Fire Alarm & Security Technician

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number
Position Title
Electronics Specialist
Working Title
Fire Alarm & Security Technician
Competency Level
Maintenance - 35213
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The primary purpose of the Physical Plant is to maintain all the University’s physical assets. This is achieved by repairs as needed and by a proactive plan of inspection and testing of all major equipment.

Facilities - 35200 College
College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The primary purpose of the Fire Alarm & Security Technician position is to test and maintain the University’s fire and security systems. This includes replacing and modifying existing systems and review of plans and specification for new and/or buildings to be renovated. This position has been designated as mandatory personnel for the University and may be required to report to work during adverse weather conditions even though the University may be operating on an alternate schedule. This position may assist with snow, ice and/or debris removal under the direction of a supervisor.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate’s degree in electronics; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


Completion of high school and at least 2 years performing moderate to advanced level tasks associated with fire, security systems and/or other electronic/electric systems.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

Ability to obtain the Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician license after 12 months employment with UNCW .

Moderate to advanced level knowledge of microprocessor based fire and security systems and electronic clock systems and practices for repair and installation of these systems

Ability to maintain accurate records

Ability to design, install and repair

Ability to plan work operations, follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with department heads and other trade and contract workers

Ability to use computers, IPads, IPhone, for timekeeping, communication, data entry and work order management

Ability to perform routine fire sprinkler maintenance duties as listed under the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician license to include such duties include testing of water flow and tamper switches on wet and dry sprinkler systems and the testing of fire pumps

Required Certifications or licensure

North Carolina driver’s license

Recruitment Range
$32,500 - $40,000
1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year
12 Months
Work Days
Monday - Friday
Work Hours
7:00AM - 4:00PM with on-call rotation; subject to call-back and emergencies
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited
Position Number
Job Posting Date
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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