Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$46.87 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
K6 Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mondays - Fridays, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

#TP128766 Fire Alarms Technician

Filing Deadline: Sat 5/25/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


UC San Diego is hiring a temporary Fire Alarms Technician to support the campus operations for the 2023 - 2024 School Year.

Duration: This role is anticipated to last through 10/1/2024.

Compensation: $46.87/Hour - Eligible for paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. Full-medical insurance also available.

Work Schedule: Regular shift is Mondays - Fridays, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but may be required to work nights, weekends, off-hours, and OT.

Location: 100% on-site on campus in La Jolla.


Perform journey level electrical work in connection with maintenance testing, troubleshooting, repairing, installing, inspecting, modifying and overhaul of campus alarm, control and electrical systems, including equipment and components such as: fire alarm and sprinkler systems, ventilation and lighting control systems, interior communication and signaling devices and systems, and campus cable system for transmission of associated supervisory data control signals. Performs all required alarm system tests and maintenance and keeps accurate testing and system records.


Journey level experience and thorough and working knowledge of:

  • nominal voltage electrical systems

  • alarms and electronic control systems

  • low-voltage and communication systems

  • fire sprinkler systems

  • pump systems and controls

  • signaling systems and signal transmission systems

Thorough and working knowledge of:

  • electric motors and motor controllers

  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

  • lighting controllers

  • metering systems

  • mechanical and electrical components of ventilation systems

  • renovations and alterations of electrical systems and voltage distribution systems

Thorough knowledge and experience reading and interpreting:

  • blueprints

  • as-builts

  • wiring diagrams

  • shop drawings

  • schematics diagrams

  • operating manuals


  • Thorough knowledge of applicable codes and regulations and experience working with Title 19, Title 8 and National and State Fire Code requirements.

  • Experience planning, scheduling and ordering materials for all types of electrical construction, alarm systems installation, renovations and modifications.

  • Thorough and working knowledge with experience in maintenance and repair procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair, inspection and troubleshooting, installation and overhauling systems, components, fixtures and equipment.

  • Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) testing frequencies, procedures, and forms.

  • Familiarity with fire alarm systems and equipment including but not limited to: Simplex, Notifier, Pyrotronics, Edwards.

  • California DIR Fire Alarm Card is not required, but it is a plus.


  • DOJ/FBI background and DMV checks and clearance required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain valid California Driver license. (Please include a screening question making it a requirement).

  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds and lifts up to two stories high, as well as in confined spaces, such as vaults, tunnels, manholes and crawl spaces both overhead and underneath floors.

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $97,865 - $97,865 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $46.87 - $46.87

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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