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Security Systems Assistant

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number

Working Title
Security Systems Assistant


About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department
Part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing consists of nearly 2.8 million square feet of facilities and is home to more than 9,000 students. The department employs 220 full-time staff members, 21 graduate assistants and 565 undergraduate student workers. As a self-supporting auxiliary, University Housing operates a $59 million budget derived only from student housing fees and other non-state sources.In support of its mission to provide comfortable, affordable and secure housing options where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported, University Housing engages staff members in competency-based training and students in curriculum-based engagement focused on community building, interpersonal skills, social awareness and responsibility, and well-being.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Some after hours and weekend work may be required.

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
We are unable to offer a work visa sponsorship for this position. You must be authorized to work in the U.S. to apply.
Priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by December 15th, 2023; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Information

Classification Title
Skilled Craftsperson



Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
This is a full-time position within University Housing. The primary function of this position is to participate in security systems and access control related activities to develop proficiency in security systems, lock smithing, and access controls. This individual will train to perform a variety of security system maintenance tasks in and around various residence halls, including pathways and public areas. This position serves inside of the security systems and access control shop.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge of standard concepts and practices of the maintenance field and be relied upon to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with staff, residents and various customer groups and demonstrates supportive involvement in work environment.
  • Knowledge of workplace rules and guidelines; stay in compliance with UGA policies and procedures.
  • Properly prioritize work load according to urgency.
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates, both verbally and electronically with a wide variety of individuals; such as facilities colleagues, residence hall staff, students and family members.
  • Safely operates and uses various tools associated with the skilled trade worker field, e.g. power tools and hand tools.
  • Ability to carry out work assignments with expected degree of independence and efficiency according to skilled craft practices with limited callbacks for additional repair.

    Physical Demands

    • Climb stairs and ladders. May work from a ladder or scaffold.
    • Bend at the waist and knees.
    • Work with arms and hands overhead for an extended period.
    • Use, care and maintain hand tools and power tools.
    • Lift and move items at least 60 pounds in weight, both assisted and unassisted.
    • May occasionally perform work related duties outdoors in hot or cold weather conditions.
    • Safely operate a UGA state vehicle, as necessary.

      Is driving a responsibility of this position?

      Is this a Position of Trust?

      Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

      Does this position require a P-Card?

      Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

      Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

      Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

      Credit and P-Card policy
      Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


      General Security System Duties

      • Respond to written and verbal work orders requesting service. Participate in maintenance related activities to develop proficiency in all aspects of security systems, lock smithing and access control.
      • Accurately cuts keys, changes core pins and replaces cores in doors. Inputs core change data into the key data base. Maintains appropriate core change paperwork for documentation purposes.
      • Installs, repairs, replaces and maintains a variety of locks and associated door hardware in the residential communities within a reasonable time frame. This includes morticed, cylindrical, panic hardware, electronic/powered and others.
      • Maintains appropriate paperwork relative to key control, for input into the key data base.
      • Picks locks as requested in emergency situations.
      • Assist in access control work. This includes hardware repairs and component replacements.
      • Assist engineering staff with trouble shooting existing and implementations of new access control solutions. Assist in the tracing of infrastructural deficiencies and repairs.

        Percentage of time

        Periodic Inspections and Audits

        • Assist in inspections of access control points and security system hardware in residence halls.
        • Assist in audit activities of keys assigned to staff.
        • Perform audit activities of random student key boxes for quality assurance and training purposes.

          Percentage of time

          Other Duties

          • Performs summer work assignments including identification and implementation of special projects and safety inspections, including the oversight of students or temporary employees on assigned projects.
          • Participates in maintenance after hours on-call program as needed.

            Percentage of time

Keywords: University of Georgia, Athens , Security Systems Assistant, Other , Athens, Georgia

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