Electronic Equipment Tech Ii

Annandale, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Nov 19, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

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Working under general supervision, performs and/or leads other technicians in performing the more complex work in inspecting, testing, maintaining, installing, and repairing electronic equipment and systems, such as fire alarm and fire suppression systems, emergency electric power generating systems, audio and video equipment, and other similar electronic equipment; and performs related work as required. Other duties include:
  • Performs routine maintenance and trouble shoots digital complex, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, security, and video systems to include the repair of malfunctioning devices using power and hand tools and diagnostic equipment using laptop and web-based software.
  • Oversees preventative maintenance plan for all life safety and security systems.
  • Trains less experienced technicians.
  • Trouble shoots and repairs multiple complex systems.
  • Program systems as necessary, time and date access code changes, system reset.
  • Replace batteries to wireless systems annually or as required and replace system backup batteries annually or as required.
  • Trouble shoots and repairs or meets with contractor for malfunctioning conditions, to include but not limited to, resetting activated pull stations and device re-reprogramming.
  • Tests inoperative or malfunctioning phone lines both analog and fiber, as they relate to the alarm systems and coordinates repairs with contractor, as required.
  • Coordinates and accompanies vendor(s) during all inspections; 5-year insp. annual insp., annual PM, for fire suppression systems, sprinkler systems and kitchen hood systems.
  • Provides reports to the supervisor and tracks the information in the electronic workorder system.
  • Researches and installs innovative security systems and sensors, makes repairs as instructed by supervisor and as required by site operations managers when systems malfunction.
  • Schedules, coordinates and accompanies the fire marshal and vendors on installation of new systems, final approval testing and inspections.
  • Acts as subject matter expert on design teams. Reads and interprets blueprints and schematics management system.
  • Maintains site logs for testing of life safety systems such as fire extinguishers, pull stations, smoke detectors, emergency lights, exit signs, etc.
  • Prepares purchase documents and processes procurement card receipts.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Performs legally required inspections, tests, and repairs to fire alarm, fire suppression, and emergency electric power generating systems in buildings owned or leased by the County;
  • Responds to emergency calls on malfunctioning fire alarm/suppression systems and power generating systems;
  • Installs and maintains electronic audio systems located in County buildings;
  • Installs and maintains closed-circuit television equipment and systems used for the inspection of inaccessible areas, such as the interior of sewer lines;
  • Performs installation, maintenance, calibration, and repair work on electronic equipment, such as test instruments, video and audio recording equipment, public address systems and two-way radios, and services equipment on location when necessary;
  • Uses a variety of test equipment, test procedures, schematic diagrams, and technical specifications to diagnose and isolate malfunctions;
  • Maintains a sufficient inventory of spare parts, repair tools, and equipment;
  • Initiates procurement of replacement supplies and equipment as necessary;
  • Instructs less experienced technicians in the maintenance and operation of equipment and systems;
  • Maintains current knowledge of statutory electrical codes and requirements, and of new technological developments in the relevant field of electronics;
  • Keeps accurate records of inspections, maintenance, and work performed;
  • Acts as lead or single technician in the more complex projects;
  • Supervises the unit in the absence of the supervisor.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Thorough knowledge of the electronic and electromechanical principles and processes relevant to the assigned area;
  • Ability to diagnose complex problems and malfunctions in electronic equipment and systems, and to prescribe solutions;
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and complete installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment and systems;
  • Ability to read and work from manuals, schematics, and drawings;
  • Ability to operate the required power and hand tools and test equipment;
  • Ability to train new and less experienced technicians;
  • Ability to keep accurate records and generate accurate reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and customers.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: High school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, completion of an apprentice-level vocational training program in electronics; and two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of the electronic and electromechanical equipment specific to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous supervisory experience. Previous carpentry experience with historic structures.
Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather.

Driver's License (Required)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may require lifting up to 15 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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