Security Systems Specialist at Eugene Water & Electric Board in Eugene, Oregon

Posted in Information Technology 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This posting will close Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. P.S.T.  We recommend you get your application in as soon as possible. 

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a Security Systems Specialist who will serve as the system and application specialist for EWEB’s Physical Access Control Systems (PACS), Digital Video Management System (DVMS), security networks, mechanical security systems, and in the operation and maintenance of EWEB’s security systems and facilities.

Additional duties include:

  • Working within security systems team to maintain physical security related programs, applications, and devices.

  • Servicing mechanical locksets and keys in accordance with mechanical key hierarchy.

  • Support Security Incident Response on a 24x7 basis and triage incidents for needed actions.

  • Perform forensic analysis and archive evidence for future analysis if necessary. Assist users with PACS programming needs, account modifications, and creation of special account parameters as requested.

  • Install, test, maintain, and service surveillance cameras. Coordinate interface with DVMS and ensure continuous operation and digital recording of all camera views. Work with physical security team for modifications and changes of view or recording capabilities to support their needs.

  • Observe, inspect, monitor, maintain, and repair systems and components to ensure consistent and reliable performance of critical functions. Assure system integrity and reliability including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on PACS or DVMS related equipment to ensure business continuity.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and direct experience in:

  • Installation and operation of personal computers, Windows operating systems; hardware and storage devices, twisted-pair, coaxial cabling systems, and two-way radio systems as they relate to security and public safety-related systems.

  • Industry standard access control programs, software, systems, and hardware; mechanical key systems, locksets, and repair and replacement of security hardware.

  • Security camera installation, operation, and maintenance including wiring pathways, controllers, power supplies and mounting.

  • Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

  • The use of computer equipment, vendor supplied software and programming methods associated with ACS and DVMS systems.

The starting annual salary for this position is $59,819 - $72,071, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position.

Please note:  This posting includes supplemental questions. Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Please provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume or application in your responses. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.


Experience: Three years of progressive experience with Access Control and Video Management Systems in physical security operations or equivalent job-specific military and/or law enforcement training. Must have experience installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining a variety of technical, mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment applicable to security systems. 

Education:  Associates degree in electronics, computers, and/or criminal justice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and education may be qualifying. 

Oregon driver license: Yes. Or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

Professional license or registration:  None 

Post-offer criminal record check required: Yes 

Safety Sensitive Position: Yes

Physical activities (with or without accommodation): Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking outside on uneven terrain for periods of time.


Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight Exercised: None

Type and frequency of personal contact required (general public, customers, organizations, and EWEB employees): Daily personal and telephone contact with EWEB personnel.


EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

    • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)

    • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account

    • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans

    • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

    • Life Insurance

    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

    • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans

    • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay

    • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union

    • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate


The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), one of the oldest publicly owned utilities in the Northwest, was founded in 1911. Today, EWEB is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility serving approximately 200,000 people in the greater Eugene and McKenzie Valley areas. Each year, EWEB is responsible for delivering 7.5 billion gallons of drinking water and 4.5 million megawatt hours of electricity. EWEB serves a city that is known for its dedication to action and self-sufficiency. Our vision is to be a local utility that inspires our customer-owners to invest in and rely on us. 

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, in 2019 EWEB was the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4 Healthiest Employer nationwide! 


EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.


EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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