CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 350
Revised: 02/80, 04/91, 5/07
Retitled from: Comm Tech 2
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 3

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN 2

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, to install, maintain, test and repair various electronic equipment including radio, telephone, intrusion, surveillance, fire alarm systems and video equipment; to lead the work of lower level technicians; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Electronics Services Division within the Management Information Systems Department is responsible for the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of electronic equipment used by County Departments and other agencies.

The Electronics Technician 2 performs routine and complex maintenance and repair of two-way base stations, mobile and portable radios; telephone wiring, sets, and switching equipment; video and audio equipment; intrusion, surveillance, fire alarm systems; and other electronic equipment. Incumbents also provide advice and consultation to assist lower level technicians with complex tasks.

This classification is distinguished from Electronics Technician 1 which does not have lead responsibility and performs routine repair work; and from the Electronics Services Manager which has ongoing supervisory responsibilities, administrative duties, and performs the most complex design and repair work.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Leads the work of technicians engaged in the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of radio, telephone, video, and other electronic equipment.
  2. Installs, repairs, and maintains base stations, control stations, mobile relay stations at transmitter sites, and mobile two-way radios in police, fire, and public works vehicles; tests and repairs portable two-way radios, pagers and associated equipment.
  3. Installs, tests, and repairs various types of dispatch equipment, such as consoles, control units, alarm systems, recorders, and video equipment; tests and maintains emergency power equipment such as standby batteries and generators.
  4. Installs and maintains telephone systems and related equipment including PBXs, key systems, digital, single-line, and cellular telephones.
  5. Installs, maintains and repairs a variety of intrusion, surveillance and fire alarm systems.
  6. Analyzes intrusion detection and surveillance systems in county buildings and facilities and identifies and corrects faults in installation.
  7. Installs and maintains antennas and antenna systems, including rooftop, pole and tower-mounted antennas.
  8. Updates computerized inventory records; responds to requests for information or service on equipment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of: Radio, telephone, intrusion, surveillance, fire alarm systems and electronics theory and repair fundamentals, including solid state, tube and integrated circuits; power generation and electrical circuits; Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations applicable to government communications; modern equipment and technology of the intrusion detection, surveillance and fire alarm system industry; standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the electrical trade; Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the electrical trade; local electrical codes effective in the county.

Some knowledge of: Principles and techniques of supervision.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; use tools and test equipment to repair, install and service various types of electronic equipment; install and construct equipment from schematic plans and diagrams; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and the public; operate equipment in accordance with Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations; work independently with a minimum of direct supervision; lead the work of assigned staff; lead/guide the activities of various skilled or unskilled trades workers who assist with various phases of work.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties include a mix of bench work, installation, and field work, involving periods of sedentary work, and stooping, bending, working in cramped quarters, setting up communications equipment in the field, and climbing towers, poles and ladders.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must possess State of Oregon Electrician, Limited Energy Technician License B. Some positions require possession of the State of Oregon Limited Energy Technician A license.

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Possession of or ability to obtain certification as a radio technician from a recognized licensing or certification agency OR any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.