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State of Michigan

Bay City, MI

Radio Communications Tech 11 - Work From Home

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-01-16
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-11-26
Salary$48,110 - $69,618/year

Job Description:

Radio Communications Tech 11

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Radio Communications Tech 11


$23.13 - $33.47 Hourly


Bay City, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time


Technology, Management and Budget

Job Number



1/29/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit


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  • Benefits

  • Questions

Job Description

This position is located in Bay County.

The function of this position is to perform the tasks of a Radio Communications Technician on the 800 MHz MPSCS radio system to a senior standard. This position would entail repairing two-way radios, siren and lighting system, vehicular modems, digital camera systems, and radars. This position also includes being able to perform repairs and maintenance on critical infrastructure equipment. This equipment includes digital microwave radios, servers, routers, switches, hubs and other networking equipment. Incumbent needs to have specific networking knowledge pertinent to the MPSCS radio system and general digital communication standards such as T1 and LAN/WAN. Position also requires knowledge of computer operating systems such as Unix and Microsoft Windows to provide support for critical system components such as servers and zone controllers. This is a lead work position that makes on-site repaid decisions in the absence of a supervisor and helps train technicians of lower classifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

A technician in this position must be responsible, mature and have initiative, as the technician is required to work without constant supervision and makes on the spot decisions in emergencies. The technician must also be personable and of good moral character as the technicians representing the department and makes contacts outside the department.

Forbes names State of Michigan a top 10 employer for new graduates

The State of Michigan ranked eighth out of 300 total recognized organizations in a list of America's best employers for new graduates published in Forbes May 25. The list is based on an independent survey of more than 20,000 young professionals in the U.S. from companies with at least 1,000 employees.

Required Education and Experience


Possession of an associate's degree in electronic technology.


Three years of experience equivalent to a Radio/Communications Technician, including one year equivalent to a Radio/Communications Technician E10.

Additional Requirements and Information

Some positions may require Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensure.

View the entire job specification at:


View the Position Description (https://MCSC.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/23-22-35 PD.docx) here.

You must apply for this vacancy through the NEOGOV system; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

If applicable, attach copies of official college transcripts to your application. (Internet version of transcripts will not be accepted) Failure to attach applicable transcripts may result in your application being screened out.

You must attach a detailed resume to your application (word or pdf). You will also need to attach (word/ pdf) a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position. Failure to do so will result in your application packet being screened out as incomplete.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022, Forbes ranked the State of Michigan in the Top 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads (https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-for-new-grads/?sh=5be036b2203a) and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

Rewarding Work: State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.

Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at www.mi.gov/employeebenefits.

Retirement Programs: The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at http://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.

Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

Tax-Advantaged Programs: In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans. Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Reduction: Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development: To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules: Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

Great Lakes and Great Times: Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.

Updated: 11/14/2022


RACCTCH - Do you possess one of the following: Do you possess one of the following: Military training in radio communications or electronics (if so, please provide job code and training records/qualifications); OR an associate degree (or higher) in electronic technology or equivalent (If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts); OR electronics training from a technical or trade school; OR experience as a radio communications technician or an electronics technician, or an information technology technician?

  • Yes

  • No


    RACCTCHA – If you answered yes to question 1, please describe your level of experience in applying the training, education, or certification you received.


    If you have maintained Radio Communication Systems, how many years of experience do you have?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years


    If you have maintained Radio Communication Systems, please describe that experience.


    If you have maintained Networking Systems, how many years of experience do you have?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years


    If you have maintained Networking Systems, please describe that experience.


    If you have maintained Motorola Trunking Systems, how many years of experience do you have?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years


    Do you have any experience modifying vehicle electrical wiring or adding equipment such as lighting systems, siren systems, mobile data systems, camera systems, or two-way radio systems?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you indicated you have any experience modifying vehicle electrical wiring or adding equipment such as lighting systems, siren systems, mobile data systems, camera systems, or two-way radio systems, please describe that experience.


    Please list the test equipment you have used to maintain any of the above systems that you supported; describe how you utilized that equipment.

    Required Question


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