Access, Alarms, and Systems Technician

Posted Date 1 week ago(7/15/2021 3:03 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St Paul
Public Safety - Auxiliary Services
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Access, Alarms, and Systems Technician position within the Public Safety Department.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



Under the general direction of the Access, Alarms, and Systems Manager, this position exists to support the camera, alarms, access control, security and parking systems of the university campus. 


The position requires knowledge of installation, programming, servicing, and inspection of: parking ramp systems, parking meters, pay stations, two-way radio systems, camera hardware, access points, door entry systems including magnetic holders and door releases, card readers, locks and software systems related to security operations.  In addition, this position is required to troubleshoot problems, install or replace equipment. This position will train employees on the daily operations of all electronic equipment and alarm systems for the Department of Public Safety.



1. Under the general supervision of the Technology Manager, install, program and service electronic equipment within the Department of Public Safety and Auxiliary Services to reduce external outsourcing costs.


2. Responsible for the service, maintenance and programming of the campus parking ramp systems; including programming packages, electronic doors, card readers, credit systems, ticket and receipt spitters, heaters, gate arms and general service.


3. Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, and related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.

  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, and video cameras, and attach electrical and telephone wiring in order to connect components.
  • Mount raceways and conduits, and fasten wires to wood framing, using staplers.
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions.

4. Researches, purchases, and train employees on all Public Safety electronic equipment for the department. 


5. Responsible for ensuring proper policies and procedures are followed by all members of the Department of Public Safety including direct and indirect supervision of employees.


6. Other duties as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Three years of relevant professional work experience to include knowledge and working experience with alarms, camera systems, low voltage and high voltage systems.
  • Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and be eligible to drive without restrictions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a related field preferred OR the equivalency from a recognized technical school or college, or a combination of correspondence school, military service training, industrial experience, and/or related studies deemed equivalent.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs, electronic equipment, cameras, automated parking systems and access control.
  • Have working knowledge of FCC regulations and radio communication operations.



All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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