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Physical Security Technician III


The Security Technician III will manage a team of Security Technicians within the UF Physical Security Department. Will be responsible for training and oversight of technicians within the department. The Physical Security Technician III will assist in repairs and maintain and troubleshoot campus electronic access control, intrusion detection, 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.

  • Perform installation and maintenance of access control equipment including electrified door hardware, security cameras, and alarm systems including intrusion detection panels, motion sensors, duress buttons and keypads. Install wire paths, conduct wire pulls and terminations for existing and new access control, security camera and alarm system installations.
  • Document, correct and report any issues with equipment or installation of existing access control, security cameras, intrusion detection systems
  • 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. Oversee parts inventory
  • Implement and manage a preventive maintenance program for physical security hardware across UF. Provide direct support to UF Physical 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. Perform other assigned comparable or transient duties, which are within the area of knowledge and skills in this job description

Education and Experience

A high school diploma (or equivalent), six (6) years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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