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
$33.77 - $43.22 per Hour (Pay rate Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity)
Monday - Friday with rotating on call hours
Business Hours, Typically 6:00am - 6:00pm
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The mission of the Information Technology Group (ITG) is to develop, implement and maintain technology-based services and solutions enabling OHSU to effectively manage information to accomplish its missions.

Function/Duties of Position

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.

Required Qualifications


Two years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing local telecommunication systems, lines, stations, overhead paging, and digital data infrastructure installation.


A current Oregon Limited Energy A or B License;

A current valid Driver’s License


It is necessary to have experience of various industry standard testing equipment used in the troubleshooting, installation, and certification of low voltage systems.


Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 a significant impact on more than one department 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 judgment;
    • 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 necessarily governed by established procedures.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

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

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.


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