Electronic Communication Technician I (Job Number: 2020-12171) - Seattle, WA

Employer: King County - King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)

Job Description:
Electronic Communication Technician I - Seattle, WA
Salary: $59,134.40 - $68,182.40 Annually
Job Type: Term Limited Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk
Department: KCIT - Information Technology
Job Number: 2020-12171
Division: Office of the CIO
Closing: 10/8/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Summary:
KCIT is hiring 2 Electronic Communications Technician I (ECT-I) positions who will perform highly skilled technical work as an expert in land mobile radio systems and subscriber equipment.

Reporting to the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) Technical Group Supervisor, the ECT-I will participate in, and represent PSERN during the Project’s coverage testing phase as well as overseeing and provide quality assurance for the programming, installation of mobile, control stations and portable two-way radios. These positions are Term Limited Temporary (TLT) positions with an expected duration of 1.5 years (18 months).

As an ECT-I you will need to relate well to all kinds of people while representing the, building solid customer relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners and governmental agencies.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a setting where you will demonstrate your self-initiative as well as working as part of a high performing team. The ability to understand technical information is a must as well as the ability to keep track of vast amounts of data will help ensure success in this role. A commitment to team work, dedication to public service, initiative, drive, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements.

King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT):
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit our website: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/it.aspx

As the first place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. Previously earning top 10 digital county honors in the last eleven years from the Center for Digital Government, KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovative information technology.

Benefits:
King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please visit the Benefits website at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/employees/.

OUR COUNTY AND COMMUNITY:
King County has a strong and resilient economy and an environment where people and businesses can thrive. Located on the Puget Sound in Washington State, and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than two million people, it also ranks as the 13th most populous county in the nation. King County is comprised of 39 cities and is an international destination with more than 100 languages spoken in the region and 30 million visitors annually. King County is home to the City of Seattle, suburban cities, small towns, islands, and rural communities, as well as forests, bodies of water, and farmlands. King County communities have highly rated schools, nationally recognized restaurants, vibrant recreation, and numerous cultural opportunities.

As the only county in the United States named after one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice, and the Deputy CTO has a strong role in advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all county employees.

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (KCIT):
KCIT uses the power of technology to digitally transform King County. Building vibrant communities through digital equity and social justice, KCIT offers innovative solutions that engage, empower, and serve our residents, businesses, communities and interested stakeholders. The first-place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT is recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovation.

KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/it.aspx

Work Schedule::
The normal work week for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is eligible for overtime pay.

Questions:
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Brian Roberts, broberts@kingcounty.gov or (206) 263-1508.
Job Duties

Participate and represent the PSERN project during the BER and DAQ coverage testing process.
Oversee the installation and provisioning of PSERN mobile radios, portable radios, control station radios.
Assist Electronic Communications Specialist as needed.
Provide Tier 1 troubleshooting and maintenance of HVAC, Generator, Fire Suppression, and power systems, and tower lighting at radio sites.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge of installation and basic 2-way mobile radio maintenance practices
- Knowledge of basic electronics, communications equipment and auxiliary equipment
- Capable of using basic electronic test equipment (DVM, watt-meter, service monitor) to determine failure location
- Excellent customer service skills, including maintaining focus on the customer
- Proficient in using computers and computer software to perform diagnostics, interpret results, program equipment, and maintain equipment and system databases
- Able to work independently and in a team environment
- Demonstrated skills in creating, cultivating, and collaborating with management, peers, cross functionally, and customers
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; including the ability to communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience
- Skill in handling multiple competing priorities and adapting to changes in workload; including writing and editing technical documentation and staying current with assigned work
- Positive attitude towards peers and leadership, ability to learn from mistakes, and proactively seeks feedback
- Ability to focus on the details and approach problems logically and rationally
- Demonstrated ownership of tasks to resolve challenging customer issues, escalating when necessary
- Effective problem solving skills including decision making, time management & immediate prioritization of tasks as assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- 2+ years of experience installing and maintaining land mobile radio equipment and related auxiliary systems
- Successful completion of an AA degree, vocational training program in electronics, and/or equivalent military electronics training involving communications equipment, analog and digital circuitry, and test equipment usage.
- Experience in the use of Office 365 products
- Prior experience with HVAC, Generator, Fire Suppression, and power systems, and tower lighting at radio sites

Supplemental Information:
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer:
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply:
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement
Candidates must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license (or obtain one within 30 days of hire), have a good driving record and the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner in a variety of County vehicles

Employment offers will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed the following:
- Successful completion of required background check
- Successful completion of CJIS background check
This position is represented by IBEW Local 77.

Address:
King County Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave. Rm. 553
Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone: 206-477-3404
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

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Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2868391/electronic-communication-technician-i?page=4&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $59,134.40 - $68,182.40 YR

Posted on September 29, 2020

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