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LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR

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LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR
592U
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

In the State Patrol, supervises skilled communications personnel, both licensed and unlicensed, in installing, maintaining and repairing complex law enforcement communications system equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

These positions can be distinguished from the Law Enforcement Communications Systems Area Manager in that they do not have responsibility for managing a State region or the Central Communications facility, do not assign projects, or establish project priority.

Typical Work

Supervises and instructs skilled communications personnel in the installation and maintenance of two‑way mobile radio systems equipment; 

Supervises skilled communications personnel in the installation and maintenance of loop microwave carrier systems equipment; 

Supervises skilled communications personnel in the installation and maintenance of data system equipment used by the entire law enforcement community; 

Supervises skilled communications personnel in the maintenance and installation of doppler radar traffic speedmeters, electronic sirens, C.8. radios, two‑way hand‑held communications radios, radiological measuring devices, closed circuit TV systems equipment, marine radios, and other associated electronic and communications equipment; 

Instructs operational personnel in the proper utilization of the law enforcement communications and electronics equipment; 

Compiles and prepares the necessary reports and forms that enable the department to compile a statistical analysis for the further development of an efficient communications system; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: operation and technical principles of microwave carrier systems, two‑way radio systems, data systems, and all electronic test equipment associated with the communications industry. 

Ability to: supervise skilled communications personnel in the installation, maintenance, and repair of communications equipment, read and comprehend technical manuals and drawings; apply the electronics industry standards and procedures in effectively maintaining communications systems in a professional manner.

Legal Requirement(s)

A valid General Radiotelephone Operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission is required. 

Desirable Qualifications

Two years' experience in the Washington State Patrol as a Communications Technician 1 or 2, or as an Electronics Communications Systems Technician.

Class Specification History

New class adopted April 15, 1983
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 72630), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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