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Outside Plant Compliance Technician II

Cox Communications | Goleta CA 93110 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/07/2020

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Role Summary

OSP Compliance Technicians inspect, evaluate, and analyze aerial and underground facilities for compliance with applicable internal and external safety and regulatory standards.  This role provides occasional repair guidance and suggestions, contribute to the entry and maintenance of an asset compliance management database systems and work with others to ensure compliance. OSP Compliance Technicians understand and apply Cox Communications construction standards, as well as applicable asset owner, state, and federal standards.  They monitor and maintain inspections schedules and provide quality assurance of vendor performance on compliance repairs as directed.  Compliance employees ensure that the COX network is built in a safe manner throughout the system and when working on correcting infractions that safety and cost reduction are key.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

            May do some or all of the following:

  • Coordinates Outside Plant (OSP) inspection schedules

  • Attends state/federal/pole owners’ meetings

  • May ride with pole owners or ride along with Power Company & Engineering Company – reviewing engineering suggestions for pole change outs and plant adjustments.  

  • Conducts assessments and provides recommendations, may work with others on recommendations looking for a reasonable and economical solution that will result in COX being in compliance with the lowest cost in mind.

  • Verify invoicing will be verified as correct for work performed, charges made for the work performed.

  • Inspects Outside Plant based on applicable schedules

  • Understands applicable Cox, State, NESC standards and regulations

  • Understands high-risk geographic regions and driving factors

  • Assigns infractions with relevant level of severity

  • Enters information into the database

  • May review make ready work with contractors

  • May issue work to construction contractors

  • May coordinate the Cox Service Drop conversions – getting off jump poles (if so desired) or other poles where clearances cannot be met to remove a violation.

  • May order parts

  • May inspect and QC’s Contractor work

  • May support our OSP Construction Crew Members

  • Coordinates contract labor for construction projects and inspects final work.

  • May participates in the construction and /or repair of fiber, coax, and copper plant for networks. May coordinate and inspect work done by contract labor.

  • May constructs new and rebuilds aerial hardware including strand placement, tensioning, grounding, bonding, guy and anchor installation. Assures grounds are at or below maximum allowable resistance for proper network protection

  • Completes as-built mapping



  • HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience

  • 2 or more year of experience in related field (e.g. OSP Construction; Field Ops)

  • Valid driver’s license meeting Cox standards

  • Must be able to walk in un-level areas and for long distances. May be on your feet for several hours while performing duties for extended periods.

  • Ability to read and understand printed and digital telecommunication utility maps.

  • Ability to operate computer with Microsoft applications as well as other as needed software related to construction services.

  • Knowledge of Telecommunications aerial and underground construction practices.

  • Understanding of NESC, State, and or local codes that pertain to utility construction.

  • Must be able to move in a pulling force at least 75 - 100lbs.


  • 3 to 5 years general knowledge of aerial and underground telecommunications facilities construction, as well as basic understanding of both RF and fiber design.

  • Basic knowledge of construction standards and applicable codes for the area.

  • Detail oriented and ability to work with others in to benefit COX on all inspections, audits and reviews.

  • Understand the principles on how to use O-Cal Pro.


Who We Are

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.


About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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Location Goleta, CA, 93110, United States
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