In collaboration with the Chancellor for the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the University System of Ohio, in accordance with university policies, goals, and objectives the Outside Plant Coordinator collaborates with OARnet staff on all aspects of design and maintenance of the OARnet fiber plant consisting of over 5,000 route miles of outside plant infrastructure. Coordinate with fiber vendors and contractors for existing and new spans. Provide consultation to OARnet member schools, affiliates and partners. Manage fiber proposals, dark fiber IRU’s, dark fiber bids, and other contracts associated with the OARnet dark fiber plant. Provide scope definition, engineering design review, and approvals for the OARnet fiber network. Prepare, manage and maintain project documentation, maps, CAD and KMZ drawings for all fiber routes, splice locations and vendor contacts. Attend customer and vendor meetings, perform site surveys and walk outs as necessary. Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work assignments from home as well as for on-call and off-hour work requirements. Routine travel throughout the state is required. Reports to Executive Director or his designee.
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five years of industry experience in a large service provider network maintaining and designing inside plant and outside plant construction projects; in depth knowledge of fiber construction practices and procedures for underground, buried and aerial fiber; broad understanding of best practices for inside and outside fiber plant management; proficient with the operation and results analysis of fiber test equipment; knowledge of City, State and County requirements including permitting.
Working knowledge of modern DWDM transport systems including tunable transceivers, EDFA and Raman amplifiers, ROADM’s, Transponders, Muxponders, and supporting hardware; BICSI certified.
Target Salary: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
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