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Security & Access Control Systems Field Specialist

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The Department of Facilities Operations Site Protection at Princeton University is searching for an experienced Access Control Systems Field Specialist. This position will report to the Manager of Security and Access Control Systems. The Security Access Control Field Specialist will be responsible for oversight of key physical security projects at the University. The successful candidate will ensure new building physical security system installations meet design intent as well as University design standards. Upon successful awarding of physical security projects, the position will be responsible for field coordination and project oversight through final acceptance testing of the systems. The successful candidate will work with primary stakeholders, including but limited to, Department of Public Safety, University Housing, and the Office of Capital Planning who rely on Site Protection to provide exceptional service and reliable systems regarding access control and security systems. This position will not have any direct reports.


On-site Construction support:

  • Provide project oversight including coordinating telecommunications to electrical contractors, OIT, inside trade personnel, and outside contractors of the University as pertains to door hardware and system implementations.
  • Report on construction sites during all phases to evaluate security installation progress.
  • Review architectural drawings and designs for new and renovated buildings during installation phases.
  • Oversee security integrator vendors on job sites to ensure all electrified components and devices are installed to standard.

Project installation and turnover support:

  • Oversight of the workflow management for all Campus Access control & Stand-Alone Locking system installations.
  • Coordinate Campus Access Control & Stand-Alone locking system Acceptance Test Procedures.
  • Assist with project turnover support with end users within affiliated departments.
  • Administrative Duties:
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation including campus maps for current device locations.
  • Develop a detailed project workflow report to track and evaluate progress.
  • Notify system administrators of programming additions/changes.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Interactive Duties:
    • Build relationships with local, state, and federal organizations as needed to ensure timely communications during events on campus.
    • Model our core value of Teamwork by developing internal and external partnerships to better accomplish goals; maintains good working relationships with co-workers, superiors and public.
    • Show our core value of Innovation in support of the department, encouraging creativity, sharing valued remarks, and demonstrating perseverance with recommendations to management.
    • Practice our core value of Integrity by performing job duties in accordance with University and departmental policies and procedures, professional standards and practices and in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and practices.
    • Demonstrate our core value of Inclusiveness by representing strong employee morale and cultivating a culture of inclusion and fairness.
    • Show our core value of Respect when representing the university or department during campus activities, customer service, or other topics of general interest to the public or University Community; maintains appropriate attendance in the workplace by keeping tardiness and unplanned absences to a minimum. 
    • Model our core value of Sustainability while performing work duties such as waste removal, product usage, and interacting with the campus community encouraging good recycling habits.
    • Collaborate with the University community and promote healthy working relationships on a regular basis through professionalism and courtesy.
    • Create a safety culture by modeling safe behavior, regularly participating in scheduled Safety Huddles, demonstrating safe work practices, and serving as an ambassador on safety matters.

Essential Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Background in the field of physical electronic security with strong project management skills, for at least 10 years.
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience with design prints and system components.
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, and be able to effectively interact with a wide variety of customers both within and outside the Facilities Department.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment with flexibility and composure.
  • Solid organizational and multi-tasking skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong electrified door hardware and ADA requirement experience pertaining to door operator applications, door openings, and push/pull compliance.
  • Experience in managing large access control and life safety projects.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat PDF, and virtual meeting platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related Vocational School Certification
  • Familiarity with Computer Maintenance Systems (CMS), i.e., Maximo
  • Nationally Recognized Project Management Tools and Certification
  • Familiarity with CCure 9000


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period90 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)YesPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredYes Experience LevelMid-Senior Level #LI-NC1


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