The Integrated Public Safety
Commission is seeking a Telecommunications Technician to serve as a
public safety radio technician, performing a wide variety of advanced
in shop and field technical systems support duties; such as,
maintenance and repair of public safety radio systems that include
vhf transmitters and receivers, the statewide microwave network and a
large fleet public safety mobile and portable two-way radios.
Incumbent is responsible for
accepting call out 7/24 in response to outages that may involve
repair, retuning and adjustment of microwave radios, management of
over the air protocols such as MPLS and ATM and the associated wide
area network circuits; VHF transmitters and receivers, and resolving
software/programming issues with mobile and portable two way radios.
Other duties include use of sophisticated service monitoring and test
equipment, and repair and maintenance of battery chargers and
electrical circuits that support power to the statewide radio system.
This position will serve
the Northeastern or Southwestern counties in Indiana.
- Install, program and maintain
mobile and portable two-way radios and/or the public safety
microwave and related systems located at remote radio sites
test, program and maintain mobile/portable radios and related
electronics equipment using a wide variety of state of the art test
daily problem resolution for various hardware and software problems
related to microwave circuits and wide area networks utilized by
many public safety personnel statewide.
customer support, assisting where possible with technical questions
related to operations of both the microwave and related public
safety radio systems.
equipment maintenance records required by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC), and update computer generated data as needed.
preventative maintenance, using established testing procedures to
ensure uninterrupted operation of the microwave and related radio
in the design, configuration and implementation of
telecommunications systems networks and structured cabling,
including but not limited to multi-layer switches, routers, and VPN
develop and initiate standardized testing procedures to ensure
uninterrupted operation of the statewide 800MHz radio system and
provide adequate telecommunications services to the department.
and inspect backup generators, tower lighting controls,
communications tower grounding systems, guy wire anchors and
systems, general communications building and grounds conditions.
Report any discrepancies to supervisory staff or engineering
personnel for corrective action.
abreast of new technology by participating in continuing education
through research, training, and review of industry technical
- Must possess a Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) General Class Radiotelephone
License, or an acceptable equivalent certification such as Certified
Electronics Technician (CET) Wireless Certification with ability to
apply technical standards and assure compliance with F.C.C. Rules
possess a technical diploma or Associates Degree in electronics from
an accredited technical school or college; or acceptable skills,
knowledge and ability in communications and electronics. High school
diploma or GED required.
understanding of computer operation and terminology, with an the
ability to use sophisticated radio programming software, computer
spreadsheets, databases, programming and retrieval of information
using various specialized software tools.
knowledge of component level troubleshooting techniques and use of
digital electronic diagnostic equipment.
knowledge of public safety land mobile radio systems and
have a valid Indiana driverís license.
for after hourís callout in support of the statewide public safety
radio systems or other emergencies, as required.
knowledge of the hazards involved with high voltage electronics
equipment and applicable safety procedures.
to read, comprehend and interpret technical manuals and various
to communicate and interrelate with non-technical personnel,
technical support services and vendors. Both oral and written
communications skills are necessary for this position.
to lift heavy equipment such as batteries and test equipment (up to
to travel to remote locations throughout the state which may include
to work alone and unsupervised.
The State of Indiana offers a
comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision,
life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal