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Fire Alarm Technician
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Fire Alarm Technician
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department IPO-Emergency Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Fire Alarm Technician for the Division of Public Safety.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Works independently or as a member of a team on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses, but may be assigned to alarm system equipment on all Rutgers properties throughout New Jersey as determined necessary by the Fire Alarm Bureau Manager.
• Performs a wide range of duties, including but not limited to preventative inspection activities, unplanned emergency repairs and system equipment troubleshooting.
• Performs system software programming of all fire alarm safety equipment utilizing the equipment manufacturer’s proprietary software.
• Performs installations of life safety equipment.
• Provides/maintains all building fire alarm communication equipment/programming to proprietary monitoring station.
• Responsible for the estimation of work and procuring appropriate materials for him/herself or the group. Supervises Emergency Services Officers and/or vendors as assigned.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 20
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 48744.930
Annual Mid Range Salary 57549.180
Annual Maximum Salary 66353.430
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit Fire Department
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent, and four years of experience in testing, maintenance and service of various manufacturers’ fire alarm systems. 
Must be competent in performing complex and varied repair and maintenance of fire alarm systems and have the ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and building systems as they are interfaced with fire detection systems. 
Candidates must be capable of obtaining one of the following within one year (12 months) of employment: NICET II-Fire Alarm Systems Certificate as required in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:74, Standard for Certification of Fire Protection Equipment Contractors. OR A license from the NJ Division of Law and Public Safety for Fire Alarm systems in accordance with the provisions of NJ ADC 13:31A-1.1, Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Licenses and Businesses. 
A working knowledge of the New Jersey Uniform Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s standard pertaining to the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire detection systems is necessary. Requires good communication skills, computer literacy, and familiarity with computerized maintenance systems. 
Must have the ability to read and comprehend technical manuals, wiring plans and blueprints. 
 A valid driver’s license and two years driving experience is required. 
Will be required to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course. 
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 
May be required to work rotating shifts and be on-call for emergency troubleshooting and repair.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 22ST0232
Posting Open Date 01/20/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members ONLY: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 1/28/2022. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
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