Alfred E. Smith Building
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Non-Competitive: Sixty (60) credit hours in engineering, technology, chemistry, or physics, which include at least fifteen (15) credit hours in electronics; and two years of experience in electronic troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, or design of solid-state electronic instruments, including at least one year of involvement with micro-computer instrumentation.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have eight (8) credit hours of Chemistry and a working knowledge of computer systems, networking, and software. The candidate will also have the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven environment while working on a large number of tasks simultaneously.
Duties Description Under the direction of the Highway Safety Equipment Technician 2 within the Highway Safety Technology Unit of the Office of Public Safety, the Highway Safety Equipment Technician 1 is responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, repair, modification, and certification of evidential breath test devices, alcohol screening devices, and all associated accessories used in the testing of alcohol impaired drivers. This position is also responsible for computer hardware and software maintenance, along with data management, report generation, and data analysis associated with the evidential testing of impaired drivers. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions, perform repair/modification work, and maintain and certify all types of evidential and screening breath test devices and their associated accessories and all types of speed enforcement devices such as radar and LIDAR units and their associated accessories.
• Generate and verify court-ready certification documents to identify all maintenance, repair, and modification work performed on electronic instrumentation.
• Source and obtain inventory replacement parts required to repair instrumentation.
• Research product specifications, perform all necessary repairs/modifications, and conduct final inspections within all required standards and policies.
• Maintain hard copies and computerized databases to document all services performed on instrumentation.
• Provide expert courtroom testimony on the use and maintenance of all instruments the Highway Safety Technology Unit services.
• Approximately 5% statewide travel is required. Some overtime may be required.
Additional Comments This position may require travel to locations not serviced by public transportation.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. DCJS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Unit at DEI@dcjs.ny.gov or (518) 485-1704.
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Alfred E. Smith Building
Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email address above. Please reference posting #144382 on your cover letter.
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