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Eugene, Oregon - 19.38 - 35.18 Annual USD Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Job no: 522433
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Computer and Information Science, Data Science, Information Technology
Department: Information Services
Classification: Equipment Systems Specialist
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $19.38 - $35.18 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 5, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed application.

Complete applications must include:
  1. Online application
  2. A resume
  3. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position
  4. Answers to supplemental questions.
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Please respond to the following supplemental questions and submit answers with your online application.

1. What is your experience installing structured cabling systems on large, complex projects? Please provide specific examples and your role on each project.

2. Please describe your experience installing, splicing, and testing single-mode fiber optic cable plants. Prove specific examples.

Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete.

If you would like to view the complete position description including the duties please send an email to and reference the job title and job number in the subject line.

Department Summary
Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Applications & Middleware, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides administration and support for the software, hardware, and services needed to support the campus IT environment. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center. IS works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

The University is also proud of its newly-announced Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon's main campus. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

Network and Telecommunications Services provides central telecommunications and networking services to the UO community. Their mission is to ensure that faculty, staff, and students can take maximum advantage of the telecommunications and campus network facilities and make use of the latest communications technologies to advance the University's research and instructional goals.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Campus and Datacenter Infrastructure Operations, the Network and Telecom Technician installs, maintains, and supports the infrastructure required to support the campus network, telephone system, cable TV system, and other specialized communications systems. Responsibilities include ordering materials, maintaining stock, installing and maintaining cabling systems that include single- and multi-mode fiber, twisted pair cabling, and CATV cable.

Other responsibilities include installation and support of all networking electronics such as Switches and wireless access points. The Network and Telecom Technician also acts as a consultant with other units for a variety of technology-related infrastructure systems.

This position has no direct budgetary authority but does have approval for small dollar purchasing in accordance with documented job duties.

Work Schedule
There will be occasional off-hours and on-call work that will require work on weekends or at night.

Special Qualifications
Limited Energy Electrician's license (LEB or LEA).

Minimum Requirements
This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills of equipment and systems that would normally be obtained through an associate of arts degree in electronics or industrial technology, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or directly related experience.

Professional Competencies
  1. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  2. Ability to adapt within a rapidly changing technical environment.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to audiences with a wide range of technical skills.
  4. Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  5. Excellent judgment and the ability to juggle multiple, oftentimes competing priorities.
  6. Demonstrated ability to participate in, and complete technological projects and work collaboratively with a team of diverse IT professionals, clients, and partners.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience with materials, methods, and techniques used in data infrastructure installation and maintenance.
  2. Demonstrated experience reading blueprints and making complex design decisions.
  3. Knowledge of communications industry tools and standards; fire, building and safety codes; and the national electric code.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the installation of large structured cabling systems including installing, terminating, and testing of Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6A cable.
  5. Experience installing, splicing, and testing large single-mode fiber optic cable systems. This includes experience using fusion splicers, power meters, and OTDR's.
  6. Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and repairing fiber optic and twisted pair cable systems.
FLSA Exempt: No

Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
19.38 - 35.18 Annual USD
University of Oregon
University of Oregon
7/11/2018 5:49:01 PM

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