It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Telecommunications career section of the Arizona Department of Public Safety website and thank you for your interest in a career with our organization.
The Wireless Bureau at the AZDPS is looking for qualified Telecommunications Technicians.
Interested? Take the self-assessment to see if you’d be a candidate for the position!
Telecommunications Technicians install and maintain various types of electronic communications systems and equipment such as VHF and UHF two-way mobile systems, microwave point-to-point systems, technical investigative equipment, etc. Telecommunications Technicians often travel statewide working irregular hours and under hazardous conditions in the performance of their duties and performs other duties as assigned.
Applicants must successfully complete the examination process.
- Written Exam – Weighted 50%
- Physical Assessment = Pass/Fail
- Qualifications Appraisal Board – Weighted 50%
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of a formal electronics technology program of instruction from a recognized public/private school or Armed Forces Service school.
Requires two (2) years of paid work experience in electronics technology, one (1) year of which must have been in the last five (5) years performing component level repair of FM two-way or multi-channel radio equipment (FCC Part 90, Part 101 or military equivalent); OR successful completion of the Telecommunications Technician Trainee probationary period.
Note: These are just a few of the essential functions of the position. This list is not intended to be all inclusive.
- Communicates orally and in writing with Department, other agency personnel, and vendors (e.g. to obtain and disseminate information, resolve discrepancies, respond to customer concerns, maintain good working relationships in the course of assigned work , and to offer training to users on telecommunications equipment, etc.)
- Installs, repairs, splices, tests and terminates various forms of telecommunications and electrical wiring and cabling (e.g. copper, fiber, coax, etc.) to ensure proper impedance matching and connections between various pieces of electronic equipment.
- Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs various forms of communications equipment (e.g. analog and/or digital microwave point-to-point radios; analog and/or digital multiplex equipment with specific local equipment; low-band, VHF, UHF, 800 MHz base station/repeater 2-way radios; site security alarm and control equipment; site grounding grids, etc).
- Installs and repairs antennas and wiring on communication towers, vehicles and buildings requiring climbing and working on tower structures and poles.
- Installs, maintains, operates and repairs technical investigative equipment (e.g. telephonic intercept, video camera, video and voice transmitting, vehicle tracking, night vision, etc.)