Security System Technician - Life Safety

Mississippi State University

Starkville, MS

ID: 7060118
Posted: September 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Profile:

The Life Safety Division is responsible for the security of people and MSU property through electronic security measures. This includes, but not limited to, locks (both electronic and manual), access control, license plate readers, fire and security alarms, and video surveillance. Life Safety Division is also responsible for promoting and assisting all divisions and departments of MSU with designing and procuring systems that comply with university policy and standards.

Area of Specialization:

Electronic safety and security

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist in planning, research, and implementation of security and safety procedures.
2. Operate, repair and install basic security and specialty systems such as automatic door systems and smoke detectors.
3. Disassemble, clean, repair, and reassemble a variety of security equipment following established procedure.
4. Be knowledgeable of and comply with all safety and electrical codes. Inspect assigned jobs for compliance to the NEC and University standards.
5. Provide technical information, advice, operating instructions, and similar information to supporting skilled trades employees and end users with continued support.
6. Provide assistance to Electricians, Contractors, Architects, & Integrators as needed.
7. Responsible for after hours and weekend security.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Received: Life Safety Assistant or other designated supervisor.
Given: May supervise a Security System Technician Assistant & provide guidance and training to student workers.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Two to four years in commercial and industrial security work.
3. Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working with Genetec Security Center and/or other unified security platforms.
Background in understanding of CCTV, access control, fire and life safety equipment and other related technology.
Understanding of network infrastructure as it relates to CCTV, access control, fire and life safety equipment and other related technology.
Demonstrated history of working in collaboration with other department officials to enhance life safety and protection.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
2. Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade.
3. Ability to exercise tact and discretion with customers and the public.
4. Ability to move, lift or carry up to and occasionally over 75 lbs.
5. Ability to troubleshoot technology issues related to electronic security.
6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Frequent - externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; irregular and extended hours may be anticipated, including nights and weekends; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position.
Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Job requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting, carrying, and/or moving up to and occasionally over seventy-five (75) pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Hearing requirements: heavy phone contact requires ability to hear and respond to telephone conversations.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online via In addition to your application, resume, and cover letter, please submit copies of any certifications, degrees, or professional achievements that relate to the minimum and preferred requirements for this position.


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