines comprised of vehicle technology, video surveillance, communication equipment, and audio/video (A/V) systems. Employees in this class will be assigned to one or more of these disciplines. There will be some overlap in skills required and tasks performed between each of these disciplines.

Employees install, program, repair, maintain and modify advanced state of the art and legacy systems and products that may be computer processor controlled. Employees will liaison with vendors performing support and installations in order to ensure timely completion of work and quality of work. Employees will provide direct support for emergency operations center and crime center technology. Employees exercise considerable independent judgment in the various technical phases of the work. Work assignments may be issued verbally, in writing, or via a computer based workforce management system. Work is performed under the general direction of a supervisor. An employee may be required to work independently, without immediate supervision. Work is reviewed through observation of results and equipment performance, examination of reports and discussion/conferences

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants).


Installs, removes, repairs, maintains, programs and modifies a variety of radio communications equipment and systems, including but not limited to 2-way radio communications equipment (trunked radio systems, conventional radio systems, mobile radios, base radios, portables, mobile data, control/dispatch consoles, analog and digital radios, frequency/time division multiplexing, antennas, dishes, and towers).
Installs, removes, repairs, maintains, programs and modifies a variety of audio visual systems including television monitors, satellite TV receivers and dish antennas, A/V controllers, video switchers and associated cable, patch panels and distribution frames.

Coordinates activities to schedule system outages, perform systems tests, analyze equipment performance problems, and implement repairs as needed.
Estimates time and materials required for proposed jobs; maintains records and submits various reports and requisitions for supplies and equipment.
Enters time expended and material used into a computer-based workforce tracking system.

Makes recommendations to superiors for the improvement of electronic systems.

Set-up Emergency Operations Center (EOC) communications equipment such as telephone, radio, and computers as needed to support EOC activation.
Provide technical support to the EOC during activations for assigned communications technologies.

May assign and coordinate the activities of contracted service technician employees.
Responds to off-duty emergencies to effect repairs of malfunctioning electronic and instrumentation systems.
Performs related work as required.


1. Possession of an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electronics, electrical engineering technology, computer technology, or a closely related field. Military technical school training in communications or telecommunications, or training received in equipment vendor service schools may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
2. Possess at least four (4) years of technical experience that includes repair and servicing of technology in vehicles including laptops with computer docking solutions and wireless modems OR install and support of IP based video surveillance systems OR repair and servicing of 800MHz portable and mobile radios, and installation of mobile radios in various vehicular platforms. Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
3. Possess or be able to obtain a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record.


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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