Electronics Specialist

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 10, 2024
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5600 - Electronics Specialist I (Fire and Intrusion Alarm Technician)



Salary Grade: 10

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $23.92 - $28.71 Per Hour
Full Range: $23.92 - $33.49 Per Hour 

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.  

This position, requiring on-call shifts, performs journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance involving commercial-level electrical, electronic, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), or plumbing work. This classification is distinguished from the Trades Maintenance Specialist job classification by its focus on commercial-level electrical, electronic, HVAC, and plumbing work being performed in a vertical construction work environment within Facilities Management Specialty Trades Shops.  



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Performs skilled analysis and repair of commercial-level electrical, electronic, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), or plumbing equipment and systems;
  • Leads others in highly skilled fabrication or modifications of existing or proposed equipment, facilities, systems or their components from verbal directions, sketches, plans, engineering drawings or technical references;
  • Inspects, services and maintains assigned tools, equipment and vehicles;
  • Performs quality control analysis on equipment or supported systems for proper functioning and performs remedial actions necessary to assure optimum operations;
  • Inspects, approves or certifies work of others (if certified or authorized to do so);
  • Maintains comprehensive activity, operations, service and usage records on supported equipment and systems;
  • Prepares oral and written activity reports;
  • Prepares estimates for unique or complex operations, maintenance and special projects from rough sketches and engineering plans or drawings, and documents use and expenditure of materials, supplies and equipment;
  • Prepares sketches and drawings for work proposed or in-progress to communicate needed information to supervisors, subordinates and contractors;
  • Coordinates own or work-unit activities with other work-units, agencies or contractors to assure optimal use of available resources and to minimize disruptions of service or support;
  • Monitors contractor performance (including contractor-supplied goods and services);
  • Conducts on-the-job training for employees in assigned work-unit;
  • Stores, handles, uses and disposes of hazardous materials required, encountered or generated in work activities;
  • Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment and materials, particularly for work in medical, law enforcement, detention or correctional settings;
  • Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
  • Implements work-site traffic control procedures to ensure safety;
  • Explains rules, regulations or procedures to the public and other County employees for use of County facilities;
  • Collects, labels, transports and analyzes samples of fluids, solids, effluents, etc., encountered in work.


Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of tools, equipment and materials encountered in area of assignment;
  • effective lead, training and communications techniques;
  • hazards and safety procedures or equipment required in the area of specialization or assigned areas;
  • codes and standards applicable to the craft, trade, specialty or area of work assignment;
    basic contracting processes.

Skill in:

  • performing journey-level tasks of the skill, trade, craft or area of specialization;
    following written and oral instructions;
  • preparing working sketches, drawings and estimates of resources required for assigned projects;
  • interpreting and applying required codes or standards to work situations; maintaining written documentation of activities;
  • leading, supervising and evaluating the work of others;
  • conducting and coordinating specialized and on-the-job training in the skill, craft, trade or area of specialization; communicating effectively.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in electronics or fire/intrusion alarms and one year of journey-level experience in the same. 

(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.)
(2) Five years of journey-level experience in electronics or fire/intrusion alarms. 

(Relevant education may substitute for up to two and one half years of the aforementioned experience.)
(3) One year of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Specialist in electronics or fire/intrusion alarms. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience. 
(4) Two years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Technician, Facilities Management Specialty Trade Technician in electronics or fire/intrusion alarms. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to one year of the aforementioned experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and “Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.


Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Recent experience, within the last five (5) years, maintaining, installing, upgrading, modifying, and programming electronic gate and door access control systems. 
  2. Recent experience constructing and repairing analog and digital telecommunication systems, including CCTV camera systems, intercom, public address, computer LAN, and A/V systems.  
  3. Recent experience, within the last five (5) years, installing, inspecting, testing, and servicing fire alarm systems using current NFPA standards. 
  4.  Recent experience, within the last five (5) years, installing, and servicing intrusion alarm systems.
  5. Journeyman-level experience with test instruments including, but not limited to, oscilloscopes, digital and analog multimeters, signal generators, voltmeters, current meters, frequency meters, audio and video level meters, and AC / DC power supplies. 
  6. Recent experience, within the last five (5) years, performing electronic tasks including, but not limited to, the printed circuit board component level.  
  7. NICET 1 Certification for Fire Alarm Systems.