AZ DPS
Click to Print

Job Descriptions & Pay

ASSOCIATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER

Class Title: ASSOCIATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER
Class Code: 6350
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
 
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
$48,782.65/$23.45
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: This is a three year limited term trainee position in telecommunications engineering. It is designed to allow the incumbent to acquire the necessary skills, training and experience required to enter the classification of Telecommunications Engineer. Advancement to Telecommunications Engineer is earned after satisfactory performance as an Associate Engineer (includes a minimum of a one year probationary period), attainment of the required training and experience for Telecommunications Engineer, and successful completion of the examination process for that classification.

The Associate Engineer, under direction, performs basic telecommunications engineering work. Handles minor projects, and assists in various phases of major projects. Performs special studies and/or surveys. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.


Essential Functions: 1. Assists in the study, design, engineering, construction, installation and coordination of statewide telecommunications equipment, systems, and facilities.

2. Prepares bid specifications and requests for proposals.

3. Analyzes telecommunications problems and needs (e.g. interference, intelligibility, clarity, etc.).

4. Provides technical assistance to technicians engaged in the design, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of electronic and telecommunications equipment.

5. Prepares required frequency coordination forms, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) applications for radio licenses, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) use permits, and United States Forest Service (USFS) use permits.

6. Researches, gathers, and compiles technical information. Conducts engineering studies as directed.

7. Researches, interprets, and applies federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures pertaining to telecommunications systems.

8. Remains current on job-specific and Department topics through training, professional publications, and other available sources.

9. Prepares maintenance practices, standards, technical documentation, and other written information.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

the principles of radio propagation.

troubleshooting techniques for electronic equipment and systems.

the theories, principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in electronics engineering.

the theories, principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in telecommunications engineering.

the design principles, applications, and physics of analog and digital equipment (e.g. microprocessors, circuits, controllers, amplifiers, land mobile and microwave radio, multiplexing systems, etc.).

Skill in:

oral communications in both one-on-one and group settings.

active listening.

written communications.

the use of computer hardware and software.

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to travel throughout the state and work irregular hours to perform functions of the position.

Ability to:

analyze information and draw valid conclusions.

develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the job.

research and conduct studies to identify the most appropriate course of action.

perform mathematical procedures including algebra, calculus, and logarithms.

read and understand written technical materials.

perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

learn new techniques and apply them to work assignments.

manage human and material resources.

operate sophisticated test equipment (e.g. multi-meters for measuring current, voltage, and resistance; oscilloscope for measuring waveforms in time domain; spectrum analyzer for measuring spectral content, etc.).


Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical/electronic engineering, physics, or engineering technology with course work equivalent to a BSEE program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Technical certification (e.g., FCC General Class License, PCIA or APCO Technical Certificate, CET Journeyman Certificate with a Communications endorsement, or equivalent) is required within the first year of employment. Must have a valid Arizona drivers license.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt




Current as of: 7/24/2014 7:40:03 AM