Fire Systems Technician

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-18
Req: R0004887
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

We are seeking a Fire Systems Technician who maintains, diagnoses, and repairs electronic fire detection, alarm, suppression, and control systems. The incumbent will install, test, and calibrate electronic and electro-mechanical fire system devices and associated components. Fire Systems Technicians conduct tests and inspect for compliance with National Fire Protection Association and the Authority Having Jurisdiction. They recommend and follow up to verify the implementation of corrective actions. Fire Systems Technicians demonstrate competency in electrical and mechanical systems signified by experience and Fire Systems Certification. Supervisory guidance is received on complex matters, however daily tasks are performed independently. Fire Systems Technicians keep students, staff, patients, and visitors safe by maintaining fire protection systems throughout the University.

Duties Include:

  • Install and repairs fire system devices and components. Provide working knowledge of installed fire alarm systems
  • Perform circuit analysis, fire detection and suppression tests; during test, monitors fire alarm panel and records results. Electronically or hand written.
  • Ensure availability, readiness, and proper use of required accident prevention procedures, safety and fire prevention equipment, protective clothing and devices, and first aid supplies.
  • Review plans and drawings for code compliance and inspects projects.
  • Understand all phases of construction, maintain project documentation, and create red-lined field drawings according to University policies and procedures
  • Basic Experience in  Fire Alarm System Software  Programming.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Position Compensation Range: $21.15 - $25.00 Hourly


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: A minimum of four years' of experience in fire suppression and detection systems.

Licensure: Fire Systems Manufacturer Certification, NICET or equivalent Nationally Recognized Fire Alarm certification, Electronics Certifications or electrical or mechanical licensure. A valid Driver's license with a positive points balance.

The selected candidate will need to complete the following background checks: Criminal, Sexual Offender, DMV and licensure.

Physical Demands:

This position requires bending, stooping, twisting, lifting greater than 20 lbs., climbing ladders and stairs, using lifts, scaffolding,  and using both hands to perform the installation, troubleshooting, and inspections procedures.     

To apply, visit and search for 'Fire Systems Technician'. Fully complete the online application, also attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Three professional references (name, email address and telephone number).

Incomplete applications that are missing required documents will not be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Eirine Vlavianos, Academic Recruiter at [email protected].


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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