Telecom Network and Data Communications Technician
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
April 21, 2018
Berkeley, United States
Berkeley Lab's Information Technology Division has an opening for a Telecom Network and Data Communications Technician responsible for supporting the network, telephone, and other telecommunications infrastructure of the Lab. In this role, you will install, maintain, and troubleshoot structured cabling infrastructure in and between buildings, provide daily support of moves, adds, changes and deletes related to telephony and network services, and manage telecommunications spaces throughout the Lab campus including power distribution and monitoring, equipment racks, environmental monitoring, and cable management. This position will filled at the level I or II, dependent on experience.
Install fiber and copper communications cable used inside buildings from the building backbone to individual station drops.
Install and terminate fiber and copper outside plant communications cable used between buildings.
Troubleshoot problems related to telephone devices and circuits.
Diagnose and repair indoor and outdoor plant cable and splices.
Construct, test and document fiber circuits.
On a daily basis, complete Move / Add / Change requests for telephone and network devices installed on inside building communications wiring.
Work with other individuals during cable installations ensuring that all parties assisting with the installation are working safely, efficiently, and effectively.
Construct, test and document fiber circuits.
Demonstrated experience working under general supervision using established guidelines and standard operating procedures.
Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional and courteous manner.
Must be available for occasional overtime work that may be scheduled for evenings, early mornings, weekends, or holidays.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position including field activity involving:
Lift and pull heavy objects 50 lbs.
Stooping, bending and crawling in confined areas, climbing ladders and stairs.
Working in noisy, dusty, dirty and slippery areas where hardhats are required.
In addition to the above, Required Qualifications (Level II):
A minimum of two years of work experience in the field of telephone, networking cable, and circuit installation.
Demonstrated experience in several of the following areas:
Telecommunications plant and building wiring methods and practices
Inside building cable route planning
Categories 5 and 6 and TIA568B/C wiring installation standards and practices
Fiber optic cable installation and termination
Telephone and network circuit installation and testing using specialized test equipment
Firestop procedures and methods
Telephone closet backboard layout design and construction
BIX, M66 and AT&T punch down blocks; diagnosis, troubleshoot and repair of problems related to telephone sets and data devices
PBX telephone sets and data devices
Twisted pair Ethernet circuits
Demonstrated experience working under general supervision using established guidelines and standard operating procedures to handle simple and moderately complex orders and troubleshooting.
Additional Desired Qualifications (Both Levels):
Experience working with T1 and OPX communications lines.
Ability to independently test or extend lines to buildings from the main demarcation point.
Able to independently diagnose and test problems related to underground wiring or splices and recommend areas of concern that may require immediate attention for repair.
Experience with network troubleshooting including one or more of DHCP, Voice VLAN, VoIP, and WiFi.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 6, 2018.
This is a temporary, limited appointment with an expected end date of September 30, 2018. This position cannot exceed 900 hours within a rolling 12-month period.
This position has the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.