Life Safety Systems Technician

Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2023
May 30, 2023
Full Time

Facilities, Buildings & Grounds (FBG) is currently seeking a Life Safety Systems Technician to help support the University’s mission in education. FBG is a part of GW’s Facilities, Planning and Construction Management Division, which maintains GW’s property and grounds on all three campuses. Employees at GWU are offered a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, general retirement savings options that include university contributions and matching contributions, generous Annual and Sick leave benefits plus many more. For more information about GW benefits, please visit

Reporting to the Life Safety Systems Supervisor, the Life Safety Systems Technician supports the Fire and Life Safety team to effectively investigate and identify fire alarm and fire sprinkler system problems and develop plans to repair and maintain these systems throughout the University. More specifically, the Technician is responsible for:


  • Evaluates facilities/equipment to identify unsafe conditions and develops preventative and/or improvement maintenance schedules for all fire systems and their components.
  • Inspects fire systems to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies; designs and plans fire system alterations
  • Works with Risk Management and Housing Operations leads to inspect, identify, and facilitate corrections of regulatory violations.
  • Maintains knowledge of Federal, State, and Local safety regulations, protocol, codes, and procedures pertaining to fire/life safety.
  • May serve in or represent supervisor at various meetings that may impact the unit.
  • Enhances professional knowledge and skills by attending job related seminars, workshops, conferences and/or reviewing published literature.
  • Develops a close relationship with the office of risk management and other University offices.
  • Performs other work related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

The Life Safety Systems Technician may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the lead from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.