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Electronic Building Systems Technician II

Company: Frederick County Public Schools
Location: Frederick
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Probationary employees are not eligible to apply for vacancies during their probationary period.

All education that is indicated on your application must be supported by attaching a scanned copy of your high school diploma, high school transcript or college transcript.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of inspecting, testing, installing, and repairing a wide variety of audiovisual and other electronic equipment and systems. . Ability to provide technical assistance to technicians in the installation and repair of electronic equipment and systems. Ability to diagnose by inspection defects in equipment or systems to make the proper adjustments or repairs. Skill in the application of the methods and techniques used in testing, inspecting, and repairing audiovisual and other electronic and electrical equipment. Use computers and electronic-mail effectively and efficiently in accordance with BOE policies. Use the computerized maintenance management system to inventory assets, and manage and prioritize tasks.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • High School diploma required. Completion of a recognized technical training course in the fundamentals of electronics maintenance and repair, and considerable and varied experience in the installation, servicing, and repair of electronic equipment and systems. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
  • Minimum three (3) years paid professional experience in a field related to facility operation and maintenance.

Certification and Licensing Requirements

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to operate a vehicle in accordance with Board of Education policies.
  • NICET Level I Fire Alarm Systems Certification, or able to obtain within 12 months of accepting position.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk, sit or stand for prolonged periods. Able to perform frequent twisting, bending, climbing, kneeling, and reaching above shoulders.
  • Able to access elevated and subsurface workspaces via ladders, lifts, scaffolding, hatches, and manholes.
  • Able to work in environments subject to hot and cold temperatures and hazards such as electrical shock, airborne particulates, chemical exposure, and fall; and able to employ the personal protective equipment necessary to protect against it.

Special Requirements

  • Overtime, and night, weekend, or holiday work may be required.
  • Work requires frequent travel between facilities.
  • Employees are provided uniforms and must wear proper attire.
  • Employees are required to use the provided personal protective equipment.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.

Capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Please Note: Selected candidate must satisfactorily pass the appropriate medical examination and drug test for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years paid professional experience in the maintenance of electronically-controlled building systems (including: fire alarms, intrusion alarms, access-control systems, HVAC controls).
  • Familiarity with the FCPS policies, goals and programs.
  • Associates degree.

Essential Functions:

Under general direction, performs highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of life-safety, audiovisual, access control, alarms, and other electronic equipment and systems. This is a senior crafts classification involving advanced and extensive knowledge of equipment and systems utilizing electronic controls and displays. Employees in this class act as work leader on major installation or repair projects or assist the supervisor in the overall coordination of the section. Nature of work includes performing the more complex and technical operations of all phases of electronic work. Nature of work requires visits to school facilities in planning major installations of electronic equipment and inspecting projects at various stages of completion. Assignments in this class are made orally or through written work orders, and may include blueprints and technical specifications.

Reporting to the Electronic Building Systems Supervisor, this position performs the following duties:


Regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function to perform this job because employees of this classification work as part of a team, use on-site equipment, and address on-site facility needs.

Staff Development

Regular and predictable attendance and participation in meetings and training is an essential function to perform this job because employees in this classification must plan and execute tasks according to changing priorities, and safeguard against occupational hazards.

Customer Service

Establishes and maintains professional relations throughout the organization. Provides exceptional customer service. Makes decisions and takes action in alignment with the organization's objective to provide an ideal learning environment.


Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.

Quality Assurance

Ensures work in progress and completed work meets established quality assurance and control standards, or normal trade standards. Investigates work related problems such as excessive costs or low productivity and determines causes. Implements corrective actions within authority to resolve work problems.

Problem Solving

Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, to make recommendations. Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

Job Class Specific:

  • May serve as acting supervisor, temporarily taking on duties and responsibilities, in the absence of the Electronic Building Systems Supervisor.
  • Assists the Supervisor in completing school and job site visits, work planning and evaluation, budget estimates, costs and labor assignments to maintenance projects, prioritizing work requests, and other activities related to administration and management of the program.
  • May serve as a point of contact with county fire marshal for inspections and code violations; reviews fire marshal reports for compliance; coordinates response to violation including communicating and follow-up with fire marshal, school and trades staff to resolve issues.
  • Monitors the work of contractors servicing fire safety equipment; reviews and accepts work of contractors before payment is approved; coordinates inspections with contractors and performs follow-up inspections as appropriate; assists in bid preparation and reviewing proposals.
  • Maintains records of equipment including location and dates of inspections, servicing, and installation; maintains and orders supplies for life safety equipment.
  • Plans, assigns, and inspects the installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of electronic and electrical systems including: public address systems, fire and intrusion alarm systems, stadium and auditorium light and sound systems, and audiovisual equipment.
  • Repairs and adjusts equipment when difficult or unusual problems are encountered.
  • Fosters and actively participates in the professional development of junior-level technicians.
  • Evaluate equipment and systems, and make independent and qualified decisions regarding repair or replacement of same. Tests new equipment for compliance with specifications.
  • Procure parts and materials in accordance with purchasing policies. Maintains stock of spare parts to minimize downtime of equipment.

Performs related work as required.


  • TBD


  • Support Salary Scale, Grade 11, 12-month position (260 days - 8 hours / day)
  • Starting Salary $22.83 / hour


Keywords: Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick , Electronic Building Systems Technician II, Other , Frederick, Maryland

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