ELECTRONICS COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $85,656.72 Annually

Job Description



EXAM NUMBER :
J6541M

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:
THIS ANNOUNCEMENTIS A REBULLETINTO UPDATE THE SPECIAL INFORMATION SECTION AND ADD INFORMATION ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 AT 8:00 A.M. (PST)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs fixed, mobile, and portable radio communications and related equipment.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class maintain, repair, install, and modify fixed and mobile radio communications and related equipment.
Essential Job Functions
Maintains, repairs,tests, configures, and installs fixed, mobile, and portableradio communications equipment such as mobile and hand-carried radio transmitters and receivers; base and remote station transmitters, receivers, and repeaters; and related equipment.
Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs telecommunications network circuits, land line interfaces, and communications equipment such as dispatch consoles,modems, channel banks, multiplexers, and repeaters.

Maintains, repairs, tests, configures, and installs mobile data computer system equipment and related devices.

Maintains, repairs, and tests mobile electronic equipmentsuch as sirens, public address systems, and video cameras and displays; global positioning andradio-tracking vehicle location devices; light bars and visual emergency indicators; and associated controls.

Maintains, repairs, tests, configures and installs specialized aviation and airborne electronic equipment, assisting others where Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification is required, andperform in-flight equipment testing and troubleshooting, as required.

Adapts commercial equipment for specializeduses.

Participates in the set-up and operation of temporary emergency communications systems.

Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment interconnection wiring and cabling.

Installs and removes cables and cabling infrastructure such as wire management systems, patch panels and jacks according to industry and County standards.

Maintains, repairs,tests, configures,and installs miscellaneous electronic equipment such as telemetering devices, encoders, converters, closed-circuit television(CCTV) systems, and associated equipment, as required.

Demonstrates and explains the correct operation of equipment.

Requisitions and orders parts and supplies as needed.

Keeps time, material, and service records.

Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Four years of paid experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair ofFM radio communications transmitting and receiving equipment, one year of which must have been at the journey level.*

VISION: Vision and color perception must be adequate to effectively and safely perform essential job-related functions.

LICENSE(S):
A valid General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).**

A valid California Class C Driver License is requiredto perform job-related essential functions.***

***Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

PHYSICAL CLASS
3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I
A written test covering knowledge of Electronics Communications weighted 50%.

A handheld battery/solar operated non-tape producing calculator will be provided at the written examination. Use of memory-storage, scientific, statistical, or financial calculators, cell phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's) and electronic devices is prohibited.

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON PART I WILL PROCEED TO PART II.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.


PART II
An interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 50%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON EACH WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

Applicants who are applying concurrently for Electronics Communications Technician / Helicopter & Light Aircraft, Exam No. J6541N will take the written test and oral interview one time. The resulting score will be transferred to all applicable examinations for which you applied.

Invitation letters to the written examination and oral interview will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail. Written and oral interview scores cannot be given over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A FINGERPRINT SEARCH.
Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations; three (3) moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence; poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a"zero tolerance"policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Technology & Support Division, Communications and Fleet Management Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any Shift

APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaireONLINEonly. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnairecompletely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearlyshown that you meet theSELECTION REQUIREMENTSand you have completely filled out your application.

To apply for this examination, click on the " Apply" tab located on the right corner of the screen. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

**In order to qualify, applicantsmustsubmit a copy of their Radiotelephone Operations License with their online application at the time of filing , or during the examination process, but prior to promulgation. Failure to provide the required documentation prior to promulgation will result in application rejection.

NOTE:Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing , or during the examination process but prior to promulgation.Failure to provide the required documentation prior to promulgation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:(213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name:Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone:(323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriff examsunit @ lasd.org


Closing Date/Time: Continuous