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BA45 - Communications Technician

Band 5  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Installs, maintains and repairs radio communications and other electronic equipment or supervises technicians engaged in doing so.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class includes journey-level technicians and first-line supervisor positions.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Supervises technical and other staff in the installation, maintenance and repair of complex communications systems.
Maintains liaison with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Develops and recommends policies and procedures; prepares records and reports.
Installs, maintains and repairs mobile and stationary radio equipment and allied electronics systems.
Maintains records and inventories of repair parts, supplies, tools and test equipment.
Participates in the erection and maintenance of radio antennae.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of radio communications and systems and applicable FCC rules and regulations.
Knowledge of electronic circuitry.
Knowledge of practices, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of radio and other electronics systems.
Skill in the use of electronics test equipment.
Ability to oversee the work of technical staff.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
Ability to distinguish colors.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

An associate degree in electronics technology; or a high school diploma and work experience in electronics equipment systems engineering, maintenance or repair.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

An associate degree in electronics technology or a high school diploma; and three years journey-level work experience in electronics equipment systems engineering, maintenance or repair.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.


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