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City of Portland Electronics Technician II: Communications - Open Continuous in Portland, Oregon

Electronics Technician II: Communications - Open Continuous

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Electronics Technician II: Communications - Open Continuous

Salary

$42.12 - $46.44 Hourly

Location

Multiple Locations, OR

Job Type

Regular

Job Number

2024-00225

Bureau

OMF-Bureau of Technology Services

Opening Date

02/12/2024

Closing Date

6/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

The Position

The City of Portland, Bureau of Technology Services is seeking to fill multiple Electronics Technician II: Communications position.

Job Appointment: Regular, full time

Work Schedule: Shifts vary by specialty and operational needs.

Work Location: These positions are expected to work 100% in person at City owned and leased sites throughout Portland.

Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position.

Union Representation: This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please click here (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements) . Applicants start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU represented employee, see labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

About the Positions:

The Electronics Technician II: Communications positions serve as technical experts in communication and related technologies. There are two specialties in this classification, please see below for more information.

Specialty 1: Public Safety Radio Electronics Technician

As a Public Safety Radio Electronics Technician, you will:

  • Maintain and repair the City’s 800 MHz public safety digital P25 trunked simulcast radio system including conventional repeaters, radio dispatch consoles, fire station alerting system (FAIS), digital microwave systems, SONET multiplexor equipment, telephony circuits and other electronic communications equipment.

  • Diagnose electronic equipment issues using various diagnostic tools and equipment such as communications test sets, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and other specialized equipment.

  • Install and program radios.

  • Install and maintain Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for in-building radio coverage and related components.

  • Complete documentation, assist other technicians, and complete other duties, as assigned.

    Public Safety Radio Electronics Technicians must have a knowledge of electronic principles including analog and digital circuit concepts; must include knowledge of active and passive components and their functions and must be able to read and understand standard engineering drawings including circuit schematics.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work on communication towers up to a height of 435 feet tall.

Specialty 2: Low Voltage Installer Position

As a Low Voltage Installer, you will:

  • Install, maintain, and repair the City’s audiovisual and CCTV systems, structured cabling, and various other associated low voltage disciplines.

  • Diagnose issues with electronic equipment and structured cabling infrastructure, using industry standard test equipment such as network cabling testers, HDMI signal generators, communications test sets, multi-meters, and other specialized equipment.

  • Provide high-level updates on scheduled work requests and completed assignments.

  • Execute other tasks, as assigned.

    Low Voltage installers require the following attributes: Technical capability, mechanical aptitude, professionalism, self-motivation, self-discipline, focus and attention to detail and punctuality. Candidates must also have a Class A Oregon Limited Energy (LEA) license and the ability to be after hours on-call, on a rotational basis.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; proven and recognized as a team leader with excellent coordination and communication abilities, and knowledge of construction trade practices and drawings to ensure installations are in compliance with all established codes, standards, laws, and policies.

The successful candidates must pass a comprehensive police background investigation in order to have their employment retained and be able to work in a culturally and gender diverse workplace.

Questions?

Jaclyn Snyder, Sr. Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Jaclyn.Snyder@portlandoregon.gov

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental questions and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to perform, understand, and document layout and sketch designs for communications, electronic installations, and modifications; ensure installations comply with established codes, standards, laws and policies.

  • Knowledge of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol network principles.

  • Ability to lead a team including scheduling, assigning work, providing technical direction and training, and reviewing the work of others.

  • Ability to provide customer service and communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical staff.

  • Experience operating specialized communication equipment such as network cabling testers, HDMI signal generators, radio service monitor, spectrum analyzer and T1 testers.

    In addition to the minimum qualifications above (1-5), a pplicants must also meet the below position specific qualification(s):

  • Public Safety Radio Technician must have knowledge of project planning for communications and electronic installations, such as Motorola analog and P25 trunked simulcast radio systems, conventional repeaters, channel banks, microwave, communications circuits including T1, 4-wire E&M and RS232.

  • Low Voltage installer must have experience of Low Voltage electrical installations, CCTV and Audiovisual systems and knowledge of structured cabling best practices.

  • Low Voltage Installer must have a Class A Limited Energy Technician (LEA) (https://rocketcert.com/construction/oregon/limited-energy-license) License.

    Applicants must also possess:

  • Ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.

  • A current/valid state driver's license and meet City "good driver (https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-309-driving-records) " requirements.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between Monday, February 12, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

    Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)

    Application Tips:

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law (https://www.oregon.gov/boli/workers/pages/equal-pay.aspx) your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.

