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Class Code: 592K
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Performs journey-level work in layout, construction and installation of radio communications, electronic and safety equipment. Troubleshoots, maintains, repairs and tests analog, and/or digital electronic equipment. Delivers and installs equipment, calibrate test equipment, construct electronic circuits and assemblies, punch block panels, or module or board swaps. May assemble scientific instruments or electronic air monitoring systems.  Work is typically reviewed on a spot check basis after decisions have been made. Unusual problems that may occur are brought to a higher level supervisor with probable outcomes and solutions.  May supervise and train lower level technicians.

Typical Work

Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs (replaces integrated circuits, transistors, capacitors, resistors, etc.) and operates air monitoring equipment used in the detection of pollutants; may assist in these activities;  

Fabricates and tests air flow systems and electronic circuitry in accordance with plans and diagrams;  

Checks, adjusts, calibrates and repairs a wide variety of recording and indicating devices and equipment, such as ultraviolet photometric, ultraviolet fluorescence, digital controlled non-dispersive infrared chemiluminescent, and particulate samplers, strip chart recorders and telemetry system components; may assist in these functions;  

Reads, records and tabulates chart and instrument data with understanding of zero drift and abnormal or erratic fluctuations;  

Keeps records on air monitoring equipment and supplies used; orders supplies as needed;  

Prepares reports on maintenance methods and instrument operation;  

Maintains and operates electronic test equipment, including digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, frequency oscillators, electronic counters and power supplies;  

Uses and maintains air flow systems, including manometers, critical orifices, and flowmeters;  

Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and calibrate analog and/or digital equipment or apparatus such as meters; gauges; power supplies; relay controls; bridges; eteorological or seismological measuring equipment; recorders; lighting, clock or fire alarm systems; 

Use electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, ohmmeters, multimeters, logic probes, ic/microP/logic tools, function generators, controllers, calibrators, bridge capacitance meters at the journey-level to troubleshoot equipment malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level; use computer-aided diagnostic software and/or digital logic devices as needed to locate malfunction(s);  

Perform mechanical, electro-mechanical or electronic repair(s); perform electronic repairs to system, board, or component level; calibrate and/or test for proper operation;  

Assist in development and/or construct electronic apparatus; construct standard and custom-designed electrical circuits, mechanisms or assemblies designed by others for use in the field or laboratory;  

May supervise lower level staff.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: equipment, methods and tools used in operation, installation, maintenance, repair and modification of monitoring and measuring instruments; operating principles of electronic monitoring and optical instrumentation, principles and practices of electronics; elementary principles of physics, mathematics and chemistry as related to ambient monitoring equipment; methods, tools and test instruments used in operation, calibration and repair of electronic ambient monitoring instruments; safety precautions; record keeping and report preparation. 

Ability to: recognize and repair defects in electronic systems and equipment; read and understand instructional manuals, drawings, schematic diagrams, plans and sketches using electronic symbols; fabricate and design equipment and electronic circuitry and flow systems.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as an Electronics Technician 1 in either general government or higher education classes 


Three years experience as an electronics technician. 

Full-time training in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, chemistry or closely related field may be substituted, year for year, for up to two years of the required experience. 

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 4741 Electronics Technician II, 72740 Electronic Technician 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.