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BC Public Service

STO 21R - Radio Communications Technologist

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title
STO 21R - Radio Communications Technologist

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R21


Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$63,446.31 - $72,142.65 annually plus $34.20 bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Smithers

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Radio, Technology & Field Services/Natural Resource Information & Digital Services

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

Natural Resource Information & Digital Services (NRIDS)is the information management/information technology (IM/IT) service provider and organizational partner to the Natural Resource Ministries (NRM). As the centralized authority for all information, geospatialdata, and technology across the NRM, NRIDS is leading the transformation and modernization of business practices through new and innovative technology solutions, continuous improvement projects and operational IM/IT solutions.

NRIDS provides broad information management services and leadership in data custodianship by way of the creation, maintenanceand publication of foundational datasets and geospatial information. NRIDS is also responsible for the full range of services to maintain and support all existing IT systems for the NRM as well as the development of new applications to deliver on government objectives. NRIDS is committed to client engagement and understanding the business needs of the NRM to identify where expert knowledge, technology and data/information solutions will help the sector deliver their programs and services more effectively.

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.

Job Requirements:
  • 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 data communication field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:

Currently there are four (4) permanent full-time opportunities available located in Williams Lake, Kamloops, Castlegar, and Smithers.An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies in Williams Lake, Kamloops, Castlegar, Smithers, Prince George, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vernon, Cranbrook, Abbotsford and/or Ft St. John.

We offer flexible work arrangements, this position can work some days in office and other days from home (hybrid position) as per the telework agreement.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You . In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2022, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2022 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2022.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Information Management/Information Technology
Information Technology Management and Executive