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City of Thornton RADIO & VIDEO TECHNICIAN in Thornton, Colorado






$27.06 - $35.72 Hourly


Thornton, CO

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11/30/2020 5:00 PM Mountain









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Under direction, this highly technical position provides specialized support, training and oversight of equipment and systems used by departmental personnel in the performance of their duties. Equipment shall include, but is not limited to Police Department public safety and non-public safety radios, car computers, Taser's, electronic ticket writers, etc. Systems shall include, but are not limited to building security systems, building video systems, interview room video systems and fingerprint systems.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Maintain, troubleshoot, calibrate, repair/or suggest for repair all electronics and associated equipment to include mobile radio, portable two-way radio, base stations, radio repeaters, mobile data terminals, un interruptible power supply systems.

Performs technical and administrative work and tasks related to the control, release and disposition of digital records and evidence media created by Police Department personnel utilizing body-worn camera and digital evidence collection devices.

Maintains and updates equipment history insuring inventory is current at all times.

Inventory, repair, program and purchase radios and other electronic equipment for the Police Department.

Assists with the maintenance of citywide radio systems to include programming of various radios, ordering of new equipment, and arranging, installing and repairing of mobile, portable and console radios.

Monitors operation of the Thornton Justice Center camera recording system.

Ensures recording capabilities at various locations within the Thornton Justice Center.

Works with Information Technology division to ensure updates of programs utilized to view cameras from desktops and the bailiff station in Courts.

Ensures correct operation of camera monitors and multiplexors in Courts.

Captures video as requested from the building security cameras.

Maintains evidentiary custody of video evidence as required.

Completes records requests for copies of video and disseminate as required.

Monitors and tests the building security system and work as the liaison between the current vendor and support.

Performs other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED; two years of post-secondary training or education in electronics or related field preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of department functions, equipment, protocols and pertinent legal issues.

Knowledge of or ability to learn the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS).

Knowledge of or ability to learn Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the city of Thornton and the department.

Knowledge of the organization, purpose, current issues, projects, and employee responsibilities of the department.

Knowledge of Motorola 700 and 800 MHz radio systems. Technical knowledge of programming procedures, processes and necessary equipment.

Knowledge of safety procedures pertaining to working around electrical controls and equipment, including high voltage.

Knowledge of the standard terms, practices, procedures, and methods used in the instrumentation and electrical trades.

Knowledge of materials and equipment used in video production, including digital video cameras and recording equipment.

Knowledge of transferring recorded audio, video and other electronic data from a computer or camera to permanent storage media.

Knowledge of computer hard drives and their operation.

Knowledge and ability to learn police evidentiary process in handling evidence.

Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, radio test equipment and calibration requirements for radio communication systems.

Skill in interpreting technical illustrations, blueprints, plans, specifications, and wiring and pneumatic diagrams.

Skill in researching, evaluating, and using new methods and techniques for operational improvement.

Skill in operating standard and special electronics testing equipment.

Ability to handle multiple priorities, work with minimal supervision and achieve departmental goals.

Ability to learn and follow Department standard operating policies and procedures.

Ability to read and understand legal court orders to produce records.

Ability to adapt to changes in priorities and deadlines.

Ability to respond with tact, composure, and courtesy when dealing with difficult situations.

Ability to work in confined spaces safely using a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Ability to update and maintain accurate records.

Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.

Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, other departments and the general public.

Ability to identify problems, recommend solutions and use initiative to implement them.

Ability to effectively train others in new procedures or techniques.

Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and discretion.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to see, hear, talk, walk, kneel, squat, stoop, repeatedly twist the upper body, climb stairs, and lift light objects (less than 25 pounds) on a regular basis. The employee is also required to stand for prolonged periods and perform repetitive motions a significant part of the time.


Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.

Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.

As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.

The City of Thornton offers employees an outstanding benefits package. Benefit eligibility is based on the status of the position applied for. Benefits offered may include the following depending on the job type/status of the position:

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life, Dependent Life & Supplemental Life Insurance Options

Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy

Flexible Spending Plan

Retiree Health Savings Plan

Pension Plan & Deferred Compensation Plans

Short & Long-term Disability Plans

Paid Holidays

Vacation & Sick Leave

Multi-lingual Incentive Pay

Recreation Pass

Wellness Program

In-House Training Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program