Oregon Health & Science University

Telecomm Systems Technician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Information Systems
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Information Technology Group (ITG)
Salary Range
$32.16-$41.16 per hour
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position is responsible for complex premise distribution systems, which encompass the entire OHSU campus, HMC/Tuality & Adventist and over a dozen off campus clinics as well.  This includes vertical and horizontal copper and optical fiber distribution facilities and equipment for analog and digital communications, computer, Audiovisual Systems, “DAS” Distributed Antenna Systems, alarm circuits, and sensory services. Responsible for first-level restoration of services in response to end user or system problems reported and or observed and compliance with all FCC and State electrical codes, including EIA/TIA and BICSI standards and guidelines.  Utilizes technical equipment for trouble resolution.  Technicians must be able to work with a minimum of supervision. ITG is a 24x7 work group; this position is required to be on a rotational on-call schedule.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Incumbent installs, moves, and modifies telecommunications and related equipment according to work order specifications, standards, and procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to voice and data, copper/fiber, overhead paging, special circuits, grounding and power systems, etc.
  • Incumbent also provides support connectivity of all local area network devices and work stations as well as the inter-building and intra-building copper and fiber distribution systems. 
  • Incumbent installs special circuits for audio/video, 4 wire, radio transmitter control, dedicated data circuits, and any other low voltage circuits. Audiovisual systems, and IP Video based emergency phones “2N” and code blue emergency light systems
  • Incumbent meets with customer to pre-fielding job location when necessary.  Incumbent monitors inventory levels of all equipment.  Maintains accurate records of man hours.
  • Incumbent shall maintain all work orders in work order system to track work in progress and completed work orders.
  • Performs additional functions incidental to technician activities.
  • Incumbent shall provide problem analysis and first-level restoration of services in response to end user or system problems reported and or observed.
  • Repair and replace damaged or inoperable analog, digital, and VoIP voice terminals, optical fiber and copper wiring and all termination hardware.
  •  Support all local area network switches/UPS’s etc. and connections maintaining transmission from network to client device.
  •  Escalate and dispatch high-level repairs as required.
  •  It is necessary to have experience with industry standard test equipment for voice and data trouble shooting, installation, and certification.
  • Verify database records and assignments. 
  • Maintain database records of all circuits, special and critical emergency circuits (elevator phones, commercial Telco circuits, Fiber Circuits, overhead paging and radio control circuits) etc.
  • Work with the Infrastructure Design team to coordinate installation of low voltage cabling and associated systems. 

Required Qualifications

Two years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing local telecommunication systems lines, stations, and equipment which included working with large telephone Private Branch Exchange (PBX), and digital data infrastructure installation; AND A current Limited Energy A License; AND
A current valid Oregon Drivers License; OR 
An equivalent combination of training and experience; AND
A current Limited Energy A License; AND
A current valid Oregon Drivers License.
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
Incumbent shall have excellent written, spoken and listening skills.
Incumbent shall have excellent interpersonal skills; proven and recognized as a team player with excellent coordination and communication abilities.
Incumbent shall have knowledge of construction trade practices and drawings to ensure installation is correct and installers work is correct and in compliance with all established codes, standards, laws, and policies.
Incumbent shall have ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, prioritizing and accurately completing them a potentially stressful environment.
Incumbent shall have knowledge and understanding of the installation and maintenance standards and practices at OHSU.
Incumbent shall have expertise with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
Incumbent shall understand the impact and consequence of error;
  • Work often has significant impact on more than one department and outside the university and hospital.
  • Errors are difficult to recognize and correct and can cause considerable harm, financial, or health loss to individuals, departments, and the University, or to other individuals and groups.
Incumbent shall exercise and demonstrate independent judgement;
  • Established procedures/policies govern many work situations
  • Regular exercise of independent judgment or initiative.
  • Problems need to be resolved by choosing solutions from among several alternatives that are not necessary governed by established procedures.
Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:


  • Current Oregon Limited Energy A or B Licenses
  • Current Driver’s License

Additional Details

Please note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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