Fire Systems Electronics Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Trades Maintenance Services exist to support Facilities Management, Administration Services Division, and Colorado State University strategic plans. To provide, within the limit of its allocated resources, quality trades maintenance services, which includes all structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and small construction project management.

These services are to create and maintain an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment that meets or exceeds the University’s needs for instruction, research and outreach.

The Fire Systems Group Shop exists to provide quality services including, but not limited to; fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems, fire inspections, the life safety reporting system, fire pumps, and backflow prevention. These functions contribute to life safety, convenience and quality for the benefit of the University Community in order to support the goals and objectives of the University, Facilities Services and Trades Maintenance Services.

Position Summary

Colorado State University’s Commitment to Campus encompasses a wide range of programs, discounts, and special benefits available to CSU faculty and staff.

Here are just a few…

  • FREE growth/training/development opportunities for Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Supervisory Skills, and Life and Wellness
  • After-school programs for kids
  • FREE credit courses (up to 9 semester credits per year) through Employee Study Privilege
  • FREE MAX transit use with CSU i.d.
  • Tuition Scholarships up to 50% for eligible family members
  • …and much more!

This position exists to develop, operate, and maintain a variety of life safety components whose primary function includes fire alarm and elevator monthly fire service, and at times may also include the support of other shop assignments which include, but is not limited to; Fire Suppression, Fire Pumps, Fire Networking Components, and Back flows. This position is expected to make operational decisions that can directly affect health and life safety. The results of such decisions create a building environment conducive to safe and productive occupancy balanced by mandated Safety Policy and Code Compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:


An associate’s degree or successful completion of the equivalent of 60 semester hours of training at an accredited college or university or recognized non-correspondence technical school with 30 semester hours of course work related to the work assignment may be substituted for two years of the required experience. * To use this substitution a transcript showing credit hours must be attached with this application*

Preferred Qualifications

Highly sought applicants will have many of the following:

Essential Job Duties


Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License, Shift Work - Position may be required to work on a rotating schedule to extend operational hours, including nights and weekends., On-call Status - Position must be available for on call assignments on a rotational basis. , Special Requirements/Other - Due to on-call requirements, candidates must live within 30 minutes travel to CSU.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.