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BC Public Service

STO 21R - Radio Communications Technologist

Smithers, BC
Full Time
17 hours ago
59,802 to 68,060 per year
Posting Title
STO 21R - Radio Communications Technologist

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R21


Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$59,802.68 - $68,060.72 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env Assessment Office

Ministry Branch / Division
Radio, Technology & Field Services

Job Summary

Radio Communications Technologist
Scientific Technical Officer 21

Virtual Recruitment Process

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
  • An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

British Columbia's Natural Resource Ministries (NRM) are the stewards of the Province's Crown land and natural resources which reflect the diverse values and interests of all British Columbians. In order to support the growth of the economy while providing effective environmental stewardship, the province's NRM must transform in order to advance the shared management of British Columbia's natural resources.

The Information, Innovation and Technology (IIT) Division is leading the modernization and transformation of business practices for the NRM through continuous improvement projects, new technology options and operational information management/information technology (IM/IT). The IIT Division is providing leadership for IM/IT planning, policy and business process solutions and is also the single authority for all information and technology across the NRM.

The Radio Communications Technologist reports to the Superintendent, Radio Communications, and provides technical services and analysis to ministry staff within the Natural Resource Sector. The Radio Technologist position plans, installs and upgrades radio, wireless and data communications support services for emergency Wildfire communications and electronic weather data support, coordinates business applications and user technology training, and manages support for the ministries radio systems network to meet its operational mandate in order to maintain year round safety communications for staff and for the general public during emergency situations.

This highly specialized position examines and recommends system requirements; designs radio network configurations; utilizes state of the art test equipment; installs, maintains, trouble shoots and repairs 320 mountain top repeaters sites, 277 remote weather stations, radio communications equipment including VHF, UHF, satellite and broadcast base stations, portable and mobile radios, and various other electronic equipment. The program implements, supports and maintains radio dispatch hardware and software, RoIP (Radio over Internet Protocol) systems and other data systems that are integrated into the radio infrastructure. The program follows policy direction on maintaining a database recording the location and distribution of over $14,000,000.00 worth of provincial assets. This job requires extensive travel in vehicles, helicopter and fixed wing aircraft. It also requires working under adverse weather conditions and long hours during forest fire season.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
  • Graduation with a diploma from a recognized 2 year Electronics Engineering Technologist program (This program is accredited at the level of Engineering Technologist by the Applied Science Technologists and Technologists of British Columbia),or equivalent, AND
  • A minimum of 2 years related work experience in the radio, wireless and/or data communication field; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical