NW Microwave Technician (Bellevue) - Senior Telecommunications Specialist #0351

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State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

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An additional 5% Geographic Payis authorized for the Bellevue location.

About the Agency:

The Washington State Patrol is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

About the Division:

The Electronic Services Division provides statewide public safety telecommunications, land mobile radio, microwave, and engineering services to the WSP, its partner agencies, and customers.

This position is located in Bellevue and isauthorized an additional 5% Geographic Pay.

This is what you will do:

The Senior Telecommunications Specialist (STS) is a journeyman level technician that provides 24x7 maintenance, installation, and support of the WSP public safety communication systems which consist of both digital and analog microwave radio systems, land mobile radio base stations and repeaters, voting systems, communications consoles, and various other infrastructure equipment. Additionally, STS technicians provide maintenance, installation, and support of mobile and portable two-way radios, speed measuring devices (SMD), telecommunications devices such as Voice over Internet Protocol telephones, and various other agency electronic equipment support needs.

Youmay be assigned to perform system-level administration and monitoring of complex networked radio and data systems and equipment.

This is who you will work with:

This position works closely with ESD management and supervisors other STS, ECST-Shop techs, Communications Division station managers and Communication Officers, the district commander and command staff, and WSP customers, both internal and external. This can range form project planning, providing repair and maintenance of issued electronic equipment and answering technical questions, to providing training or assisting the customer with problem resolution by referring them to the appropriate resource.

Travel:

Travel statewide is required for agency and division functions, training, WSP infrastructure support and project support and this may result in overnight stays. May travel on unimproved roads or off-road driving which would involve 4x4, ATV, and Tracked snow vehicles..

Staying in contact:

Position is issued a cellular phone and email device and is expected to monitor it Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and periodically when off duty and respond to notices and/or calls within two hours.

Tools and Equipment:

You must provide your own basic hand tools; however, specialty tools and test equipment will be provided by the agency.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must possess or obtain a valid Washington State driver's license

  • Two years of formal education or training in electronics

  • Five years of paid experience in maintenance and repair of at least one of the following:

  • Two-way radio systems and equipment

  • Digital and analog microwave carrier systems

  • Wireless and wired data network systems

  • Experience and understanding of computer based applications

  • Knowledge and understanding of computer networks, wiring standards and protocols.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the Federal Communications Commission, technical certification by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) or similar professional certifications.

  • Strong background in land mobile radio trunking technologies and P25 digital communications.

  • Strong background in analog and digital carrier grade microwave systems

  • Strong background in IP/MPLS technology and systems

  • Good understanding of Internet Protocol based technology systems and technology

  • Knowledge and understanding of computer networks, wiring standards, and protocols

  • Technical writing ability and good communications skills

  • Demonstrated customer service skills

Why work for the Washington State Patrol?

  • An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington

  • Career growth opportunities

  • A culture of respect, commitment and trust

  • Opportunities to impact your community

  • Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouse per Governor Executive Order 19-01

  • Work/Life balance opportunities which may include:

  • Infants at Work

  • Telework

  • Alternate Work Schedules

  • Qualification for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

How to Apply:

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire application to be considered.

Please include a resume and letter of interestexplaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

Condition of Employment

On August 9, 2021 Gov. Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14, that requires all employees of executive cabinet agencies to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, by October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Your vaccination status will be verified on your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.

DO NOT UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION CARD TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Veterans' Preference:

Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. Veterans' preference will not be applied unless the required documentation is attached to your application.

For additional information on veterans' preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Selection Process:

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.

Polygraph & Background Investigation:

Prior to hire, a polygraph examination and background investigation including criminal record history will be conducted.

Applicants are required to sign a release of information and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict standards relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc. During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal History and Background Questionnaire and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

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Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant specified education must be verified. If a High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide official transcripts at the appropriate time.

Driver's License:

Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP. The applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and non-restricted valid driver's license. History of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Union Notice:

This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Other Information:

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous. The WSP continues to focus on equitable hiring, training, and promotional practices and policies through innovative recruitment and retention solutions. Partnering with our communities helps the WSP provide the best in public safety services now and into the future.

Questions?

Please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 or melodie.wulfekuhle@wsp.wa.gov.

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