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State of Minnesota Electronics Systems Specialist in Moose Lake, Minnesota

Working Title: Electronics Systems Specialist

Job Class: Electronic Systems Specialist

Agency: Corrections Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Open Date: 04/17/2024

  • Closing Date : 04/29/2024

  • Hiring Agency : Department of Corrections

  • Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Moose Lake

  • Division/Unit : Minn Corr Facl - Moose Lake / ML Electronics Supervisor

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : 10%

  • Salary Range: $25.68 - $35.96 / hourly; $53,619 - $75,084 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

In this position you will provide advanced technical work in planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining electronic equipment, software, hardware, and networks for communication, automation, safety and security for the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Moose Lake.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide electronic systems support of building and perimeter security equipment and communications equipment and systems. This involves assisting in the specification and selection of electronic equipment and systems, and installing, configuring/calibrating, maintaining and repairing electronic equipment/systems.

  • Maintain and provide systems support to the Physical Plant Local Area Network (LAN) for building automation, security, and communication systems.

  • Install, repair, and maintain all electronic/mechanical control of door access systems including Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) with integration of door access, door alarms, camera call up, intercom, cell utilities and elevators.

  • Establish and maintain an electronic repair shop complete with necessary test equipment, tools, and electronic components and supplies so electronic equipment problems can be corrected immediately.

  • Develop and implement a preventative maintenance program for existing equipment so that unexpected breakdowns are kept to a minimum.

Minimum Qualifications

To be qualified for and considered for this position, applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications listed below. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

  • 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.)

  • Three years 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.

Physical Requirements

The completion of pre-placement physical components may be required prior to hire for this position. These components consist of a tuberculosis and respiratory screening. For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis, please contact Cathy Bisser at cathy.j.bisser@state.mn.us

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.