Specialist, Fire Prevention & Security Systems - Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio

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Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Campus or Location

Jerry Sue Thornton Center

Job Responsibilities

Assists in the implementation, testing, management and repair of electronic fire alarm and security systems throughout the College system including Electronic Access Control, Security Surveillance Systems, Intrusion Detection Systems, Dispatch Systems, and Fire Alarm Systems

Performs systems maintenance and programming on all access control systems present at all College properties

Maintains electronic database records, encodes key cards, and programs electronic locking systems using related computer software

Oversees and monitors contractors and equipment installations

Reviews and approves architectural door and portal schedules in order to develop keying/coring configurations in advance of construction deadlines and/or relocking schedules

Processes and records work orders pertaining to various electronic protection systems

Coordinates preventative and corrective maintenance for all security and fire safety systems and devices

Ensures the College’s security and fire safety levels are maintained along with critical operating and strategic issues

Ensures campus operations are in compliance with applicable building and fire codes as well as College insurance carrier requirements

Contributes in the establishment and successful execution of schedules supporting critical construction and start up milestones for College projects that the Police and Security Services Group supports

Maintains required documentation

Coordinates with College operations in areas of cross responsibility such as sprinkler and other fire suppression systems

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in security and/or fire safety systems


Skilled in the ability to survey for lock requirements

Possess extensive working knowledge of access control related equipment including but not limited electronic/mechanical locks, computer operated key cabinets, programming of access control systems, security surveillance equipment (both hard wired and remote), intrusion as well as fire alarms and CCTV systems

Possess or is able to quickly develop working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of cylindrical, mortise, and rim locks; mechanical, electrical and electronic locking devices (These may include the following technologies; magnetic stripes, keypads, smart chips, proximity card readers and biometric identification systems)

Possess working knowledge with fire code requirements relating to building access/egress control devices

Demonstrated knowledge of crime prevention

Knowledge of OSHA Industrial standards/requirements

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Demonstrated general computer proficiency

Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications



Associates Degree/Technical Degree in a related discipline

Five years of progressively responsible experience in security and/or fire safety systems (AMAG

Prior job experience with Best Access Systems A2 and A4 series locks, codes and equipment

Certificate in Crime Prevention (CPTED)

ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) Certification

Previous experience programming electronic based fire alarm and security systems

Work Schedule

The work schedule is based on normal college work hours; however, hours will vary based on business unit needs and emergency situations.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Special Note

Posting Open Date 02/18/2016

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Keyword Phrases

  • Campus Police & Security Services
  • Specialist, Fire Prevention & Security Systems
  • Exemplary Learning and Teaching Community
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Promote Individual Development and Quality of Life
  • Campus Safety and Police
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter