Title:  Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist I - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  04/24/2024
Req ID:  49202
Department:  Public Safety

Middlesex, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.74


The Radio Technology Services team of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking a Radio Technology Specialist I. This position will be responsible for ensuring that mission critical life safety networks are optimized, reliable and comply with Federal Communications rules and regulations. The Specialist will perform installation of land mobile radio (LMR) equipment in vehicles, radio sites, and offices. The position also assists higher level technologist with duties pertaining to supporting LMR systems, including communication tower work. Additionally, the position will perform preventative maintenance checks of LMR equipment under the supervision of a higher level specialist. Technical certification/licensing is required within 6 months of hire date.


Candidates must be able to work under hazardous and/or physically demanding conditions (e.g., climbing, balancing, lifting in extreme heat or cold, in rain, snow, poor lighting, poor ventilation, fumes, ice, mud, etc.). Additionally, candidates must be comfortable accessing remote communications locations via 4WD vehicles, snow machines, and track vehicles. Some sites may require access via hiking and snowshoeing over steep terrain.

This position is not eligible for telework and work will take place in the field or in office, and call-in duty will be required during emergency situations.


This is a limited service position that is funded through a federal grant and will likely be funded for years to come.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist I (Job Opening #49202), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Daniel Badger at daniel.badger@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Incumbents must be able to work under hazardous and/or physically demanding conditions (e.g. climbing, balancing, lifting in extreme heat or cold, in rain, snow, poor lighting, poor ventilation, fumes, ice, mud, etc.). The incumbent may be working outside during winter conditions or inside a climate-controlled area. The specialist uses 4-wheel drive vehicles, snowmobiles, tracked vehicles and snowshoes to access remote locations where the electronic equipment is housed. The specialist is required to climb communications structures up to 100' as part of their duties. The Specialist must be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of military experience in a communications technology field that includes repairing electronics equipment.


Two (2) years or more experience working in a land mobile radio (LMR) service center maintaining commercial networks or related duties.


Successful completion of a formal electronics technology program.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Vermont driver's license.

Call-in duty may be required during emergency situations.

Technical certification (e.g. NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers), Radio Operator/Maintainer License, FCC General Class License or equivalent is required or must be obtained within six (6) months of date of hire.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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