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Title:  Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist I - Permanent and Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  16101
Department:  Public Safety

Middlesex, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.16


Entry and training-level position working for the Department of Public Safety, Radio Technology Services. Perform duties at the professional level to ensure mission critical life safety networks are optimized, reliable and comply with Federal Communications rules and regulations. The incumbent performs installation of land mobile radio (LMR) equipment in vehicles, radio sites, and offices. The incumbent assists higher level technologist with duties pertaining to supporting LMR systems, including communication tower work. Performs preventative maintenance checks of LMR equipment under the supervision of higher level specialist. Other LMR support duties as required. As the Radio Technology Specialist I gains basic skills and knowledge, greater work independence is expected. Technical certification/licensing is required within 6 months of hire date.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist I - Permanent and Limited Service (Job Requisition #16101), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 
Level I #: 16101
Level II #: 16081
Level III #: 16102
Please Note: One position is Permanent and one 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 the duration of this position or other details, please contact terry.lavalley@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
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).

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

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

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of military experience in a communications technology field that includes repairing electronics equipment


High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more experience working in an LMR service center maintaining commercial networks or associated duties.


High school diploma or equivalent AND successful completion of a formal electronics technology program of instruction from a recognized public or private school or Armed Forces Service school.

Special Requirements

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.

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

Call-in duty may be required during emergency situations.

PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include finger-print supported Criminal Records, Motor Vehicle records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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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