EST (Edwards) Certified Fire Alarm Programmer

Job Location US-VA
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Regular Part-Time


Converge Security Solutions, Inc is a technology company serving the Federal, Commercial, and Legal markets that addresses client challenges in the present and transitions clients into the future by introducing efficient and effective Security and IT solutions. Established in 2000, Evolver  and eVigilant have merged to form CSS. With a dedicated focus on client satisfaction, We have proven our value time and time again, from managing day-to-day operations to skillfully navigating the implementation and support of new technologies. Our core competencies are Cybersecurity, infrastructure, application development, cloud, end-user support, data analytics and legal services.


We believe our employees are key to our success and continued growth. We attract and retain our diverse workforce by promoting a work-life balance with generous and flexible time off, competitive compensation and benefits, and a commitment to professional development. When you join us, you join a community of talented and dedicated individuals whose abilities, skills, and actions contribute to the success of the company.



eVigilant, a Converged Security Solutions Company, is seeking a NICET Level 2 or EST Certified Fire Alarm Technician to join our team.  You will work in Washington, DC. metro area. This position is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Seeking an Senior Engineering professional with experience in designing/estimating Fire, life safety and Security systems to include ACS, CCTV and IDS. The applicant shall also be committed to quality and safety industry practices. The Senior Engineer is responsible for the overall design direction, code compliancy and support for assigned projects. The person selected to fill this role will need to have the ability to mentor and manage staff and interact in a dynamic environment with management and customers at all levels. This position is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop project scoping documents, fire detection and alarm equipment specifications, prepare logic diagrams, loop diagrams, detection and alarm device layout plans, panel layout details, battery loading, panel and circuit calculations.
  • Planning and design details including engineering concepts, distribution plans, riser diagrams, detail drawings, schedules, specifications, design analysis, engineering reports, etc.
  • Familiar with and able to interpret and apply national consensus codes and standards, such as NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 90A, NFPA 101, IBC and various other ISA and IEEE standards.
  • Familiar with bid evaluation and permit submittal review.
  • Provide engineering support to construction forces.
  • Provide direction to designers.
  • Provide 2D CADD drawings for permit submittals, installation packages and as-built documentation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Conducting technical discussions and meetings with customers and suppliers.
  • Responsible for overall project delivery (cost, schedule, quality, safety, information, contract performance) on multiple project assignments.
  • Provide support for project managers from conception through completion (both large and small) in accordance with company objectives and contract requirements.
  • Create, review and approve proposals, including pricing and cost estimates.
  • Manage scope development, design and contract performance, documents, procedures and controls for assigned projects.
  • Attend assigned organizational and customer meetings.
  • Identify training needs.
  • Multitask and work in a fast pace environment
  • Occasional on-site project observations and reviews; duties required to fulfill contractual obligations for construction phase services; overseeing other personnel assigned to this responsibility.
  • Some travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

Experience and Education:

  • EST Certified Fire Alarm


    • EST certificate  (15)
    • 3 years related Fire Alarm experience with at least 1 years in performing a full installation of a fire Alarm system on complex and large projects.
    • Must be able to understand Fire alarm and life safety design drawings
    • EST Fire alarm and life safety installation (preferred) but not required.
    • Must be able to obtain a Washington Metro Area Transit Authority Badge ( 10 year back ground check)
    • Secret Clearance preferred but not required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking, stooping, climbing, balancing, lifting, talking, hearing, and sitting for long periods of time
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • DC Metro/Northern VA (Preferred)

Technical Requirements (required and desired)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong technical and communication skills
  • Experience ensuring compliance with safety, OSHA, ANSI, Federal Acquisition Regulation and other project-related rules and regulations
  • Experience with low voltage security and camera systems, design, installation, and maintenance preferred
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a government security clearance

Training and Certifications (required and desired)


  • Work authorization:

    • United States (Required) to obtain Clearance 

EOE Statement

At eVigilant, we foster teamwork, growth, individuality and entrepreneurialism. We value employee opinions and encourage them to make a difference by getting involved and being thought-leaders. As a part of the eVigilant team, we actively promote a working and learning environment that supports a highly qualified workforce and a quality of work life that is based on trust and respect for all employees resulting in a healthy and trusting organizational culture.


eVigilant, a Converged Security Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


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