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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Telecommunications Technician

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Responsible for providing support for telecommunications and network devices and related equipment, circuits and systems which typically are integrated with or interconnected to larger systems. Maintain flexibility in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities.

Essential Functions

  • Install, repair, splice, terminate, and test various forms of telecommunications cabling (e.g. copper, fiber, coax, etc.) to ensure proper impedance matching and connections between various pieces of electronic equipment by utilizing industry standard troubleshooting skills. 
  • Install and maintain telecommunications equipment including but not limited to routers, switches, VOIP, phones, and Wireless Access Points.
  • Schedule and/or coordinate telecommunications services outages (e.g. repairs, installations, removal of equipment, preventative maintenance, etc.); participate in system enhancement and equipment evaluation. 
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to perform and/or facilitate emergency repairs, including working after-hours sporting/special events to ensure network continuity and facilitate emergency repairs.
  • Communicate with management and customers to provide update on daily orders and trouble tickets.
  • Document up-to-date records for cable detail, communications equipment and services and adhere to all required project safety requirements as set forth by the university and OSHA.
  • Will travel throughout the university’s campuses and to other remote facilities as necessary.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • BICSI Installer II Certification
  • Two (2) years of experience in structured cabling installation, fiber optic installation, repairs, troubleshooting & testing can be used in lieu of the certification requirement.

Required Experience

  • No work experience required if BICSI Installer II certified.
  • Two (2) years of experience in structured cabling installation, fiber optic installation, repairs, troubleshooting & testing in lieu of the BICSI Installer II certification.   

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with the installation of network equipment such as network switches, VOIP phones, and Wireless Access Points. 
  • POTS lines and identifications of different types of voice and data circuits. 
  • Knowledge of all industry standards (NEC, TIA/EIA, BICSI).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Standing - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Sitting - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Close Quarters: Employees are frequently required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, sewage and water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69682 


Telecommunications Technician

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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