Electronic Systems Engineer

Recruitment #17-CI2526-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform technical work in the installation, maintenance, repair and programming of transmitting, receiving, and other communications equipment for the Police and Fire Departments and other City and County agencies having communications-equipped vehicles.  Duties include the assisting and assembling, installing, servicing, repairing and programming radio transmitting and receiving equipment; and completing equipment record sheets and repair forms.  Other duties include assisting and performing the assembling, installing, servicing, repairing, programming and certifying Public Address (PA) Systems, Weather Warning Sirens/Network, Vehicular Siren Equipment, Knox Box System Equipment, Vehicle and Body Worn Digital Video Camera Systems, Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) Equipment, Public Safety Radar Guns and Mobile Radar Sign Equipment and P25 and EDACS Trunked Simulcast and Multisite infrastructure equipment.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Electronic Systems Supervisor and/or Assistant Electronic Systems Supervisor, but the employee is responsible for determining work methods by independently applying technical knowledge and skills to repair and service assignments to meet division requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have two (2) years of recent experience maintaining trucked radio systems and subscriber units, maintaining P.A. (public address) systems and maintaining weather warning systems and subscriber units.  Must have completed a certificate in Electronic Communications.  NOTE:  An Associate’s Degree or higher in general electronics technology may substitute for the certificate.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama drivers’ license in order to drive City vehicles. Employees must be willing to drive his or her vehicle on the job and provide personal liability insurance for that vehicle. Employees must have a working contact phone number.  Employees are required to be on call 24-hours a day, including weekends on a rotational basis.  Employees must respond within a reasonable amount of time to the Communications Facility located at 911 Communications Parkway for emergencies. 

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Information Technology Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If there are more than five qualified applicants, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank the applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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