Telecommunications Coordinator - #9835002

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Date: 5 days ago
City: Centennial, CO
Salary: $39.66 - $59.47 per hour
Contract type: Full time
CO Salary Range: USD 82,492.80 - 123,697.60 per year


While the full salary range for the Telecommunications Coordinator position is $39.66 - $59.47 hourly / $82,492.80 - $123,697.60 annually, the anticipated hiring range is $39.66 - $49.56 hourly / $82,492.80 - $103,084.80 annually.

2024 Benefits Summary

Candidates hired are eligible to receive a $1,500.00 sign on bonus (while grant funds are available).

General Statement Of Duties

This position performs a variety of specialized technical duties associated with the Telecommunication/Radio Services functions of the Agency.


Examples Of Essential Functions

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required:

  • Coordinates the maintenance of radio equipment by evaluating equipment problems.
  • Performs equipment installations and repairs or coordinates having the work done by an outside vendor.
  • Reviews invoices for the purchases and repairs of all telecommunications equipment.
  • Makes recommendations for purchasing radio equipment and peripherals.
  • Evaluates telecommunications systems for upgrades. Provides specifications to Purchasing Agent for RFP and RFI preparation.
  • Monitors the Telecommunications budget and makes budgetary recommendations.
  • Represents the Agency on A.P.C.O. and CCNC Committees.
  • Maintains regular and acceptable attendance at such level as determined at the Sheriff's Office discretion.
  • Performs supervisory responsibilities of assigned personnel which may include planning, assigning, reviewing and directing work; performance evaluations, training and career development, addressing performance and/or personnel concerns and initiating corrective action.
  • Assists with internal and external human resource processes and carry out supervisory duties in accordance with the Sheriff's Office policies and procedures.
  • Is committed to a high standard of safety laws and all of the Sheriff's Office policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
  • Performs duties onsite, except those job duties that are customarily or by nature performed offsite.
  • Interacts effectively with others.
  • May be assigned other duties as necessary.



  • Knowledge of the function and operation of pagers, portable communications equipment, mobile radios, base-stations and repeaters, trunked radios systems and microwave radio systems.
  • Knowledge of communications circuits and connectivity.
  • Knowledge of microcomputers and peripherals.
  • Ability to work in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, LAN/WAN concepts and topologies.
  • Ability to operate, repair and diagnose the technical telecommunication equipment used throughout the Sheriff's Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written English.
  • Ability to get along well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Electronics or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of related technical knowledge.


Any equivalent combination of experience and education that satisfies the requirements of the job.


Necessary Special Requirements

  • Must possess CPR and First Aid certification within the initial status period.

Physical Demands

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

  • Constantly uses eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of specialized equipment.
  • Constantly uses visual capacity including depth perception, color vision and peripheral vision enabling the completion of required duties.
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, crouches and balances while working with equipment.
  • Frequently involved in oral and auditory interaction, enabling interpersonal communication.
  • Occasionally lifts or carries up to 50 lbs. when moving electronics, test equipment, tools, office supplies or files.

Supplemental Information


Job-related Contacts

Contact is with Sheriff's Office personnel and outside vendors.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in a variety of settings, with exposure to weather elements, electrical hazards and confined workspaces. This position may be subject to 24-hour call out for emergency equipment repair.


Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office employees participate in a mandatory defined benefit program designed to help employees establish a source of income for retirement years. Through the Plan, eligible employees must set aside 9.00 percent, which is subject to change in the coming years, on a pretax basis of which the County matches at 9.25%. The County also contributes 6.2% to Social Security.

Bio-hazard Notice

This position has been determined to be a MINIMAL exposure risk to "biohazards" including, but not limited to, viruses, toxins, and blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), HBV (hepatitis B virus), and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis). Members are advised that exposure to a "biohazard" may result in severe illness and/or death. Members are required by agency policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent and/or treat exposures to "biohazards".

