Applying To: Electronic Instrument Technician

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Department: Fire Department


  • Minimum: $45,084.00
  • Maximum: $64,584.00

Normal entry salary is $45,084

Position Specifications

This is work installing, troubleshooting, calibrating, repairing, modifying and maintaining instrumentation and electronic control systems. Depending upon the specific assignment, equipment maintained may include monitoring instruments, data loggers, air pumps, transmissometers, digital and analog phone circuits, and control and communications cables including fiber optics. Positions may require operation of electronic test equipment, such as voltmeter, oscilloscope and Huntron tracker, digital phone line test set, and fiber splicer; building and maintaining PLC and Computer Control Systems; keeping records of maintenance and repair activities; assisting other personnel in performing quality control activities involving the use of gas cylinders, zero air generators and dilution systems; operating and servicing manual air sampling equipment. Some on-call duty may be required.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Electronic Instrument Technician

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, AND, two years of full-time paid experience in electronics;

OR, four years experience in the installation, service and maintenance of low voltage control and communication systems such as building automation, fire alarm, security systems or telephone systems; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must possess computer literacy on Windows operating system and knowledge of Solid DC circuit theory.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must be able to present valid driver's license upon request.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.  

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of or training in the following areas: National Electric Code; Radio Frequency Communications systems; Local Area Networking, Programmable Logic Controllers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3461

January 10, 2022

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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