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Colorado Springs Utilities Fiber Optic Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fiber Optic Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $27.19 to $28.55

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/26/21

Fiber Optic Specialist

Please note that the starting rate of pay for this position is $27.19/hour, followed by an increase to $28.55/hour after completion of the probationary period.

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).

Why should you apply?

The Network Transport Services Portfolio group is responsible for supporting the safety, reliability, and performance of all of Colorado Springs Utilities’ fiber, microwave, and telecommunications infrastructure. Take the next step in your career and come join our talented team of telecommunications experts and professionals as a Fiber Optic Specialist ! You will play a vital role in ensuring the quality and timely delivery of our telecommunication services. You will be directly responsible for helping provide direction to a team that installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of components of our fiber optic network.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing guidance for fiber optic installation/maintenance technicians on daily work and operations

  • Reading and interpreting fiber splicing diagrams, prints, specifications, work scopes, and fiber optic color code charts

  • Performing ring cuts, installing fiber closures, terminations, connectors, and patch panels

  • Locating and validating conduit for fiber path feasibility, mounting fiber termination panels and splicing cabinets, and bonding and grounding fiber cables according to specifications

  • Conducting pre-construction inspections of job sites to evaluate the readiness of site for fiber installation – and coordinating site readiness issues with project scheduling personnel

  • Inspecting field conditions and identifying problems, inaccuracies, and cost-saving measures

  • Inspecting, supervising, and reviewing installations of work sites for scheduled and unscheduled work

  • Reviewing survey staking, curb, gutter and street construction, residential and commercial construction conflicts, utility conflicts, and construction safety issues

Please note that working conditions and essential functions of performing this job include:

  • Heavy lifting and moving of materials and equipment which can exceed 80 pounds

  • Climbing and standing on extension ladders up to 28 feet for long periods of time

  • Performing work in confined spaces (e.g., bucket trucks)

  • Exposure to inclement weather conditions

  • Participating in a 24/7 on-call rotation

Who you are...

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience with installing and splicing fiber, and a working knowledge of fiber optic networks

  • Experience with repairing fiber enclosures, dressing and prepping cables into enclosures, fanning out and preparing bare fiber, terminating connectors, mechanical/fusion splicing, pre/post OTDR testing, and Light Source and Power Meter testing on Multimode and Single Mode fiber

  • Knowledge of approved practices, procedures, tools, codes, and materials used in fiber optic cable splicing

  • Outside plant fiber optic cable blowing/placement and operating electronic fusion splicing and testing equipment

  • A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required at the time of hire, or the ability to obtain a CDL within six (6) months of hire

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft