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Telecommunications Technician I

  • Telecommunications Technician I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is highly technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of telecommunication equipment.

An employee in this class installs, maintains and repairs telecommunications terminal devices such as telephones, key telephone systems, teleprocessing terminals, modems, personal computers and diagnostic equipment. Work includes the inspection of premises throughout the state to determine optimum location of equipment and mode of installation. The employee assembles and disassembles telecommunications equipment according to installation diagrams, schematics or work orders. Work also involves testing newly installed equipment and making connections to regulated facilities. Supervision is generally received from a technician in a higher classification.

Job Duties

Installs, maintains and repairs telecommunications terminal devices (telephones, key telephone systems, teleprocessing terminals, modems, personal computers, etc.).

Installs necessary wiring and makes connections to regulated facilities to conform with specific requirements.

Installs coaxial cable for computer terminals.

Assists in the inventory of shop equipment, supplies and materials, and transports equipment such as video display terminals to various locations.

Trains or participates in the training of office personnel throughout the state in the operation of electronic key telephone systems and video display terminals.

Uses, calibrates and/or maintains shop equipment such as multimeters, dtmf/dial pulse analyzers, test tone generators, and other electronic test equipment.

Assembles telecommunications devices according to designs prepared by or approved by a higher-level technician, and assists in preparing schematic and wiring diagrams.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of experience in telecommunications involving installation, repair and maintenance of voice or data equipment or other closely related work; and possession of a high school diploma or a proof of high school equivalency. (Post-secondary education in an approved electronics school may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Some knowledge of common carrier services.

Working knowledge of electronic theory, circuits, and components.

Ability and willingness to travel on a statewide basis.

Ability to apply troubleshooting logic in diagnosing, isolating, and repairing circuit malfunctions.

Ability to use electronic test equipment, tools and materials.

Ability to read and interpret parts and service manuals.

Ability to maintain accurate repair records.

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