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Alarm Systems Technician I

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Alarm Systems Technician I

Facilities Management Services

Facilities Management Admin

Location: Atlanta Campus **Location subject to change**

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. **Shift subject to change**


These are exciting times in the Fire Safety Department. We are growing, and we are thrilled that you are interested in being a part of our team. We are surrounded by individuals empowered to use their expertise and talents to achieve our mission to pursue excellence.

Are you ready for us? Are you seeking an opportunity with purpose and direction? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you!  We hire great people from a wide variety of educational, career, and personal backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do but because it makes us a stronger team. 

The Facilities Management Services Department is seeking (1) Alarm Systems Technician I to join an awesome team and help take the Building Maintenance Department to the next level of excellence!

WHAT MAKES The Maintenance and Operations Department A GREAT PLACE?

    A flexible work environment Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partnersProfessional development opportunity and mentorshipA rapidly growing center within an academic setting

The ideal candidate will perform various duties involving troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, and calibration of smoke detectors, alarm equipment and systems. In addition to supporting the department, Alarm Systems Technician I will generally fall into the following groupings, although overlapping of duties may occur as needed:

  • Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of fire alarm systems.
  • Calibrates smoke detectors and other alarm equipment.
  • Responds in a timely manner to alarm calls.
  • Prepares and maintains fire alarm and sprinkler inspection logs.
  • Performs regular inspections of fire alarms and sprinkler equipment to correct deficiencies.
  • Identifies alarm system issues and quickly responds to all fire alarm-related calls, including emergency calls after hours.
  • Installs, identifies, and repairs electrical, fire, and security systems and their components.
  • Manages fire alarm testing and inspection programs; performs manual alarm tests and issues appropriate reports.
  • Coordinates and assists other trades in fire alarm and sprinkler work requests.
  • Coordinates the work performed by contractors on the repair and services of fire alarm systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
COMMUNITY: Fostering a distinctive shared identity and common purpose across our multi-campus university. INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Respecting the dignity and value of all people and perspectives through honorable conduct based on engagement, fairness, access, equity, and civility. TRANSFORMATION: Intentionally pursuing knowledge, practice, and scholarly rigor to inspire lifelong learning, and to make our community and the world a better place. INTEGRITY: Adhering to our values, mission, and the truth through respectful cooperation and effective stewardship of resources. EXCELLENCE: Achieving the highest standards and distinction in teaching, research and service. STRATEGIC INNOVATION: Embracing invention and creativity in the pursuit of meaningful discovery using our collective talents.
USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office.  Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.  These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards.  More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at
Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia State prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia State community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia State prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.
Background Check
Successful candidate must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation and other background searches as applicable to the job such as credit check and Motor Vehicle Record.

Minimum Requirements:

    Technical or vocational degree with one year of related experience; or a high school diploma or GED and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

    Knowledge of basic tools and equipment.Knowledge of the state of Georgia Fire Codes.Knowledge of electronic material, equipment, and tools.Effective time management and organizational skills.Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.Ability to work from blueprints and sketches.Ability to supervise and train lower-level employees.Ability to walk, climb and lift; also work in confined spaces.

College/Business Unit
Open until filled

College/Business Unit: Facilities Management Services
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 01/16/24, 11:04:05 AM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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