Communications Equipment Specialist Job at StateJobsNY, New Paltz, NY

  • StateJobsNY
  • New Paltz, NY

Job Description

Possession of a FCC Radio Telephone Operator's License - General Class and a FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class License and four (4) years of experience in the design, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic communications equipment for commercial, engineering, or scientific use; or an associate's degree in electronics or electronic technology and two years of experience described above.

Duties Description Working for the Division of Operations Bureau of Maintenance & Technical Services, duties include but are not limited to:
1. Install radio communications equipment in NYSDEC vehicles, boats and apparatus.
2. Install, program radio equipment for DEC civilians.
3. Install, program radio equipment for DEC OPP officers including digital 911 channels for county 911 inter-operability.
4. Receives trouble reports from Raybrook and Central Dispatch, takes appropriate measures to mitigate whatever situation arises with equipment failures.
5. Receives trouble reports from Dispatch's, Radio Engineers, and end users regarding radio tower failures, takes appropriate measures to mitigate whatever situation arises with tower equipment failures.
6. Bi-annually inspects DEC radio sites, tests antenna, tests radio repeaters for proper operation. Logs test results, takes note of site conditions including vegetation growth and building security.
7. Keeps track of National Interoperability channels and integrates into DEC radio equipment.
8. Promptly files trouble tickets with ITS regarding IP connections utilized by Central Dispatch for the Motobridge Dispatch platform.
9. Maintains a fully functioning radio shop with test equipment, adequate spare parts inventory, proper hand tools plus service records.
10. Routinely schedules radio programming, radio installations, preventative maintenance and repair at the radio shop.

Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required.
Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain.
Must be able to work in remote areas.
Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Travel may be required.
Overtime may be required.
Overnight travel may be required.
Weekends and holidays may be required.
Must be available for emergency response.
Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies.
Must be able to lift and move objects up to 60 pounds.
Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

•Holiday & Paid Time Off
•Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
•Pension from New York State Employees' Retirement System
•Shift & Geographic pay differentials
•Affordable Health Care options
•Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
•NYS Deferred Compensation plan
•Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
•And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

DEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Heath Boomhower

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

Notes on Applying Please email or mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Vacancy #24-161925 on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted

Job Tags

Holiday work, Remote job, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work,

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