Building Security Systems (BSS) - Systems Analyst

VFO Building Operations

Competition No.  -    S103943318D1
Posting Date  -    Jan 08, 2021
Closing Date  -    Jan 22, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $58,675 to $81,208 per year
Grade  -    10
Hours  -    35

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.

This is a re-posting; previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Facilities & Operations, Building Operations is looking to fill a Systems Technologist position. 

We are looking for a committed and knowledgeable Systems Technologist with experience in electronic security systems. As a member of the Building Security Systems Team, you will be responsible for designing, programming, testing and implementation of building security systems such as access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, emergency notification and intercoms across all campus locations. This includes monitoring and analyzing these supported systems to identify opportunities for improvement and recommended solutions. 


  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions, gathering information, and evaluating output requirements.
  • Assist co-workers with investigating, troubleshooting and problem solving technical related issues. This could range from malfunctioning field hardware to issues related to system upgrades including understanding the technical intricacies of building security system integrations. Provide support including root cause analysis, testing and documentation.
  • Review, coordinate and/or execute implementation or maintenance plan updates.
  • Database and data file management such as backup, configuration, debugging, updating and new installation deployment.
  • Develop and update technical documentation including system configurations, application integrations, etc. Follow Change Management Procedures when deploying changes to the varying environments.
  • Assist stakeholders (including peers and supervisors) with planning or implementation of small to complex projects.
  • This could include detailing project requirements and managing deliverables. Provide end-user support to Departments and/or Faculties which may include training, documentation and issue escalation.

    Specific System Allocation:

    • Access Control - 60%
    • Intrusion Detection - 15% 
    • Emergency Notification - 15%
    • Video Surveillance - 5%
    • Intercoms - 5%


    • Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in Management Information Systems, Computer/Information Sciences or Business Administration is required 
    • 5 years experience with Electronic Security Systems, both hardware and software
    • Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) would be considered an asset 
    • Knowledge and experience of application design principles and software lifecycle management 
    • Working knowledge of operation systems such as Windows and OS X for client deployment
    • Working knowledge of RDBMS such as MySQL, MS SQL, Service or 4d
    • Excellent communication (verbal, written and listening), interpersonal, time management, organization and problem solving skills
    • Strong analytical, diagnostic and communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication; ability to clarify technical information for non-technical audience.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and collegially in a team environment and under pressure.

    How to Apply

    Apply Online

    Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.