Employer: Washington State Patrol

Job Description:

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.

The Washington State Patrol Fleet Section has become a national benchmark in emergency vehicle production as published in Practical Innovation in Government, July 2022.
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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 Agency:
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.

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.
Experience with and proficient in the use of common shop tools such as hand and power tools.
Provides quality control and monitors production, ensuring that deadlines are kept.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Two years of experience with automotive/electrical installation, service or repair. (One year training/education will substitute.)
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.
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
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Please contact Monica Simpsons at

Contact Person: Monica Simpson
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $3,792.00 - $4,509.00 /MO

Posted on January 09, 2023

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