Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Bering Straits Information Technology (BSIT) is accepting applications from those persons who are original BSNC shareholders, have been gifted or inherited shares from a BSNC shareholder, are descendants of BSNC shareholders, or are spouses of BSNC shareholders for this posting; these persons are herein referred to as “shareholders” only for the purposes of this posting.
Bering Straits Information Technology, LLC (BSIT) is seeking a BSNC Shareholder for a System Technologist to support a shared Motorola P25, SmartZone system for federal, state and local government agencies. The System Technologist provides technical support and analysis of system software and hardware that includes operating systems and infrastructure components. Provide support and maintenance of a Motorola trunked SmartZone system using OEM skills and equipment knowledge. Perform maintenance and preventive maintenance actions on equipment. Tactfully and courteously interfaces with the customers in order to build strong business relationships. Quickly responds and implement resolutions for customer’s system issues.
NOTE: Relocation reimbursement is not applicable for this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The System Technologist is responsible for providing on-site support for RF sites and console systems to include:
Repair, preventive maintenance inspections, upgrades and technical support.
Document and provide findings to the System Management Office.
Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by 2-way radio, mobile phone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Provide an inventory of site equipment to the System Management Office.
This position requires 24-hour response and on-call responsibilities.
Travel includes using company truck, helicopter, snowmobile, or ATV to access work sites.
Travel of distances greater than 200 miles may be required.
Tower Rescue and Specialized Fall Protection certification desirable.
Load, unload, layout and prep tools/supplies/equipment/materials needed at each job site.
Other duties as assigned by the ALMR Program Manager and BSIT Operations Manager/Arcticom General Manager.
NON - ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties as assigned by the ALMR Program Manager and Alaska Wireless Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
High School Diploma or equivalent
Ability to obtain and maintain required State and Department of Defense (DOD) security clearances.
Proficient use of Windows applications and Operating Systems.
Good driving record with no significant vehicle traffic violations.
Already possess or the ability to obtain a valid Alaska Driver’s License.
Strong attention to detail, follow-through skills, and the ability to be at work consistently and predictably.
Some experience with Motorola radio systems, P25, SmartZone, and Land Mobile Radio systems.
Fundamental knowledge of RF, wired/wireless communications systems, networking equipment, microwave, signals and electronics testing.
Experience as an Electronics Technician, System Technologist, or Field Service Technician.
Possess excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills.
Experience in the field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good working knowledge of communications systems with the ability to interface with the customer’s technical people and provide appropriate technical support.
Must be physically capable of performing the essential work duties.
Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
Not afraid of heights and willing to travel.
Climbing ability is required.
Good work ethic and strong team worker.
This position is physically demanding. The System Tech must be able to carry test equipment, tools, and site equipment in excess of 40 pounds from mode of transportation to the work site. Travel includes the use of company truck, helicopter, snowmobile, or ATV to get to sites. Climbing ladders, antenna towers to heights of 150 feet while wearing bulky safety gear and carrying an equipment bag. Technicians may be required to shovel out sites and wear snow shoes to gain access to work areas.
Job sites are statewide within Alaska. Areas include office settings, working closely with the Customer, and third party contractors, to outdoor remote work sites on the ground, rooftops and towers. Outdoor work sites include antenna towers, ridgelines, and villages. Weather conditions can vary significantly from site to site, especially in the winter.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FACTORS:
As a condition of employment employee required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results.
Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, BSNC shareholder descendants and BSNC shareholder spouses, in that order.
Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/ AA/ Male/ Female/ Disability/ Vets employer.
We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.
Visit our website at www.beringstraits.com for more details and to apply.
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