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Tower Technician

Recruitment #121004-UNCB-140

Introduction

A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services is seeking an experienced Tower Technician.  This position will be held within OMES Information Services, Department of Transportation. This is a full time, unclassified position in State government and will be eligible for a generous total rewards package. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and disability insurance products as well as defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.  Employees earn 3 weeks paid annual and 3 weeks sick leave in the first year as well as enjoy 11 paid holidays annually, flexible work hours, comp time, longevity pay and tuition reimbursement.

Principal Responsibilities:
The individual in this position will be assigned responsibilities involving the installation, maintenance and repair of various communications and/or electronics equipment or components. This includes radios, telephones, mobile communications equipment, radar units, data-logging equipment, load control equipment, electronic security equipment, and other similar devices and related components and systems including radio towers and repeater stations. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required at this level include knowledge of communications theory and electronic circuitry; of radio transmitting, receiving and testing equipment; of telephones, mobile communications equipment and other electronic devices and components; of electronic symbols, schematics and diagrams; and of current improvements and developments in various communications systems and operating equipment. Ability is required to diagnose and repair malfunctions in radios, telephones and other communications equipment; to use a variety of tools and electronic testing equipment; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Plus knowledge of FCC rules and regulations; and demonstrated ability to inspect, repair or maintain various types of telecommunications equipment.  Some positions may require a Federal Communications Commission permit or certification by a FCC recognized radio telecommunications group.  Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all travel requirements normally associated with this position.

Typical Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level and organization, but may include the following:

Installs, maintains and repairs radios, mobile communications equipment, telephones, radar devices, data-logging equipment, load control equipment, and related       devices and components; maintains and repairs radio towers, repeater stations and similar components of telecommunications systems.

Plans and schedules preventive maintenance, repairs and other work; performs trouble-shooting work using meters, service monitors, spectrum analyzers, transistor and capacitor testers, frequency counters, oscilloscopes, line fault testers and other instruments to identify problems with systems performance; makes adjustments, replaces parts, or repairs systems components as needed.

Coordinates communications requirements with private industries, adjacent districts or states, local police departments, civil defense agencies and emergency services for disasters, special events and other operations.

Instructs users on the proper use of communications equipment and related equipment and on compliance with FCC rules and regulations.

Prepares recommendations concerning specifications and equipment for additions or alterations to radio towers.

Installs radios, sirens, lightbars and other electronics equipment in agency vehicles.

Maintains a stock of spare parts and equipment to support the repair and maintenance of communications and other electronic equipment and components; prepares departmental maintenance and cost records and prepares reports as required.

Principal Activities: 
Incumbents in this position must have the ability to climb and not be afraid of heights is required.  Perform tower activities including assembling/erecting towers, installing antennas, transmission line and connectors, mounting hardware, weatherproofing, grounding, testing, positioning, microwave path alignment and optimizing antennas and lines.  Experience with the installation, maintenance, and repair of strobe, LED and incandescent tower lighting systems to the board level, made by various manufacturers such as Farlight, Flash Technology, Honeywell Systems and TWR as per manufacturers specifications and standard accepted industry practices, FCC Part 17 and FAA Advisory Circular AC70/7460-K.  Overnight travel as well as working overtime is required. Tower climber/rescue certification, CommScope/Andrew connector certification and experience with Anritsu sweep testing preferred.  This position will be responsible for the maintenance of the tower site including the building, grounds, fencing, anchor points and regularly scheduled maintenance on generators.  Knowledge of electricity, electrical wiring and electronics is required and knowledge of HVAC is preferred.  Additional requirements include but are not limited to;

Ability to lift 75 lbs. on a regular basis

Ability to work outside in all elements; including but not limited to snow, rain and extreme temperatures.

Desire to work in a team environment

Ability to maintain a safe work environment

Ability to arrive at work on time and prepared for the day

Ability to perform a variety of labor intensive tasks 

Pass drug test

Valid Oklahoma drivers license

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not supervise personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requirements at this level consist of two years of experience involving the construction, maintenance, or repair of various types of telecommunications or electronics equipment or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting completion of an accredited vocational or technical curriculum in electronics for the required experience.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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