The School Board of Polk County Job Description

The School Board of Polk County Job Description
The School Board of Polk County
http://www.polk-fl.net
Job Description
Position Title:
Communications & Fire Systems Installer
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt
Salary Grade, if non-union:
Pay Grade, if union:
AFSCME Cust/Maint/Veh Svcs
Non-Union or Specific Collective Bargaining Agreement:
AFSCME Maintenance Union
Our Mission:
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high quality education for all students.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The
duties are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to the
position. This job description is not meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
and skills required of this position. Other duties may be assigned which are not listed. Additionally, when
duties and responsibilities of this job change, this job description will be reviewed and updated, subject to
changes and business necessity.
Custom Job Purpose:
This position exists to perform skilled work in installation, repair and maintenance of a variety of Fire Alarm
and Communications Systems.
Essential Functions of this Job
Plans layout, installs and/or repairs wiring, conduit apparatus and control equipment for Fire Alarm and
Communications Systems. Plans new or modifies current installations to minimize waste of materials,
provides access for future maintenance consistent with specifications and local electrical and fire alarm
codes, avoids unsightly, hazardous, unreliable installation. Tests continuity of circuits to insure electrical
compatibility and safety of all components using standard testing instruments. Observes functioning of
installed equipment or systems to detect hazards and needs for adjustment, relocation or replacement. Installs
fire alarm devices as required by direction of Fire Marshals. Plans and implements improvements to fire
alarms to bring systems up to current codes and specifications. Installs conduit, wiring and devices as
needed for intercom, and fire alarm systems. Installs lightning and surge protection equipment for both
intercom and fire alarm systems. Troubleshoots and corrects defects in field equipment and wiring. Uses
and maintains tools and equipment.
Must be able to perform physical tasks as set forth in the Physical Environment section of this document.
Non-Essential Functions of this Job
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Position Title:
Communications & Fire Systems Installer
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Two (2) years experience in electrical repair work under a licensed electrician or fire alarm contractor.
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, method, tools and materials of the electrical and fire
alarm trade. Knowledge of local and national electrical and fire alarm codes. Knowledge of the hazards of
the trade and of appropriate precautionary measures. Ability to locate and repair defects in electrical and fire
alarm systems and equipment. Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials. Ability to work
from electrical diagrams and blueprints and to understand and effectively carry out oral and written
instructions. Skill in the use of tools and materials of the electrical, intercom, sound system and fire alarm
trade. Ability to keep daily records and logs. Bilingual/biliterate preferred.
Education, Experience and/or Certification/License Requirements
Graduation from high school, completion of GED, or trade school. Must have, or be able to acquire within
six (6) months of attaining position, an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) fire alarm
certification. A National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) or similar
certification shall serve as a property substitute. Must have a valid driver’s license appropriate to the
vehicles assigned to the trade, and be qualified to drive a School Board vehicle.
Work Context:
Requires standing, walking and moving about to coordinate work. Requires face-to-face discussions and
contact with individuals and/or teams. Requires coordination of work tasks to establish priorities, set goals
and meet deadlines. Requires work with both internal and external contacts, and with the public. Requires
the use of alternative communication systems such as electronic mail, telephones, two way radios and
computers.
Physical Environment:
Requires standing for the majority of the day, and the ability to frequently lift, carry, move and/or position
objects weighing up to 80 pounds. May infrequently be required to lift more than 80 pounds with assistance
as needed. Requires working both indoors and outdoors. Requires the proper use of personal protective
devices and equipment as assigned.
Local Code:
1231
EEO5:
50
Approval Date:
2012-12-12
Date Last Revised:
The School Board of Polk County, Florida, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national
origin, marital status, age, homelessness, or disability or other basis prohibited by law in any of its programs, services, activities or employment.
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