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Fire & Security Alarm Manager (Main Campus)

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Join a leader in higher education and one of the best employers to work for in the Philadelphia area.

Temple University's Facilities Management Department is searching for Fire & Security Alarm Manager.

We are searching for YOU!

Become a part of the Temple family and you will have access to the following:

Full medical, dental, vision coverage

4 weeks paid time off

11 Paid Holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving & winter break)

Tuition remission - eligible employees can obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree TUITION FREE

A generous retirement plan and so much more!

Reporting to the Main Campus Assistant Director of Life Safety and Compliance, the Fire and Security Alarm Manager is responsible for managing the maintenance, testing, and repair of the fire alarms, security systems, card access systems, intercoms, access controls, egress locks, and mass notification systems for Temple University’s Main Campus, Ambler, Podiatry and Dental Building at the Campus. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the Fire Alarm systems are inspected, repaired, and certified annually in accordance with local and state life safety standards. The Fire and Security Alarm Manager will ensure the maintenance and operations of the fire alarm and security systems are completed accordingly for proper responsiveness. The incumbent will assist in planning building, equipment, and preventative maintenance programs, including deferred maintenance and equipment replacement schedules.

The Fire and Security Alarm Manager will act as Temple University's liaison with Federal, State, Local, and Insurance for fire and security systems. The incumbent will be responsible for communicating and educating Facilities Management Department personnel of new equipment and change of guidelines, policies, regulations, and/or standards with regards to fire alarm and security systems. The incumbent will oversee the installation of new fire and security systems compliant with the electrical and fire code. 

It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.

Required Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or experience and 3 years of directly related job experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities

*Fire Alarm System support with project management to provide advice and receive direction. Interface with vendors and authorities having jurisdiction. Research new fire alarm products, test, and implement new technologies.

*Security System support with project management to provide advice and receive direction. Security system installation and programming. Interface with vendors and authorities having jurisdiction. Research new security system products, test, and implement new technologies. Provide technical support through phone, e-mail, and in person to clients.

*Helps maintain and install card access systems, intercoms, access controls, egress locks, and mass notification.

*Requires knowledge of computer applications (i.e., Microsoft windows operating system, word, excel, and power point). 

*Must maintain current driver’s license.


*NICET II certification in fire alarm, knowledge of NFPA standards a plus (including 70 and 72).

*Experience with commercial and residential systems. Security alarm installation and programming.

*Ability to follow and read schematics and wire diagrams.

*Troubleshooting skills and ability to learn on the job.

This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Facilities Management
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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