Alarm Technician

Multnomah County
February 4, 2024
Portland, OR
Job Type


Job Summary: Do you have a State of Oregon Electrician, Limited Energy Technician, Class A (LEA) license? Are you an experienced Fire Detection, Alarm or Access Control Technician, who has worked with commercial fire alarms, access control and security systems? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Multnomah County’s Department of County Assets (DCA) Facilities and Property Management Division (FPM) as an Alarm Technician. In this position, you will be the go-to-person to perform standard tasks independently for a wide variety of limited energy systems and work in collaboration with other trade teams, contractors, and clients to identify improvements and resolve systems problems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, layout, install, repair, program and upgrade electronic systems and equipment in accordance with regulations, codes, and the needs of the facility. These systems include: A) fire detection, B) intrusion detection, C) access control including employee photo identification, and D) other low-voltage systems, such as nurse/jury call systems and duress (panic) alarms.
  • Perform fire alarm inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with NFPA Chapter 14.
  • Create and maintain tracking databases for Countywide alarm system users including remote monitoring and employee photo identification.
  • Study and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Keep accurate records, provide reports of work performed, and document system design and any changes for future work and services.
  • Drive a County vehicle during work hours.
  • If you have verifiable technician work experience in one of the major areas listed above (A, B or C), other systems experience can be gained after you come to work at Multnomah County.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent education and one (1) to four (4) years of experience at the journey level working with commercial fire alarm, access control, or security systems including the design, programming, repair, and testing of such systems.
  • Requires a State of Oregon Electrician, Limited Energy Technician, Class A (LEA) License.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass multiple criminal history records checks, including OSP CJIS and ORCHARDS, should a job offer be extended.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in servicing electronic equipment.
  • Electronic-related coursework in basic electronics.
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification.
  • Experience in large, complex, integrated building systems, such as Notifier, Kantech, and DSC.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and high-level programming experience.

$43.72 - $45.05 Hourly, DOE

Apply Online: Please apply on Multnomah County's website:

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