Technology Communications Distribution Designer

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, this position supports the ITS-Infrastructure & Platform Services group and their interface with other campus systems and services; provides physical communications and network infrastructure and associated systems analysis, modification, maintenance, installation and support and interfaces with internal ITS staff and the user community on the use of these systems and infrastructure. Supports enterprise-level campus copper and optical fiber cable, conduit, data and network operations centers and other related infrastructure and systems including but not limited to wired and wireless data networks (Ethernet), cable television distribution systems, telephone systems with digital and analog services and two-way radio systems.  This position also maintains and supports assigned documentation, designs, and standards to ensure accuracy, buildability, long-term maintenance planning and system reliability.  

As an RCDD, you will lead and coordinate the technical aspects of telecommunications design, implementation, and ongoing management across our campus. You'll work closely with internal teams, external vendors, and campus stakeholders to ensure that projects meet industry standards and university specifications. This role requires a balance of technical expertise and leadership skills, as you will be responsible for guiding a team, overseeing construction plans, and ensuring excellent customer service.

Department Summary

Information Technology Services (ITS) is a fast-moving team that is responsible for helping Cal Poly achieve academic excellence through developing and implementing learning, teaching, and administrative solutions which leverage technology that align with strategic goals and objectives. With a focus on continuous improvement, ITS fosters innovation, supports continuous learning, and develops people to their full potential. Our team of more than 170 professionals works in a DevOps environment to shape the technology landscape at Cal Poly.

Key Qualifications

  • Reviewing construction plans to ensure they meet telecommunications standards and university specifications.
  • Advising internal teams and external vendors on technical impacts, design choices, and project requirements.
  • Collaborating with campus partners and ITS leadership to ensure smooth project execution and customer satisfaction.
  • Developing Statements of Work (SoW) for managing technical vendors and overseeing contractors to ensure contractual agreements are met.
  • Demonstrated experience with standardized construction change orders, RFIs, submittals, vendor management, negotiations, and escalations.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience.
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. 

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $100,000 - $110,000 Per Year

Classification Range: $58,944 - $145,488 Per Year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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