Cable Technician

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Job Title: Cable Technician
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25192
Job Code: 0440 Equipment Systems Specialist -12
Department: Network Services
CompensationClassification:Equipment Systems Specialist - Career
Salary Range:$3,388/month - $6,744/month
FLSA Status:Nonexempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionReporting to the Network Services Director, the Cable Technician is responsible for installing the University's network infrastructure to include the copper, fiber, and other telecommunications media and associated equipment. The Cable Technician is responsible for the installation of Systimax cabling systems and associated network infrastructure equipment, alarm systems, and assists in the installation of telecommunication equipment. Working independently under general supervision, the Cable Technician coordinates and ensures proper operation of telephone, cable and alarm systems for the university.

This position will apply campus information security policy and standards to ensure security models and frameworks are maintained.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Assist in planning designs for telecommunications infrastructure, which includes outside plant cable and cable pathways. All infrastructure designs must comply with CSU, SJSU, and Systimax/Commscope standards. Infrastructure designs must allow for future growth for in-house or contracted installations.
-Perform physical installation of inter and intra building copper, fiber and coax cable on an as needed basis.
-Perform the work in-house and works with outside vendors.
-Read blueprints to perform work that adheres to Systimax/ Commscope, SJSU, and CSU standards.
-Provide hands-on coordination of installation and maintenance of network, voice, video, telepresence, and computing equipment.
-Provide hands-on maintenance of voice services.
-Install, manage and support safety phones on campus, blue light phones, and UPD public safety systems.
-Perform implementation of multiple and concurrent campus-wide projects:
-Ensure that all work performed both in-house and by vendors, adheres to Systimax/ Commscope, CSU, and SJSU standards.
Required Qualifications-Associate's Degree in telecommunications, electronics, industrial technology, or a related
-Three years of progressively responsible experience
-Equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be also considered
Preferred Qualifications-Experience with CAT 5, Se and Cat 6 installations
-Experience with Installation and splicing of Fiber cable
-Experience with planning designs for telecommunications infrastructure.
-Experience with Systimax/Commscope
-Experience with underground infrastructure
-Valid California Driver's License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices in network design, topology, systems interface, and protocols to meet support requirements for cabling.
-Working knowledge of CAT 5, Se and Cat 6 installation specs.
-Ability to manipulate and transport switches, patch cables, and other network equipment.
-Familiar with cable and wiring standards as defined by the institution and industry standards and configure systems to meet requirements.
-Strong troubleshooting and communication skills.
-Familiarity with materials, methods, and techniques used in the completion of equipment service assignments. Adept at using required tools, including computer systems, to accomplish tasks.
-Ability to use a variety of test equipment and diagnostic software to ensure system operation.
-Ability to physically install and configure equipment, connections, wiring and cable as required working from layout or plans.
-Ability to compose appropriately formatted correspondence and reports.
-Working knowledge of software applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, etc.).
-Demonstrated ability to cross train other team members and effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
-Ability to quickly learn and apply policies and procedures and adhere to Systimax/Commscope cabling standards.
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

-Letter of Interest
-List of References

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: October 11. 2019 through October 25, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
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Posted: 10/13/2019
Application Due: 2/18/2020
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