Telecommunications Engineer I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Oct 13, 2021
Technology Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Telecommunications Engineer I

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking two level 1 Telecommunications Engineer team members to join Infrastructure and Communication Technology Services (ICT) a unit within UFIT.

Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with other employees dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida’s innovative and inspirational community.

As part of ICT, you will support a myriad of Construction Management projects through their lifecycle, from design through completion. As a Telecommunications Engineer I, you will work closely with UF stakeholders, UF’s construction project managers, architects, professional engineers, UFIT network engineers, as well as external construction managers and subcontractors to ensure that new and renovated spaces on campus meet the IT needs of faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent is responsible for developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports, conducting utility impact analyses and monitoring the progress of plans against project milestones and budgets.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Validating planning, design, installation, and maintenance activities affecting the UF’s telecommunications infrastructure, ensuring the telecommunications systems follow codes, standards, industry best practices, and UFIT policy.
  • Field investigations for projects including ISP and OSP pathways cabling and spaces.
  • Oversight of multiple telecommunications engineering projects (ranging from simple to complex) concurrently, managing detailed reviews of telecommunications engineering plans, specifications and reports associated with these projects.
  • Responsibility in planning aspects of engineering and checking performance of completed projects to ensure that the telecommunications systems follow codes, standards, industry best practices, and UF policy.

    About UF Information Technology

    The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are: Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, Customer Experience & Resource Planning, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit:

    Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

    About the University of Florida

    UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

    UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission.

Expected Salary:

$75,000; commensurate based on education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience, and skills:

  • RCDD Certification
  • 5 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and network infrastructure design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting to include any combination of the following:
  • Designing voice, data, wireless or video systems using copper, coaxial and/or optical fiber media.
  • Reading and creating construction documents for telecommunications systems in building construction.
  • Using BIM360 / AutoCAD to develop engineering construction documents/blueprints.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to submit with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

Valid Florida Driver's License is required at the time of hire.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No