Network Operations Communication Technician 

Full Time

Ponderosa Telephone

PO Box 21 O'Neals, CA 93645
Fax: (559) 868-3404


The Network Operations Communication Technician is accountable for the daily operation of the Ponderosa telecommunication network. Duties include, but are not limited to, installation, repair and maintenance of the converged telecommunications network equipment for voice and data transmission. Monitoring the network to ensure the continuous functionality of the Ponderosa telecommunications network, response to network outages, troubleshooting hardware/software applications, provisioning of new facilities and equipment installations/software upgrades during off-peak maintenance windows (to maintain minimal network downtime and customer interruptions) are essential requirements of the position. This position demands a high degree of flexibility and accountability as any or all of the above-mentioned functions may require performance on a daily or periodic basis, dependent on the needs to the business. Office assignment may be in Friant, O’Neals, North Fork or Auberry. Access and exposure to highly sensitive documents, materials and conversation requires strict confidentiality on the part of the Network Operations Communication Technician


Possesses the ability to speak clearly and understandably and hear communications by telephone and in person
Possesses fine and gross manipulation skills
Possesses grasping and power grip abilities
Must have good vision (with correction) and also have color vision to differentiate wiring
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time
Must have ability to stand, sit , squat, bend kneel, twist, crawl, reach, lift, balance, carry, push and pull to accomplish daily tasks associated with requirements of the position
Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities in all types of weather, ranging from extreme heat to cold, including rain and snow
Must have the ability to walk and negotiate rough terrain while carrying necessary equipment to perform job duties
Must have the ability to drive in all types of terrain and in all types of weather, including rain and snow
Must have the ability to install and remove tire chains from vehicles

High school diploma or equivalent
2-year College degree or vocational certificate in Data Networking, Information Services, Computer Science or Telecommunications field or equivalent in technical experience.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification desired

Working knowledge of various types of computer hardware. This includes knowledge of PC and server hardware installation and maintenance.
Working knowledge of various network and computer operating systems.
Computer literate, with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
Basic understanding of telephony to include switching, digital loop carrier, microwave radio and fiber optic transport desired.
Basic understanding of installation, maintenance and repair of data circuits desired.
Possesses and maintains a valid and unrestricted class “C” driver’s license, with driving records that provides insurability under the Company’s vehicle insurance carrier and within the guidelines of the Company

2 years diverse experience in Information Services/Data Processing including PC installation and maintenance, LANs network maintenance and various PC operating systems or,
2 years in a similar position, where duties and responsibilities correspond with the essential and periodic accountabilities of this position
2 years as a Central Office Technician, Digital Radio technician, Fiber installation/testing or similar position, where duties correspond with the essential and periodic functions of this position
Education or personal experience may be substituted for work experience


Group medical, dental, vision, prescription plan, life, ADD, and 401(k). Vacation, Sick, and 9 paid holidays

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  • Location: Fresno County, Madera County
  • Category: Technology (Computer, Information)
  • Job Title: Network Operations Communication Technician
  • Salary: $21.00 to $32. Per Hour