Physical Security Systems Administrator

Job description

The Physical Security Systems Administrator position primarily involves the independent performance of all phases of duties required that are essential in order to assure the facilities’ fire alarm systems, commercial security CCTV systems, access control, and Mass Notification systems are up-to-date and maintained.


  • Perform security installations that include Access Control, CCTV and Intrusion Detection Alarm Systems.
  • Manage projects to deliver successful implementations by meeting project requirements and adhering to industry and company standards.
  • Coordinate with Director of Facility Operations to ensure availability of materials and equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints, diagrams, submittals, specifications and schematics.
  • Participate in on-site progress meetings and provide updates to Director.
  • Identify risks and provide specific solutions and recommendations to customers on most time and cost efficient methods.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in assessing and troubleshooting of issues and problems.
  • Inspect quality of finished projects to ensure conformation of all specifications and requirements.
  • Program and test installed security systems and train staff as required
  • Continually learn new products, upgrades and software programs related to electronic security systems.
  • Install equipment racks, cabinets and cable support systems, including J-hooks, Arlington straps and ladder tray systems.
  • Abide by OSHA regulations and use protective equipment as required.
  • Installation and security of network closets, racks, and all network related equipment
  • Work with CAT 5e & 6 twisted pair, optical fiber, coax, etc. including perform all cable pulling, suspension, fireproofing, terminating, and testing in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other local regulations.
  • Knowledge in mechanical retrofitting of door frames and gates for electric strikes and magnetic locking devices; and peripheral devices (motion sensors, RTE, push buttons and contacts)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication.
  • Familiar with industry standards for ADA and life safety codes.
  • Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of low voltage cable systems.
  • Works with vendors on installation and repair of fire alarm systems
  • Manages, plans, performs installation, service and preventive maintenance of Campus Mass Notification systems as the Valcom paging and Valcom PoIP paging systems and recordings. All notification Pop-up software and panic buttons on the campus computer network. Oversees notification systems used for texts and emails to all student and all employees of Campus closing and delays.
  • Works with all other craftsmen to perform their job related duties.
  • Works with Information Technology as needed.


High school diploma or equivalent

  • 5 years of experience in installation of data and fiber wiring
  • 5 years of experience in security surveillance and access control
  • Training of maintenance management practices; telephony fundamentals; electronic principles, including theory of solid-state components, digital techniques, and copper core and fiber-optic transmission principles applying to telephone switching systems; T-carrier; fiber-optic modems; multiplexers, line drivers, and associated hardware; telephone wiring practice; installation procedures, and special tools required for installation and maintenance on these systems
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to express ideals effectively orally and in writing
  • Willingness to seek training
  • Willingness to be accessible and available at the University in time and presence to insure proper management and operation of plant activities


  • BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) Certification preferred
  • Training in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint


  • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Frequently climb (ladders, scaffold, or other)
  • Must have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks





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Posted: 3/14/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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