The IMAP Fire System Technician is responsible for Performing maintenance and repair on existing fire alarm systems in Department of State principle building facilities, per requirements of Department of State Overseas Building Operations, Fire Protection (OBO / OPS / FIR), manufacturer’s requirements, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
Role and Responsibilities
Perform inspections of existing fire alarm system(s)
Testing of fire alarm systems and components (NFPA 72 inspection and testing form)
Perform inventory of all system locations, components and modules, and documenting existing faults prior to repair
Perform inspection of each circuit and identify design deficiencies, improper device application, code deficiencies and any visible damage to the conduit of fire alarm cable raceways
Survey existing circuit damage
Recommended modifications to improve existing fire protection
Perform system and device cleaning
Perform sensitivity tests
Replace of failing / failed components and modules replacement
Repairs of ground faults and short circuits
Replacement of system batteries
Provide fire alarm systems operations instruction to end-users
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Must be able to obtain / maintain a Top Secret Clearance
Experience in testing and maintaining fire detection systems;
High school diploma, Must hold a minimum of a current NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology, Fire Alarm Systems) certification;
Must have the physical ability to travel overseas
Must be able to pass a physical examination for duty
Must be able to work on ladders, access hard to reach areas, and be able to lift and carry materials and tools in excess of 25 lb.
Must be familiar with the requirements outlined by NICET, NFPA, OSHA, and any other applicable regulatory agencies.
Must be proficient in using a computer to send email, as well as use Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)