|The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is a bi-state public agency responsible for promoting transportation and commerce, operating some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region including bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, airports, PATH, AirTrain systems, and the NY/NJ seaport. |
|The Wireless Communications Technician/Communications Equipment Specialist (CES) is responsible for repairing, testing, configuring, installing, and modifying electronic equipment that includes Public Safety radio transmission systems, security televisions, intercoms, public address, computer-based systems, and fiber optic systems, and related equipment. CESs install and maintain radio antenna and transmission line systems and a wide variety of electronic communications systems utilizing industry knowledge of standard practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in radio and electronic testing, repair and maintenance. CESs interprets and works from electrical and electronic drawings, plans, diagrams, and specifications, and prepares rough, working drawings modifications. Work includes operating and maintaining field-tests and repair equipment. |
CESs respond to emergencies during normal working hours and off-hours, make decisions, and take actions necessary to restore equipment and systems to service. CESs estimate time, materials and equipment necessary for work and are responsible for assuring that the necessary material and equipment are at the job site when needed. Shift work required.
Radio Communication Technicians/Communications Equipment Specialists report to a central location in New Jersey, and perform work at various Port Authority facilities throughout the New York/New Jersey region.
|ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: |
Candidates must be present the following qualifications in order to be considered:
* High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
* Must possess General Radiotelephone Operator's License issued by the FCC
(applicants without this license will be required to obtain it within three months of
* 3-5 years paid work experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety
of electronic equipment including, two-way radio systems, security TV systems, in-building
Distributed Antenna Systems, public address systems, intercom systems, and computer-
* Valid Driver's License
* Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver"s License (CDL) with
the Air Brakes endorsement or higher. Applicants without a Class B CDL must obtain a
Class B CDL Permit with endorsement before their first day of work, and will be required to
obtain a Class B CDL with endorsement within three months of employment.
Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Commercial/CommercialDriver.htm OR http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/cdl.htm
The ideal candidate will present the following qualification profile:
* Extensive knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials, used in the
testing, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of electronic communication equipment and
* Working knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations
* Demonstrated familiarity with current equipment, components, and techniques used in the
mobile radio industry, including vehicular installations.
* Awareness of safety precautions involving electromagnetic radiation exposure
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written test designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:
* General Electrical/Electronic Knowledge
* Television Systems Theory
* Fiber Optics Systems
* Microwave Systems
* Radio Communications Theory
Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical exam. The practical exam will measure the candidates knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, and materials used in communications systems maintenance and repair, demonstrating professional trade practices required for this job title. Candidates will be tested for their ability to work at various heights.
The practical exam will also include four of the following:
* Interconnecting Radio Base Station Equipment and Antenna Network
* Bench Troubleshooting of a Faulty FM Receiver
* Bench Troubleshooting of a Faulty FM Transmitter
* Bench Troubleshooting a Regulated Power Supply
* Connecting Security TV Network Equipment
* Installing a Mobile Radio Vehicular Rooftop Antenna
* Field Troubleshooting a Mobile Radio Problem in Vehicle
Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and public safety background check, and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.
|The Port Authority offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement. |
Salary: $52,182 annually (subject to collective bargaining agreement)
|Interested candidates can apply by visiting our website at www.jointheportauthority.com and typing in the keywords, Communication Equipment Specialist in the search field to apply. Click on the "Add to Job Basket" button and submit a resume. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. |
|EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER |
|The Port Authority of NY & NJ/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer |