This position directly supports the technology needs of Brown Universityâ™s Department of Public Safety, a sworn, fully-functioning law enforcement agency operating 24/7 to protect and serve the Brown community. The Security Systems Technician II works with the Security Systems Technician III and other Technicians in the support of the Security Systems and Public Safety Technology across the University.
The team is responsible for service, maintenance, and repair of the Security Systems and Public Safety Technology across the University. This includes IP Video Security Systems, Access Control Systems, Panic Alarm Systems, Intrusion Alarm Systems, and other Public Safety Technology systems used for the safety & security of Brown University Assets and the Brown University Community.
While supporting the Security Systems and Public Safety Technology, the Security Systems Technician II will make recommendations for system improvements, and evaluate the systems to identify necessary repairs. All tasks shall be performed in accordance to best practices, Public Safety Technology SOPs and Design Standards.
Security Technicians are required to participate in an on-call rotation schedule. While on-call, Security Technicians must be available to answer calls/emails after normal working hours and on weekend/holidays depending on the rotation order. This position requires flexible hours, including days, nights, and weekend.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree preferred in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other field
3 years of experience with Video Security Systems (CCTV), Access Control Systems, Alarm & Intrusion Systems, Intercoms, Basic Computer Networking, Basic Telecommunications and other industry related technology in addition hands-on experience installing, configuring and maintaining Video Security Systems (CCTV) and Access Control Systems
The following certifications preferred (experience in-lieu):
Software House - CCURE 9000 Installer Certified
Genetec Security Center Certified
The following experience with these product lines is preferred:
Axis, American Dynamics, Pelco
DSC Alarm Systems
Genetec, Exacqvision, Software House
Proficiency in reading and understanding architectural, network, or electrical layouts and diagrams
Strong technical abilities to troubleshoot, support, and maintain critical hardware/software components supporting a 24x7 operation.
Strong problem solving skills, organizational skills, and be able manage projects to meet profitability and quality standards.
Project management skills in planning and monitoring projects within a cross-functional environment preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities
Ability to work through problems and find solutions is a must.
Ability to understand the phases of a system installation; cable, equipment, programming, testing and training, and be able to perform each of these tasks in addition to troubleshoot problems with systems efficiently.
Understanding and comfortable working with basic IP networks.
Experience with Google Suite preferred
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications preferred
Higher education experience preferred
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
Ability to climb a ladder at least 15ft
Ability to travel across campus
Ability and experience using hand & power tools
Clean driving record required
Security Technicians are required to participate in an on-call rotation schedule. While on-call, Security Technicians must be available to answer calls/emails after normal working hours and on weekend/holidays depending on the rotation order.
This position is subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. Due to the confidential, sensitive nature of information this position may encounter, applicant must be willing to allow for a Background Investigation by Brown Public Safety.
This position is subject to immunization requirements due to the nature of work. Must be willing to complete initial immunizations and any follow-up/boosters.
Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.
This is a 2 year fixed term position with the possibility of an extension or transferring into a regular position contingent upon available funding
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Security Systems Technician II
Office of CIO
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Internal Number: REQ153874
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