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Telecom Technician

Date Posted:  May 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  353201

Edinburgh, IN, US, 46124


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Adjutant General’s Office:

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.



This position traditionally starts at $33,748 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

You will coordinate activities of public safety radio technicians. Further duties include management and oversight of established maintenance programs, repair techniques and operational procedures used by each technician. You will be responsible for design, configuration, implementation and repair of radio and telecommunications systems, networks, structured cabling, network switches, routers, virtual private network appliances, intrusion detectors, fire walls and other network equipment and future technology.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervise the installation, repair and maintenance of public safety two-way radios and radio systems to include a statewide microwave system and vhf high band radio stations;
  • Research, develop and implement standardized testing procedures and preventative maintenance measure to ensure continuous uninterrupted operations of statewide communications systems and mobile and portable two way radios;
  • Direct and/or perform required adjustments and measurements on equipment;
  • Design, develop and build specialized circuits when not available from commercial resources;
  • Assist in the planning, design and implementation of new radio stations, microwave radio equipment and other related networking technology;
  • Provide tactical and strategic input regarding optimization of telecommunications networks;
  • Oversee the maintenance of radios, radio stations, microwave statewide radio backbone and related telecommunications equipment;
  • Test and evaluate new equipment and prepare technical reports regarding the results;
  • Provide customer support with technical questions related to operations of both the microwave and related public safety radio systems;
  • Review and approve staff prepared equipment maintenance records required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommending corrective actions as deemed necessary.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must possess an FCC General Class Radiotelephone License, or an acceptable equivalent certification such as NABER, Certified Electronics Technician (CET) or a Society of Broadcast Engineers Certification (SBE) with ability to apply technical standards assuring compliance with F.C.C. Rules and Regulations;
  • Must possess a technical diploma or Associates Degree in electronics from an accredited technical school or college plus at least 3 years of related work experience; or significant related work experience with demonstrated skills, knowledge and ability in communications and electronics;
  • Thorough understanding of computer operation and terminology with an the ability to use sophisticated radio programming software, computer spreadsheets, databases, programming and retrieval of information using various specialized software tools;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public safety land mobile radio systems and telecommunications;
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • Must have ability to possess a favorable NACI & obtain a CAC card to access Federal network systems to perform responsibilities.
  • Must be able to respond to after hours callout in support of the statewide public safety radio systems or other emergencies;
  • Advanced knowledge of the hazards involved with high voltage electronics equipment and applicable safety procedures;
  • Ability to make decisions, exercise sound judgment and delegate work flow.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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