Radio Systems Analyst

City of Santa Maria
Until Filled


Salary:  Systems Analyst I $77,131 – $93,754 Annually DOE/DOQ
Systems Analyst II $85,058 – $103,389 Annually DOE/DOQ

The City of Santa Maria seeks a Radio Systems Analyst. This vital position is responsible for providing consistent and reliable radio communications throughout the City. The ideal candidate is a forward thinking, strategic and customer service oriented professional with experience supporting radio systems for emergency services. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your radio systems knowledge to take a lead role in providing an essential service for the City of Santa Maria, this is the job for you. 

Reporting to the Public Safety Senior Systems Analyst, the Radio Systems Analyst serves as a primary onsite radio technician for all radio and dispatch equipment Citywide, with over 1,000 subscriber units in Law Enforcement, Fire, Code Enforcement, Utilities, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Transit services, providing a vital service to the citizens of Santa Maria.  This position is responsible for the maintenance, operation and repair of the City’s public safety radio system, conventional radio system, and microwave network, including the core system, portable radio equipment such as mobile radios, handhelds, and mobile data computers.  This position will also ensure compliance with applicable standards and laws and conduct research and provide recommendations for new acquisitions.

The Radio Systems Analyst should be a forward thinking and strategic individual with experience in both 700/800 MHz P25 and VHF/UHF public safety radio systems. This position works with vendors, industry organizations, and professional and technical City staff, playing a lead role in the development of short- and long-term plans and strategies for the radio requirements of the City. As such, the ideal candidate will be highly customer service oriented, have unquestionable integrity and an enthusiasm to learn more and improve how our work gets done. We are looking for a problem solver who is proactive, agile, and personable, and can maintain a high level of composure in any situation.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, management, business administration or related field;
  • Ideally 3-4 years of experience supporting radio communications, including at least 3 years of responsibility in Motorola trunked radio systems (planning, development, implementation and operation)
  • Ideally, experience supporting radio systems for emergency services with a full-service dispatch and knowledge of the complex integration of radio into a 911 system.
  • any combination of education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the above minimum requirements.
  • Possession of valid California Driver's License by the date of appointment.
  • Willingness and ability to respond to after-normal workday or irregular and on-call emergency requests on nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background investigation performed by the Santa Maria Police Department.

Preferred Certificates:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the State of California Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) security certification (upon hire)
  • ANRITSU LMR Certification
  • ASTRO 25 IV&D Certifications
  • Motorola certifications for APX radios

This is an open continuous recruitment; apply immediately for consideration by completing an application and submitting your cover letter and resume to:

Please contact your recruiter Wendi Brown with any questions:
  • Email to:, or
  • 541-664-0376 (direct)
  • 866-929-WBCP (toll free)

Save the Dates:
Interviews will be ongoing as promising candidates apply, with the first round slated for October 15th

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed to determine those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are best qualified for the positions. Highly qualified candidates will participate in a phone screen to determine top candidates and a small selection will be invited to interviews.  Candidates who successfully pass the interview process will undergo a background investigation and reference check. The City reserves the right to conduct further checks if required.

The City of Santa Maria is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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