COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN I                                                                                              7173

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under supervision, an employee in this class performs work of a technical nature involving the installation, maintenance and repair of two-way communications systems and other electronic equipment.  The incumbent also serves as a technical adviser to an administrative supervisor on proposed electronic systems or may be required to devise or fabricate electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical equipment. Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

          Maintains and repairs two-way radio mobile communications systems, base stations, microwave links, voice operated automatic logging recorder equipment, emergency generators, transistorized portable radios, marine radios, megaphones, various intercom systems and other related electronic and electric equipment; 

          Installs and maintains base station and mobile antennae systems;

          Operates computerized electronic equipment;

          Maintains monitors, signal alarm systems and other electrical and electro-mechanical equipment;

          Designs and fabricates electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical equipment;

          Gives technical advice to an administrative supervisor on proposed electronic systems;

          Maintains and repairs radio systems in all VHF, UHF, 800MH2 and microwave bands;

          Maintains and repairs tape recording equipment, simple telephone and time recording systems.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the technical operations of radio telephone transmitting and receiving equipment; thorough technical knowledge of testing, maintenance and repair of radio transmitting, receiving and testing equipment used in a two-way communications system; some knowledge of the principles and practices of electronics; ability to detect defects in the operation of radio equipment and to determine necessary corrective measures; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep accurate reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

          OPEN COMPETITIVE

          Either:

          (a) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and three (3) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of two-way communications systems, including general electrical and electro-mechanical equipment; or,

         

          (b) Completion of a B.O.C.E.S. basic electronics course or a similar course licensed or registered by the New York State Education Department, and three (3) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of two-way communications systems including general electrical and electro-mechanical equipment; or,

 

          (c) Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Electronic Communications or a related field, and one (1) year of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of two-way communications systems including general electrical and electro-mechanical equipment; or,

 

          (d) An equivalent combination of the above education and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b) and (c).

 

R11/08/02

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive

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