GI - Poker Flat IS Net Technician 8

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Classification:Information Systems Technician - Networks 8
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Poker Flat Research Range is the world's only scientific rocket launching facility owned by a university. Poker Flat is located approximately 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, and is operated by the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute under contract to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, which is part of the Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to launching sounding rockets, Poker Flat is home to many scientific instruments designed to study the Arctic atmosphere and ionosphere. We are looking for an experienced communications and network technician to support our NASA science and launch operations mission.

Duties:

10Build and maintain systems to include power, network, microwave, and science instrumentation at permanent remote sites, and standing up the same services for temporary remote locations.Essential
20Design, maintain, and troubleshoot range communication and security infrastructure such as surveillance cameras (still and video), phones, computers. Maintain cable plant including fiber, copper, and specialized cabling requested by the science community. Identify, analyze, and resolve operational problems independently.Essential
45Work with NASA and other federal and state agencies, domestic and foreign universities, private corporations, and other science groups for electronic, and communication technology support. Standard support includes set up and configuration of computers, networks and phone systems to include user training on those systems. Specific and specialized instrumentation includes LSTAR radar, PFISR support, Frequentis MOVE systems, Trango microwave. Act as both technician and technical support for science instrumentation such as magnetometers, photometers, spectrometers, all sky cameras, weather loggers, and GPS units. Work with NASA engineering on countdown clocks and timing issues for launch operations.Essential
5Act as an additional ordnance handler when necessary.Essential
5Coordinate and prioritize NASA visitor communication requirements.Essential
5Coordinate with OIT and ACS on communications, on special circuit requirements, and on integration into the existing University networkEssential
5During launch operations, work directly with the science community to provide real-time information used for launch decision making.Essential
5In the absence of the Range Director and Operations Manager is in charge of range operations.Essential

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY

We want you to join our team if:

You have hands-on experience with a wide range of communication and science systems including advanced knowledge of the operation and maintenance of networks and network communications systems, including WAN/LAN, high-speed networks, public telecommunications, Internet and other network technologies.

You have excellent verbal and technical writing skills.

You have demonstrated advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, and critical thinking skills related to network and computer operations systems problems.

You have system administration skills and/or software and communication hardware technical skills as well as knowledge and experience with industry standard best practices and methods for software security and video surveillance networking.

You have specific experience in designing and standing up new systems, both hardware, and software related including the ability to design, install, cable, and configure voice, data, and video network components in accordance with IS engineering specifications, and with codes, regulations, standards, and policies.

 

In this role you will need to:

 

Work with NASA and other federal and state agencies, domestic and foreign universities, private corporations, and other science groups for electronic, and communication technology support. Standard support includes set up and configuration of computers, networks and phone systems to include user training on those systems. Specific and specialized instrumentation includes LSTAR radar, PFISR support, Frequentis MOVE systems, Trango microwave.

Act as both technician and technical support for science instrumentation such as magnetometers, photometers, spectrometers, all sky cameras, weather loggers, and GPS units.

Work with NASA engineering on countdown clocks and timing issues for launch operations.

Design, maintain, and troubleshoot range communication and security infrastructure such as surveillance cameras (still and video), phones, computers.

Maintain cable plant including fiber, copper, and specialized cabling requested by the science community.

Identify, analyze, and resolve operational problems independently.

Build and maintain systems to include power, network, microwave, and science instrumentation at permanent remote sites, and standing up the same services for temporary remote locations.

Coordinate and prioritize NASA visitor communication requirements.

During launch operations, work directly with the science community to provide real-time information used for launch decision making.

Coordinate with OIT and ACS on communications, on special circuit requirements, and on integration into the existing University network.

Act as an additional ordnance handler when necessary.

In the absence of the Range Director and Operations Manager you will be in charge of range operations.

 

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, exempt, term-funded, Grade 80 with salary commensurate with experience

Application  Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  The review of this posting will start on 01/14/2018, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. This posting will be closed once the position is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7194 or 907-474-7999. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Term Positions:

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2018, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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