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Title:  Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist III

Application Deadline Date:  03/02/2021
Req ID:  12062
Department:  Public Safety

Middlesex, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


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 Radio Technology Specialist III performs installation of LMR equipment in vehicles, LMR radio sites, and offices. This position supports activities performed by lower level technologists and performs duties pertaining to supporting all LMR systems and sub-systems. The RTS III independently performs all preventative maintenance checks of LMR, microwave, fiber, and radio console equipment. The RTS III must have a thorough understanding and skills necessary to configure, service and repair ROIP networks, LMR interconnection solutions, back-haul technologies including microwave and fiber, and analog and digital LMR technology (receivers, transmitters, repeater technology, antenna systems, RF duplexers and filters, digital / ROIP radio consoles). Performs other LMR support duties as required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Safety Radio Technology Specialist III(Job Opening #12062), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact terry.lavalley@vermont.gov.
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: #12041

Level II: #12061

Level III: #12062

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).

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 six (6) years or more of military experience in a communications technology field that includes repairing electronics equipment


High school diploma or equivalent AND six (6) or more years of experience working in a LMR service center maintaining commercial networks involving a large communications system utilizing microwave, multiplex, UHF, VHF, and multi-frequency equipment


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 AND three (3) years or more experience in repair and maintenance of electronic equipment, one (1) of which must be at a Radio Technology Specialist II level for the State of Vermont (or the equivalent elsewhere) involving a large communications system utilizing microwave, multi-plex, UHF, VHF.

Special Requirements

NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers) Inc., Radio Operator/Maintainer License, FCC General Class License or equivalent is required.

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

Standby Duty is required. 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
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier