Operations Technician II - Federal (N)

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 201713202

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

The Operations Tech II – Federal Fiber Maintenance is responsible for installation, splicing, and testing of all fiber optic cable within multiple program networks.

Job Description


  • Perform dark fiber, and reel testing
  • Install, splice and test fiber as directed for Projects, Operations, & Maintenance related activities and responding to emergency events
  • Perform routine repair activities such as repairing cable grounds to ensure cable routes are properly located
  • Perform route surveillance activities when tasked
  • Technicians perform maintenance on existing cables, including evaluation tests and repairing old or malfunctioning cables
  • Technicians cut and splice fiber optic cables, locate problem areas and perform other repairs as needed


  • Skilled individual with extensive working knowledge of hand and power tools. Knowledge of fiber optic test and installation equipment.
  • Requires individual capable of dealing with multiple agencies and personnel to assist with installation and permitting processes
  • Associate degree in Engineering, Electronics, Software, or Networks; or a related technical or vocational education or equivalent experience
  • Two or more years applicable work experience
  • Travel required
  • Security Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Active TS/SCI
  • Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 212191

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

EEO Statement

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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