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Electronic Systems Specialist

Phoenix Full-Time
$56,514.00 - $69,846.00 / year
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There are vacancies for an Electronic Systems Specialist in multiple departments:


Public Works Department:

The Electronic Systems Specialist is responsible for the technical troubleshooting and evaluation of City downtown facilities and more than 600 metro area facilities for stand-alone, electronic, and network-based fire life safety (FLS) and security systems. Security systems include Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Access Control Systems (ACS), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and surveillance systems, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Audio/Visual and Recording Systems, Panic/Hold-up Systems, and Environmental and Emergency Communication Systems. The FLS systems include fire & life safety alarm, fire suppression and sprinkler systems, monitoring and notification systems. The FLS and Alarm Services Section also provides 24/7 technical support to internal and external customers and to the Police Department Central Monitoring Station (CMS).


This position conducts field assessments to evaluate facilities for the deployment, installation, service and maintenance of electronic systems; coordinates and directs all activities and personnel involved in the implementation and completion of FLS and security system projects involving operational, capital improvement, federal grant funding including but not limited to the design, scheduling, construction, business expansion, budget and code compliance; reviews, modifies, and provides technical recommendations for design and specification plans for new projects, tenant improvements and repair/maintenance projects; processes and initiates maintenance work requests to ensure adequate funding and cost effective repairs and inspects work for quality; works directly with customers to provide cost estimates to ensure adequate funding is garnered for system upgrades and replacements; conducts database programming, administration and training sessions with end users.


Aviation Department:

The Aviation Control Systems Specialist provides technical hardware and software support for the installation and maintenance of computer control systems on inbound and outbound baggage handling systems (BHS) at Sky Harbor. This support of a complex nature includes, but is not limited to, industrial and work station computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), operator interface terminals (OIT), variable frequency drives (VFD), instrumentation, media converters, and LAN management. Currently, there is one vacany. This position is responsible for solving and coordinating vendor resolution of the most difficult problems; which may include organizing and assisting with the evaluation, selection, development, purchase, modification, testing, installation, and maintenance of PLC controlled BHS systems.



There is currently a vacany in the Public Works Department, however, this recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


§  Three years of journey level technical experience in the installation and maintenance of electronic and digital systems or related distribution systems

§  An associate’s degree in Electronics or a related field such as Electronic Engineering Technology or Computer Information Systems

  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
  • The following list is not all inclusive, but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers
  • The City job description can be found here.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The job requirements listed above, plus:

§  Experience in the design and engineering of FLS systems, physical security systems, and

of the following specialized system(s) for commercial or governmental customers:

o   Electronic intrusion detection, electronic access control, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), electronic fire alarms, fire suppression, fire sprinkler, ancillary fire protection, closed circuit television and surveillance camera, network based security systems, and technology based Audio/Visual intercom systems

§  Knowledge of NFPA, IBC and Phoenix Fire Codes

§  Moving objects weighing 50 pounds or more may be required

§  Ability to climb ladders or steps to reach objects and work at heights greater than ten feet

§  Ability to perceive the full range of the color spectrum in working with LED’s, color coded wires, etc.

§  Position will be required to participate in an after-hours/weekend on-call rotation schedule

Recommended skills

Access Controls
Security Systems
Intrusion Detection Systems
Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Computer Control Systems
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