Job Description
Req Id:  29289
Job Title:  Public Safety System Engineering Specialist
Job Description: 

Job Summary

Provide engineering, design, and consulting for video surveillance, intrusion, and panic systems. Review architectural and engineering plans; direct, guide, and advise university staff, engineers, designers and outside architectural and engineering agencies regarding system design and specifications. Recommend alternate designs. Create, review, and revise specifications in the consultant’s handbook. Create, maintain and implement maintenance/upgrade strategies for campus video surveillance and alarm receiving equipment. Train users on new and existing systems. Provide user support when needed. Serve as the FCC liaison for new and existing radio station authorizations. Troubleshoot and repair digital traffic message boards, outdoor warning siren equipment, in-house UPS systems, fire alarm system, and other mission critical systems as needed. On 24-hour call-back for emergencies.

Who We Are

The Purdue University Police Department is here to assist members of the campus community with crime prevention, investigation, personal protection training and educational programs. PUPD supports the University's effort to provide a safe and secure educational environment where diverse social, cultural and academic values are encouraged to develop and prosper.

The Purdue University Police Department (PUPD) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Visit our About Us page or our Twitter/X to learn more about our department.

What We Are Looking For



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in video surveillance, intrusion, and panic systems
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered
    • For example, an Associate's degree and 4 years of relevant experience or a High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of relevant experience



  • Certifications in the following:
    • Milestone Certified Integration Technician
    • Axis Certified Professional
    • BICSI with emphasis on Electronic Security Systems
    • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design



  • Demonstrated work organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of video surveillance, intrusion, and panic system concepts, principles, and practices
  • Basic knowledge of server/client hardware, operating systems, and networking required
  • Valid driver’s license


Additional Information

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days
Posting Start Date:  12/4/23