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


State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted Today

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 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.


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.


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.


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

Check us out on:WSP's Website|Facebook|Twitter|Instagram|YouTube|LinkedIn

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Secretary Lead (Or Secretary Senior InTraining) NonPerm Bellevue

State Of Washington

Posted Today

VIEW JOBS 1/27/2022 12:00:00 AM 2022-04-27T00:00 Secretary Lead (Or Secretary Senior In-Training) - Non-Permanent Community Corrections Division Bellevue Field Office Note: The Community Corrections Division is still under a hiring freeze, but an exception was approved to recruit for this position on a non-perm basis.   * The salary listed for this position does not include the 5% premium pay for positions based in King County. * The Department of Correction offers free ORCA card to all employees who are permanently assigned work in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Mission of Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.    Our agency is actively recruiting for a full-time, non-permanent Secretary Lead position within the Community Corrections Division. This position works for the Bellevue Field Office located at 23 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. Staff in this unit work around staff members that may be armed and individuals who have committed a crime. This non-permanent appointment is expected to last six to twelve months. In-Training Plan This position has an in-training plan in place, if required. Depending on your qualifications, you may be directly appointed at the Secretary Lead level or to the Secretary Senior level in-training up to the Lead position. Monthly salary information: * Secretary Senior: $2,799.00-$3,616.00  * Secretary Lead: $2,929.00-$3,792.00 Under general direction from the Community Corrections Supervisor, this position provides administrative support to the Bellevue field office and is part of the support team performing general office functions per departmental policies, procedures, and training received. This position also leads and mentors an Office Assistant 3. We are looking for teammates who share our vision of public service and are committed to an equitable and inclusive culture that fosters and inspires excellence, while promoting innovation, engagement, and safety, leading to better outcomes for our community and our agency. If you have a passion for service - review, decide, and apply!   A complete application packet will include: * Completed online application and profile accessible via the 'Apply' button located at the top right corner of this posting. * Cover letter regarding your interest for this position. * Detailed chronological resume. * And within your online application, include at least three professional references with phone numbers and an email address for each. Definition of "professional references" is listed below in Supplemental Information.   COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement - review the Supplement Information section below regarding the State's vaccination requirements.   Incomplete application packages may disqualify you from the process. * Provide clerical and secretarial support to the Community Corrections Supervisor and Community Corrections Officers. * Assign, instruct and check the work of others. * Plan, organize, and prioritize a high level of  work affecting the unit. * Coordinate office procedures to include ordering office supplies, managing travel, ensuring office equipment and vehicles are maintained. * Maintain electronic and physical documents. * Other duties as assigned. Secretary Lead Required Qualifications: * High school graduate or equivalent. * Two years of increasingly responsible office experience performing duties which required accurate keyboarding or typing.*  * Two years' experience directing the work of others.  Secretary Senior Required Qualifications: * High school graduate or equivalent. * Two years of increasingly responsible office experience performing duties which required accurate keyboarding or typing.*  * One year of college-level coursework will substitute for one year of the office/clerical experience. Vision:  Working together for safer communities. Mission:  Improving public safety by positively changing lives. Our Commitment:  To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.   DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.   COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement  Pursuant to Emergency Proclamation 21-14, all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency.  If you have questions about this requirement, contact the recruiter listed in the supplemental information section at the end of the job announcement.   IMPORTANT NOTES: * Include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Note: Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references. * A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. * Employees may work directly with or near individuals who have committed a crime in a potentially hazardous setting. Consider this when deciding whether to apply.  * We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process; applicants who test positive for any controlled substances will be disqualified from consideration.  * Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.  * Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. * This position may be represented by a bargaining unit. Telework Details This position may be allocated for telework on an as needed basis. If approved, work may be performed from your home or another offsite location within the state of Washington using a reliable internet or cellular hotspot service at that time. Employees are expected to perform assigned duties in a safe manner; to take proper care all state-issued equipment; and maintain confidentiality of all information in possession while working offsite. Employees will be required to commute to a Department of Corrections facility or field office as business requires, to potentially include components of the onboarding process. Some offices will have a "drop in" area available, however, a dedicated workspace within a DOC facility will not be provided.   What We Offer:  As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include: * Remote/telework/flexible schedules (depending on position) * Up to 25 paid vacations days a year * 8 hours of paid sick leave per month * 11 paid holidays a year (12 in 2022 for Juneteenth) * Generous retirement plan * Flex Spending Accounts * Dependent Care Assistance * Deferred Compensation and so much more! For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact the assigned Talent Acquisition Recruiter at christine.salvador@doc1.wa.gov or (360) 522-6304. Refer to the requisition # located at the top of this announcement, it begins with 2022. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. State Of Washington Olympia WA

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

State Of Washington