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Fire Alarm Technician

Omaha Public Schools Omaha, NE
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Job Title: Fire Alarm Technician


Location: Service Center, 4041 N 72 Street, Omaha, NE 68131


Reports To:  Supervisor of Maintenance, Service Center


Work Schedule/FLSA Status:  261 Duty Days / Non-Exempt


Salary Schedule: This is a full-time negotiated position. Salary grade 50L based on Negotiated Agreement



Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Minimum of five years of experience at the fully qualfied level in the fire alarm/low voltage field is mandatory.
  • Possess a state fire alarm installer  license,  state fire alarm inspector  license or  Nicet level II certification. 
  • License to inspect fire extinguishers.
  • Demonstrated ability to use the computer as a maintenance level aide is mandatory.
  • Valid driverâ??s license and a safe driving record.


  1. Diagnose and repair file alarm systems and components.
  2. Install fire alarm components.
  3. Inspect fire alarm systems.
  4. Inspect fire extinguishers.
  5. Repair and alteration of other low voltage systems.
  6. Trade related tasks as assigned by the Foreman, Maintenance Manager or Supervisor of Maintenance.

Additional Duties:

Performs other related tasks as assigned by manager, foreman, and/or administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Ability to climb ladders with tools and equipment weighing up to thirty pounds.
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to seventy pounds.
  • Ability to access equipment in constricted areas.
  • Ability to pass functional assessment of physical abilities.  Test will be arranged by OPS.


Equipment:  Must always comply with OPSâ??s guidelines for equipment  use.


Travel:   Local travel will be required.


  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

In order for schools and departments to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.  Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employeeâ??s supervisor or building administrator.  All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Terms of Employment:

This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.


The offer of employment is contingent upon:

  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining â??Highly Qualified status,â? etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position o?ered). Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.


Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political afiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)


The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 531-299-0240.


* NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Date Posted May 24, 2024
Requisition 12435
Located In Omaha, NE
Salary Comment $30.96 - $30.96 / Per Hour
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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