Communications Electrician


Transfer | Location: Civic Center

Bi-weekly Salary


contact information

Los Angeles Fire Department Personnel Services Section

job description

The Los Angeles City Fire Department has a transfer opportunity for Communications Electrician. This Communications Electrician will be assigned to the Department’s Information Technology Bureau/Fire Communications Dispatch Support Section.

Employees in this class will be performing much of their work at both the primary and backup dispatch centers. Responsibilities in the Fire Communications Dispatch Support Section are as follows:
• Performs skilled work and oversight in the maintenance, repair, radio programming, certification, warehousing and distribution of the department’s assigned communications devices and systems. Provide large scale and pre-planned incident support and operate specialized equipment and systems in support of the LAFD Mission.
• Communicate with LAFD personnel, Information Technology Agency (ITA), and private vendors to diagnose and coordinate repair and maintenance of telecommunications equipment such as two-way radios and Mobile Data Computers (MDC). Communicate with LAFD personnel to diagnose and resolve technical problems with computer work stations, communications consoles, printers, and telephone equipment.
• Generate trouble tickets and keep an updated and accurate log of all events occurring while on duty for supported systems.
• May drive an automobile to transport tools, supplies, and employees to job locations.
• May occasionally be assigned other duties for training purposes to meet technological changes or unexpected emergencies.

Communications Electricians will be required to work on a 9/80 work schedule, to ensure staffing in the Tech Control Unit of the Fire Communications Dispatch Support Section located at the Metropolitan Fire Communications Dispatch Center (MFC).
Physical Requirements: Strength to perform lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds; hand and finger dexterity with both hands; and good eyesight and hearing. 
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Such accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to the disability, and the ability of the department to reasonably accommodate the limitations.

How to apply

Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a Departmental application and resume.

Please indicate Communications Electrician – ITB/FCDSS and your first and last name in the subject line of your email. Submit the requested information to:
Los Angeles Fire Department

The filing period will close January 19th, 2024. Questions can be directed to Personnel Services Selection Unit at:

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at

The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer