Auxiliary Services Technical Specialist

  • Mercer University
  • Macon, GA
  • Mar 21, 2019
Information Technology

Job Description

Position Title

Auxiliary Services Technical Specialist


Auxiliary Services


General University

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type


Job Category


Hours Per Week

40 hours a week with rotating on call duties


Primary responsibilities include the installation, testing, maintaining and repairing of new and existing structured cabling systems associated with the one card system to include Access Control Readers, Point of Sale Systems and other campus transaction system operations. Ensures PCI and EMV compliance. In addition position works with alarm systems, adds, moves, changes, tests and troubleshoots Alarms and CCTV Security Monitoring Systems. Position will provide end user and departmental staff training associated with Blackboard Transact Software, Alarm and CCTV Systems. Position will serve as liaison to campus police to aid in the recovery of CCTV video footage as needed. Position will serve as technical contact for Blackboard Transact TS 3 Systems and will be responsible for servers associated with the operation of the campus card program and the disaster recovery servers. Position will be responsible for conducting annual inspections of Life Safety Equipment associated with building alarms and making necessary repairs to equipment. Position will assist with ensuring communication between alarm panels and the Mercer Central Alarm Station which monitors all campus life safety and property alarms, CCTV equipment and central monitoring station software for security cameras.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED and three years of progressive experience which must include access control, electronic technology, video security, fire and burglar systems, and structured cabling are required. Candidates with a bachelor's degree, some college or trade school are desirable. Preferred experience: Blackboard Transact -BTAC, Allegion, Engage- Security and Information Systems. Preferred certifications/licenses: Blackboard Transact, Honeywell Security, Firelite. Avigilon, Speco, A iphone, DSC, Notifier, Allegion, Bosch.

GA Low Voltage License - must receive within 2 years of hire date.

Blackboard Transact -BTAC within 2 years of hire date.

  • Technical background in access control, electronic technology, video security, fire and burglar systems.
  • Structured cabling installation in new and existing building, testing and trouble shooting.
  • Knowledge to build out control and data equipment rooms (MDF, IDF).
  • Ability to dress and terminate access control and security head end panels.
  • Light Conduit work.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and other schematic drawings and specifications.

While this position will be based on our Macon Campus and will support the Macon area facilities including the Douglas and Henry County Regional Academic Centers, travel between all Mercer campus locations will also be required from time to time. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the University carrier. In addition, this position will be on call on a rotating basis with departmental staff to provide 24/7 365 days a year coverage.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


FLSA Status


Optional Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. What qualities and/or experiences make you the best candidate for this position?

2. Please describe your previous experience working with Access Control and Security systems as well as any experience you have with Structured Cabling Systems and Life Safety fire alarms and repair.

3. Do you possess a Georgia Low Voltage License?

4. Do you have a valid driver's license?

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