Job Descriptions & Pay
TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE TECHNICIAN
|Class Title:||TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE TECHNICIAN|
|Salary Schedule:||Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule|
|Summary Statement:||Under direction, performs technical work in installing, maintaining, repairing, and training in the use of technical investigative/surveillance equipment. Technical Surveillance Technicians often travel statewide working irregular hours in the performance of their duties. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification|
|Essential Functions:||(not intended to be all inclusive)
1. Installs, operates, maintains and repairs technical investigative/surveillance equipment (e.g. telephonic intercept, video camera, video and voice transmitting, vehicle tracking, night vision systems, etc.) to obtain criminal evidence in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
2. Develops and conducts training of criminal investigators on the use of technical investigative equipment.
3. Provides technical assistance to other agencies to install undercover video and audio surveillance equipment.
4. Researches, evaluates, makes recommendations and procures or provides expertise in the procurement of technical investigative equipment.
5. Documents and maintains detailed records (e.g. service requests, location of equipment, time and parts used for repairs, travel claims, etc.).
6. Schedules and/or coordinates services (e.g. repairs, installations, removal of equipment, preventative maintenance, etc.).
7. Responds to 24-hour/day seven day/week emergency call-outs to perform and/or facilitate emergency equipment repairs anywhere technical investigative equipment is utilized.
8. Tests and evaluates new equipment to ensure that the equipment meets the parameters of state contracts and stated manufacturers' specifications.
9. Catalogs and inventories equipment.
10. Reviews and evaluates work of less experienced technicians.
|Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:||Knowledge of:
1. federal and state laws governing the use of oral intercept communication equipment.
2. the principles, applications and physics of analog and digital electronics, telephone intercept, microwave transmission, telephone systems, voice transmitters, vehicle tracking devices, video cameras, night vision systems, etc.
1. the use, care and selection of appropriate hand tools.
2. the use of computers and various types of software.
3. reading and comprehending technical manuals, manufacturer specifications and troubleshooting guides used in the installation and repair of technical investigative equipment.
1. work independently with minimal supervision.
2. evaluate situations and resolve problems.
3. prioritize tasks to complete job functions in an orderly, efficient manner.
4. communicate orally and in writing with all levels of contacts within and outside the Department.
5. establish and maintain effective working relationships.
6. safely move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
7. adapt quickly to changing priorities.
8. follow detailed oral and written instructions.
9. explain/demonstrate technical processes in a logical, easily understood manner.
Must obtain an FCC General Class License within three (3) months of hire.
May be required to work holidays and weekends.
Must be able to travel to sites throughout Arizona for the purpose of installing and maintaining equipment.
|Minimum Qualifications:||Requires two (2) years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of technical investigative/surveillance equipment or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. formal electronics technology program or training in the use, repair and installation of electronic or surveillance equipment) and experience to total two (2) years. Must have a valid Arizona driver's license.
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: 5/22/2013 12:19:22 AM