MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : High school diploma or equivalent
AND Two years of experience installing, maintaining and removing aftermarket emergency equipment for either a public safety agency or business Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes. Individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver’s license. The finalist for a position vacancy will be required to pass a criminal history background check and drug test at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE : Five or more years of experience installing emergency equipment in a law enforcement vehicle A vendor certificate to install and maintain aftermarket emergency equipment in law enforcement vehicles
SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Performs highly technical and skilled work; wiring, installing and maintaining mobile communications systems, emergency warning systems, public safety equipment and automobile graphics (decals) utilized in/on law enforcement vehicles. Work includes specialized knowledge in reading and understanding complex wiring diagrams and schematics for numerous systems and components and various manufacturers; the installation and maintenance of emergency vehicles. Work is performed under limited supervision and is reviewed through discussions and inspection on acceptability in progress and quality of work.
HOURS / DAYS : 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs. ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE : $17.97/hour
Performs highly technical and skilled work; wiring, installing and maintaining mobile communications systems, emergency warning systems, public safety equipment and automobile graphics (decals) utilized in/on law enforcement vehicles. Work includes specialized knowledge in reading and understanding complex wiring diagrams and schematics for numerous systems and components and various manufacturers; the installation and maintenance of emergency vehicles. Work is performed under limited supervision and is reviewed through discussions and inspection on acceptability in progress and quality of work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a minimum of 2 years’ experience installing, maintaining and removing aftermarket emergency equipment for either a public safety agency or business. A certificate from an aftermarket emergency equipment vendor is highly desirable.
CONDITIONS OF OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT: Must achieve a passing score in each of the following: testing/interview process, psychological examination, background investigation, physical examination and drug test at the time an appointment is offered.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Demonstrated knowledge of mobile communications systems, emergency warning systems, public safety equipment and automobile graphics (decals) utilized in/on law enforcement vehicles; communication system components, i.e. antennas, control heads, and radio mounting; and installation of aftermarket emergency equipment.
ABILITY TO: Lift and move heavy items and equipment; Use repair manuals and parts catalogues.
Interpret and apply technical manuals, diagrams, schematics, and other electrical information.
Work in confined locations, such as in commission trunk, under dash and hood. Maintain confidentiality. Use related testing equipment, simple hand tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers), and small power tools (drills, impact wrenches, grinder saws, and brake). Apply applicable safety precautions related to automotive electrical systems. Work with minimal supervision, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Maintain necessary records and reports. Work with Sheriff’s Office personnel and personnel from other agencies. Prepare cable dressing and commission cleanup after completion of installation. Prepare surface for installation of vehicle decals. Decal commissions as needed. Remove decals from commissions as needed. Place and drill holes for mounting of control heads, radio equipment, warning lights, siren systems, antennas and power distribution fixtures, and fire extinguisher brackets in vehicles. Report to work on a regular and timely basis.
SKILL IN: Analyzing and diagnosing causes of electrical breakdowns related to communications equipment and lighting devices.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Prepare vehicles for the installation of and perform installation of communication systems, emergency warning systems and other specialized equipment for law enforcement vehicles.
2. Repair and/or maintain law enforcement equipment.
3. Maintain equipment inventory, maintenance and other related records and reports.
4. Remove auto equipment for the installation of system control and power cables.
5. Read and interpret interconnection data, measurement charts and diagrams.
6. Conducts interconnection and preliminary testing of communications and warning systems.
7. Replace mechanical sirens, electronic siren speakers, emergency lights and electrical parts.
8. Formulate and manufacture specialized mounting fixtures.
9. Provide input into new equipment specifications to improve operations. Prepare county law enforcement vehicles for annual auction, including removal of decals and salvageable equipment.
10. Remove and replace auto equipment as needed such as headlamps, tail lights, tires etc.
11. Remove communication and emergency warning systems and any specialized equipment from vehicles in preparation for decommissioning.
12. Perform other duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1 – 11
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is very physical in nature requiring bending, turning/twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling and climbing, reaching, wrist turning, grasping, pinching and finger manipulation throughout the day. Lifting requirement of up to 50 -100 pounds with or without assistance. Work is generally performed in the garage environment. Exposures include but are not limited to sprays, grease, cleaning solvents, welding, gasoline, and diesel fumes; elevated noise levels and vibration, and performing tasks in confined spaces. Senses used on a regular basis include vision, hearing and smelling and color perception to work with various types of equipment and tiny color coded components. Equipment used includes but is not limited to hand and power tools, grinders, 2-way radios, telephone, testing equipment, battery chargers, tool boxes, and protective clothing. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position’s essential functions.
REPORTS TO: Special Services Commander