NW Microwave Technician - Senior Telecommunications Specialist #0352

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted 3 weeks ago

Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?

  • Career growth opportunities?

  • An opportunity to make a difference in your community?

  • A culture of respect, commitment and trust?

  • 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

  • Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouses per Governor Executive Order 19-10?

Work/Life balance opportunities such as:

  • Telework, and

  • Alternate Work Schedules

  • Qualificationfor the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information on this program click on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program."

Why should you apply with our agency?

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

  • Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

  • IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications

  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people

  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently

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

This position is located in Vancouver

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 byt 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

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.

QUESTIONS:

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 ormelodie.wulfekuhle@wsp.wa.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov. Please include a resume and letter of interest explaining 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.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veterans Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note:Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

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 hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

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 a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. 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.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines 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 Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which 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 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 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.

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 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.

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