Electronic Security Engineer Trainee

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
University Police Department
Electronic Security Engineer Trainee
Position #002848 – Requisition #19801

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

University Police Department has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Electronic Security Engineer Training position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. 

Jobs in this career family manage the physical infrastructure of the University.  Functions include planning, architectural design, capital project commissioning, building code compliance, engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.), architectural drafting, landscape design, energy conservation and construction project management.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity.

Position Emphasis
The Electronic Security Engineer will provide design, analysis, installation, maintenance, repair, and security operations services for all University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus buildings on a twenty-four-hour basis. Security services include working with end-users and customers regarding their security needs, devising and implementing plans, instructing in use of equipment, and evaluating human interaction with equipment to ascertain system faults. The Electronic Security Engineer must interact with other contractors and vendors on job sites, resolving scope conflicts, installation issues, component performance and the on-site adjustment to instructions to ensure timely delivery of functioning systems. Because of unique skill-sets, and the need to make on-site decisions and requisite interaction with others, the department considers the Electronic Security Engineer position a staff authority. Position is responsible for providing physical security support for all campus structures, parking areas, and exterior assembly areas in a manner that promotes the University of Colorado mission of health care, education, and research.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $40,252 to $51,200.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of application.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Software House “Installer/Maintainer” certification for CCURE 9000 software and hardware, or the ability obtain such certification within the first year of employment.
  • One or more years of closely related electronic security experience is required.
  • Four years of closely related professional, technical or electronic engineering experience, or a combination of education and experience in the specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, may substitute for the degree.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer from, or acceptable to, the State of Colorado where the specialty is in electronic engineering or closely related field may also substitute for the degree.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification
  • Experience as a locksmith, electrician, or IT communications professional
  • Experience with video surveillance, electronic security access control hardware

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Access Control concepts and design elements knowledge
  • Complex problem solving and trouble-shooting regarding low-voltage security componentry and analog/digital camera systems.
  • Ability to extemporaneously evaluate a problem and as a Staff Authority, compose a solution for others acceptance and adoption
  • Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management software
  • Working knowledge of construction drawings, CAD generated products, manufacturer cut sheets, and multi-dimensional depictions of proposed construction design
  • Working knowledge of intrusion alarm concepts, elements, sensor varieties, sensor technologies and interface requirements.
  • Working knowledge of construction processes, policies and procedures to the end that the engineer can work safely and comfortably in a new building construction site.
  • Working knowledge of wiring circuits (parallel and series), relay operations, and varieties.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools, their proper and safe use, applicability to specific tasks, and their care and maintenance.
  • Working understanding of Altronix, various camera manufacturer products, door and locking hardware.
  • Working knowledge of analog and digital camera design
  • Have a working knowledge of lock construction, design, purpose and options.
  • Ability to cut and modify doorframes to accommodate door strikes, DSM, hinge and other security components connected to the door system.
  • Ability to independently install magnetic locks, electrified lever sets, mortised locks and all locking systems used on campus
  • Ability to teach end-users about products installed
  • Ability to interface any door control system to handicapped door trigger, automatic door openers, overhead roll-up doors, vehicle gates, etc.
  • Ability to service and maintain support equipment such as electric carts and other support equipment used in the division
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen, ability to work with customers, co-workers, contractors and others well and in a supportive manner.
  • Ability to “think on one’s feet” to identify and resolve a problem with a security system.
  • Ability to assess one’s own and others’ work quality and performance when appropriate
  • Ability to perform new installations, preventive maintenance, and service without supervision or direction
  • Ability to assess a components performance to ascertain what repairs or service the engineer will need to perform those steps in the field.
  • Ability to maintain excellent follow-through with tasks, customer relations, expectations of the division, etc
  • Ability to work with a group, a team, or mixed-skill sets to accomplish a goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports, white-papers, and oral reports regarding work performed, problems solved, or issues identified.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the installation, servicing, and programming of locks, controllers, security components, cameras, electrical interfaces, connections, and devices common in the physical security industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and care of hand and power tools common in the security industry
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 12/23/2020
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time