Law Enforcement Equipment Technician 2- Tumwater, WA

Employer: Washington State Patrol

Job Description:
The Washington State Patrol is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

About the Division:
The Property Management Division (PMD) is responsible for providing comprehensive facilities management through the capital and operating budget process. The Property Management Division falls within the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau and consists of three sections, the Facilities Section, the Fleet Section, and the Supply Section.

About the Position:
Reporting to the Law Enforcement Communications Systems Supervisor, this position provides critical support to the mission of the organization by installing and maintaining equipment that enhances the operational abilities of the agency. The installation of safety equipment reduces the risk to Field Operations personnel while performing public safety services. This position installs and removes mobile data systems, mobile communication systems, emergency lighting systems, and other related safety equipment used in Washington State Patrol vehicles.

Equipment Installation:
Install and remove two-way communication system, mobile data systems, speed measuring devices, mobile video systems, microprocessor controlled sirens, emergency lighting, signaling equipment, vehicle identification markings, and prisoner restraint partitions.

Programming and testing equipment.
Perform critical alignment, complete operational testing, programming, and initial troubleshooting of malfunctioning VHF two-way radio communication systems, antennas, coaxial cables, mobile data systems, mobile video systems, microprocessor controlled siren, and emergency lighting systems using electronic test equipment to include portable and desktop personal computers, digital multi-meters. Acts in a quality control capacity to ensure outfitted vehicles are in compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations and Washington State Patrol standards.

Work independently using detailed plans, schematics, technical drawings, rough sketches, samples, verbal instructions, and personal judgment to design, layout, fabricate, assemble and modify control consoles, panels, cabinets, mounting devices, and components and electronic sub-subsystems using various hand and power tools to include drill press, band saw, bench grinder, hand brake, vehicle lifts, and other tools to install and remove two-way mobile communications systems, mobile data systems, mobile video systems, microprocessor controlled sirens, and emergency lighting systems.

Provide Customer Service:
Interact with supervisor, customers and vendors to schedule and perform work. Provide technical guidance and instruction to other Washington State Patrol technicians and vendors. Provide technical instruction in the use and function of all installed equipment issued to law enforcement personnel and other groups. Clean and prepare vehicles for issuance to agency personnel. Receive, inspect, and prepare turned in vehicles for reissue or sale.

Technical Duties:
Compose and revise schematics and other working and technical drawings to manufacture and assemble components, mounting brackets, control consoles, panels, cabinets, and electronic subsystems used in installation of two-way mobile radio communications systems, mobile data systems, mobile video systems, microprocessor controlled sirens and emergency lighting systems.

Administrative duties:
Open and close work orders and estimates for materials.
Compose and update installation and technical reports, vehicle assignment records, and inventory forms.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Possess a valid non-probationary, unrestricted Washington State Driver's License.
Two years of experience with automotive/electrical installation, service or repair. (One year training/education will substitute.)
Experience with and proficient in the use of common shop tools such as hand and power tools.
Have the ability to organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature involving complex priorities to produce quality work products that are accurate, through and timely
Provides quality control and monitors production, ensuring that deadlines are kept.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Four years of experience in layout construction, installation and removal of any two of the following types of equipment: two way mobile radio communications systems, sirens, electronic and safety equipment, emergency lighting systems and controls, in car camera recording systems.
Knowledge: Installation and theory of operation radio transmitting and receiving equipment including elementary principles and practices of electronics, electricity, electrical measurements and mathematics; safety precautions; record keeping.
Ability to read and understand electrical drawings, diagrams, plans, and sketches using electrical and electronic symbols.
A valid General Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the FCC. OR. Two years of experience as a Law Enforcement Equipment Technician 1.

Special Requirements:
Safety toe shoes are required. Safety glasses, hearing protection and other safety equipment may be necessary at times.
Annual hearing test is mandatory.

Supplemental Information
Why work for the Washington State Patrol?
An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington
Career growth opportunities
A culture of respect, commitment and trust
Opportunities to impact your community
Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouse per Governor Executive Order 19-01
Work/Life balance opportunities which may include:
Infants at Work
Alternate Work Schedules
Qualification for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

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.

How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire application to be considered.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
On August 9, 2021 Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14, a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for state employees. As a result, all employees of the Washington State Patrol must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. This means you must be at least two weeks past the last dose of the applicable COVID-19 vaccine regimen by that date. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please submit proof of vaccination to the Employee Services Team at DO NOT UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION CARD TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Veterans’ Preference:
Applicants wishing to claim veterans’ preference MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. Veterans’ preference will not be applied unless the required documentation is attached to your application.

For additional information on veterans’ preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Selection Process:
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.

Polygraph & Background Investigation:
Prior to hire, a polygraph examination and background investigation including criminal record history will be conducted.

Applicants are required to sign a release of information and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict standards 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 History and Background Questionnaire and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions 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 or applicant specified education must be verified. If a High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. 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 official transcripts at the appropriate time.

Union Notice:
This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Other Information:
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous. The WSP continues to focus on equitable hiring, training, and promotional practices and policies through innovative recruitment and retention solutions. Partnering with our communities helps the WSP provide the best in public safety services now and into the future.

Please contact Tracy Moore at (360) 704-2315 or e-mail

Contact Person:
Phone: 360 704 2315
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $3,792 - $4,509/ MO

Posted on December 28, 2021

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