Job Vacancy Electronics Technician 4 Washington State

Job title: Electronics Technician 4

Company: Washington State

Job description: Description

Electronics Technician 4

Permanent – Full Time

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)

Note: This posting is being reopened to expand our candidate pool. If you previously submitted an application, you do not need to reapply. We will be reviewing applications as they come in. It would be beneficial to apply as soon as possible. The appointing authority has the right to hire at any time.

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Electronics Technician 4 at Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC).

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) is a 2000+ bed, male facility located approximately 10 miles west of Spokane. The prison consists of a main facility that houses medium- and long-term minimum-custody incarcerated individuals (I/I). A separate perimeter adjacent to the main facility accommodates a minimum-security unit for I/I with minimum-custody or lower.

The Department of Corrections (DOC), as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State.


The mission of the Department of Corrections is to “enhance community safety by collaborating with its criminal justice partners, victims, citizens and other stakeholders; administering criminal sanctions and effective correctional programs; and providing leadership for the future.

The Electronics Technician 4 at Airway Heights Correction Center (AHCC) reports to the Electronics Supervisor and installs, maintains, tests and repairs the limited energy electronic systems throughout the institution and instructs personnel in the proper operation and care of that equipment. By providing these technical services to the institution, the Electronics Technician 4 ensures that safety, security, vigilance and communications systems are readily available, and functional, for custody and support staff, and ensures that the safety and security systems for incarcerated individuals (I/I) are properly maintained. The Electronics Technician 4 supports the living conditions at AHCC, the mission of the maintenance department, and provides support for public safety.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Security Electronics Network (SEN).
  • Motorola trunked radio system with mobile and portable radios.
  • Fire Alarm System.
  • Electronic door control and indication.
  • Video security cameras.
  • Intercom System.
  • Security keypad entry system.
  • Perimeter detection system.
  • Data and Telecommunication copper and fiber infrastructure.
  • Cable TV system.
  • Electronics benchwork.
  • Research for new projects and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Order parts and equipment compliant to current industry standards.
  • Document work activities and update schematics and diagrams.
  • Daily review of Perimeter System, Security Cameras and TV channel integrity.
  • Cleaning and replacement of smoke detectors and other devices on the fire alarm system.
  • Maintain essential parts inventory.


Required Qualifications:

Two (2) years college/technical school in Electronics Technology with one year working experience in the repair and installation of: fire alarm systems, security video systems, commercial cable TV, or other security electronics systems.


Three (3) years working experience as an Electronics Technician employed in the repair and installation of: fire alarm systems, security video systems, commercial cable TV, or other security electronics systems.

Additional requirements:

Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and work on overhead equipment.

Ability to work from ladders, lifts, and in confined spaces.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

5 years experience in the installation and maintenance of security electronics systems

EL06 Electrical License

NICET 2 Certification

A+ Certification

Supplemental Information

Vision: Working together for safer communities.

Mission: Improving public safety by positively changing lives.

Our Commitment: To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.


  • Please include a minimum of three (3) professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

**Please note: Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references. * A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

  • Employees may work directly with or near incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a bargaining unit.

Telework Details

This position is not allocated for telework.

What We Offer:

As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include:

  • Up to 25 paid vacations days a year
  • 8 hours of paid sick leave per month
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Deferred Compensation and so much more!

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email [email protected]. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Expected salary: $6060 – 7028 per month

Location: Spokane County, WA – Airway Heights, WA

Job date: Fri, 25 Aug 2023 03:40:34 GMT

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