This is a revised advertisement. (6/2/21)


Southwestern University has an immediate opening for an Alarm Controls Technician. This position inspects, repairs, and maintains all fire/security alarm systems and insures fire sprinkler systems/kitchen hood systems are operational and inspected on an annual basis.  This full-time, 12-month, benefited position within the Facilities Management department.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Repair, maintain, and install all fire and security alarms and equipment on campus, implementing required tests, inspections, and maintaining files as required by law; repair and troubleshoot building automation control systems w/ support of the BAS dept; operate electrical and battery powered equipment; maintain equipment; perform minor equipment repairs using power and hand tools; other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  One or more years of experience in a position within a facilities management environment. Must have a thorough knowledge of A/C and D/C electrical circuits and skill in the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of fire and security alarms; the ability to read and interpret plans, system diagrams, architectural blueprints, and specifications is strictly required; up to date knowledge of NFPA code requirements or willingness to learn; basic computer skills are required; a valid Texas driver’s license; ability and willingness to respond to after hour alarm trouble calls is required.  Must be a mature individual who is self-motivated, honest, dependable and requires little supervision.  Must be able to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.  Two plus years of experience in fire and security alarm environment and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuitry preferred.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Applications may be obtained from our website: and returned to Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Cullen Building, at the corner of University and Maple Avenue, Georgetown, TX or emailed to  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please no third party submissions, such as Indeed, Glassdoor or Monster.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F