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Network Support Technician


OPB is looking for a Network Support Technician (to be based in Bend, OR) passionate about technology to join an expanding team supporting OPB's content creation and distribution. This non-exempt regular status represented position is full-time and includes benefits.

Position Details

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist in supporting OPB’s statewide IP and microwave network and its enterprise servers.  Assist in managing OPB’s video and audio infrastructure for content creation and delivery across multiple sources and outlets. This involves maintaining, updating, installing and patching both traditional IT infrastructure and broadcast equipment such as transmitters, translators, microwave radios, two-way radio systems, signal processing network switches, and various systems related to content distribution systems and physical plant infrastructure.  

Working Conditions:

The work is primarily based out of the Bend Central office. Work will include travel to OPB sites across the state as needed and may include varying shifts including evenings, overnights, weekends, holidays and being a part of an on-call rotation. Travel and work at remote sites will require the operation of (and possibly the need to perform, in the field, basic emergency mechanical repairs to) 4-wheel drive vehicles and possibly tracked snow vehicles. Exposure to very high voltages and RF non-ionizing radiation is possible at most sites. The work may require challenging physical activity, including tower climbing (up to 230 feet in height), lifting up to 50 pounds and moving up to 75 pounds, working in inclement weather, and/or walking or hiking around 2 miles.      

Required Qualifications:

  • One-year professional experience.
  • Strong systems troubleshooting skills and understanding of signal flow.
  • Basic knowledge of: IP networking (including switch or router management), video resolutions, aspect ratios, file types, digital audio bitrates, sample rates, and physical connections.
  • Customer-service oriented and tactful. Must maintain harmonious relationships with co-workers and interact with the public professionally and competently.
  • Must take initiative and balance multiple priorities with accuracy.
  • Organized and meticulous, oriented to problem solving, teamwork, systematic thinking, constant pursuit of improvement.
  • Ability to document complex systems, such as video, audio, RF or fiber delivery paths.
  • Must be able to lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. and move equipment up to 75 lbs.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the working conditions.
  • Ability to be trained to wear proper safety equipment and follow safety protocols, to perform emergency repairs on vehicles, to be safe in inclement weather and to possibly climb towers.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of OPB.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in a video, audio, or IT related field. 
  • Two-year technical degree.
  • Understanding of digital video theory, codec and wrapper types, and streaming.
  • Experience working in both Windows and OS X operating systems.
  • Basic electronic skills including operating a DMM, soldering, component level troubleshooting, and operating test equipment.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining large IP networks, including Layer 3 routing and VLAN management.
  • Experience working with automation systems and content management systems.
  • Experience with Crispin automation, Omneon servers, Enco, and Wheatstone.
  • Tower climbing experience or tower/rigging certification.

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Screening of submitted applications begins February 28, 2018.

Application Deadline

This position is open until filled.

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