Building Security Systems Technician

VFO Building Operations

Competition No. -
Posting Date -
Mar 30, 2023
Closing Date -
Will remain open until filled.

Position Type -
Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range -
$63,100 to $86,497 per year
Grade -
Hours -

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This posting will be used to hire for 2 positions and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Location - North campus.

Working for the University of Alberta (keep this as a header)

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department summary

The Building Security Systems Shop is responsible for security technology on University campuses

Position summary

This position supports the installation, programming, maintenance, repair, and service/support of the University of Alberta’s electronic Building Systems. Supported systems are as follows: Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Video Surveillance, Emergency Notification, and Intercoms. Building Systems are real time monitoring and control systems installed in the majority of buildings on North, South, and Remote Campuses. The systems operate 24 hours per day. Any failure or downtime of individual components or systems may become critical with serious consequences to the building, research work, and/or its occupants


  • Provide installation, maintenance and commissioning services for hardware and software
  • Analyze problems occurring in or related to systems to ensure proper functionality and operation
  • Provide support including root cause analysis
  • Provide input into design solutions pertaining to existing and new installations
  • Assist co-workers with investigating, troubleshooting and problem solving technical issues relating to hardware and software
  • Using established standards, implement hardware designs and software programming to meet the intent of the project requirements
  • Validates complete system functionality and troubleshoots problems with subcontractors and other trades to ensure proper operation
  • Complete paperwork including work orders and system posting of documentation
  • Adhere to safety standards with a high degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety
  • Ensure standards and requirements are in compliance by conducting quality assurance tests
  • Troubleshoot and repair related networks to ensure proper functionality
  • Assist in the ordering, pre-testing and installation of the various system equipment and components
  • Conduct evaluation and beta testing of new software and hardware components
  • Provide technical input into the various systems designs
  • Collaborate and coordinate the installation of the various systems and work of other U of A trades, contractors, and suppliers
  • Participate in standby (after hours on-call) on a rotating basis to respond to system failures
  • Record problems, solutions and modifications for inclusion in system documentation as well as configurations of equipment
  • Provide technical and operational training with new staff as part of on-boarding

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Engineering or Electronics Technology Diploma, Technologist Diploma or a related area
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant trade experience working with electronic commercial or institutional building security systems
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Technician (C.Tech.) or Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) would be considered an asset
  • A certificate from a recognized Security Technician program (such as the Alarm Technician Course from Canadian Security Association) or similar electronic security system TQ certification would be considered an asset
  • Experience working with or for a Systems Integrator would be considered an asset.
  • Computer and networking proficiency would be considered an asset

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Powered By GrowthZone