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Technician-In-Charge (Communications Equipment Technician III)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Nov 22, 2021
Location: 

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016

Job Requisition ID:  9629

Agency:  Illinois State Police  
Closing Date/Time:  12/06/2021 
Salary:  $5,326 - $7,964 / Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC014 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

 9629 

About the Position

Under general direction, functions as technician-in-charge of technical facilities and all communications equipment in Illinois State Police (ISP) districts. Applies technical skills and knowledge obtained through Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) licensure or equivalent to oversee the proper and reliable functioning of the agency’s extensive communications network of microwave and multiplex communications equipment with regard to technical servicing, adjusting, and maintenance. Directs, leads, and assists lower level technicians in a variety of duties required to maintain and repair the electronic equipment used by the districts and other agencies served in supporting and maintaining the statewide radio network. Prioritizes, schedules, and monitors progress and quality of work. Works closely with district command, other agencies served, and operational personnel to ensure prompt resolution of communications problems within the districts. Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour basis and travels to assigned work location or communications equipment site. Operates a state-issued motor vehicle to complete various assignments. Develops and prepares necessary technical reports and service records.  Travels in the performance of these duties.

Job Responsibilities

25% 1. Functions as a district technician-in-charge.  Directs and coordinates the work activities of lower level technicians in the installation and repair of district mobile equipment such as digital voice protection equipment, vehicular repeaters, radar, video surveillance equipment, and other electronic equipment employed by the ISP.  Coordinates the overall technical operations of districts, ensuring the proper and reliable functioning of the districts' communications system, primary base station, associated satellite stations, and microwave links.  Serves as technical staff advisor to the district commanders.

20% 2. Installs, removes, maintains, tests, and repairs all electronic equipment utilized by the districts and other agencies served.  Directs and coordinates subordinate technicians and equipment vendor responsibilities.  Moves heavy equipment weighing up to 75 pounds.  Climbs, kneels, and performs strenuous activities in performance of assigned duties and responsibilities while exposed to unfavorable atmospheric conditions and varied temperatures.  Bends and climbs into vehicle interiors and trunks and kneels on floorboards for extended periods of time.  Kneels on concrete floors for extended periods of time.  Travels in the performance of these duties.

15% 3. Consults with district command, other agencies served, and operational personnel to discuss and resolve technical problems. Schedules and prioritizes technical service to be performed for the districts and other agencies served. Ensures compliance with bureau policies and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour basis and travels to assigned work location or communications equipment site. Operates a state-issued motor vehicle to travel to communications equipment sites from assigned headquarters to complete various assignments.  Travels in the performance of these duties.

10% 4. Serves as designated lead worker; assigns and reviews work, provides guidance and training to assigned staff; advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

5% 5. Develops and prepares technical reports, service records, and other information required by the bureau using a Windows based computer.

5% 6. Instructs police officers, telecommunicators, and personnel from other agencies in the technical operation of electronic equipment.

5% 7. Tests, repairs, and certifies electronic speed-measuring instruments, including radar and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). Certifies the accuracy of calibration devices and serves as an expert witness in court cases involving speed-measuring equipment.

5% 8. Participates in radio system coverage testing as needed and ensures databases are kept accurate with radio user information.

5% 9. Occasionally performs general servicing work described at lower working levels.

5% 10. Other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of high school, supplemented by two (2) years of technical school with coursework in electricity, electronics, and communications systems.
  • Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in land/mobile two-way radio communications servicing work involving the diagnosis and repair of faulty electronic circuitry and calibration and adjustment of transmitters and other electronic equipment.
  • Requires valid F.C.C. licensure or certification by an approved organization (Active Radiotelephone First or Second Class Operator's Licenses, while no longer issued by the F.C.C., remain applicable; Certification by the National Association of Business and Educational Radio or the Associated Public Safety Communications Officers or an equivalent approved organization is also substitutable.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of practical electronics, with particular emphasis in radio communications principles, theory, and microwave communications systems circuitry operation, system maintenance, and repair. 
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic test equipment operation and application in complex diagnostic and calibration procedures. 
  • Ability to read schematic diagrams of electronic circuitry and associated equipment manuals and servicing literature in order to gain an understanding of circuit operation, normal performance characteristics, and diagnostic and adjustment procedures. 
  • An experienced ability to recognize and correct highly complex microwave communications system malfunctions, and provide technical leadership and training to others in maintaining the communications network. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain work controls and effective working relationships. 
  • Prefers experience in the use of Windows computer operating systems and radio and electronic equipment programming software.

Physical Requirements

  • Eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills in the use of hand tools to effect repairs to equipment. 
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties. 
  • Exposure to unfavorable atmospheric conditions and varied temperatures. 
  • The ability to lift up to seventy five (75) pounds. 

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license. 
  • Ability to travel within the District in order to service geographically distributed communications systems.   
  • Ability to respond to emergency call-out after normal work hours. 
  • Successfully pass a background check.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen.

About the Agency

The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the country.  Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Pride.  We are seeking individuals with similar values to join us on our mission to promote public safety.

Work Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 9511 W. Harrison Street  
Agency Contact: ISP.JobPostings@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Technology  

 

Submit completed applicatoin via email (include Job Requisition ID in Subject line) to:

 

ISP.JobPostings@illinois.gov

 

or mail your application to:

Illinois State Police

Office of Human Resources

801 S. 7th St., Ste. 700-Annex

Springfield, IL 62703

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPERATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisiton ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requistion ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after)and official college transcripts(Where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s)will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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