Job ID: 2023-17411 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
The Security Systems Specialist is responsible for the management of, and technical support for, facility security systems used for access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance. Reporting to the Head of Site Protection, the Security Systems Specialist coordinates activities between Site Protection and Facilities and Site Services (F&SS) for the operation and maintenance of all electronic systems associated with physical security at a Department of Energy National Laboratory. Systems include: Physical Access Control System (PACS) to include area access management, visitor management systems, hardware and software installation, programming, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and report generation; intrusion detection and alarms hardware and associated software; and Video Assessment and Surveillance Systems (VASS) installation, configuration, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting.
A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy â” a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Works independently and in close collaborations with F&SS points of contact as the primary system owner of facility security systems.
Physical Access Control System (PACS) to include area access management, visitor management systems, hardware and software installation, programming, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and report creation/generation. Duties will also include installation/upgrade/maintenance of PACS card readers: equipment identification and procurement; new wire runs (as required); installation; associated programming; and performance testing.
Intrusion detection/door alarm installation, configuration, maintenance, performance testing, and troubleshooting of hardware and software.
Video Assessment and Surveillance System (VASS) installation, configuration, maintenance, performance testing, and troubleshooting of hardware and software.
Coordinate and prioritize work orders related to security systems, and document activity in associated work control system.
Responsible for the identification, procurement initiation, and receipt of materials required for installation and maintenance of responsible systems.
Perform scheduled preventative maintenance and performance testing on PACS, VASS, and related systems.
Represent the Laboratory as the Subject Matter Expert to security systems equipment vendors.
Coordinate activities of subcontractors as required.
Provide on-site training to users, as needed.
Education and Experience:
Two-year (2) degree in a related technical field or related work experience required; Four-year (4) degree or related work experience preferred.
A strategic goal of PPPL is diversifying the community of scientists and engineers, ensuring equitable access, and making the STEM fields more accessible and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration equivalent work and personal experiences as well as efforts in education, outreach or other related service activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of Access Control, VASS, and networking.
Basic understanding and ability to analyze system drawings, electrical drawings, and schematics.
Basic understanding of electrical installation and troubleshooting practices and requirements.
Proficient in software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio.
Industry product knowledge desired (Avigilon Systems, RS2 Technologies, AccessIT, and EasyLobby).
Basic understanding of network infrastructure, addressing, and network communication systems.
Sound understanding of maintenance, troubleshooting, and service procedures.
Demonstrated ability to manage technical subcontractors.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to collaborate with PPPL teammates within ES&H and other organizations to complete work scope.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to the ability to relate technical terminology to customers, to listen effectively, and to solicit input from others.
Familiarity with DOE O 473.1A Physical Protection Program and DOE O 470.4B Safeguards and Security Program desired but not required.
Certificates and Licenses:
Avigilon ACC Administrator and Video Analytics Certified - Desired.
Access IT! Integrator Certified - Desired.
EasyLobby SVM Certified - Desired.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties of this job: moving over rough or uneven surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy to light items. Ability to work on a ladder/personnel lift/bucket truck required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary duties.
No criminal history.
Exercises sound judgment.
May occasionally require off-hour response to address critical or emergent situations.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.
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