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Job Title: Senior Telecommunications Specialist - Yakima, WA

Posted on November 30, 2017

Employer: Washington State Patrol

Job Description:
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Job Title:
LMR System Master Site - Senior Telecommunications Specialist in Yakima #1925 - Oct 2017

Opening Date/Time:
Fri. 10/06/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

$5,493.00 - $6,529.00 Monthly

Are you looking for:
Excellent benefits?
Career growth opportunities?
Opportunities to impact your community?
A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?
As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:
911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;
Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;
Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;
IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications
Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.
Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

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Application Information:
This recruitment will remain open until filled

It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing and priority will be with those applying within the first two weeks.

Why you should apply:
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a professional public safety agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life as well as prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

The Electronic Services Division (ESD) provides secure reliable statewide telecommunications, land mobile radio, Wide Area Network (WAN) / Local Area Network (LAN) transport and engineering services to the WSP and its partner public safety agencies.

The Field Support Section provides day to day support to the WSP and its mission critical voice and data communications systems. These systems support not only the WSP, but its partner agencies and other public safety customers.

This is what you will do:
The Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System Master Site Senior Telecommunication Specialist (STS) performs the duties associated with supporting the LMR system administrator by managing the agency's LMR and digital radio and telephony logging systems on a 24 x 7 basis. These functions are critical to the overall health and operational performance and reliability of the agency's public safety communication systems.

This is who you will work with:
This position will work closely with the LMR System Administrator, interfacing with system users and allied agency personnel via email, telephone, and in person meetings. This position will be expected to be an active participant in LMR user committees and meetings and will be a technical resource, answering technical questions and advising on system use.

Some travel is required to perform site inspections, attend meetings, training, and division functions. Travel is typically limited to within the state of Washington; however, occasional out of state travel may be required.

Working Conditions:
Work is primarily performed indoors in an office environment; however, employee occasionally works outdoors at remote mountaintop radio communications sites. Exposure to hazards in addition to those commonly found in government office environments includes travel on unimproved roads, working in and around RF and electrical environments, and heavy lifting of radio and test equipment.

Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid Washington State Driver's License
Formal training in electronic communication systems to include at least one of the following: ##Military technical training
##Technical School Certification
##College Degree in Electronics

Broad understanding of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems, standards, architecture, and maintenance requirements.
Experience and understanding of computer based applications and operating systems.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics or physics.
Five years of paid experience in maintenance and repair of at least two of the following: ##Land Mobile Radio systems and equipment
##Digital and analog microwave carrier systems
##Wireless and wired data network systems.

Experience in administration and maintenance of trunked radio systems.
In depth knowledge of industry best practices and standards for RF communications infrastructure and systems.
Knowledge and understanding of computer networks, wiring standards, and protocols.
Technical writing ability and good communication skills.

Supplemental Information:
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service

Please complete the on-line application process at

Please include a resume and letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 or

Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required and/or applicant specified education will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

This position is in a collective bargaining unit and as a condition of employment you will be required to become a union member or pay a fee as outlined in the Master Agreement.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $5,493 - $6,529 MO

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