The Engineering Fire Alarm Specialist will work independently under the guidance of the Housing Facilities Associate Director. The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to installing, programming, testing, diagnosing, and repairing fire alarm systems and potentially integrated systems. This position is also responsible for managing projects and reviewing sequence of operations on new construction and renovations. Other duties include updating/maintaining databases and the graphical interface that provides system monitoring and diagnosis.
Specific Job Duties and Tasks:
Analyze building usage and safety steps needed to enhance the student safety in Housing locations.
Work with Design professionals on layout, design, equipment selection, and wiring solutions all life safety systems
Assist/monitoring of code compliance in all buildings
Schedule and perform all code required testing while minimizing customer service interruptions for guests and staff.
Provide expertise to test, commission, and direct work of contractors.
Daily communications with public, guests, and University staff verbally and in writing.
Assist with hiring and training of student support staff.
Maintaining on hands and equipment necessary for all Electronic systems.
For a detailed job description, please email Alexander Alfaro at email@example.com
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.
To apply, applicants must submit their application at http://phxc3c.rfer.us/UIOWA7sSJ9r. In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Alexander Alfaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Professional experience (typically 3-5 years) with coordination of major facilities with networked fire alarm systems, including experience in system design, installation, operation, and commissioning.
Ability to conduct fieldwork and interact with clients in a professional and responsive manner.
NICET Level II in Fire Alarm Systems.
Excellent communication (written and verbal), and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of system connection/interface with building automation systems.
Ability to perform quick and accurate adjustments to maintain system performance due to equipment failures.
Familiarity with construction site safety guidelines.
Familiarity with installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting windows operating systems, as well as fire alarm program software.
Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings, system drawings, wiring diagrams, specifications, sequences of operation, installation, and operation manuals.
Willingness to learn new fire alarm system brands, models, programming, software, and new concepts.
Strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
NICET Level III in Fire Alarm Systems.
Extensive experience in programming and installing complex fire alarm systems.
Familiarity with Fiber Optic Systems.
Ability to troubleshoot system problems utilizing panel log data, and meters.
Ability to provide training in building fire alarm systems.
Working knowledge of Notifier or JCI / Simplex fire alarm inspection, service, networking, and programming training.
Familiarity or experience with Card Access systems and maintenance of other low voltage equipment.
Familiarity with Lutron or other lighting controls systems.
Able to provide clarity and direction to complex and ambiguous problems and challenges.
Valid Driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Driving Policy.
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.