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 Communications Specialist - Litchfield, Minnesota, United States

Job information
Posted by: Meeker County Sheriffs Office 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Marketing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: vR1yBKjsfynauWDIjK1tWFOH8Xi0V5 / Latpro-3795618 
Date posted: May-29-2021
State, Zip: Minnesota, 55355


The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for a Communications

Specialist. This position is directly responsible for the day to day technical

operations of the ARMER system relating to installation and implementation of

new radios, maintenance and repair of the entire Meeker County ARMER

infrastructure, client work to include equipment installation and programming,

technical support, inventory and training.



1. Oversees the planning, administration, maintenance and operation of the County

ARMER radio system.

2. Acts as an expert and liaison with local, regional and state radio system users,

boards and agencies.

3. Develops and maintains a detailed working knowledge of radio systems and

serves as a resource to management, employees and clients on system


4. Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance schedule for all Meeker

County Sheriff’s Office radio and related equipment to ensure compliance with

standards and regulations.

5. Performs preventive maintenance such as battery testing/replacement, equipment

cleaning, equipment exchanges and other mechanical maintenance.

6. Management of service agreements with system users.

7. Supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of communications equipment

including base stations, microwave subsystems, control consoles, mobile units,

hand-held portables, telephone systems and data systems.

8. Installs and removes radios and related electronic equipment in motor vehicles

and at fixed locations.

9. Supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of related vehicle electronic

equipment including radar units, sirens, computers, recorders, and control units.

10. Review and recommend operational policies and procedures that ensure the

most effective and efficient systems are in place to support the requirements of local

users such as law enforcement, fire, EMS and public works.

11. Creates and reviews needs assessments, system designs, and project

management for new and updated communication systems. Makes

recommendations based on these reviews and implements plans when approved.

12. Researches new communications and electronic equipment; analyzes and

develops solutions to radio system interference problems.

13. Assists client agencies in the planning, design, specification, installation, and

project management for procurement of new equipment.

14. Provides client radio and equipment installation and radio programming as


15. Accounts for time and materials and document work performed for client


16. Oversees the maintenance of records, inventory, and requisitions; prepares

management reports as needed.

17. Supervises and provides technical direction to communications staff and

inspects or reviews work projects for compliance with standards and regulations.

18. Collaborates with the Sheriff to develop budget requests for operating expenses

and capital asset purchases.

19. Responds to urgent after-hours requests for repairs as needed.

20. Performs other related duties as assigned or as it becomes apparent in carrying

out job duties and responsibilities.


Must be in good physical condition, must pass a background check, physical exam

and must be available to work inside or out, day or night and under conditions of

adverse weather and temperature.

To read the complete job description and apply for this position, visit the Meeker County website at

Questions can be directed to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at (320)693-5414

or Meeker County Human Resources at (320)693-5203. Closing date for

applications is June 20, 2021. An EOE.

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