POSTED: 06/04/21


Responsible for the technical planning, operation, repair, and maintenance of the radio communication system including conventional analog and P25 components.

Administers, maintains, and repairs various system components including radio consoles, radio transceivers, fire dispatch tone alerting system, remote radio sites and County owned and leased radio towers. Supports the microwave radio network, dispatch center technical equipment, radio site telemetry system and digital fiber/microwave backhaul and linking systems.

Directs the technical installation and repair of system equipment. Supervises and trains Joint Communications radio network technicians. Maintains accurate records and service history logs.
Plans and maintains a repair/maintenance parts inventory.

Coordinates on-going continuous improvement efforts for the radio network.
Reviews service information and quality reports generated by the system service database, communicates user issues and appropriate solutions as they occur, and monitors and reports system availability metrics to the Director on a monthly basis. Coordinates efforts to develop new metrics as needed.

Develops relationships to garner feedback from users to improve radio network performance and operations. Manages the process for communicating outage/emergency activities to Joint Communications and user agencies.

Maintains and processes the necessary Federal Communications Commission (FCC) station and system licenses. Keeps current on all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the proper operation and maintenance of digital and analog RF and wired public safety communications systems.

Coordinates with Director and/or Deputy Director to establish project specific and/or yearly operating budgets.

Performs other duties as required.


Full-time, exempt, benefited

Working hours: 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Columbia, Missouri


Minimum of three (3) years of relevant and verifiable experience in a medium to large-scale wireless communication operation.
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security clearance is required.
A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Missouri driver's license within 90 days of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
Four years' experience designing, implementing and project management of a large radio communications system.

Starting Salary Range: 

$55,744 - $59,238

Additional Forms Required: 

Joint Communications addendum and military release.

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