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RADIO TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR GENERAL

Recruitment #22-003280-0001

Introduction

It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.

 

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY.

The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.

Do not leave any answer spaces blank; if a question does not apply, write "N/A".

Although you may attach a resume to further describe your qualification, it does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete application form may result in disqualification. Do NOT write "see resume" in your work history or responses to supplemental questions.

Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.

Read the Job Announcement carefully for specific filing instructions, supplemental questions, and final filing dates. 

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Police

Electronic Services Division

7755 Washington Blvd.

Jessup, MD 20794

POSITION DUTIES

This position performs supervisory duties for the Maryland State Police Electronic Services System, Central Services Region which includes the Waterloo, College Park, La Plata Barracks and New Car install shops. The position performs programming duties, service maintenance work with various interoperable voice and data sub-systems for mobile and fixed communication sites along with performing repair and maintenance of fiber optic, microwave and other backhaul interconnect systems.

Responsible to supervise subordinates in performance of specialized technical radio repair, as well as routine maintenance to the statewide 700 MHz radio network, including base stations, mobile and portable radio units, radar/speed control equipment, microwave, fiber optics and other electronic equipment used by the Department, including radio antennas and tower site maintenance.

Supervise and oversee workload schedules, recording and filing of all Department records such as capital equipment, maintenance records, requisitions and help desk tickets for each ESD shop within his/her area of responsibility. Communicate effectively with individuals listed under Part II, Section 3.

Install, maintain and repair mobile radios, portables, base stations, communication consoles, speed control equipment, mobile computer systems, in-car camera systems and interoperability communication systems. Installation/removal of equipment from vehicles and remote transmitter sites. The heaviest piece of equipment moved in a base station with an approximate weight between 150 and 200 pounds.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Supervisory or Command personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience:  Eight years of experience in the repair of electronic communications equipment, seven years must have included the repair of two-way FM radios.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute the successful completion of a one year program of study in radio electronics at a recognized training school, trade school, or college for up to one year of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Electronics    Technician (Communications) classifications or Signal Corps, Aerospace Maintenance, or Data/Communications Maintenance specialty codes in the aviation communications field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

1.  Three years of experience (maintenance and installation) with voice audio transport circuits (DSO) dealing with microwave, fiber optics and T1 backhaul

2.  Five years of experience with P25 Phase 2 (TDMA) radio maintenance such as Service Monitor analysis programming of radios and antenna sweeping

3.  Three years of experience with communication console systems and their associated components such as CGW's (Conventional Channel gateways) and Voice Audio Logging Recorders

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Applicants for this classification must possess either a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator license, a FCC Ship Radar Endorsement, a National Association of Business and Educational Radio certificate or an Associated Public Safety Communications Officers Incorporated certificate. All applicants must list their license or certificate number and expiration date on the application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned dutieswhich require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for this classification will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the duties of the job classification. 

In accordance with Section 2-204(b)(6) of the Public Safety Article, Candidates for position in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening and a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process for this recruitment will involve a rating of the training and experience provided on the application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, and QUALIFIED categories. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill this vacancy. The list will be valid for one year. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police
Human Resources Division
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
ATTN: Tiffany R. Arrington
tiffanyr.arrington@maryland.gov



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