Communications Technician II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $63,169.60 - $85,051.20 Annually USD

Job Description


Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the Department are met.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.



This recruitment is being conducted to establish an open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment. The current vacancy is in the Security Electronics Unit. This list may also be utilized to fill positions of lower classifications within the same occupational series.

The Sheriff-Coroner/Technology Division consists of approximately 150 personnel organized in six areas that specialize in specific operational and technical units, including Administration/Operations, Special Projects, Radio Communications, Applications, Infrastructure, and Security. Each section maintains a staff of Managers, Engineers, Technicians, and support staff to provide a high level of operational and technical expertise to various public safety functions including Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, Lifeguard, Park Rangers, Public Works, Local Government, Courts, County and City jails, and Probation facilities. The Division provides centralized countywide coordinated communications systems for all local public safety agencies; installation and maintenance of communications and electronic equipment (microwave equipment, 9-1-1 dispatch equipment, mobile and portable radios, closed circuit television, surveillance, security electronic systems within the jail system, sound and video systems); operational and maintenance support to the coordinated communications systems; engineering and frequency management; and serves as the central coordinator/program manager for the operation and maintenance of the 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS) and 900 MHz paging system. The Division is also responsible for all Information Technology operations across the entire Sheriff's Department. This includes application development and support, help desk support, desktop support, mobile and MDC support, storage and server support, network and CCTV support, and network security operations.

This is a journey level class in the Communications Technician series that is located at Sheriff's Technology Security Electronics Unit. Incumbents in this class install, maintain and repair complex electronic equipment, and work with minimal supervision. Incumbents will be required to install, program and maintain surveillance, alarm, paging, intercom, sound reinforcement, video, and control systems.

Will have completed electronic theory course work including Ohms Law, AC and DC theory. Have training in electronic measurements, semiconductor fundamentals and mathematics for electronic technology. Will also have two years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment and a thorough knowledge of safety practices and experience in using various types of hand and power tools.

Applicant must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

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 Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher is required. Possession of a valid Amateur Radio License will be helpful for some assignments.

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The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a list 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 to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.

Environmental Conditions: Must be willing to work in remote areas and on mountaintops in any type of weather conditions. Other assignments may require lifting and moving of heavy equipment and components and crawling through attics and confined spaces.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 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. Some work assignments may require climbing extension and A-Frame ladders of various heights.

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.

Qualification Appraisal Panel | Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal 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.

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.

After all selection procedures have been completed, the Sheriff's Human Resources Department will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates.

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here(Download PDF reader) to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Shannon Ginther at (714) 834-5121 or email


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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with any State or County Public Health Orders which may apply as follows:
  • Workers in correction facilities and detention centers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a FDA-approved mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.


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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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