  • Do not attach materials not requested.

  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.

  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

    Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of March 4, 2024 (monthly thereafter)

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.

  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 (https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-301-recruitment-processes) for complete information.

  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

    Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 11, 2024 (monthly thereafter)

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

    Step 4: Selection (Interview): Late-March

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.

  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

    Step 5: Offer of Employment: To Be Determined

    Step 6: Start Date: To Be Determined

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Additional Information

Click here (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/recruitment-policy) for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference

  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

  • Work Status

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to

  • Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)

  • Carrot Fertility

  • Wellness Benefits

  • Life Insurance

  • Short- and Long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families.

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Retirement

  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), including contributions to the PERS IAP plan paid by employer

  • Family Medical Leave

  • City Paid Parental Leave

AND SO MANY MORE!

Benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status. Click here to review the many different benefits the City of Portland offers (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/benefit-offerings/benefits-quickstart-guide/benefit-plan-summaries-highlight-guides) .

01

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step to assist us in determining if you have the minimum qualifications to succeed in the posted vacancy.

Write specific and unique responses to each question. Answering an essay question with the following "See resume", or entering "N/A" for any of the minimum qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section may eliminate you from further consideration.

Note: If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No - If you have any questions, please contact the recruiter on the announcement.

    02

    Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

    03

    The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate: (Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application; I am waiving confidentiality.

    04

    Select the position you are interested in applying for (select both if interested in being considered for both):

  • Public Safety Radio

  • Low Voltage Installer

    05

    Do you possess the ability to perform, understand, and document layout and sketch designs for communications, electronic installations, and modifications including your ability to ensure compliance with established codes, standards, laws and policies?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Please describe your knowledge of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and network principles.

In your response, include details that clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Including:

  • Employer/organization information.

  • Position held.

  • Overview of duties performed in relation to this question.

  • Dates of employment.

  • Supervisor's/manager's name and phone number.

You may also include in your response:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability.

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer).

  • The impact and/or results of your of experience.

  • Skills, training, transferable skills or lived experience you have that will help you in this area.

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill, or ability.

    07

    Do you possess the ability to lead a team, including scheduling, assigning work, providing technical direction and training, and reviewing the work of others?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Do you possess the ability to provide customer service and communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical staff?

  • Yes

  • No

    09

    Do you possess experience operating specialized communication equipment, such as network cabling testers, HDMI signal generators, radio service monitors, and T1 testers?

  • Yes

  • No

    10

    If you are applying for the Public Safety Radio position, please describe your knowledge of project planning for communications and electronic installations, such as Motorola analog and P25 trunked simulcast radio systems, conventional repeaters, channel banks, microwave, communications circuits including T1, 4-wire E&M and RS232.

In your response, include details that clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Including:

  • Employer/organization information.

  • Position held.

  • Overview of duties performed in relation to this question.

  • Dates of employment.

  • Supervisor's/manager's name and phone number.

You may also include in your response:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability.

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer).

  • The impact and/or results of your of experience.

  • Skills, training, transferable skills or lived experience you have that will help you in this area.

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill, or ability.

If you are not applying for this position, please write "N/A".

11

If you are applying for the Low Voltage Installer position: Please describe your experience in Low Voltage electrical installations, CCTV and Audiovisual systems and knowledge of structured cabling best practices.

In your response, include details that clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Including:

  • Employer/organization information.

  • Position held.

  • Overview of duties performed in relation to this question.

  • Dates of employment.

  • Supervisor's/manager's name and phone number.

You may also include in your response:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability.

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer).

  • The impact and/or results of your of experience.

  • Skills, training, transferable skills or lived experience you have that will help you in this area.

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill, or ability.

If you are not applying for this position, please write "N/A".

12

If you are applying for the Low Voltage installer position, do you possess a current Class A Oregon Limited Energy (LEA) license?

If you are not applying for this position, please select "N/A".

  • Yes

  • No

  • N/A

    13

    Please select which tools and instruments you have used in the course of your radio communications experience:

  • Service Monitor

  • T1 Test Set

  • TIMS Set

  • Watt Meter

  • Return Loss Bridge

  • Microwave Power Meter

  • Interference Analyzer

  • Other

  • None of the above

    14

    For each of the tools and instruments you selected in Question 13, please:

  • List the different makes and models

  • Briefly describe how you used them

    Required Question

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Phone

503-823-4757

Website

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