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Electronic Systems Technician

Date Posted
November 28, 2022
Full Time
Civil Air Patrol
105 S Hansell St Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332, US
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Job Title:  Electronic Systems Technician  (2 vacant positions)   
Salary:  $54,600
Location:  Maxwell AFB, AL   
Reports to:  Alan Altis  
Closing date:  11 December 2022

Electronic Systems Technician.  Refurbishes, repairs, programs, and tests critical radio, electronic remote sensors, and small unmanned aircraft system equipment.  Troubleshoots faulty equipment to locate problems and applies proper corrective actions.  Operates radios, computers, office, warehouse, and material handling equipment as required.  Provides technical advice and assistance to customers. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A 2-year degree/certificate in electronics or communications technology, including electronics systems design or maintenance training, or one-year verifiable electronics system design or maintenance work experience is required 

  • A strong working knowledge of electronic theory is desired, including troubleshooting, calibration, test procedures, circuit analysis, and repair of various electronic equipment. 

  • An excellent working knowledge of radio communications equipment, computers, and peripheral equipment is desired.

  • An understanding of IP networking, addressing, and configuration of peripherals and devices such as VOIP and ROIP gateways and IP-interfaced radio equipment is desired. 

  • Must have demonstrated skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, including solid knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

  • The position requires high interpersonal skills, including poise, tact, and diplomacy, plus the ability to work independently. 

  • Previous customer service experience desired. 

  • Avionics experience is a positive.

  • Requires initiative and the ability to work with a diverse group of volunteer members across the country.  

  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, calibrates, and repairs electronic equipment and provides technical guidance, advice, and assistance to customers

  • Must successfully complete a drug screen and background check and pass a DoD SECRET security clearance investigation.

To apply, visit our website at to complete and submit our required online employment application.  A resume may be submitted in addition to a completed employment application via email to   This position does not offer a relocation package.  In this position, Civil Air Patrol offers the 401(k) retirement plan, health/dental insurance, paid life insurance, sick/vacation leave, paid holidays, optional short/long-term disability, vision, cancer insurance, accident insurance, and a flexible spending account. No phone calls, please.  EOE

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