Cable Splicer (Specialty A) Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Cable Splicer (Specialty A)

City and County of San Francisco , California

Job Information 



Mid Level


$8,955.00 - $10,888.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & county government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 200 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications. The Office of Civic Innovation (OCI) is a small but mighty team in the Department of Technology.


The Department of Technology’s Public Safety division operates and maintains several critical systems such as 911 Radio, Fiber, Emergency Alert, crime prevention camera, burglar alarm, fire alarm call box, PBX’s, VoIP phones and other in-building wiring and other similar systems.


Under general supervision, performs journey level cable repair and troubleshooting tasks relative to installation and maintenance of communication, data exchange, monitoring, and alarm systems owned or subscribed to by the City and County of San Francisco. Planning, installation, implementation and support of the systems and infrastructure.


    Installs, arranges, splices, terminates and tests data and telecommunication cables, including outdoor copper and/or fiber optics cables. 
    Troubleshoots outdoor copper cable and fiber optic installations using copper analyzing equipment, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs), power meters and light sources, and other diagnostic tools, equipment and procedures. 
    Locates and repairs fiber cable faults; installs underground cable; performs cable sizing, gauging, splicing, terminating and closing; uses proper confined space entry procedures in underground vaults. 
    Performs installations, testing, and acceptance of circuits on both copper and fiber optic cabling. 
    Performs splicing of fiber of various strands. 
    Maintains and updates database of installation and repair work, service requests and work orders; maintains database of parts and components inventory. 
    Provides technical expertise and information to engineering staff and outside wiring contractors as needed. 
    Estimates cost of copper and fiber optic cable installations; maintains records of materials ordered. 
    Performs related duties as assigned.


The temporary exempt, full time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of up to thirty-six (36) months.


Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at various City Agencies throughout the City of San Francisco as well some remote CCSF facilities outside of the City and County of San Francisco. The incumbents primary reporting and dispatch location will be 200 Paul Ave SF CA, 94124.


Candidate must be willing to work a 40- hour week as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Specialty A: Four (4) years experience working in the telecommunications industry as a Cable Splicer, which includes two years experience installing, arranging, splicing, terminating and test copper cabling and two years experience installing, arranging, splicing, terminating and testing fiber optics cabling. AND

2. Possession of a current valid Driver License.


Performance of essential duties require: considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; excellent visual acuity; exposure to inclement weather and working conditions that are somewhat disagreeable in underground locations; the use of ladders and aerial lift bucket; and lifting of up to 50 pounds of equipment. 


1. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process.

2. SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

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