Job Posting: Telecommunications Engineer

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Telecommunications Engineer

$7,631.00 - $9,548.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under general direction of the California 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Technology Division Chief, the Associate Telecommunication Engineer (ATE) provides the engineering needed to design, implement, test, validate and monitor the Next Generation 9-1-1 network and ensures the network is within engineering specifications, aligns with federal, state and CA 9-1-1 Branch regulations, statue and policy.  The ATE formulates the comprehensive design, work plan, engineering specifications, and implementation for the administration, implementation and oversight of the Statewide 9-1-1 network.  Work is performed in accordance with the State’s technology strategy, vision, goals, objectives, and Cal OES policies.  The ATE must be able to handle complex project responsibilities while maintaining a clear mission focused at a statewide level supporting the mission and strategic direction of the Division, the Office, and State.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Please see attached Duty Statement

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Telecommunications Engineer
$7,631.00 - $9,548.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

In the event of an emergency: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment.  Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees. As an employee, you may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency.  This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays).  This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description.  Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC # 130487, RPA # 18-TXX0001 and Position # 163-738-3640-002 in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING” section on the State Application, STD. 678. Please identify how you are eligible (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.).  You must list your most current employment history first in the “EMPLOYMENT HISTORY” section on the State Application providing  the “From” and “To” dates with the month, day and year, the “Hours Per Week” that you worked and the Total Worked (Years/Months).  You must complete the “DUTIES PERFORMED” on the State Application (do not note “see attached resume” in this section).  NOTE:  Failure to comply with filing instructions or incomplete applications received will not be considered.  Resumes are welcomed but do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. Please note, applications received via fax or e-mail will NOT be accepted. If you would like confirmation of receipt please send certified mail.  Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

A candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies.

All hires may be subject to a criminal background check.
**We encourage applicants to apply electronically.**

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Attn: Jennifer Topuz
Human Resources Recruitment
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Jennifer Topuz
Human Resources Recruitment
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Please Leave at Security Desk
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please refer to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section at the bottom of this job bulletin for the filing instructions and the SOQ Questions.
     Applications submitted without the SOQ will not be considered.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Knowledge of Next Generation 9-1-1 technology including network monitoring, device based emergency location services, and cybersecurity for 9-1-1 networks.

  • Knowledge of wireline and wireless call routing, GIS database management, Management Information Systems (MIS) for 9-1-1 analytics.

  • Experience with design and implementation of microwave networks.

  • Task oriented with the ability to reassign workload based on priorities.

  • Strong verbal and communication skills. Ability to present effectively to audiences of various sizes.


Cal OES offers FREE PARKING and is conveniently located near many local eateries, financial institutions, and the Light Rail Station.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package, please visit:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Jennifer Topuz
(916) 845-8814

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Robin Frazier
(916) 845-8527
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to include an SOQ may disqualify an applicant from consideration. Your SOQ may determine your qualifications for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you may proceed to the hiring interview. 

A resume in lieu of the SOQ responses will disqualify an applicant from consideration. A standard or generic SOQ will disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Please review the Duty Statement and the Desirable Qualifications for the Telecommunications Engineer

The SOQ should specifically outline how you meet any or all of the desirable qualifications outlined in the Job Posting and Duty Statement.

The SOQ should be no more than one page, single-spaced in 11-point Arial font.



  • Describe how your skills, knowledge and experience would make you the best candidate for this position.

  • Describe your experience leading or managing a project. What was the project, your role in the project and how many people assigned to the project team and their roles.

  • Describe your experience interacting and/or working with 9-1-1 professionals.


For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail