Telecommunications Technical Officer

Telecommunications Technical Officers (technologists) carry out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering including optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.

Personal requirements of a Telecommunications Technical Officer may include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Problem solving and fault finding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Willingness to travel

Telecommunications Technical Officers may complete the following tasks:

  • Installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • Configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • Developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • Providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • Planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • Liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery

This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma, and relevant experience is most unlikely to substitute for these formal qualifications. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 2).