Feb 21, 2020

Communicaton Systems Tech/Consultant

  • JAARS, Inc.
Part time Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

GTIS Communication Systems Tech/Consult


Brief Description


Research the best technology solutions as a team to meet the communications needs of people working in remote places. This may involve cellular technology, point-to-point Wi-Fi solutions, various satellite communications, or short-wave voice and data.



  • Test, document, recommend and support communication tools which best meet peoples’ specific needs
  • Research the location and options available for their area and environmental conditions
  • Determine their level of technical capability and the tasks they want to accomplish
  • Investigate funding available for deployment and operation
  • Improve communication solutions through research and innovation
  • Update the standard list of products as new solutions become available
  • Provide troubleshooting analysis to identify and resolve problems with existing communication systems
  • Consult with staff to recommend improvements for existing systems and new equipment / solutions
  • Mentor and/or train technical people in other countries
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate consistency (fairness) and a Christ like and professional attitude toward customers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and to keep skills current
  • Demonstrate adaptability, willingness to change and an effort to follow emerging technology and trends
  • A good team player willing to document your work and to share your findings with others
  • Able to prioritize based on department, SIL/Wycliffe area and organization requirements and goals


Education and Experience

  • Prefer a minimum of an Associate degree Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience OR a minimum two years’ experience in "hands-on" electronic trouble-shooting and repair
  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License desired
  • FCC Amateur Radio License optional


We are a faith-based nonprofit organization who, for more than 35 years, has pioneered the use of technology to speed Bible translation and meet the technology needs of translators and support personnel.


If you believe, as we do, that all languages are of value, form an integral part of a peoples’ identity and have the potential to serve them in a rapidly changing world, then you can be part of a team serving minority language communities worldwide.

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