Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency
Excellence in Emergency Communications

WCCCA Employment

Employment Opportunities

Electronics/Communications Technician II



Job Announcement


Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019


Closing Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:59PM


Salary Range: $5,883 - $7,508/month


About WCCCA

Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) is the second largest
9-1-1 center in Oregon. WCCCA provides 9-1-1 service and public safety communications for police, fire, and emergency medical service for the participating jurisdictions and for other governments under contract. We are a stand-alone unit of local government comprised of over 93 employee including over 60 dedicated 9-1-1 dispatchers. We are a creative, innovative center that takes pride in customer service and high quality work. We manage a progressive emergency communications facility that is staffed by a highly qualified and dedicated work force. "Excellence in Emergency Communications" is our motto and our way of doing business and serving our citizens.

For more information about us, please visit our website at http://www.wccca.com/about.

Duties

The Electronics/Communications Technician II has primary responsibility for installing and maintaining the Agency's microwave systems, wireless voice and data infrastructure, telecommunications, communications related IP infrastructure as well as user/field based communications devices/equipment. This position is responsible for maintaining a highly reliable 24 x 7 x 365 voice, data, and personal notification systems as well as technical support to the WCCCA subscriber community for all field based equipment and services.

Duties of this diverse position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Configure, install and maintain portable and mobile two-way radios, mobile data terminals, digital pagers owned and operated by WCCCA subscribers consisting of Police, Fire and EMS and Public Works customers.
  • Install and maintain P25 trunked and conventional base stations, trunked simulcast repeaters, voting receivers, digital microwave equipment, radio dispatch consoles, Broadband data stations, simulcast paging, GPS referenced precision time standards, Fire Station alerting systems, alarm and telemetry systems, and antenna systems.
  • Install and maintain IP based digital microwae systems, LAN/WAN (Local Area Networks/Wide Area Networks), application specific servers, computers/clients, Ethernet switches and routers, muliplexers, controllers and gateways.
  • Install and maintain CCTV surveillance systems, digital logging recorders, uninterruptable powers systems (UPS) and battery backed up high current 48 Volt primary power systems.
  • Maintain an inventory of and order maintenance and repair parts and installation materials as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records on all work performed.
  • Implement, and document unique systems, wiring and/or circuits in response to custom needs of the Agency and Users.
  • Attends schools and seminars, as assigned, to upgrade skills and provide contemporary service to the Agency.

  • Refer to the job description for a comprehensive list of job duties.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate proven working knowledge of analog and digital two-way radio trunking systems, digital microwave radio, broadband data systems, simulcast paging systems, fire station alerting systems, and computer and network equipment theory relating to public safety applications.
  • Basic understanding of CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) systems and CAD interfaces to clients, E9-1-1/NG9-1-1 telephone systems and LAN/WAN/MAN architectures.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of digital and microprocessor based electronics.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of UNIX/Linux, and Windows based client/server operating systems, TCP/IP protocols and architectures.
  • Demonstrate a competent understanding of communications theory relating to the transport of audio, video IP over Digital Microwave systems.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of 48 Volt DC power systems, UPS systems, backup generators and storage/backup batteries.
  • Must have mechanical abilities pertaining to the installation of two-way radios, antenna systems, base stations/repeater systems and power systems.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Ethernet cabling, T-1 cabling, general data lines, and coaxial antenna lines.
  • Must possess the ability to read and use schematic plans, drawings, and diagrams; to understand and troubleshoot electronic, RF, and network equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to setup and operate test equipment used for the calibration and troubleshooting of all equipment described above.

  • Physical Demands

    Walk, climb, stoop, stand for extended periods of time; lift, carry, push pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds is frequent; use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of finger dexterity; work for sustained periods of time, occasionlally in small spaces, must meet basic physical requirements of the job and basic physical health that provides the stamina to perform the duties of the position for long periods of time.

    Work is often conducted outside, in the physical elements with extreme heat and extreme cold.

    Accomodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require a request to such accomodation.

    Experience and Education

    Must have 3 years experience in installing, repairing, and maintaining electronic communications and data equipment and computer networks; and coursework or special training in electronic technology or related areas; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the above-described duties. Related Military schools and training are preferred.

    Veterans Preference

    If you have been discharged, or are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for veteran’s preference points. If you feel that you qualify as a veteran, please submit a copy of your DD214 to qualify for veteran’s preference points. If you feel that you qualify as a disabled veteran, please submit a copy of your DD214 along with a Veteran’s Administration letter stating your disability to qualify for additional veteran’s preference points.

    Veteran’s preference points cannot be honored without supporting documentation. You must submit the required veteran’s preference documentation with your application.

    Disabilities

    Applicants with a disability may request reasonable accommodations, through contacting Jennifer Kilcoin in any step of the process to assist them in demonstrating their qualifications to perform the duties of the position for which they are applying.

    Benefits

  • Health Benefits: We offer excellent medical, dental and vision plans through Regence, Kaiser, Delta Dental and VSP vision care.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): This program provides strictly confidential counseling (in-person or e-support) and referral services for all benefit eligible employees and their family members enrolled on their insurance plan.
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): These voluntary plans are designed to provide you with tax savings on certain health care and dependent care expenses.
  • Life Insurance: WCCCA provides a specified amount of Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance to you. You can also choose to add more coverage for yourself, your spouse and your dependents at your cost.
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability: Coverages provided by CIGNA and AFLAC.
  • Retirement: This is a State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) covered position. You will be enrolled in the PERS program automatically after fulfilling the required waiting period. Most PERS eligible employees pay a 6% employee contribution, however; WCCCA “picks up” this 6% employee contribution for its PERS eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation: If you are a benefit-eligible employee, you are invited to participate in the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. This voluntary program allows you to save money and defer taxes until you take distribution at retirement. If enrolled in this plan, WCCCA will match 1% of your gross wages after a six month waiting period.
  • Paid Time Off: WCCCA offers generous paid time off benefits such as vacation time, holiday leave and sick leave.

  • Examination Process

  • Qualifications will be evaluated based on the information provided in the application, resume and supplimental questions.
  • Top candidates will be invited to participate in an interview and an assessment center.
  • Top candidates from the interview and assessment center will have a final Administrative interview.
  • The top candidate will be subject to a complete background investigation, physical abilities examination and drug screen.
  • Final appointment will be made by the agency Director pending a successful background investigation, physical abilities exam and drug screen.
  • Application Process

    A completed WCCCA job application, supplemental questionnaire, a cover letter and your resume MUST be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for this position. You can submit your application materials via e-mail or standard mail.

    Click here for a copy of the Job Announcement.
    Click here for a full Job Description.
    Click here for the Job Application.
    Click here for the Supplemental questions.


    E-mail:
    adminrecruit@wccca.com

    Standard mail:
    WCCCA
    Attn: Jennifer Kilcoin
    17911 NW Evergreen Pkwy
    Beaverton, OR 97006

    Position Closes: The position will close on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
    Applications received after 11:59 PM will NOT be considered.