CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
PRISON ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN
This is technical electronic equipment repair work troubleshooting, modifying, testing, calibrating, adjusting, repairing, and installing a wide variety of digital, analog, audio, video, microprocessors, modems, multiplexers, microwave, and radio frequency equipment at the full performance level. An employee in this class is distinguished from other similar trades classes in that the employee may be responsible for the custody and instruction of inmates performing electronic repairs, and perform other correctional related duties.
Assignments may include rotating shifts and site tours. Employees are required to be available for emergency duty. Employees report to a maintenance superior.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- The employee must perform technical electronic repair work at the full performance level.
- The positions must be located in the Prisons Department.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Performs electronic repair work on a wide variety of electronic equipment; inspects defective electronic equipment to determine malfunction; reads and interprets schematic diagrams, logic charts, drawings and sketches and manufacturer's manuals; uses computer diagnostics to isolate area of malfunction; interfaces digital equipment with the computer and programs equipment and diagnostic functions; uses oscilloscopes, logic probes, digital volt-ohm meters, frequency counters, potentiometers, signal generators, video TV generators, spectrum analyzers and other test equipment to locate defective or malfunctioning parts; repairs or replaces defective parts; tests repaired units for proper operation.
- Installs new electronic equipment; performs modifications on electronic equipment to make it compatible with existing equipment or to enhance its functions; rewires printed circuit chips and other components on PC boards; conducts tests to assure modification produces desired outputs.
- Calibrates and repairs testing equipment.
- Prepares and maintains repair and maintenance records as required by Federal Communications Commission regulations and by department requirements.
- Repairs, maintains, modifies, and enhances electronic equipment such as closed circuit T.V.s, laserfax machines, computers, microwave communications equipment, microprocessor based equipment, multiplexers, electronic security equipment, solid state traffic control equipment, metal and gas detecting devices, modems, radio communications equipment, walkie-talkies, videophones, sirens, and other related or similar electronic equipment.
- Directs and instructs inmates to assist with or perform electronic repairs; assigns work to inmates and reviews upon completion; keeps order and discipline during work; searches inmates for contraband; suppresses disorders; watches for and reports unusual conditions and disturbances.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles and theories of electronics.
- the repair and operation of digital electronic equipment.
- computer interface and diagnostics as it pertains to digital electronic equipment.
- microprocessors, multiplexers, modems, and microwave telemetry.
- computer hardware configurations, software function and configuration as they are related to digital electronic equipment functions.
- the methods involved in troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining digital and analog electronic equipment.
- mathematics (particularly algebra) and electricity, as it refers to the functions and operations of electronic equipment.
- methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.
- the Federal Communications Commission's rules and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of electronic equipment.
- troubleshooting complex electronic equipment.
- performing computer and other diagnostic test to locate malfunctions in complex electronic equipment.
- the use and care of tools and equipment used in testing and repairing electronic equipment.
- reading and interpreting schematics, logic charts and manufacturers' technical manuals.
- locate and repair malfunctions in complex electronic equipment.
- learn characteristics and repair techniques for new electronic devices as they are procured.
- repair and calibrate test equipment.
- read and interpret schematic, logic and flow charts, and manufacturers' technical manual.
- communicate technical information related to electronic repair and maintenance.
- work in a prison environment and oversee the activities of prison inmates.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/1993.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Successful completion of an electronics training course of at least one year's duration at a state licensed trade school.
- Two years of experience repairing and maintaining digital and analog electronic equipment.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid general radio telephone operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission or a radio technician certificate issued by the Association of Police Communication Officers or the National Association of Business, Education and Radio during tenure of employment as a Prison Electronic Technician if required by work assignment.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of appointment as a Prison Electronic Technician if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 49
CSC - 6/1990 ; Ad Board - 8/1990
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 1/1993 ; Ad Board - 4/1993
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7Q30