Fire Alarm Technician I

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Fire Alarm Technician I

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for working independently to maintain, repair, service, modify, test, troubleshoot, and replace fire/life safety equipment throughout Georgetown University facilities. This position has been designated as essential personnel, and as such will be expected to report to work or work extra time even if the University is officially closed during emergency situations, such as inclement weather. Non-exempt employees will receive overtime if appropriate.

Work Interactions

Must be able to read and interpret blueprints. Must have an in-depth knowledge of electronic theories and practices as they apply to one or more complex integrated fire protection systems. Professional knowledge of such applications as digital or analog computers, fire and smoke detection and alarm sensor and display devices or related experience in low voltage systems and building electrical systems is required.

The incumbent will report to the associate director for fire protection engineering and will receive day-to-day coordination from the life safety service manager. Additionally, the incumbent will liaise with the university fire marshal, GUPD, facilities management, and project management as necessary to provide essential system information and status. The incumbent will collaborate with project management, facilities management, and building occupants for coordination/execution of activities as directed.

The successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing on matters concerning fire protection and life safety systems in regards to testing of system applications, reporting on system conditions, conveying mitigation options for impaired systems and other complex technical issues. Communicates with outside vendors and consultants on project related issues.

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

Requirements and Qualifications

Academic Level: High School Diploma

This position is an internal career ladder position, the selected applicant will receive additional compensation as they meet specific milestones. Relevant associates degrees, professional coursework, and licenses are preferred, especially for more advanced hires, but not required.

Must possess at least 6 months of fire system related experience; may include involvement in fire alarm or other code-driven and/or life safety electrical building systems; including, but not limited to:

low voltage systems

building electrical power or control systems

special hazards systems or

smoke control systems

Incumbent must pass the NICET level I Exam for fire alarm systems within 6 months of hire.

Must be physically capable of making repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms, as parts of systems worked on are in a hard-to-reach place. Requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Work is done inside and outside, and can be dirty, dusty, and greasy. Occasionally, makes repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. Has frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, burns, and infections. Potential exists to work around hazardous materials and permit required confined spaces.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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