Occ. Code 4133210



electronic equipment engineer security systems, grade 21



New York State Department of Civil Service



Classification Standard




Positions in this title are responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a detailed maintenance program relating to the sophisticated electronic equipment being utilized within security and life safety systems at Department of Correctional Services' (DOCS) facilities.  Incumbents of these positions serve as liaisons with manufacturers and the Facilities Planning Division to resolve warranty issues and major technical problems; travel to facilities to troubleshoot and monitor maintenance procedures; interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, operating guides, and technical literature in performing testing and repair tasks; operate a variety of machines, tools, and equipment related to the electronics trade including oscilloscopes, digital voltmeters, powerline monitors and recorders, test monitors, decibel meters, signal generators, frequency counters, printers, soldering equipment, wire wrap equipment, and small hand tools; and provide ongoing technical supervision and direct supervision during field work over lower-level technicians, such as Electronic Equipment Mechanics, and Electricians.


These positions are located at DOCS.  Incumbents at this agency assist in the total care and confinement of inmates sentenced to the custody of the Department, and, as such, all incumbents perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility to which they are assigned.




electronic equipment engineer security systems:  full performance level/supervisory level; develop, implement, and maintain a detailed maintenance program relating to the sophisticated electronic equipment being utilized within security and life safety systems.




Assistant Building Electrical Engineers design, redesign, and review electrical installations for new construction and alteration and rehabilitation of existing buildings and installations and review and approve contract specifications and estimates.




Direct the detailed analysis of existing facility electronic systems to determine their capabilities, their effectiveness in meeting facility needs, their current physical condition; needed repairs, rehabilitation, or replacement; ongoing maintenance needs; and provide direction to facility staff in their operation, maintenance, and repair.


-        Perform on-site reviews and analyses of existing electronic systems.


-        Read schematics and review equipment and system specifications to obtain a detailed knowledge of equipment currently being utilized, including those systems which contain several items of electronic equipment which are interconnected, but located at widely dispersed locations.


-        Perform necessary tests to determine if defective components exist, directing the calibration, operation, maintenance, and repairs of a computer and microprocessor based measurement system.


-        Perform microprocessor, computer programming, and software development for the integrated measurement system.


-        Direct the repair or replacement of defective components, verifying proper system operation, and making necessary adjustments for the systems to operate within all system specifications.


-        Maintain detailed records of repairs made, calibration work performed, and preventive maintenance performed.


-        Develop a comprehensive preventative maintenance schedule for each electronic system and monitor facility adherence to the schedule.


-        Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all equipment and spare parts available at facilities and Main Office.


-        Initiate purchase requests as necessary.


Provide ongoing technical supervision and direct supervision during field work over lower-level technicians.


-        Establish priorities for all tasks and organize work for the best use of time and equipment.


-        Establish general and specific maintenance procedures to be adhered to by facility staff.


-        Establish a comprehensive monitoring system for all possible system problems through which facility problems are to be brought to the incumbents attention.  Maintain ongoing communications with facility technical staff relative to the maintenance and repair of electronic systems, providing direction and technical expertise.


-        Observe and inspect work in progress and completed work to ensure work is done properly.


Provide training to facility staff involved in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.


-        Provide training in the use and care of appropriate tools, equipment, and instruments.


-        Provide training in the proper practices and procedures to be utilized.


-        Provide training in the interpretation of blueprints, schematic diagrams, operating guides and technical literature, and in appropriate troubleshooting procedures.


-        Develop training manuals to be utilized by facility technical staff.


-        Participate in factory in-house training and other training courses to learn about new procedures and equipment and incorporate the knowledge obtained into the facility staff training process.




Open Competitive:   Seven years experience installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining electronic perimeter security systems including closed circuit television and infrared detection systems.  One year of this experience must have been in a position with responsibility for supervising a subordinate technical staff in these activities. College study in electronics may be substituted for the general work experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years.


Date:  8/09


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.