Fire Alarm Technician (electronic Equipment Technician Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Performs more complex tasks related to the installing, repairing, maintaining and testing of Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems equipment including fire alarm panels, strobe lights, smoke/heat detectors, pull stations, drum drips and fire sprinkler heads. Working under the direction of the electronic equipment supervisor, the incumbent also performs the following duties:

  • Leads and instructs other technicians in the performance of their duties, providing guidance to other technicians on technical aspects of their tasks.
  • Inspects work performed by team upon completion of assignment, ensuring that equipment/system is fully functional.
  • Trains less experienced technicians.
  • Ensures that safety procedures/policies are always observed.
  • Supervises unit in the absence of supervisor.
  • Contacts vendors on technical support issues such as software/firmware upgrades and ordering new parts.
  • Coordinates work with contractors and inspectors.
  • Participates in inspections of new or newly renovated sites and prepares punch lists for equipment specifications and inventory lists.
  • Responds to after-hours calls, i.e., assesses problem, takes immediate steps to address any safety issues, advises supervisor of problems and suggestions actions to restore service, and as directed, proceeds to make repairs.

Note: Incumbent is considered emergency essential. Flexible working schedule is required as well as overtime, call-back and on-call. Essential personnel will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

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.

Valid driver's license.

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Any certification in Fire Alarm and/or Fire Suppression Systems.
  • Working experience with Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Working experience with Fire Suppression Systems

Must be able to climb ladders up to 50 feet and work in physically fatiguing positions for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds for short periods of time. Carry up to 60 pounds. Must be able to wear and use respirator. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practicalexercise.

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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