Communications Network Technician

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
  • Systems / Operations
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Communications
  • Network / Systems

Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $30.22-$31.69/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

This position installs distribution networks for campus voice, and data, performing moves, adds and changes to the existing infrastructure and equipment. Responsible for the installation, activation, and testing of telecommunications infrastructure and equipment for campus capital projects and building remodels. Will assist with testing and repair of existing services as required. The position is expected to model the key values of ITS mission including: demonstration of integrity in the conduct of daily work; accountability for the safekeeping of resources in the employee's care and custody; reliability and teamwork; commitment to quality customer service in interactions with clients, co-workers, and others; and interacting with clients, co-workers, and others in the workplace in a respectful, tactful and effective manner.

NOTE: Two positions available with either Tuesday to Saturday schedule or Sunday to Thursday schedule; to be discussed at interview.


Working at UCSC puts you in the center of a world class hub of teaching and research, in a setting of incredible natural beauty, with a team of dedicated, professional colleagues. Information Technology Services (ITS) at UC Santa Cruz offers the campus a wide range of systems and services that support instruction, research and operations.

  • We are a group of enthusiastic people who produce extraordinary results.

  • We value a workplace where individuals know that they can truly make a difference.

  • We value people who care about each other, the quality of our services, and the satisfaction of our customers.

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Come work with us! We're looking for bright and energetic people who want to make a difference.


This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong knowledge of telecommunications terminology and applications.
  • Knowledge of communication requirements for voice, data terminal and wireless equipment. Knowledge of analog, digital and fiber optic transmission media.
  • Experience in placing, splicing and testing cable plant, including copper, and fiber optics. Skilled in placing, pulling and terminating inside wire and fiber, in making terminal block connections, telecommunications closets (ADF/BDF/IDF) layout and design, and cable arrangements. Skilled in performing electronic systems troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated experience with copper, and fiber optic cable, Local Area Network (LAN) systems, Wireless Network systems, and knowledge of the relative properties and procedures. Knowledge of industry installation, termination, labeling, and standards.
  • Ability to use copper, fiber, and wireless test equipment and tools for troubleshooting and repair of campus cabling infrastructure and network services.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 10-25-2018

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.