Full Job Description
Job Number: 347045
PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Successful candidates must pass a drug screen, physical and a background investigation. Persons offered employment must pass all pre-employment exams prior to appointment.
This position is open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with the I.B.E.W. INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (LOCAL 134) BARGAINING UNIT (BU 32).
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)
IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY", CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”
(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).
FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.
Number of Vacancies: 6 (pending budget approval)
Under supervision, performs journey-level electrical work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical wiring systems and equipment found in city facilities and radio sites across the city. They also work within city radio shops and perform electrical work needed on radios/radio systems.
Reads diagrams, layouts, specifications, and work orders to assess work required and to determine the proper installation and repair method to use.
Ensures adequate supplies of tools, equipment and materials are at work sites to complete jobs.
Performs electrical installations and maintains and repairs electrical wiring and equipment.
Installs and maintains conduits for telephone and electrical circuits and switchgear, and tests and replaces over-current devices.
Services and maintains electronic equipment used in emergency communications including dispatch console and data radio control equipment.
Tests and maintains telecommunications circuits to ensure proper systems operations.
Installs, maintains and performs bench repairs and optimization of portable and mobile radios and data terminals, automatic vehicle locator equipment, trunked radio systems, networking gear and related equipment.
Uses testing equipment to inspect and test electrical installations and repair work for compliance with safety and building code requirements. Prepares work activity reports.
May be assigned to spend significant portions of the working day at various remote radio equipment sites repairing and maintaining emergency communication systems and equipment.
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
Location: Public Safety Administration
Bureau: PSIT - Radio
Watch/Shifts: Various (1st, 2nd & 3rd Watch) and could be called out 24/7
Days: Monday through Friday for most locations/One location is staffed 7 days a week
CANDIDATE(S) SELECTED FOR HIRE MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK, PHYSICAL AND A DRUG SCREENING.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.
Successful completion of a US Department of Labor registered electrical mechanic apprenticeship training program and journeyman status; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
A valid state of Illinois driver’s license is required at the time of hire and must be maintained through the duration of employment
Possession of a FCC License for radios is required at the time of hire OR should be able to obtain within 6 months from the date of hire
This position does not require an interview.
This position requires applicants to successfully complete a written/skills assessment test. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the written test will be invited to complete a practical assessment. Applicants who receive a passing score on both the written test and the hands-on assessment will be hired in lottery/random order. If you are a bidder, you will be selected in seniority order according to the collective bargaining agreement.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing at least one of the following:
Previous professional work experience with radio installation, maintenance and repair
Previous professional work experience or education-based training in networking as it relates to computerized communication systems
Previous Military Communications experience
Previous HAM Radio experience.
Exposure to outdoor weather conditions
Exposure to loud noise, fumes or dust, oily or wet environment
Exposure to hazardous conditions (e.g., electrical machinery)
Work performed above or below ground level
Work performed using scaffolds and ladders
Standard office equipment (e.g., telephone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
Hand tools (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, wrench, pliers)
Power tools (e.g., cutting, bending and threading machines)
Personal protective equipment (e.g., hard hat, shoes, glasses, gloves, vest, pads)
Testing and monitoring equipment (e.g., ammeters, oscilloscopes)
Measuring tools (e.g., tape measure, ruler, calipers, measuring wheel)
Substantial lifting (up to 50 pounds) is required
Ability to stand and walk for extended or continuous periods of time
Ability to quickly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with one's body, arms, and/or legs
Ability to climb staircases, ladders, and/or step stools
Ability to operate applicable hand tools, power tools, and equipment
Ability to tolerate heights while working
NOTE: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM CERTIFICATE(S), PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, PROFESSIONAL CARDS, JOURNEYMAN CARD, RESUME AND A VALID STATE OF ILLINOIS DRIVER'S LICENSE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF PROCESSING.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot Christopher Owen
Mayor Acting Commissioner
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on March 1, 2021. No exceptions will be made.
Job Posting: Feb 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Mar 1, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 32 | Salary: $50.00 Pay Basis:Yearly