Security Electronics Technician - Licensed

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Security Coordinator - Systems
Date Revised: July 15, 2021
Dept./School: Security

Primary purpose

Maintain district fire systems by performing inspections, repairs and preventive maintenance.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Required:

High School Diploma

State Fire Alarm License

Preferred:

Technical Certificate in Basic Electronics

Military Veteran with Honorable Discharge

Experience

Required:

Three (3) years’ experience working on fire alarm and/or other fire suppression systems

Special knowledge/skills

Valid Texas Class C driver license and prove insurability to operate district vehicles

Knowledge of low voltage electronics

Knowledge of fire sprinkler systems

Knowledge of fire alarm systems

Knowledge of basic electronics

Aptitude for successful completion of assigned tasks

Ability to work under pressure in emergencies

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Ability to work within a diverse culture

Ability to serve as a role model for all district employers by exhibiting behavior that is ethical, courteous and responsible

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Maintain district fire alarm systems in accordance with all fire codes, best practices and department processes.
  • Maintain district fire suppression/sprinkler systems in accordance with all fire codes, best practices and department processes.
  • Maintain district fire extinguishers in accordance with all fire codes, best practices and department processes.
  • Act as district representative for all fire marshal facility inspections by walking locations with fire inspectors to record and report all deficiencies to ensure fire code compliance.
  • Perform annual fire alarm inspections as required by the State, in accordance with applicable codes.
  • Assist with annual fire sprinkler and fire line backflow inspections as required by the State, in accordance with applicable codes.
  • Support other technicians in the field to repair systems (e.g. CCTV, Raptor, Access Control, Intrusion, PA, and Telephone), as needed.
  • Complete work-related documentation in accordance with the district processes and policy.
  • Provide support to campus staff as needed to improve system operations.
  • Perform periodic after-hour standby duty to respond to technical issues as needed.
  • Assist with any security issues as directed by the director of security.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors within the line of authority.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment; personal computers; desk/cellular phone, copier/fax machine and others. Tools and equipment such as school district vehicles, radio communication equipment, mobile phones and safety equipment. Duty uniform.
Posture: 
Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods; ability to climb a ladder, ability to kneel or crawl
Motion: 
Prolonged sitting and walking; potential for running, climbing stairs, twisting, reaching, pushing/pulling; overhead reaching
Lifting: 
Lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis; light carrying under 50 pounds on a regular basis
Environment: 
Exposure to temperature extremes; exposure to humidity extremes; exposure to noise; exposure to low or intense illumination; exposure to vibration; exposure to biological hazards; exposure to chemical hazards; electrical hazards; work outside; prolonged exposure to sunlight; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work alone; working a flexible schedule with little or no notice of shift change and working prolonged or irregular hours
Mental Demands: 
Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions; ability to exercise reasoning and problem-solving skills while under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.