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TELECOMMUNICATIONS DRAFTING TECHNICIAN

Class Title: TELECOMMUNICATIONS DRAFTING TECHNICIAN
Class Code: 6349
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
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Step 2
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Step 4
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$36,461.36/$17.52
$37,963.53/$18.25
$39,465.50/$18.97
$40,967.68/$19.69
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$42,469.85/$20.41
$43,972.03/$21.14
$45,474.20/$21.86
$46,976.17/$22.58
$48,478.35/$23.30
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Under general supervision, performs general drafting including laying out and composing information into workable form from preliminary plans; designing from field notes and sketches; designing and drawing plans of telecommunications structures and electronic equipment; laying out electronic schematics and block diagrams. Performs related tasks as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: 1. Lays out and draws electrical schematics, block diagrams, component and circuit layouts to assist the telecommunications engineers and technicians in complying with revisions and periodic maintenance on twoway, land, mobile radios and microwave communications equipment.

2. Communicates orally with Department employees and other government agency personnel to obtain and disseminate information and resolve discrepancies related to work assignment.

3. Records and updates information concerning remote site communication towers, documents antenna locations (height and direction), and identifies two-way radio communication antennas and microwave dishes, used in statewide communication systems.

4. Designs, draws and updates maps.

5. Maintains and updates files and documentation of project plans, schematics, radio surveys, remote mountaintop radio sites, path profiles and artwork.

6. Designs and produces overhead projection slides for use in presentations.

7. Interprets and prepares layouts on field notes and drawings to develop workable forms and mediums for preliminary planning of projects.

8. Calculates latitude and longitude coordinates to determine the physical location of a radio site for use on FCC radio license applications.

9. Distributes updated written materials (e.g. documentation, books, manuals, etc.) to Telecommunications Section staff.

10. Conducts surveys to establish plot plans.

11. Designs, draws, and submits architectural plans and proposals to obtain approval to develop or alter new or existing telecommunications sites, towers or buildings in order to accommodate additional antennas and radios.

12. Designs and draws system flow charts.

13. Prepares, designs and lays out camera ready artwork to produce material for publication of manuals, instructional books, reports, reference materials, brochures, etc.

14. Plots microwave path profiles to ensure a clear and unobstructed view from mountaintop to mountaintop for the installation of microwave dishes.

15. Interprets blueprints and schematics to determine material needs and establish a schedule for accomplishing tasks.

16. Produces blueprints and plans.

17. Inspects vehicles, maintains vehicle records and makes weekly mileage checks to ensure balanced usage, and assure regular maintenance is completed, submits monthly written reports, and requests replacement vehicles from Fleet.

18. Provides technical assistance to other units within the Telecommunications Engineering Section as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

printing and reproduction processes.

Skill in:

applying drafting standards and procedures.

analyzing information and drawing valid conclusions.

lettering and typesetting.

preparing presentation materials.

the use of drafting equipment and supplies.

gathering technical information.

the use of personal computer hardware and software.

the use of traditional drafting methods.

written communications.

Ability to:

provide drafting assistance and information.

complete forms.

produce accurate and clean drawings.

read and interpret schematics and blueprints.

perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

produce architectural floor plans and elevations


Minimum Qualifications: Entry Level: Requires completion of coursework in drafting technology equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited community college, technical school, college, or university; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete the examination process.

Standard Level: Requires three (3) years of satisfactory experience as an Entry Level Telecommunications Drafting Technician; OR completion of coursework in drafting technology equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited community college, technical school, college, or university, AND three (3) years of technical drafting experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete the examination process.

Proficiency Level: Requires three (3) years of satisfactory experience as a Standard Level Electronics Drafting Technician; OR completion of coursework in drafting technology equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited community college, technical school, college, or university, AND six (6) years of technical drafting experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete the examination process.

Note: The Director may hire at Entry, Standard, or Proficiency Level.




Current as of: 4/15/2014 9:11:04 PM