POSTED: 08/22/19


Programs, adjusts, aligns, tests, and maintains radios and related electronic equipment using a wide variety of hand tools, computers, software, and test instruments. Installs and maintains radios and related system equipment located at remote radio sites and at the Boone County Joint Communications dispatch center. Repairs and maintains battery chargers, electrical circuits, and related equipment that support the radio system.
Provides daily problem resolution for various hardware and software problems related to the operation of the radio system and wireless services. Takes a lead role in diagnosing problems, troubleshooting electronic systems and equipment, and selecting and performing technical repairs at both system and component level.
Operates and maintains digital and analog electronic test equipment working in shop and field settings. Orders parts and materials as necessary to maintain inventory for routine and emergency maintenance and repairs.
Provides customer support assistance with technical questions related to operations of the radio system and related equipment. Coordinates vendor and contractor service on tower mounted antennas, shelter equipment and standby power generators and wiring.
Attends seminars/trainings as assigned to upgrade skills and provide contemporary service to the County. Represents the County at meetings as requested.
Completes and maintains all equipment maintenance records required by the FCC and Boone County Joint Communications and updates computer generated data and maintenance software as needed. Performs preventive maintenance using established testing procedures and prescribed schedule to ensure uninterrupted operation of radio system.
Assists in the design, configuration, and implementation of radio system changes, upgrades and improvements. Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions; creates and modifies administrative reports to meet informational needs.


Full Time, Non-Exempt, Benefitted

Working hours: 

Primarily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday


Columbia, Missouri


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Valid General Radiotelephone Operator License, or an amateur radio license, or Associate's degree in related electronics field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license. Availability for after-hours response in support of the radio system, or other emergencies, as required. Must have a clear criminal background; must meet minimum qualifications set forth by FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy; and must pass a background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications: A Technician class amateur radio license and technical diploma or Bachelor's degree in electronics from an accredited technical school or college.

Preferred Skills: 

Demonstrated knowledge of land mobile radio systems and basic telecommunications. Demonstrated experience with microwave and telephony as used for message backhaul in TDM (T-1) and IP/Ethernet formats. An understanding of computer operations and terminology, with the ability to operate radio programming software, computer spreadsheets, etc.

Starting Salary Range: 

$18.97 - $22.24

Additional Forms Required: 

Addendum, Military Release (Joint Communications), Request for Tax Transcript (Joint Communications), Typing test

Deadline for Application: 

Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

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Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans. Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums, and County paid long-term disability and life insurance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer