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Physical Security Technician I


The Security Technician I, repairs, maintains, and troubleshoots campus electronic access control, intrusion detection and security camera components, wiring, and power supplies.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Document, correct and report any issues with equipment or installation of existing access control systems. Help maintain parts inventory. Install wire paths, conduct wire pulls and terminations for existing, new access control and new camera installations.
  • Perform installation of access control equipment including electrified door hardware and maintenance of security cameras.
  • Document recommended repairs and upgrades and develop preventive maintenance checklist and schedule for each installation. Evaluate cost effective equipment repairs versus purchasing new equipment and make recommendations to supervisory staff. Customer Support.
  • Apply preventive maintenance to access control systems. Provide direct support to UF Security application support team in troubleshooting access control issues. Read and interpret schematics, blueprints, service manuals and other reference material to facilitate the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of electrical wiring, circuitry, hardware and ancillary devices related to campus system. Work with facility managers and Facilities Services shops to troubleshoot and determine causes of access control controller or voltage supply issues. Determine and report any issues that are found to be caused by software or system configuration. Install, maintain and troubleshoot alarm systems including intrusion detection panels, motion sensors, duress buttons and keypads.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma (or equivalent), two (2) years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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