City of Brampton

Communications Technician

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/17/2023 8:30 AM)
Job ID
Job Location 1: Company
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

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JOB TITLE: Communications Technician

DEPARTMENT: Fire and Emergency Services



JOB STATUS & DURATION:  Full Time Permanent

HOURS OF WORK:  40 hour workweek 

LOCATION:  JFCC, Joint Fire Communication Centre, Brampton


STARTING SALARY:  $97,844.00 per annum


POSTING DATE:  November 17, 2023

CLOSING DATE:  December 8, 2023



Reporting to the Division Chief of Communications, the incumbent will be responsible for the installation, repair, operation and preventative maintenance of Joint Fire Communication Centre (JFCC) telecommunications, data communications and electronic equipment, as well as the provision of technical guidance to a variety of end users for all Fire and Emergency sites.

  • Provides technical support/maintenance of all Joint Fire Communications Centre (JFCC) equipment, radio communications equipment, Fire Station Alerting subsystems, dispatcher consoles, modem/AVL equipment and communications peripherals.
  • Administer, configure and customize the Motorola Premier One CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system.
  • Administer, configure and customize the Zoll RescueNet Fire RMS (Records Management System) system.
  • Build new and customize existing reports and dashboards using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Build new and customize existing Zoll RescueNet Fire RMS reports using Crystal Reports.
  • Administer SQL server database and processes.
  • Ascertains and repairs faults in a variety of communications equipment (e.g., mobile and portable radios, mobile data terminal laptops) and installs, services and maintains mobile data terminal laptops, PCs, monitors etc.
  • Constructs and revises system menus, maintains and administers security permissions, maintains backup data.
  • Performs statistical reporting and analysis using CAD and RMS data, including quarterly data submission to the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) office.
  • Maintains accurate technical records.
  • Develops training materials and manuals and trains staff in the use of the communications equipment, as required.
  • Assists in the design and review of system architecture and functionality.
  • Studies new innovations and keeps informed of advances in computer technology and equipment in the interests of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) and the JFCC.
  • Ensures inventory control and monthly check-up of all communications equipment.
  • Communicates regularly and maintains proactive relationships with key JFCC stakeholders for day-to-day system support purposes.
  • May be required to respond to critical system failures/issues outside of regular working hours.




  • Grade 12 education or equivalent secondary education as established by the Ontario Ministry of Education;
  • Diploma from an accredited post secondary institution in Computer Science or related discipline;
  • 4 years experience working in a communication/information technology role;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary, Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License;
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills including the ability to provide technical guidance;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated project management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment;
  • Must be willing and able to wear all required uniform clothing and/or personal protective equipment as assigned/ required
  • knowledge of municipal functions/departments and processes is an asset;
  • ability to pass the City driver’s permit test;


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview:  Our recruitment process may be completed with video conference technology.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above quoting reference #105734 by December 1, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self-identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.


Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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