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Security/Fire Alarm Systems, Craftsman


Lead security/fire alarm systems technician. Oversee in-house projects (as assigned). Mentor and support Security/Fire Alarm Systems Journeymen in maintaining, altering, and repairing of building security/fire alarm systems. Highly knowledgeable in standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Install, program, maintain, and repair security/fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is performed in accordance with relevant codes. Perform a variety of tasks. Provide support services to other trades. Work under general supervision, exercising ingenuity and latitude. Participate in the Career Progression Program (CPP) through the Physical Plant Division (PPD). Equivalent to Level IV technicians in the Entry through Level IV CPP classifications.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Lead security/fire alarm systems technician; liaise with supervisor in overseeing in-house projects
  • Oversee in-house projects; ensure work is in accordance with relevant codes
  • Mentor, train, and support Security/Fire Alarm Systems Journeymen
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting, installations, maintenance, and repairs on/of security/fire alarm systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans
  • Drill holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors
  • Perform system testing and preventative maintenance on security/fire alarm systems, devices, and equipment
  • Maintain, repair, and program the Security Information Systems, Inc. (SIS) monitoring system and modems
  • Review inventory needs and, when needed, initiate order requests
  • Enter data for work requests and time into the AiM work order system

Education and Experience

High school diploma and five years of appropriate experience; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
Completed requirements for National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems Levels One and Two
Completed the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core
Completed Fire Alarm System Agent (FASA) training
Passed Fire Alarm Systems Technician Critical Task Assessment

Licensure and Certification

Valid Florida driver license


Received: Immediate supervisor provides daily written and verbal instructions
Exercised: None; does not directly supervise others

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