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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III - 72001828

Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25155 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III - 72001828

Position Number: 72001828 

Salary:  $30,983.16 

Posting Closing Date: 12/28/2017 

Engineering Technician III

Real Estate Development & Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

*Anticipated Vacancy*

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees. Learn more about the business and workforce arm of Florida government here: http://www.dms.myflorida.com/.

Position responsibilities:

This position is an engineering position, responsible for assisting the supervisor of the Fire & Safety Section in the control and performance of the Capitol Complex fire and security systems as well as all other Department of Management Services’ buildings in Tallahassee and statewide. It will involve engineering management and analysis for improvement of preventative and emergency maintenance procedures, as well as associated system improvements and equipment replacements. The incumbent in this position will be required to perform installation, maintenance, and enhancement of computerized electronic fire and security systems in facilities designated the responsibility of the Department of Management Services.

Incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the installation, inspection, and enhancement of the fire and security equipment located in the different Department of Management Services buildings through-out the state. This position must interface with contractors responsible for the maintenance effort, when such contracts exist, and insure that these contractors are installing, repairing, and maintaining equipment accordance with the present contracts and the best interest of the state. This position must also interface intimately with the Division of Safety and Crime Prevention, who are responsible for the operation of these systems.

Incumbent will be required to travel to the different Department of Management Services’ buildings through-out the state to perform his duties. And at times will be required to work other than normal working hours, in order to perform his duties without interfering with the normal operations of the buildings.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE:

Assist in developing and implementing a preventive maintenance program.

This should include maintenance repair and replacement of electronic and mechanical fire safety, and/or security devices; testing for malfunctions and it should include a method to insure the desired maintenance is indeed being performed on a timely basis that does not interfere with normal operations.

Assist senior level engineer and vendors in installation, repair, and replacement effort.

Assist in a plan to cover every aspect of the existing systems.

This should include building and site plans for device locations, wire paths and system interfaces as well as complete equipment manuals including engineering schematics.

The plan should include a means to update documentation to reflect changes in the system etc., as changes occur.

SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENTS:

Assist in reviewing systems for design deficiencies, performance, and optimization.

Research and evaluate state of the art technological advancements that might improve portions of the security systems.

Make recommendations for implementing new equipment.

Do required system engineering for improvements.

When assigned, write specifications and evaluate bids for contracts associated with approved improvements.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Assist in generating and updating specifications for maintenance of various portions of the Fire and Security Systems in Department of Management Services’ buildings statewide.

Monitor contractors throughout contract period for compliance with written specifications.

Develop specifications to eliminate areas of confusion and impossible or difficult duties.

Specify test equipment to perform required diagnostics for timely solutions to problems and for regular preventive maintenance.

Assist in performing functional analysis and review of basic components of the system and subsystems, i.e. central processing unit, data gathering panel, audio systems, uninterrupted power supply, smoke detectors, fire alarms systems, security systems, intrusion alarm and access systems, card reader systems, video systems, modem links, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in installation, maintenance, and enhancement of computerized electronic fire and security systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Computer programs
  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of an engineering specialty area.
  • Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations.
  • Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data.
  • Ability to solve problems relating to engineering.
  • Ability to perform engineering inspections.
  • Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate engineering information effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to travel to the different Department of Management Services’ buildings through-out the state to perform his duties.
  • Ability to work other than normal working hours, in order to perform his duties without interfering with the normal operations of the
  • buildings.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the installation, service, programming, and trouble-shooting of addressable fire alarm systems.
  • Physical Characteristics: This position requires prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, lifting and the use of all types of ladders and occasional use of personnel lift.
  • Valid Class E Driver’s License
  • Ability to be on-call and available for call-backs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience working on Commercial Access Control/Security Systems.
  • Certification from National Institute in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II certification in Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Certification for FASA/BASA (Fire Alarm Systems Agent & Burglar Alarm Systems Agent).

The Department of Management Services is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

DMS appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members.  Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee