Card System Support Technician
Job ID: R0028117 | Electronics | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Business Operations office is seeking a Card System Support Technician. The Technician supports the card-based services offered to students, faculty and staff at over 8,000 locations by UVa's Office of Business Operations. Card System services include electronic access control, meal plans, point of sale services, unattended online card readers (vending, laundry, copy, printing), entitlements checking, and ID card production.

The Card System Support Technician provides advanced troubleshooting and diagnostic support, and installs and oversees the installation of a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic components. They are skilled in problem solving, troubleshooting, and configuring distributed control systems. Technicians work independently or as part of a team consisting of assistants, other technicians, or contractors to install electronic devices and controls. They also provide routine mentoring and training to lower level technicians. Technicians may act on behalf of the supervisor in their absence. They ensure safe, comfortable, and compliant environments are maintained throughout the University by installing, troubleshooting, and modifying complex electronic equipment. The Technician shares rotating night/weekend on-call duties with technical staff, monitoring the card system for proper operation and responding to requests for assistance with remote locking/unlocking of doors. Technicians may work in high-energy and/or high-risk environments.



Responsibilities include:

  • Configuration, installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of various online readers and devices controlled by the University's card system (CBORD CS Gold®), with an emphasis on maintenance and support of electronic access controls.
  • Provide advanced electrical troubleshooting and diagnostics support to lower level technicians.
  • Review, evaluate functionality, and install complex electronic and electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Order, stock, remove, and replace electronic and related equipment.
  • Conduct inspections, maintain logs, and report areas of concern.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.



Minimum Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: Four years' experience troubleshooting, installing, repairing, and maintaining electronic control systems.

Licensure: Recognized controls industry certification or successful completion of two or more controls vendor development courses.



Employee will be required to lift various weights, climb ladders and stairs in order to complete jobs. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while performing duties.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $25 - $30 per hour (equivalent to $52,000 -$62,400 per annum) depending upon experience and relevant qualifications.



Please apply through Workday, and search for "R0028117" Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching "Find Jobs" in the top search bar. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. Questions on the position or application process should be directed to Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter at

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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