Details for Electronic Systems Specialist

Job Class: Electronic Systems Specialist

Job ID: 23586

Location: St. Peter

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 05/09/2018

Closing Date: 05/22/2018

Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / Forensics Services

Work Shift/Work Hours: Typically 8a - 4:30p; occasional evenings and overnights

Days of Work: Typically Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $21.61 - $30.28/hourly; $45,121 - $63,224/annually

Classified Status: Classified

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Human Services is looking for qualified candidates for a new opening within Forensics Services (FS) as an Electronic Systems Specialist. The Electronic Systems Specialist will be responsible for automated building, security and communication systems with an emphasis on system networking and proprietary software on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center campus and the related FS buildings.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Provide technical support of building, communication, security, and video systems including related software applications so that building systems networks function correctly and electronics operate correctly, efficiently, and in compliance with established policy and regulations. Use software for programming and protocol to install new icons and floor plans for touch screen control of cameras and other electronic devices.

• Provide installation, configuration, and technical support of PC-based networked systems for a security environment. Program features, adds, changes, upgrades, and system parameters.

• Service facility security systems so that all equipment operates with maximum efficiency.

• Implement and perform preventative maintenance duties so that all building, communication, security, and video equipment and systems are kept in good operating condition.

• Design, specify, and properly install alarm, building, communications, security, and video network systems so the facility's systems are compatible with current technology. Follow National Electrical Codes so that the state electrical inspector will accept work completed. All electrical work will be neat and subject to approval by the Master Electrician in charge.

• Work cooperatively with information technology staff in supporting the computer network infrastructure and the integration of security and the building management network with administration networks.

Minimum Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:


• Power Limited Technician license OR ability to obtain this licensure within the probationary period.

(PLEASE NOTE: If the successful candidate does not currently have a Power Limited Technician license, they will be required to register as an unlicensed individual prior to hire and will perform work in accordance with M.S. 326B.33.)

• A valid driver’s license

• Three years of work experience in installing, calibrating, configuring, maintaining and repairing electronics equipment. Two of the three years of work experience must have been obtained within the last ten years. (PLEASE NOTE: Completion of a one year vocational/technical program in electronics technology or a related field may be substituted for six months of work experience. Completion of a two year vocational/technical program (e.g. Associate in Applied Science degree) in electronics technology or a related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.)


• Knowledge of standard practices, materials, test equipment, and tools used to construct, install, calibrate, configure, troubleshoot, repair and maintain complex electronics equipment sufficient to assure safe, efficient and reliable equipment operation.

• Basic knowledge of computer network administration sufficient to install and configure computer hardware and software; troubleshoot hardware, software and network problems; and assign user passwords and appropriate levels of access.

• Skills in using a personal computer and software tools to troubleshoot electronics equipment and computer network problems for building, security and communication systems.

• Ability to independently troubleshoot, identify and correct problems with computer software and hardware and electronics equipment through computer diagnosis and/or with electronics test equipment and by implementing software and hardware modifications and electronics repairs.

• Ability to perform routine programming using computer software that controls electronic security devices.

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions sufficient to independently carry out required installation, maintenance and repair.

• Ability to read and interpret detailed technical information and effectively communicate technical information to non-technical staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Electronics experience in a correctional or secured environment, including experience with security systems, doors, video cameras and video recorders.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 6512593637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Tom Christensen at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to Ryne Leytem at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.



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