Civilian Positions

The State Highway Patrol has a number of civilian positions including telecommunicators, service personnel for vehicle maintenance, technology and office personnel.

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Radio Engineer

Description of work 
Involves technical work in the maintenance of radio, microwave, and mobile data communication equipment. Will install, maintain, repair, and replace mobile and fixed radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Will repair, maintain, and calibrate speed-measuring equipment.

Salary 
Grade 68 ($30,680-$44,890)

Training and Experience Requirements 
Graduation from a technical school or community college with a two (2) year degree in electronics or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of electronic devices. Requires a General Class Radio Telephone License.

Criminal History 
Must not have pled guilty, entered a plea of no contest, or have been convicted of any crime other than a minor misdemeanor.

Background Investigation 
Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation, including a check of local, state, and Federal Bureau of Investigation records.

Work Schedule 
The normal duty hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, however technicians share the responsibility of being on call with other technicians in assigned area of responsibility.

Related Information 
The Patrol gives equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or physical disability to all persons otherwise qualified. An applicant who falsifies any record, gives false information, or willfully withholds any pertinent information will be rejected for employment or dismissed if employed.

If you are qualified and seriously interested in pursuing a career as a North Carolina Highway Patrol Radio Engineer I, click here and locate the position in the State Highway Patrol section of the Job Opportunities page.

Telecommunicators

The North Carolina Highway Patrol telecommunicator position is a career dedicated to the safety of the citizens while becoming a lifeline to responding law enforcement officers.

Patrol Telecommunicator Salary Grade 63 ($27,310-$42,424)

Age 
Minimum - 18 years as of date of application.

Physical Condition 
Be able to speak clearly, hear effectively, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and be able to respond under stressful conditions.

Education 
As a minimum, an applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school. College or university level education desired.

Special Qualifications 
Must have sufficient experience to demonstrate an ability to work efficiently under pressure situations. Work involves operating multi-channel telecommunications consoles receiving messages from field personnel, relaying messages according to agency procedures, and transmitting replies or other information to field personnel. Typing is required.

Criminal History
Must not have pled guilty, entered a plea of no contest, or have been convicted of any crime other than a minor misdemeanor.

Background Investigation 
Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation, including a check of local, state, and Federal Bureau of Investigation records.

Requirements 
The ability to obtain and maintain Division of Criminal Information (DCI) terminal operator certification.

Schedules 
Work weekly rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Applicant position and related information 
The Patrol gives equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or physical disability, to all persons otherwise qualified.

An applicant who falsifies any record, gives false information, or willfully withholds any pertinent information will be rejected for employment or dismissed if employed.

If you are qualified and seriously interested in pursuing a career as a North Carolina Highway Patrol Telecommunicator, click here and locate the position in the State Highway Patrol section of the Job Opportunities page.