IT Network Administrator Senior (OSP Fiber Network)

IT Network Administrator Senior (OSP Fiber Network)

31 Jan 2024
Texas, Austin, 73301 Austin USA

IT Network Administrator Senior (OSP Fiber Network)

Position Information Posting Title IT Network Administrator Senior (OSP Fiber Network) Job Requisition Number AE503548 Position Number 109541 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Information Technology Minimum Qualifications Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus two (2) years related experience

Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) year

Licenses or Certifications:


Notes to Applicants

The IT Network Administrator Sr ( OSP Fiber Network Admin) reports to the IT Manager in the Network – Fiber and Wireless business unit. This position installs, maintains, documents and provides critical infrastructure engineering by integrating highly complex and highly reliable fiber optic networks to transport relay protection, corporate, and SCADA systems.The IT Network Administrator Sr communicates and collaborates with both internal and external customers. This position requires call-back and on-call assignments and a driver’s license to travel to and from work sites.Essential Job Functions:

Engineers, develops, and maintains detailed plans for fiber networks, disaster recovery, and testing.

Leads OSP fiber field crews in all fiber installation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting activities.

Documents complex network architecture integrating and schematically depicting fiber optic architectures for capture into complete network configuration documents.

Draws plans, diagrams, graphs, tables, charts, and maps using drafting and drawing tools.

Conducts field checks and audits to verify correctness of data.

Reviews and evaluates various reports and studies.

Maintains project files and records.

Designs and plans layout of projects to includes drawings, designs, and specification documents.

Analyzes, integrates, recommends, communicates, and supports design solutions to resolve advanced fiber optic network issues.


The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted, and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for top candidate(s).If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.govVETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE :Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK :This position requires a criminal background investigation.FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT :This position is classified as EXEMPT and may require to work additional hours outside of the normal schedule to include nights, weekends, and /or holidays.TRAVEL :If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. If you meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite, you may be eligible to drive a City vehicle to and from multiple work locations.Pay Range CommensurateHours Work Schedule Notes:

Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additional work hours may be required to support the 24-hour Utility operations which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, inclement weather and emergency closures.

This position requires on-call assignments which might result in a call back to work.

Job Close Date 02/14/2024

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Technical

Location SCC - 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, Texas 78741

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience interpreting complex wiring diagrams.

Experience with Austin Energy Fiber Optic network.

Experience with assisting on complex fiber interconnections in a field setting.

Experience working with electric transmission/distribution operation systems.

Experience with fiber testing equipment- OTDR , Loss Testers, Power meters, VFL (visual fault locator), fiber scopes.

Experience using Fujikura fiber fusion splicers.

Experience with OPGW , ADSS , and duct fiber cables

Experience with Panduit fiber management products.

Experience managing and designing fiber optic networks.

Experience installing fiber cable.

Experience working in confined spaces.

Experience using Microsoft applications to include Excel and Visio

Experience working in a utility environment.


Ability to travel to more than one work location.Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Design, evaluate, integrate, secure, test, maintain and upgrade all aspects of network, telephony and/or wireless hardware and software technologies as well as assist in defining, developing and implementing disaster recovery plans and network test plans.

Analyze, integrate, recommend, communicate, and support design solutions to resolve more complex network, telephony, and wireless issues.

Assist with planning, forecasting, budgeting, procuring and implementing new network hardware and software including the retirement of existing systems and components.

Coordinate and communicate the installation, configuration, and maintenance of network, telephony, and wireless components with customer departments and project teams

Provide solution based cost analysis.

Ensure equipment is installed and maintained in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

Monitor services provided by vendors to ensure service levels are met.

Monitor and assist in management of equipment inventory.

Implement network security procedures and ensure compliance of all security policies, procedures and standards.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge in one or more areas of networking.

Knowledge of networking/telephony operating systems and network/telephony monitoring and management applications.

Knowledge of industry and department best practices, requirements, and policies and procedures.

Knowledge of networking and internet protocols and connectivity issues.

Knowledge of system capacity planning.

Skill in network forensics.

Skill in locating illegal network technologies.

Skill in securing network technologies.

Skill in design, development, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications links.

Skill in installing and maintaining network operating systems and networking equipment.

Skill in reviewing bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies.

Skill in adjusting bandwidth.

Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts.

Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs.

Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals.

Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability.

Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding.

Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems.

Ability to view the big picture.

Ability to quickly become familiar with emerging technologies.

Ability to identify trends as well as isolated events.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus two (2) years related experience. Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) year. Do you meet these requirements?



Please describe how your education and experience 1) meet the minimum qualifications and 2) relate to this position.

(Open Ended Question)

This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) to be hired.

I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).

Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?



Are you willing to accept call-back and/or on-call assignments?



Briefly explain your experience with designing, installing, testing, and maintaining fiber optic networks.

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