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Electronics Specialist II

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado and Housing Technology Services now encourages applications for an Electronics Specialist II! This position ensures safe, reliable, and well-maintained facilities for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Colorado by installing and maintaining electronic and mechanical security systems within Student Affairs.

Who We Are

Student Affairs values the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive toward inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Electronic Lock and Access Control Technical Training.
  • Support and Projects Installation, repair, calibration, and maintenance for electronic security systems including card access control (Salto and C-CURE), readers, control panels, wiring, IP Video cameras, NVR's, intrusion detectors, switches, and contacts. 
  • Certified software knowledge to train others to detect and address problems in various systems. 
  • Respond to daily service calls as well as supports ongoing internal and capital construction projects by being a point of contact for design reviews, installation, and standards inspections. 
  • Position required to drive a university vehicle to complete these assignments. 
  • Perform locksmithing by installation, repair, rework and maintenance of all door security hardware including magnetic locks, electronic strikes, electro-mechanical locks, pneumatic door operator and their controls, panic exit devices, and standard locking hardware. 
  • Re-key cylinders and make keys, issue, enter and track key issuance for Student Affairs by assigning keys, securing accurate authorization paperwork and inputting information in database. 
  • Order, receive and track inventory parts and consumables and processes the required paperwork for accounting. 
  • Assist management with writing training materials, repair procedures and specifications for the daily business of Integrated Security. 
  • Participate in the weekly on-call rotation for after-hours support calls. Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department. 
  • Train others to take readings from test equipment and system documentation which are used to decide on accurate actions and procedures to take when faced with security hardware and software problems. 
  • Decide what life-safety precautions may need to be followed when installing security systems software or hardware and trains other staff to follow these precautions. 
  • Recognize or detect service issues that become persistent or ongoing in nature and make recommendations on these issues in an effort to save departmental budget on material and labor budgets. 
  • When a security/access systems or device fails, position must determine problem and arrive at a solution by troubleshooting, calibrating, measuring and inspecting the components of these systems such as power supplies, logic components, communications ports and wiring, contacts, switches, relays, recording devices and computer software. 
  • Installing security/access systems that evolve slowly, one site at a time, requires an ongoing working knowledge of the system’s capabilities and limitations. 
  • In order to accurately and efficiently allocate, locate and layout the components of the system, the position is required to have an in-depth working knowledge of these factors. 
  • Working with higher-level positions, this position installs, troubleshoots, and maintains systems all over Student Affairs facilities that are all tied to a central server/control. 

What You Should Know

  • This position operates a University vehicle and a valid Colorado Driver's License is required.
  • Participates in the weekly on-call rotation for after-hours support calls.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this position is $56,916.00. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Three years of technical experience repairing, performing maintenance, installing, modifying. 
  • Calibrating, certifying, or fabricating equipment and facilities related to the work assignment. 
  • Equipment and facilities may be primarily telecommunications equipment and facilities, media. 
  • Equipment and facilities, precision measuring equipment, or other electronics equipment and facilities. 
  • Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. 
  • This position operates a University vehicle and a valid Colorado Driver's License is required.

What You Will Need

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Five years of experience in the electronics security industry. 
  • Five years of experience with IP Video. 
  • Previous experience with mechanical locks.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 

Please apply by January 28, 2020 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. 

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.