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Fire Alarm Tech- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Fire Alarm Tech- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe

Fire Alarm Tech

Job Description


Facilities Development and Management seeks Fire Alarm Technicians to install, test, maintain, perform shutdowns, modify and repair fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, and other fire systems. This involves low voltage systems and networks related to fire alarms and sprinkler systems, security systems, and access control systems along with the central monitoring station.

Job Family

Building & Equipment Maint

Department Name

FDM FM Tempe Zone D



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$23.12 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

20- September-2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled.



Essential Duties

  • Analyzes blue prints, schematics, and drawings of fire alarm, sprinkler, and other related electrical systems for the purpose of determining the efficient installation of new or upgraded systems and to properly identify current systems. 
  • May plan the layout and perform installations of new or remodeled alarm systems. 
  • Performs preventative maintenance and inspections of fire alarm components, systems, and related equipment which includes: starting/stopping equipment, system testing, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, identifying problems and needed repairs. 
  • Examines, tests, troubleshoots/diagnoses and completes necessary repairs to alarms, sensors, system wiring, and computerized alarm monitoring systems, alarm communication network, and fire/emergency system devices. 
  • Creates various reports that are used to document the operation of Fire Alarm Systems. 
  • Views electrical layouts contained on the builder’s blueprints to determine the appropriate fire alarm system and ensure compliance of electrical and fire codes. 
  • Assists with maintenance of computerized fire monitoring systems.
  • Provides cost estimates for system installation to requesting departments. 
  • Installs fire alarm system components as assigned (e.g. panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, detectors, etc.) for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded system capabilities. 
  • Reviews the fire alarm work of outside contractors (e.g. new school sites, fire system upgrades/expansions, major remodels, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the projects are completed and are within local/state/federal codes, regulations and specifications. 
  • Communicates with other trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical) to complete projects/work orders; works with ASU Fire Marshall to ensure completion of inspections. 
  • Records and documents activities performed to convey information to co-workers and requesting departments. 
  • Responds to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of assisting emergency responders and to resolve immediate safety concerns.  
  • Uses ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  Monday – Friday, 6:30am-3:00pm

Minimum Qualifications

Six (6) years of electrical and/or fire alarm/security systems experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. NICET Level I Certification. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.  Candidates must be able to respond to calls outside of normal business hours.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:

  • Working with fire and security alarm systems, computer hardware and software programs.
  • Programming fire alarm systems in order to perform trouble shooting and resolution.
  • Working with a variety of fire alarm systems.
  • Programming and troubleshooting of Computer and Device Networks

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • NFPA 72 and NFPA 25 fire alarm systems and central station systems testing and maintenance.
  • Simplex, Edwards EST 3, JCI, FCI, Notifier system, DACT dialers, and DACR central station receivers.

Evidence of:

  • NICET level II or higher Fire Alarm Systems Certification.
  • EST3 Series Certification
  • Fire & Life Safety Technician or General Electrician Certification.
  • Professional membership in the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).
  • Effective communication skills


Working Environment

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling up to 75 pounds, some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and using significant fine finger dexterity.
  • Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.  
  • The job is performed under temperature extremes and in a generally hazard free environment and occasionally in confined spaces.  
  • Use hand and power tools, ladders, Fire System related testing devices, safety/protection devices such as fall protection equipment.  
  • May use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone, two-way radio and associated computer/technology peripherals.  
  • May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).  
  • Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.  This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.  For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at  https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee. https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Tempe campus.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds.  As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule, performs shutdowns which may be outside of normal working hours, and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.