at Arkansas Government Job in Conway, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Jul 16, 2022

Req ID: 20233


Conway, AR, US, 72034


Anticipated Starting Salary: $41,58.16

Position Number: 2208-2204

County: Faulkner

Posting End Date: 08/12/2022

Anticipated Starting Salary: $41,578.16

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Radio Frequency Technician

The RF Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing digital transmission sites, installing new equipment, and maintaining remote telemetry return links. This position requires the ability to act independently following verbal and written direction from supervisors and manufacturer’s literature, to install and make repairs to broadcast television transmitters and all associated equipment microwave delivery system and IP based remote control systems used in all facets of the statewide public broadcasting network.

Trade School or Military Qualifications in Electronics with verifiable work experience, RF maintenance experience in Radio or Television broadcast with Society of Broadcast Engineers trade certification experience will be beneficial.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent IT networking and repair skills. Working knowledge of broadcast networks, equipment software programs and systems as applied to the effective delivery of television signals is required. A service support knowledge of power generation equipment, electrical power distribution equipment as well as HVAC and building environmental and mechanical services is needed. Ability to quickly assess problematic situations; formulate and implement effective solutions; articulate and document discrepancies; and work around major problems.

State vehicle will be provided for business use only due to the extensive daily in-state travel.

SALARY: Starting salary is $41,578.16 A higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current state employee. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in the “Employment Work History” section. “See attached resume” is not an acceptable entry for any section and resume WILL NOT substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If the position you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at the time of the interview. A copy of the DD214 must be submitted at the time of application to be considered for Veteran’s Preference.

Employment in this position is subject to a background check and six (6) month initial period for employment review. Direct deposit is required for employment per Act 1887 of 2005.

Position Information

Class Code: D066C

Grade: IT03


Salary Range: $41,578.00 – $60,288.00


The Digital Broadcast Specialist is responsible for maintaining and repairing digital transmission sites, installing new equipment, and maintaining remote telemetry return links. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Maintains and repairs digital transmission equipment located in assigned area statewide to ensure compliance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations and that viewers receive agency programming. Responds to malfunctions as reported by transmitter supervisors, identifies module and component level of malfunction, repairs and/or replaces component, and tests for proper working order. Installs battery back-up return links to assure continuation of power supply in event of power source failure. Performs routine and corrective maintenance on remote control telemetry return links to maintain contact with remote locations. Maintains inventory of spare parts for transmitters and digital equipment. Prepares and submits required reports. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the calibration, maintenance, and repair of equipment. Knowledge of Federal Communication Commission rules and regulations. Ability to interpret schematics and manuals. Ability to operate electronic test equipment. Ability to maintain, repair, and install digital and electronic transmission equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in electronics repair and maintenance or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



Name: Stephanie Lilly-Palmer

Phone: 501-682-0316


Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only state-wide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Job Posting: JC216632895

Posted On: Jun 19, 2022

Updated On: Aug 15, 2022