Job Details

LA Metro
  • Position Number: 5314584
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Other Communications

Bulletin No: 000803-053


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
MTA is an equal employment opportunity employer


Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Grade: A33
Salary Range: Start Rate: $40.42/hr - Top Rate: $50.42/hr
External/Internal: EXTERNAL

Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

This bulletin is posted to establish an Eligibility List

Basic Function

Under moderate supervision, installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repair communications and electronic equipment used on buses and other vehicles.

Example Of Duties

Performs field service maintenance on two-way radio, headsign, public address, digital video, and silent alarm system on coaches and other Metro vehicles
Performs bench repairs to circuit boards on the component level of electronic communication equipment including, but not limited to, mobile radios, digital video recorders, control heads, handsets, headsign modules, power supplies, encoder boxes, microphones and amplifiers
Performs bench repairs to circuit boards to the component level on electronic fare collection equipment, including but not limited to bill modules, coin modules, power supplies, processor boards, keyboards, and related electromechanical modules
Installs electronic communication and other electronic equipment, including fareboxes, on coaches and other Metro vehicles
Programs and operates automatic test equipment to aid in the troubleshooting of electronic equipment
Removes electronic communications equipment, including fareboxes from vehicles taken out of service
Performs preventive and remedial maintenance on modules and assemblies
Maintains automatic vehicle monitoring equipment on coaches
Prepares routine records and narrative reports of maintenance activity
Suggests modifications in electronic communications and fare collection equipment and servicing methods to improve performance and reliability
Repairs and maintains electronic fare collection equipment
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment

Potential candidates interested in the ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN position MUST meet the following requirements:

Graduation from a 2 year accredited electronics trade school or college, with coursework and associated lab classes in DC, AC, semiconductor devices and AM-FM radio theory OR
3 years' experience performing field service, installation, repair, maintenance and acceptance testing of two-way radios and digital equipment
Must have a valid commercial General Radio/Telephone Operators License issued by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
Advanced courses in communications and digital electronics desirable
Valid California Class C driver's license


Methods, materials and equipment, and safety procedures utilized in the Installation and maintenance of analog and digital electronic equipment Including, but not limited to two-way radio, public address and electronic headsign and farebox systems
Vehicle operations and safety


Install and maintain analog and digital electronic communications and two-way radio equipment, read electronic schematic diagrams and equipment specifications
Assess and resolve technical equipment problems and breakdowns
Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools
Follow oral and written instructions
Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
Read, write, speak, and understand English
Tolerate various working conditions, including extended exposure to outdoors, noise, fumes, and all types of weather
Work independently with minimum supervision
Safely operate Metro vehicles

Special Conditions:

Must have normal color vision
Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
Must be able to qualify for surety bonding
Must provide own tools of the trade
Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (AS)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.