Electronic Communication Technician I

King County
Temporary 40-per week $33 - $42 Per hour WA 855 S 192nd St #1000, SeaTac, WA 98148, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59


This position is open to current internal King County employees and eligible Priority Placement participants ONLY. Only current KC employees and eligible Priority Placement participants applications will be considered.  

King County's Radio Communication Services (RCS) team is in search of an Electronic Communications Technician to join our team. The RCS provides regional radio subscriber support for the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) Motorola Project 25 800 MHz trunked radio system end user agencies. In this position, you will primarily work to program, install, and troubleshoot mobile and portable two way radios, mobile data devices, and fixed-site equipment. You will also work with other team members to assist in the installation and maintenance of land mobile radio equipment and related auxiliary equipment.
Our ideal candidates will have strong technical skills, thrive in a collaborative environment, and have a passion in delivering excellent customer service. Come join our team to make a difference! For more information on Radio Communication Services, please visit our .

King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT) 
KCIT uses the power of technology to digitally transform King County. Building vibrant communities through digital equity and social justice, KCIT offers innovative solutions that engage, empower, and serve our residents, businesses, communities and interested stakeholders. As the first-place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT is recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovation.
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit:     

Job Duties

  • Install and remove all types of 2-way mobile radio and electronic communications equipment, radio site equipment, and electronic security systems. Perform troubleshooting maintenance to the “box” level.
  • Assist with and perform radio subscriber preventative maintenance. 
  • Serve as the initial point of contact to customers, provide troubleshooting of mobile and fixed radio equipment installations; identify failures to the either radio equipment itself or the auxiliary equipment. May provide mechanical or assembly level board swaps as appropriate. 
  • Assist in scheduling installation and removal of mobile and fixed radio equipment. 
  • Provide needed equipment documentation including the install/removal history and maintaining records regarding work orders, installation procedures, and practices.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of installation and basic 2-way mobile radio maintenance practices 
  • Knowledge of basic electronics, communications equipment and auxiliary equipment 
  • Capable of using basic electronic test equipment (DVM, watt-meter, service monitor) to determine failure location 
  • Excellent customer service skills, including maintaining focus on the customer 
  • Proficient in using computers and computer software to perform system diagnostics, interpret results, program equipment, and maintain equipment and system databases 
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment 
  • Demonstrated skills in creating, cultivating, and collaborating with management, peers, cross functionally, and customers 
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; including the ability to communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience 
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities and adapting to changes in workload, including writing and editing technical documentation and staying current with assigned work 
  • Positive attitude towards peers and leadership, ability to learn from mistakes, and proactively seeks feedback 
  • Ability to focus on the details and approach problems logically and rationally 
  • Demonstrated ownership of tasks to resolve challenging customer issues, escalating when necessary 
  • Effective problem solving skills including decision making, time management & immediate prioritization of tasks as assigned
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs. and work in tight spaces. 
Additional Job Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License at the time of hire; you will be required to drive a county vehicle on a regular basis 
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam 
  • Successful completion and ability to maintain an acceptable background clearance level to include fingerprinting
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience installing and maintaining land mobile radio equipment and related auxiliary systems 
  • Successful completion of an AA degree, vocational training program in electronics, and/or equivalent military electronics training involving communications equipment, analog and digital circuitry, and test equipment usage 
  • FCC GROL License (General Radio Operators License) 
  • Experience in the use of Office 365 products 
  • Prior experience in public sector and/or a desire to work in public service

Supplemental Information

Working Location
The work associated with this position will be performed onsite. This position may be assigned field work at various King County locations. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Position Duration
Estimated for a duration of 3 years

This position is represented by IBEW L77

King County Job Classification
Electronic Communication Technician I - 8303100
Work Schedule
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 7:30am - 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional work hours outside the normal schedule may be required. Alternative work schedules may be considered. 

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The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. A completed King County Application and Resume are required for consideration. Applications submitted without all material will not be considered. 

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon Hoeper, shoeper
@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-6957.