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The City of Las Vegas is seeking a Communications Technician (10-2-17)

The City of North Las Vegas is seeking a Communications Technician

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs skilled complex tasks involving installing, repairing and maintaining the city radio equipment, microwave equipment, video equipment and other electronic and mechanical systems/equipment utilized to support communication systems/equipment. Fabricate custom mounts and brackets during the installation process. Drives, operates, maintains and performs the duties of an Equipment Specialist and Communication Unit Leader for the City of North Las Vegas’ Mobile Command Center (MCC). Recommends improvements and assists in scheduling communication equipment for installation, servicing and repair.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Drive, setup, and operate all on board systems/equipment of the Police Department’s Mobile Command Center.

  • Perform the function of a Type III Communication Unit Leader under an ICS incident.

  • Install, test, modify, program and adjust VHF/UHF/800 MHz Conventional, trunking, mobile data and microwave radio equipment, antennas, remote control systems in base stations, repeater sites, and mobile and portable units.

  • Install and maintain antenna systems on towers.

  • Install, service and repair CCTV, intercom, and paging systems.

  • Perform routine maintenance on all radio, microwave and other equipment.

  • Troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment to determine source and cause of defects and malfunctions; perform diagnostic tests on electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Assist in scheduling communication equipment for installation, servicing, and repair.

  • Assist in the development, planning, and implementation of new electronic communications systems to meet the operating requirements of various City supported departments.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Personal Computer      Electronic Test Equipment       Hand/Power Tools       Vehicle

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:

Four years of paid experience in the two-way radio industry within the last six years. Must have completed one of the following methods of formal training in electronics: Associate’s degree in electronics or related field from an accredited two-year college or accredited technical school OR electronics certification from an accredited two-year college or accredited technical school OR received electronic training through the U.S. Military and completed a minimum of 3 years active duty working in an electronics field while in the military.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid state driver's license Class A, B or C and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record with the ability to obtain appropriate Nevada State Class A, B or C driver’s license within required time frame and must maintain for duration of employment in this classification.

  • Must possess a valid Class B Nevada Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement within six months of hire and must maintain for duration of employment in this classification. The CDL license must not have any restrictions that would prohibit the operator from interstate operations.

  • Must possess a valid Amateur Radio Technician Class or higher license within twelve months of hire and must maintain for duration of employment in this classification.

  • Pass an in-depth background investigation.

  • FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License is highly preferred.

  • Motorola XTS/XTL and Apex series radios, Motorola MCC 7500 console systems and Harris Constellation Microwave experience preferred.

Knowledge:

In-depth knowledge of Motorola User equipment and dispatch console equipment.

Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission laws, regulations and rules relating to microwave and radio equipment used in public safety service.

For detailed information and to apply, visit www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com.  Reference IRC32328

http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com

 

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