STATE OF OHIO
Highway Patrol Electronic Technician 2 (Media)
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol
Report in Location: 3201 North Main Street Findlay, OH 45840
Work hours: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Independently install, repair, test &/or perform preventative maintenance on complex electronic & communication equipment (e.g. multi-channel radio transmitters & receivers, radar units, blood-alcohol computers (BAC), TV video & recording equipment, security systems, emergency power units, intercom systems, vehicle emergency lights, radio-over-internet protocol (RoIP) systems, voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) systems, various telephone systems, & computer peripheral equipment (e.g. printers, snap cards, etc.)) in Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) facilities & vehicles, &/or at other state agencies; Perform basic level testing of network service connectivity for radio related systems & configuration of mobile data computer terminals to complete repair of peripheral devices; Install &/or program routers & other network related equipment for radio related systems, radio template configuration & programming, in-vehicle video systems, & public address systems; Travel throughout district to perform regular or emergency work; Assist district &/or posts with maintaining inventory control of electronic equipment; Assist in designing & engineering needed electronic systems for OSHP posts &/or vehicles; Act as the secondary liaison within the district for the deployment, equipment programming, & set-up &/or tear down of the division's command vehicles, tactical communication vehicle, & sky watch towers; Install radio related software on computers located throughout the state of Ohio; Comply with Federal Communication Commission (FCC), state & other regulations related to communications & other electronic equipment.
Inspect equipment at division locations & report findings in need of attention (e.g. calibrate, maintain & repair sophisticated test equipment used in building, modifying, installing, repairing, testing & maintaining all types of electronic equipment in use by OSHP); Instruct & train users of the Multi-Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS) for all division personnel & if approved by the TCS Commander other police agencies within the district; Provide training & technical support on electronic equipment &/or system users (e.g. Electronic Speed Measuring Devices, etc.) for all division facilities & other law enforcement agencies throughout the state; Serve as a district liaison for communications & interoperability communication planning between federal, state, and local agencies.
Assist supervisor with maintaining proper inventory; Requisition supplies & parts as needed; Monitor changes in the FCC rules & regulations; Make recommendations & proposals regarding the purchase or use of equipment; Assume duties of subordinates during absence or emergency; Train & develop subordinate technicians in job duties, electronic knowledge, theory & FCC, state & other regulations; Perform other related duties as required in order to install, repair, test & perform preventative maintenance on complex electronic & communication equipment.
Recommend changes in policies & procedures (e.g., maintain appropriate records & files as required by the FCC & OSHP).
Completion of two-year technical program in electronics or radio or broadcast engineering & 2 yrs. exp. in electronics, radio or broadcast engineering position; hold General Radio Telephone Operator's License issued by Federal Communications Commission or be certified by one of the following: Society of Broadcast Engineers, National Association of Business & Educational Radio, Inc., International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians, National Association of Radio & Telecommunications Engineers, Inc., or Associated Public Safety Communications Officers, Inc., or any other private industry certificate recognized by Federal Communications Commission. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualification For Employment noted above.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualification For Employment noted above.