Communications Systems Technical Specialist

Old Dominion University   Norfolk, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on March 13, 2023
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title

Communications Systems Technical Specialist

Position Number





Norfolk, VA

Type of Position


Type of Job

EEO Category

C Technicians

Job Description

Provide a high level of technical support, affecting the reliability and utilization of the University's IP based Physical Security devices and other converged technologies including systems administration level management. This includes the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring of security cameras, door access, panic alarms, emergency phones and other systems.

Type of Recruitment

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Considerable knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures for computer and communications systems. Considerable knowledge of IP based physical security devices and their installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring. Working knowledge of electronics and electronics repair. Working knowledge of systems administration. Considerable knowledge of networking and network protocols. Working knowledge of structured cabling systems such as copper, Cat5, Cat6 and coax. Demonstrated ability to interact with contractors and co-workers. Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage time and work independently. Effective oral and written communications skills.In most cases these knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Valid Driver's license with insurable driving record.

Education or training


Level and type of experience

Considerable experience with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring of IP based physical security devices and related infrastructure, such as security cameras, door access, panic alarms and emergency phones. Considerable knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and management of them. Considerable experience with networking and communications systems. Considerable experience in the installation and troubleshooting of structured cabling systems such as copper, Cat5, Cat6 and coax.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Some experience with CBORD CS-Gold systems, Axis Camera and ipConfigure VMS system. Cisco certified associate, professional or expert level career certifications, such as, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert or equivalent knowledge.

Conditions of Employment

40-hour work week Monday-Friday; Some evenings and weekends; rotating on call.

This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work during university closings.

This position is designated as sensitive. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the final candidate.

This is an open until filled recruitment. This recruitment may close after the five-day required posting period when a suitable pool of applicants has been generated.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and begins at $ - 50,811

Posting Detail Information

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Job Open To

General Public

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary


Criminal Background Check

The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Alternative Hiring Process

In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.

If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or consistent with contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Yellow Layoff Form
  4. Blue Layoff Card
  5. Certificate of Disability Letter