Equipment Systems Specialist 1
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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Eugene o Information Services at the University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time Network and Telecom Technician (Equipment Systems Specialist) within Network and Telecommunications Services.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o Due to budgetary shortfalls, the person appointed to this position may be required to take unpaid furlough days between date of hire and June 30, 2013.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE: ... 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.

In addition, this position requires:

* Electrician's license or active enrollment in an apprenticeship program suitable for the installation of limited energy conductors and systems.
* Experience with materials, methods, and techniques used in the infrastructure installation and maintenance.
* Ability to read blueprints and making complex design decisions.
* Knowledge of communications industry tools and standards; fire, building and safety codes; and the national electric code.
* Ability to install and configure equipment, connections, wiring and cabling.
* Ability to read and understand technical manuals and related documentation for equipment and systems that connect to the campus network.
* Knowledge of electronics and electrical systems.
* Knowledge of cable and wiring standards.
* Experience installing voice and data cabling and equipment.
* Ability to climb ladders, lift 50 pounds, pull cabling, stoop, kneel, and crawl in tight spaces.
* Ability to prepare diagrams or system schematics with an understanding of component functionality.
* Ability to distinguish between subtle differences in color of cable insulation.
* Ability to operate computer systems, including common office productivity applications.
* Valid driver's license and good driving record.

Preferred qualifications:

* Knowledge of network protocols including Ethernet and TCP/IP.
* Experience in fiber optic termination, including fusion splicing.
* Knowledge of programming concepts.

Position is subject to criminal background check.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This position installs, maintains, and supports the infrastructure required to support the campus network, telephone system, cable TV system, and other specialized communications systems. Duties include:
... installing and maintaining network electronics, fiber optic, coaxial, and twisted pair copper systems, including installing and troubleshooting in-building networking equipment and electronics; using sophisticated test equipment, including fiber optic and copper communications cable test units; designing and fabricating nonstandard equipment interfaces; performing physical installation of wiring, cables, and equipment.
... document wiring and equipment installation and modification; moving and relocating equipment; ensuring compliance with building and national electric codes; implementing system and equipment upgrade migration and required modifications; configuring and testing newly installed systems; diagnosing and repairing network and telephone failures; preparing and maintaining documentation on systems and networks.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS To help us objectively evaluate applications, please answer each of the following questions carefully and completely on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Your application will be screened based on your answers.

1. Please provide information including license number on the type of Oregon Electrician's license you hold or apprenticeship program you are involved in.

2. Describe your knowledge of and experience in the following:

a. Materials, methods and techniques used in infrastructure installation and maintenance.
b. Reading blueprints and making complex design decisions.
c. Communications industry tools and cable and wiring standards (include experience with fire, building and safety codes and the national electric code).
d. Installing and configuring equipment, connections, wiring, and cabling.
e. Working with technical documentation and manuals for equipment systems.
f. Complex electronic and electrical systems.
g. Installing voice and data cabling and equipment.
h. Preparing diagrams or system schematics.
i. Operating computer systems, including common office productivity applications.
j. Fiber optic termination, including fusion splicing.
k. Network protocols (Ethernet and TCP/IP) and programming concepts.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires ability to frequently work outdoors in weather that may be inclement, in steam tunnels, building crawl spaces, etc., for the installation of wiring. Some work will be in confined spaces. Climbing ladders, lifting, and physical exertion are required. Work requires use of sophisticated equipment, some with small, hard to read screens that require good hand to eye coordination.

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