Pay Range 25 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$37.5162$56.2742
Hourly (42 hrs.)$35.7297$53.5945
Hourly (56 hrs.)$26.7973$40.1959

OSP Engineer/Facility Services Manager

Range: $78,033.63 - $117,050.43 (25)
Position Number: 8501

  This position is responsible for the engineering, construction, maintenance and installation of the city’s OSP fiber optic network and related PON services. This position is also responsible for the general direction of the Facility Services Department.
Directly designs, engineers and / or directs the design of the city’s fiber optic network.
Directs both city and contract personnel in the construction of the city’s fiber optic network.
Directs both city and contract personnel in the maintenance of the city’s fiber optic network.
Directs both city and contract personnel in the installation of PON services to business and residential customers of the city’s network.
Directs the ordering and maintaining of OSP materials and sets inventory levels.
Researches and recommends which OSP materials are to be used in the city’s fiber optic network.
Analyzes material performance and makes changes as needed.
Develops the annual budget for both the OSP Fiber Optic Division and the Facility Services Division.
Directs the development of troubleshooting and maintenance schedules and protocols.
Coordinates work with contractors and other city departments as needed to construct and maintain the city’s fiber optic network.
Attends safety and OSHA compliance meetings; attends training sessions as required. Recommends specific training requirements to appropriate city personnel as related to the city’s fiber optic and building maintenance divisions.
Prepares and / or supervises the preparation of construction drawings for the city’s fiber optic network.
Approves the design and expenditures of all additions to the city’s OSP fiber optic network.   
Performs and / or manages special projects as assigned by the Assistant City Manager/ Broadband & Technology
Works closely with the Greenlight Operations Manager in the design of the city’s fiber optic network.
This position may be subject to call outs to supervise the restoration of service in the city’s OSP fiber optic network.
Advanced knowledge of the planning, design and engineering of the OSP portion of Sonet and PON fiber optic networks.  
Ability to develop a long range construction program to expand and upgrade the city’s OSP fiber optic network.
Knowledge of the standards, materials, techniques and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of OSP fiber optic facilities.
Knowledge of fiber optic transmission.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge in the use of specialized computer programs to design and manage a fiber optic network.
Ability to interpret test results. Knowledge in understanding loss measurements.  
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in working with the public, both at customers’ homes and in large corporate settings.
Skill in designing the OSP portion of custom fiber optic networks for corporate customers.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Assistant City Manager/ Broadband & Technology assigns work in terms of general instructions. 
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, state and local laws, city, state, and federal laws, and regulations.  Understands OSP fiber optic network planning, design, engineering, construction and maintenance procedures as well as PON network installation. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work is considered complex.  New advances in fiber optic engineering, construction and maintenance can be complex and skills should be kept up to date.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform specialized technical duties in the planning, design, engineering, maintenance, construction and installation of the city’s fiber optic network as it relates to OSP. The position also provides general direction to the maintenance and budget planning for the city’s buildings and other facilities.  Successful performance results in a highly reliable fiber optic communication network for employees and citizens.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, contractors, small, medium and large business and corporate customers as well as the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services and install services and equipment for the public, both at their homes and businesses.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking.   
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed indoors but field work will be necessary to gather data for the design and engineering of the OSP fiber optic network. The field work could possibly be in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and irritating chemicals. Meetings with business and corporate customers will require appropriate professional dress as the circumstances dictate.
The OSP Engineer will supervise all positions related to OSP fiber optic / broadband engineering, construction, maintenance, installation as well as the Facility Services Supervisor.
Four year college degree and the ability to read write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of a college degree or equivalent.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for eight to ten years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
Ability to work comfortably and effectively with the public is a must.
Rev. 6/10