Fire Alarm Technician II
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
CLASS TITLE: Fire Alarm Technician II

DEFINITION: Under the leadership and guidance of Fire Alarm Field Representative, installs, repairs, services, and tests fire alarm systems and related systems in schools, offices, and other facilities. Performs specialized skilled electrical duties pertaining to fire alarm systems. Leads and coordinates the work of electricians, Fire Alarm Field Technician Is, and others. Performs other duties as assigned.


Installs, repairs, services, and tests fire alarms in school buildings, offices, portables, and modular classrooms. Leads and guides less experienced employees.

Maintains fire alarm testing and inspection programs and schedules. Ensures fire alarm systems have passed inspection.

Diagnoses alarm malfunctions. Responds to alarm malfunctions. Performs skilled electrical work.

Meets with school administrators, staff, and others regarding fire alarms and related matters. Meets with subcontractors on projects.

Responds to emergency incidents such as those resulting from fire damage, storm damage, and vandalism.


Education, Training and Experience:
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent plus four years of experience in electrical installation, repair, and maintenance work involving fire alarm systems.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid class C Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required.

Possession of a Baltimore County Master Limited Electrician license is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of fire alarms and associated systems. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the installation, repair, and maintenance of fire alarms and associated systems. Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials used in fire alarm and electrical repair, maintenance, and installation. Knowledge of electrical and fire codes. Knowledge of safety standards and procedures.

Skill in the installation, maintenance, and repair of fire alarms and electrically operated equipment and appliances. Skill in installing and repairing electrical circuitry and electrical components. Skill in reading and interpreting electrical codes, blueprints, plans, and schematics. Skill in diagnosing and resolving problems with fire alarms. Skill in managing fire alarm projects. Skill in supervising in-house staff and contractors. Skill in communicating effectively. Skill in the use of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software is preferred.

The work of this class entails the performance of heavy physical labor including frequent walking and standing, and the operation of tools and equipment. Also requires occasional lifting and carrying objects of moderate to heavy weight, and climbing ladders. Duties require travel to sites throughout Baltimore County.

Persons appointed to this class are designated as essential personnel and as such may be required to work during emergency events, are subject to call to duty, and may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advance notice.

FLSA: Non-exempt

SALARY: Grade 08 on the AFSCME Pay Scale ($19.53 to $27.81 per hour)

Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00
  • An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Contact Information
Jessica M. Ey, PHR, HR Analyst
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7872
Fax: 410-887-7876


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
4+ years
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