Applicant Disqualification Factors

Applicants are advised that areas for disqualification from further consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Illegal Drug Use - Applicants who have recent illegal drug usage will be disqualified. Recent drug use includes marijuana within one (1) year and all other illegal drug use within the past five (5) years. All other illegal drug use will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any felony conviction
  • Driving Record - This includes receiving a DUI within the past five (5) years, having your driver's license suspended for any reason within the past five (5) years, and having five (5) or more tickets within the past five (5) years.
  • Outside activities which may be deemed a conflict of interest
  • Revelation or discovery of assaultive behavior
  • Documented record of prior work performance
  • Unsuccessful completion of any basic requirement
  • Inability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Police history - type, frequency and nature of contacts(s)
  • Providing false or misleading information during the application/selection process

It is the policy of the Sheriff's Office to not discuss the reasons why applicants were not selected for hire. There is no flexibility to this policy. Applicants may be notified of their disqualification at any point in the selection process. If you receive such a notice, it simply means that you do not meet our standards at this time. Receiving this notice does not indicate that you are ineligible to apply with other agencies.

Required Examinations

The screening process for any position within the Sheriff's Office may include written test(s), an oral interview, skills test(s) and/or other selection methods designed to measure applicants' ability to perform the essential functions of the job they are seeking.

Additional Required Tests/examinations Also Include

  • Phase I Suitability Exam
  • Polygraph Examination

Additional Screening May Include

  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination, including a drug screen
  • Background Investigation - This will include, but is not limited to, contact with the applicant's former employers, associates, neighbors and other pertinent sources. Applicant's military history, school records, police records and driving record will also be investigated. All examinations are conducted by qualified/licensed individuals designated by the Sheriff's Office at the Sheriff's Office expense.

Expected Duration Of The Application Process

Due to the nature of the application and selection process for the Sheriff's Office, applicants can reasonably expect the application process to take a significant amount of time to complete before a decision is made to hire or not to hire. Typically, it takes approximately six (6) to twelve (12) weeks from the date of application to complete the entire selection process. The length of time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on a variety of factors. Please note that this is an estimated duration of the selection process.

Work Schedules

Employees are required to work the time periods and/or shifts, rotational and/or stationary, and location assignment, consistent with the needs of the Sheriff's Office.

Duty Assignments

All applicants hired by the Sheriff serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff of Arapahoe County and may be assigned to any of the agencies bureaus, sections or units at the discretion of the Sheriff or his duly appointed representative. Employment is at the will and pleasure of the Sheriff, per Colorado State Statute: 30-10-506. Written policies and other manuals do not alter the at will status of employment.

Community Policing

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is committed to the implementation of the community-policing concept. Community policing is an organizational strategy and philosophy which emphasizes problem solving partnerships between the Sheriff's Office, neighborhoods, and businesses working together to create a better quality of life within the community.

Initial Status Period Of Employment

Successful applicants are subject to an initial status period of employment. This initial status period is twelve (12) months for all positions. The initial status period is regarded as part of the applicant's examination process and will be utilized for purposes of employee evaluation, training and adjustment to the demands of the profession. New employees, who fail to perform satisfactorily during the period, may be separated from the Sheriff's Office, depending on the circumstance of each case.

Policy On Reapplication

Applicants who failed a written test may reapply and retest no sooner than three (3) months from the date they took the written test. All other applicants who are disqualified can reapply with the Sheriff's Office no sooner than one (1) year from the date of notification of non-selection.

This job announcement does not constitute a contract of employment. Should there be any discrepancy or error in this job announcement, the applicable policy or pay rate will apply. The Sheriff's Office retains the right to amend this job announcement at any time without notice.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer, who fully supports and complies with ADA, EEOE M/F/D/V/SO.

Should you require an accommodation to apply for this position, please contact Human Resources.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (i.e. uploading or attaching documents to your online application), please call NEOGOV technical support at . Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt uploading (attaching) it.

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As a Regular Full-Time employee at Arapahoe County Government, you are eligible for benefits such as:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Mandatory Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Vacation and Sick Leaves
  • Holiday pay
  • Training and Educational Reimbursement Opportunities

For a more detailed listing of our benefit programs, click on the MENU link on the left and then Benefits Summary.

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