Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q4016 / Security & Alarm Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs and coordinates the maintenance and installation of building fire alarm systems, electronic premises security systems, and the alarm monitoring station for the University. Leads, trains, and coordinates the day-to-day work of technical staff and/or subcontractors. Prepares estimates and customer proposals, and interfaces with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Performs associated administrative duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Consults with customers regarding system needs; prepares estimates and customer proposals; prepares billings and reports.
  2. Coordinates, trains, leads and oversees activities of security and alarm technician crews.
  3. Installs and maintains fire, security, alarm, and special systems.
  4. Programs and maintains equipment and systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, video surveillance, asset protection, environmental detection, holdup/duress, integrated systems and equipment related to the alarm monitoring station.
  5. Processes customer billing and contractor or vendor invoices per departmental policies.
  6. Maintains records of work performed.
  7. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: State of New Mexico ES-3J Journeyman Low Voltage Special Systems (under 50 volts).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Basic knowledge of computer server operating systems.
  • Basic knowledge of IP network technologies.
  • Ability to write reports containing technical information.
  • Ability to install and perform routine maintenance and repairs of fire alarm, electronic premises security systems and alarm monitoring station operating software and equipment.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to program alarm system panels.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of costing and pricing methodology.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/15/2024