Fire Systems Assistant Supervisor- Tempe campus

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Apr 2024


Campus: Tempe

Electrician Asst Supervisor

Job Description

Facilities Management seeks a Fire Systems Assistant Supervisor to supervise and coordinate the repair and maintenance of fire alarms, sprinklers, and other related electrical systems.

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  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program.  For more information go to .
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
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  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships

Department Name

FDM FM Tempe Zones



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$56,000 - $62,000 based on experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona

Essential Duties

Supervise work activities of subordinates. Assign and inspect the work of Fire Alarm Technicians and initiate corrective measures to meet established standards. Plan, develop, assign, and adjust work methods and procedures to meet schedules. Inspects work in progress to insure its completion within allotted time limits and to meet established standards. Train employees in new methods or procedures. Maintain records and files. Prepare estimates of proposed job costs for system installation to ensure the most effective utilization of personnel and equipment. May plan the layout of new or remodeled alarm systems. Review and analyze blueprints, schematics, and drawings of fire alarm, sprinkler, and other related electrical systems to ensure compatibility with existing fire systems, compliance with electrical/fire codes and maintenance standards. Perform preventative maintenance and inspection of fire alarm components, systems, and related equipment which includes: starting/stopping equipment, system testing, general cleaning, removing/installing serviceable parts, identifying problems and needed repairs. May examine, test, troubleshoot, and diagnose necessary repairs to alarms, sensors, system wiring, alarm communication network, fire/emergency system devices, and computerized alarm monitoring systems. May maintain as needed fire alarm system components (e.g. panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, detectors, etc.) for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded system capabilities. Select and requisition materials and repair/replacement parts. Coordinate with suppliers, contractors, engineers and others concerning equipment operations or maintenance. Assist in preparation of capital and operations budgets. Create various reports that are used to document the operation of Fire Alarm Systems. Communicate with other trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical) to complete projects/work orders. Review the work of outside contractors (e.g. new school sites, fire system upgrades/expansions, major remodels, etc.) to ensure projects are completed and are within local/state/federal codes, regulations, and specifications. Work with ASU Fire Marshall to ensure completion of inspections. Respond to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of assisting emergency responders and to resolve immediate safety concerns.
DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

Eight years of progressively responsible electrical repair and maintenance experience which includes one year of lead experience; OR, Completion of a four-year federally approved technical training program in electrical repair and maintenance AND four years of electrical repair and maintenance experience which includes one year of lead experience; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Desired Qualifications

  • Supervisory or lead experience. (1 year)
  • Evidence of NICET level 1 or 1 NICET level II (or higher) Fire Alarm Systems Certification.
  • Experience working with and maintaining fire and security alarm systems, computer hardware, and software programs.
  • Experience in programming fire alarm systems
  • Experience with NFPA 72 and NFPA 25 fire alarm systems and central station systems testing and maintenance.
  • Experience with Simplex, Edwards EST 3, JCI, FCI, Notifier system, DACT dialers, and DACR central station receivers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Suppression systems.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills

Working Environment

Wear personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, negative pressure respirator, gloves). Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Travel throughout campus. Work in extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, confined spaces (e.g. tunnels, man holes, vaults), intense noise, dirty environment, air contamination and hazardous materials. Frequent lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy objects up to 75 pounds. Climb stairs and work from ladders 6 to 30 using power tools for maintenance, repair, and installations. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Drive University vehicle.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  

Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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