Position OverviewAbout the Position
Are you passionate about serving your community?Now is your chance to join the Maricopa County Office of Enterprise Technology, Wireless Systems Division, as a Public Safety/RF Engineer!
As a key member of the Maricopa County family, this position provides a critical communications element necessary to keep the public safe. This position provides wireless telecommunications of the Public Safety two-way radio and the digital microwave networks consisting of both trunk and conventional systems.About the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)
Are you looking for a career in a dynamic organization that embraces a can-do spirit?Look no further than Maricopa County OET!
We are a team that prides ourselves on leveraging technology to create digital transformations. We look for ways to bring about innovative solutions while providing top-notch customer service.Apply today and become part of the team that makes a lasting impact on the future of technology at Maricopa County.Position Qualifications
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the followingrequired qualifications.Education
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
ORCombined education and experience qualifications
- Two (2)years of experience with trunked and conventional radio networks, including digital microwave networks.
- Experience may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year for year basis.
- Must possess a valid Arizona driver's licenseor obtain one at the time of hire.
- Travel in a helicopter to remote mountaintop locations.
- Must possess one of the following license(s) and/or certification(s):
- An FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
- APCO Radio Technician Certification
- General Communications Tech-Level 3 Certification
- Microwave Radio Technician Certification
Within six (6) months of employment or assignment must train, functionally test and affirm the proficiency of terminal operations to assure compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) CJIS policy and regulations - retest every two (2) years. Required to participate in a polygraph examination and extensive background review.Our Preferred Candidate has
Essential Job Tasks
- Three (3) years of experience working with trunked radio system performanceand dispatch console operations.
- Two (2) years of experience with FCC Rules and Regulations as they apply to Public Safety Land Mobile radios systems.
- Experience with TDMA Simulcast Public Safety Radio Networks.
- Experience with MPLS Digital Microwave Radio Network Experience.
- MPLS Digital Microwave training.
- Motorola TDMA P-25 trunked and Conventional Radio Systems training.
- Experience with routine and preventative maintenance procedures of a Public Safety Land Mobile Radio System.
- Experience troubleshooting, identifying, and isolating equipment/system problems in public safety communications systems.
- Completes planned maintenance on system-wide base stations and associated equipment, dispatch centers console positions and related equipment, digital microwave equipment, and associated battery back-up systems comprising of both UPS systems and 48-volt battery systems.
- Performs level two and some level three troubleshooting analysis for all of these items.
- Records all work performed into preventative maintenance Log and update in planned maintenance records in the asset management application.
- Maintains database with the up to date status reports of county radio licenses and renew FCC licenses as required.
- Provides trunked and conventional radio system support, monitors system for unauthorized activities, and alerts management to interference issues.
- Drafts reports for system utilization and performance.
- Provides a detailed bi-annual inspection of each mountain top site.
- Identifies and documents site problems, determine needs, and create a list of materials needed for repairs.
- Updates site inventory log as required.
- Assists with inventory and requisitioning equipment as needed.
- Participates in project needs analysis, consultation and design, recommendations, and implementation of existing system installations.
Must work on-call, additional hours, and rotating shifts as required. Travel in a helicopter to remote mountaintop locations. Conform to all safety rules which include but are not limited to wearing and using all appropriate safety equipment. Prolonged periods of standing, bending, sitting, and kneeling. Work outside in varying temperatures. Work in confined/restricted working environments. Work in rough and uneven terrain. Must be willing to drive to remote mountain top communication sites. Must be able to climb a minimum of a 6-footladder. Occasional lifting of various related RF communications or microwave related items not to exceed 50 pounds isrequired.Selection Procedure
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to the midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2020 11:59 PM Arizona