Supervising Communications Technician/Security Electronics Unit

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services Public Safety
  • Salary: $73,840.00 - $99,361.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Supervising Communications Technician
(Security Electronics Unit)

This recruitment is open to the public. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy forSupervising Communications Technician in the Security Electronics Unit (SEU).This list may also be used to fill future vacancies in similar and/or lower classifications.

This recruitment will be open for aminimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the daythe Sheriff-Coroner Department's needs have been met.

It is recommended that qualifiedcandidates apply immediately.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish an open eligiblelist to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment in the specialty area ofSecurity Electronics Unit (SEU). This list may also be utilized to fill similar and/orlower level classifications.

The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Technology Division manages Department Information Technology systems and infrastructure, and the operation of the 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS) for all local public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, paramedic, and lifeguard) and for general government on a 24-hour basis. Other services include installation, maintenance, and programming of communications and electronic equipment (microwave equipment, 9-1-1 dispatch equipment, mobile and portable radios, surveillance, alarm, sound, video and control systems); engineering and frequency management.

Sheriff-Coroner Technology Division consists of over 130 personnel organized in seven areas that specialize in specific technical services, including IT Applications, Infrastructure, Security Emergency Communications Unit, Radio Microwave Unit, Security Electronics Unit, and Technical Services Unit. These technical units are supported by the Operations and Financial Units. Each unit maintains a staff of engineers, technicians, and support personnel to provide a high level of technical expertise to various information technology functions within the Department, and public safety functions, including city and county law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, lifeguard operations, park rangers, public works agencies, local government, courts, jails and Probation facilities.

General Duties: Under general supervision, the Supervising Communications Technician is assigned to a specific Unit and supervises the work of Communications Technicians and others engaged in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of communications and other electronic equipment. This position is will be assigned to the Security Electronics Unit (SEU) field team specialty and will be responsible for evaluating, assigning, authorizing, and confirming the technical services provided by technicians. The Supervising Communications Technician will oversee all services involving security electronic system installations and in-field maintenance, and any additional requests for services, maintenance, or repair of video systems, control systems, paging systems and intercom systems. While also being assigned to perform all levels of work themselves, the Supervising Communications Technician will be responsible for employee coaching and development, timesheet review and coding/billing approval for all work assigned, annual evaluations, and ongoing cross-training while keeping up-to-date with growing technologies. The Supervising Communication Technician will be responsible for all written and verbal correspondence, reporting, updates, and project management both within the Division to the Senior Telecommunications Engineer, Assistant Director, and Director, as requested, and to our customer agencies; be required to collaborate with the other unit's Supervising Communications Technicians on training programs and opportunities within the unit, cross-training opportunities among other units in the division, and serve as the backup in their absence and therefore, must have equal technical skill and understanding of the systems supported in the unit.

Incumbents workrotating schedules including shift hours, weekends, holidays, nights and on call hours.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications and class specifications/job description.

License Required: Possession of a valid California Drivers License, Class C or higher is required by date of appointment.

Completion of a training course in electronic theory and practice including Ohms Law, AC and DC theory, audio and radio frequency circuits, electronic measurements, semiconductor fundamentals and mathematics for electronic technology.
Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic communication equipment that developed the knowledge and abilities listed in minimum qualifications class specifications/job description.

The Ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the following:
  • Understanding of the difference between leadership and management and have strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, supervise, train and evaluate technical staff and set an example for others to follow
  • Ability to learn new systems as they are implemented
  • Must have excellent public speaking and presentations skills
  • On a daily basis, when needed, perform service calls, preventative maintenance and assist fellow staff with the troubleshooting of systems
  • Instruct subordinates on work methods, departmental policies and procedures, and safe work practices
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationships with fellow staff, contractors, vendors and customers
  • Installation, maintenance , troubleshooting and repair of complex security electronic systems such as but not limited to; video management systems, control systems and intercom systems
  • Prepare estimates relating to repair or replacement of security electronic systems
  • Read and interpret technical manuals, specifications, circuitries, schematics, symbols and blueprints
  • Initiate, plan and complete work assignments with minimal direction and control
  • Prepare documents, spreadsheets, records, logs, performance evaluations, timesheets and reports
  • Provide training to staff required to support security electronic systems
  • Provide training to end-user for the operation of systems
  • Completion of a training course in electronics theory and practice and/or information technology
  • Experience in the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of security electronic equipment

Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 55 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; push, pull, crawl, stoop and bend; identify and distinguish colors for color coded wire and electronic components; operate power tools that are potentially hazardous.

Environmental Requirements:
Must be willing to work inside a detention facility,remote areas and on mountain tops in any type of weather conditions. Duties may require crawling through attics and confined spaces.Must be willing to drive in inclement weather conditions.

Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidates' qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.(C andidate's responses to the structured questions should be thorough, detailed and complete.)

After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview in their specialty area to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.


EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

QUESTIONS: For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact EugeniaVasquez-Puentesat 714-834-5838 For other recruitment information, please contact Sheriff Recruiting at 714-834-5811.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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