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Class Code: 592T
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Supervises central communications shop technicians and coordinates modification work with field technicians.

Typical Work

Exercises technical supervision over installation, maintenance and modification of radio communications equipment in central radio shop; 

Sets up physical modifications and establishes working details for making modifications to communications equipment from engineering drawings and schematics; 

Performs equipment acceptance tests on all station equipment prior to its installation; 

Trains technicians and evaluates their performances; 

Supervises construction and shop maintenance of complex micro‑wave equipment, which includes teletype machines, multiplex, frequency shift tone units, automatic dial telephone equipment and VHF base station equipment; 

Supervises construction of micro‑wave towers and installation; 

Requisitions and maintains adequate stocks of materials and parts; supervises continuous inventory of equipment, parts and supplies; 

Supervises installation of all mobile equipment; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: operating principles of electronic transmitting and receiving equipment; methods, tools, materials, meters and test instruments used in installation, maintenance, repair and modification of electronic communications equipment, teletype machines and associated equipment; automatic dial telephone equipment; common sources of trouble in radio transmitters ant receivers; Federal Communications Commission Rules; radio engineering mathematics. 

Ability to: plan, assign, coordinate and supervise work of others; read and understand electrical drawings, schematics and sketches using electrical and electronic symbols; modify or fabricate electronic communications equipment; establish and maintain effective work methods and schedules; keep records; make reports.

Legal Requirement(s)

A valid second‑class radio‑telephone operator's license issued by Federal Communications Commission is required.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED.


Four years of experience in maintenance and repair of two‑way mobile communications systems. 

Additional qualifying experience in maintenance and repair of two‑way mobile communications systems may be substituted, year for year, for education. 

A Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering involving major study in communications may be substituted for three years of required experience. 

Full‑time training in radio engineering or electronics may be substituted, year for year, for a maximum of two years of experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted June 1, 1964.
Revise class; adopted December 1, 1969.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 9, 1973.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Electronics Foreman).
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 72380), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.