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Class Code: 3370
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Installs a variety of mobile radio communications equipment in various types of motor vehicles. Diagnoses minor communication system problems, and repairs or replaces malfunctioning equipment. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Installs and/or removes various forms of electronic equipment (e.g., police radios, CB radios, scanners, cellular telephones, camcorders, radars, vascars, etc.) in Department vehicles using air, power and hand tools, technical information and fleet service procedures.

2. Builds special components to accommodate the installation of necessary equipment in vehicles (e.g., car harnesses, brackets for radio equipment, etc.).

3. Troubleshoots malfunctions of electronic equipment and installations in vehicles in order to diagnose and correct operational problems.

4. Repairs electronic equipment and installations in vehicles to restore equipment installations to optimal operating conditions.

5. Operates installed equipment (e.g., mobile radios, MDTs, video systems, scanners, CBs, radar systems, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to test or demonstrate equipment.

6. Performs regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs on vehicle communications equipment installations in order to ensure maximum reliability and performance using solvents, lubricants, tools and technical manuals.

7. Coordinates scheduling of work orders with other shop technicians and mechanics in order to ensure prompt completion of all work required in the installation or repair of vehicular equipment.

8. Makes minor repairs to shop equipment to maintain performance.

9. Maintains records and logs in order to document all installations and repairs of installed equipment.

10. Trains fleet personnel in techniques and procedures used in the installation, removal and operation of various types of communications equipment.

11. Orders and maintains inventory of hardware and electronic equipment in order to ensure the availability of necessary parts and supplies required for the routine installation and repair of electronic mobile communications and special equipment.

12. Maintains an organized system of technical information pertaining to electronic equipment and tools in order to ensure the availability of information for maintenance and repairs.

13. Trains users in the operation of new equipment using appropriate training aids (e.g., training videos, classroom instruction, mock-ups, fixtures, etc.), tools, service bulletins and other written documentation.

14. Cleans assigned work area in order to eliminate hazards.

15. Operates vehicles (e.g., automobiles, light and medium duty trucks, vans, motor homes, recreational vehicles, etc.) in order to transport vehicles to and from work sites and to perform work functions off-site.

16. Communicates with off-site radio and maintenance/repair shops to answer questions and provide updated technical information.

17. Develops, modifies and/or recommends changes in shop operations or procedures in order to expedite repairs and installations of vehicle equipment.

18. Assists build-up shop personnel when additional help is needed by installing special police equipment (e.g., wiring harness, deck lights, speakers, wig-wag lights, brake lights, decals, siren, strobe lights, etc.)

19. Designs and/or fabricates wiring harnesses to specifications for installation into vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the basic principles of electronics and electronic mobile communications equipment, such as two-way radios, mobile digital terminals (MDT's), video systems, scanners, CB's, radar systems, telephones, etc..

2. state and federal environmental laws concerning the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in fleet service operations.

Skill in:

1. the operation of motorized vehicles (e.g., automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes) for transport.

2. identifying and using proper hand and power tools, parts and supplies in a safe manner.

3. calculating mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on a calculator to determine weights, measurements, time, quantities, metric conversion, repair costs, and parts and supplies expenditures.

4. the safe use of fleet shop equipment (e.g., bench grinder, drill press, etc.).

Ability to:

1. follow detailed oral and written instructions in the installation/removal and repair of electronic mobile communications equipment.

2. learn to use personal computer to monitor inventories, order parts and supplies and write reports.

3. read and interpret dials, gauges, meters, graphs and electrical wiring diagrams pertaining to the installation, testing, operation and repair of mobile communications equipment.

4. install, repair or remove vehicle equipment by assembling or disassembling, repairing or replacing parts and components.

5. modify a vehicle (vehicle build-up) by assisting in the design, fabrication and installation of special parts and equipment.

6. effectively communicate orally and in writing.

7. explain technical information in layman's terms to service users and other personnel to answer questions and provide information about equipment and its operation.

8. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

9. make routine decisions without direct supervision pertaining to the installations and repair of mobile communications equipment.

10. acquire additional skills to maintain technical competencies.

11. read and comprehend technical shop manuals, troubleshooting guides, manufacturers' specifications, warranties, parts catalogs and work orders used in the installation and repair of electronic mobile communications equipment.

12. prepare detailed written documents to order parts and maintain required records.

13. differentiate between colors to work with electrical wires.


May be required to stoop, bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time.

May be required to move items up to 30 pounds for distances of up to 10 feet.

May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and moderate to loud noise levels.


Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires two (2) years of experience in electronics, or graduation from a certified vocational school with emphasis in the field of electronic systems.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 11:47:28 PM