Senior Security Systems Specialist

SW Atlanta, GA, US
Aug 13, 2019
Senior Security Systems Specialist
Office of Safety and Security

Support Staff - Position - Other - Other

Job Number: 4600185927

Start Date:

Open Date: 08/12/2019

Closing Date: 09/27/2019

The Senior Security Systems Specialist assists the Coordinator (Security Systems) in overseeing all safety/life support systems of Atlanta Public Schools. The incumbent ensures the work completed by the Security System Specialists, Low Voltage Technicians and related systems vendors meets required codes and APS standards.

• Facilitates Life Safety System installations with construction department and with in-house technical team
• Performs server and client upgrades, backups and archival plans and/or SQL database administration for all Life Safety Systems throughout the district
• Installs, configures, programs, tests and implements and coordinates software and hardware for all life safety systems
• Actively engages in the research and planning of technology improvements by staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends
• Effectively supervises, and sometimes performs, advanced level troubleshooting of all life safety systems, both software and hardware devices, to determine root cause of component, system and network failures
• Serves as a first level responder for emergency and non-emergency life safety support system failures, including fire/burglary system outages and alarm calls
• Performs on-site quality inspections to validate work performed by authorized vendors, low voltage tech team and other support personnel to ensure project validations and sign-offs are completed
• Facilitates and/or performs life safety equipment inspections to meet code requirements, determine and correct existing problems and to make product and use recommendations
• Ensures that required annual fire alarm code required inspections are preformed
• Ensures that staff collect and maintain an accurate inventory of all in-use equipment, maintains service records, warranty information and supervise construction-to-security maintenance transitions
• Supervises daily workflow of assigned team to perform preventative maintenance tasks, and in response to service calls to ensure work is performed efficiently and with accuracy
• Provides and reviews assigned work orders using security tracking systems
• Assists the Security Systems Coordinator with the development, coordination and performance of targeted training workshops and skills enrichment programs for assigned personnel
• Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator
• Required to attend scheduled shift during regular business hours as mandated

� High school diploma or GED required
� Associate?s degree in computer science, engineering, engineering technology or related field preferred

� Valid Georgia driver?s license required
� State of Georgia Low Voltage license required
� National Institute for Certification and Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification required
� 3 years of experience in security/life support systems required
� Experience working in a large, urban school district, governmental or public sector preferred

� Knowledge of implementation of security system software and internet integration programming
� Intranet and internet website use and terminology knowledge
� Computer and network operating systems knowledge
� Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and security software
� Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences
� Ability to demonstrate self-discipline and attention to detail to ensure successful resolution to customer requirements in a timely and cost effective manner
� Ability to apply, recommend and implement advanced technology integration concepts to improve organization-wide efficiency and effectiveness
� Skilled in reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronic units
� Proficient in system administration, to include evaluation/selection, installation and maintenance processes; applicable systems include fire alarms, burglary alarms, access control, CCTV, intercoms/clocks, AED?s and other network devices
� Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

Compensation: Salary Grade: 129
Salary Range: FY'20 APS Salary Schedule (All Positions)
Work Year: ANNUAL


Employment Category: CLASSIFIED

Reports to: : Coordinator (Security Systems)

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