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CenturyLink (F) 8/23 Operations Technician II - Federal in HERNDON, Virginia

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

In a 24x7 Network operating center (NOC) environment, Operations Technician 2 will monitors, troubleshoot, and resolve network incidents on a fiber optics communications network to ensure near 100 availability of all system. The position services as the first point of contact for network outages. A qualified candidate will identify, document, troubleshoot, track, and resolve network incidents and standing outages. Operations technician is expected to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) to report incidents in a timely manner.

Job Description

  • Responsible for active network monitoring including incident detection, fault isolation, fault management, and fault resolution

  • Provide first level troubleshooting and incident resolution of network issues and provide timely reporting and escalation of incidents in accordance with SOP

  • Using ticketing system, properly and accurately document on-going issues in accordance with incident tracking procedures. It include understand and acting according to reporting matrix and incident response requirements

  • Coordinate, de-conflict, and track Authorize Service Interruption (ASI) and ensure proper documentation of customer notification and concurrence.

  • With guidance from implementation team, Operations Technician 3 are expected to create and follow method of procedure (MOP) and execute turn-up of specified systems


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline with a minimum of 1 year of overall related experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree

  • Hold DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE, CISSP or equivalent) prior to start date

  • Ability to work in a 24/7 operation

  • Experience with one or more of the following: alarm surveillance, fault management, fault isolation, or performance management

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: routers, switches, crypto devices, routing, Juniper, DWDM (6500, RLS, 9600)

  • General understanding of network topologies and the ability to understand signal flow of network architecture

  • Must have a Top Secret clearance - eligible for SCI

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 215139

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.