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Physical Security Technologies Coordinator

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Information Technology Services
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 16, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 49929
Position ID:: 174356

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate (SL-2)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Physical Security Technologies Coordinator serves as a key member of the Security, Infrastructure and Support team, responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the campus facilities, students, faculty, and staff via physical security technology implementations. This position combines aspects of a physical security technician and a physical security analyst role, encompassing a wide range of duties related to physical security systems, assessments, incident response, and construction project leadership.

This position will support day-to-day operations associated with physical security technologies, including routine maintenance and troubleshooting--either by resolving issues directly or by engaging internal partners and vendors as appropriate. The Physical Security Coordinator will work closely with the NYS University Police Department, Physical Facilities, Residential Life and other campus entities to provision physical security controls and systems for all new construction/renovation projects and life-safety technology-based solutions.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Security, Infrastructure and Support (ITS).

In addition, the Physical Security Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Security Infrastructure and Support group and other campus entities to assist with implementation and ongoing operation of the Genetec Access Control and Video Monitoring System.
  • Conduct regular inspections and testing of security equipment to ensure proper function and identify any issues or vulnerabilities, including correction of issues as needed.
  • Administer, configure, and maintain the University's physical security systems, primarily focused on door access control, intrusion detection and alarm systems. The coordinator may be required to work with other systems such as video surveillance.
  • Conduct routine maintenance as needed.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement effective security measures based on risk assessment findings.
  • Work with leadership, law enforcement agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to assist with the response to security incidents or crises.
  • Complete projects involving security systems, hardware, building systems and technology as assigned.
  • Ensure that status reports are regularly submitted to the department and that targeted completion dates are met. Oversee physical security technology implementations in new construction and renovation projects.
  • Provide technical guidance for physical security related projects and technologies including but not limited to; access control systems, intrusion detection systems and unification of physical security technologies. Work on the rollout of new systems and remediation of existing systems while coordinating with project managers, physical security team members, system administrators and database engineers.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Associates degree in a technical field.
  • At least three years of experience in the design, installation and troubleshooting of access control software systems, including activities such as the configuration of access control parameters, access levels, event to action mapping and access-control hardware within the system.
  • Three years of experience in the specification, configuration and maintenance of access control equipment, including activities such as the design, configuration and troubleshooting of access control and intrusion/alarm head-ends.
  • Proficiency in leading physical security technology related projects, including coordinating with contractors, overseeing system installations and ensuring projects are completed within defined timelines and budgets. Ability to develop project documentation when necessary, such as status reports and change orders.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting building plans and schematics.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential material and information with suitable discretion.
  • Sound writing, documentation, and communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Ability to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Work well under pressure and be able to work collegially and effectively in a team environment.


  • Certifications relevant to Physical Security systems.
  • Experience in the installation and configuration of the Genetec Synergis Access Control system.
  • Experience in the specification, configuration and maintenance of Mercury Security based access control equipment.
  • Experience with additional physical security technologies, such as video surveillance systems, intrusion detection systems, alarm systems, and other physical security technologies commonly used in higher education institutions.
  • Knowledge of Higher Education Environment: Understanding of the unique security challenges and considerations within a higher education setting, including campus facilities, student populations, and academic environments.
  • Experience with Information Security and Risk Management, Telecommunications and/or Network Security.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices of security/life safety in a large and diverse environment.
  • Experience in evaluating, selecting, and implementing emerging security technologies, including biometrics, analytics, and artificial intelligence, to enhance campus security measures.
  • Prior experience working with access control and/or digital surveillance systems as well as intrusion and mass-notification systems.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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