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Telecommunications Technician Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Installs and maintains all aspects of communication systems including wire and cable, facilities and equipment, centralized and distributed telecommunications systems and all peripheral equipment. Provides technical system support and capabilities including, but not limited to, installation, maintenance, modification and repair of telecommunications equipment, products and/or systems. Technical systems may be electro-mechanical or computerized and are typically integrated with or interconnected to larger systems. Incumbents typically perform work on-site and can be expected to apply troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques to determine appropriate restoration or repair actions.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of four classifications. It differs from the other Telecommunications Systems Technician titles in that the tasks performed are typically assigned by others, the work is not of a complex nature.

Examples of Duties:

  • Determines routing and placement of cabling and wiring.
  • Performs physical installation of equipment.
  • Moves or relocates and reinstalls equipment.
  • Responds to trouble reports, performs trouble shooting activities and repairs/replaces malfunctioning equipment and/or facilities.
  • Ensures compliance with building and electrical codes.
  • Documents and/or logs equipment/system installation and/or modification actions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of communications wiring standards and installation practices.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications switching and common control systems.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and software.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of two year technical training program in electronics, communications, telephony, or industrial technology; OR, One year of directly related telecommunications installation or modification experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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