Madison, WI
Jul 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 102353-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Information Systems/Technology, Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102353

Working Title: Access Control Specialist

Official Title: IS RESOURC SUP TECH I(13902)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$17.00 - $21.00

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, 'The place everyone wants to live."

University Residence Halls is part of the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Residence Halls provide quality living/ learning environments and programs to approximately 7,400 undergraduate student residents. Residence Hall Facilities is a subsection of the University Residence Halls that focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance and long-term infrastructure projects and planning.

University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces such as classrooms, office space, dining and culinary space including commercial kitchens and market place areas, mechanical support spaces and large meeting rooms.

Under limited supervision from the Access Control and Small Projects Manager, this position performs advanced level security systems analysis and programming; coordinates and schedules maintenance/ remodeling as it pertains to the Andover Access, security camera systems, data network and building entrances; and assist in the coordination and operation of the key shop. The incumbent must have extensive knowledge and skills in the following areas: project management techniques, a thorough understanding of the interrelationships among UW Madison department functions, procedures and systems, electronic security systems and designs, computer operations, and police communications center operations. This position also assists in the management and development of the electronic security management program for University Housing (e.g., assisting with and designing electronic security systems for remodel and new construction projects). The systems must work in conjunction with the existing security programs utilized by the department, including: card access, key systems, intrusion alarm, video, fire and emergency annunciation systems; computer based security programs, etc.

The incumbent communicates with customers to discuss access options. They assess the access needs for all Housing departments, contribute to the development of keying plans, maps and programs security installations, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, adjusts, and installs a variety of access options to buildings (e.g., electronic access, key controlled access, doors, safes, etc.)

Residence Hall Facilities is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Schedule Comment:

Primary schedule for this position is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

This position will participate in an on-call rotation, standby, and after-hours work as operationally needed. Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand.


Caleb Georgeson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, work history, and references within the online application system. Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors. When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
- Name
- Title of their position and relationship to you
- Phone number
- E-mail address

Online applications must be received by the indicated deadline date. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting salary for this position will be between $17.00 and $21.00 per hour, based on qualifications and experience.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 17 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 31 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time