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Careers with Copper Valley Telecom

Current Career Opportunities

Copper Valley Long Distance, as a member of the Copper Valley Telecom family of companies, is currently seeking a Systems Administrator to join our team!

This position assists with the operation, maintenance, and upgrades of Copper Valley’s internet access network, maintains and upgrades hardware and applications systems, and ensures security and integrity of all systems.

Additionally this position will

  • Research and prepare cost estimates and recommendations for new services and enhancement for CVLD internet access network.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of disaster recovery plans
  • Ensure adequate equipment, bandwidth and other resources are in service.
  • Assist with installation and maintenance of systems at customer premises; meet with customers to identify needs and requirements; evaluate, design and prepare quotes for equipment and services; and implement systems and services on schedule and within budget.
  • Ensure all network and security concerns are addressed.
  • Assist with research and recommendations for new business lines.  Conduct analyses of potential services and forwards to management for review.  Assist in the development of business and marketing efforts for new and existing product lines.  Assist with policy development for administering new and existing services.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

Knowledge of LAN/WAN topologies, components, and protocols including Ethernet, Windows, UNIX, Linux, switches, routers, firewalls, VPN, subnettings, DNS, IIS, Apache, SMTP, ATM, TCP/IP, xDSL and HTML.  Knowledge of personal computer components such as hard drives, random access memory chips, video cards and processor chips.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field plus four years progressive experience in computer operations, internet service provision, network administration, and/or computer programming. An equivalent combination of college study and experience may also be accepted.  Microsoft MSCE, and/or Cisco CCNA certification preferred.

Additional Information

  • This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position with an outstanding benefits package, including service discounts, an affordable group health plan, and competitive wages. CVLD is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national
  • This position requires satisfactory results of a background check and drug screen (excluding marijuana).
  • Starting wage for this position is $30.72 per hour, which is negotiable depending on experience and education.

Click here for more information. Download the application here. To apply please fill out the application and submit your resume on this page. This position is based out of our Valdez, AK office and is open until filled.

Copper Valley Telecom is currently seeking an IT Technician II to join our team! This position will be responsible for providing technical support in a help desk fashion for Copper Valley Telecom’s Corporate, Broadband, Managed Service Provider (MSP), and Wireless Networks. This position is also responsible for supporting System Administrators in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the aforementioned areas.

Additionally this position will

  • Provide technical support to Copper Valley Telecom’s Corporate, Broadband, Managed Service Provider(MSP), and Wireless Networks by answering phone calls and responding to help desk tickets
  • Support Copper Valley Telecom’s Corporate, Broadband, Managed Service Provider(MSP), and Wireless Networks by assisting System Administrators with maintaining routers, servers, and other equipment. Maintaining identity Systems, updating filtering systems, and ensuring security and integrity of all systems as well as maintaining inventories.
  • Provide input regarding designs, costs estimate, and recommendations for new services and enhancements for CVTC networks. Investigates and evaluates new product offerings for the inclusion into the network or as replacements for existing elements.
  • Assist with installation and maintenance of systems at customer premises by ensuring systems and services are implemented on schedule and ensuring all network and site security concerns are identified and addressed.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

Knowledge of LAN/WAN topologies, Ethernet, Windows, Linux, routers, firewalls, VPN, IP Subnetting, DNS, DHCP SMTP, WiFi, TCP/IP, xDSL, ATM and HTML, PHP, Powershell, and BASH. Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, printer hardware, Microsoft Office, copier, shredder, various software programs, email, and SIP telephony systems. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to accurately analyze user processes and procedures and recommend appropriate cost-effective systems. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects. View full job description for further requirements.

Education and Experience

Associate’s degree in Electronics or related field plus four years of experience in an ISP environment.  An equivalent combination of college study and experience may also be accepted.

Additional Information

  • This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position with an outstanding benefit package which includes health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K matching, and a retirement program. CVT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
  • This position requires satisfactory results of a background check and drug screen (excluding marijuana).
  • Starting wage for this position is $22.18 per hour and may be negotiable based on education and experience.

Click here for more information. Download the application here. To apply please fill out the application and submit your resume on this page. This position is based out of our Valdez, AK office and is open until filled.

Copper Valley Telecom is currently seeking a Plant Engineer to provide engineering support for both inside and outside communications facilities in Glennallen, AK and two Plant Engineers in Valdez, AK. The selected applicant will work closely with the Engineering and Plant Departments of the Cooperative in designing, implementing, maintaining, and upgrading all aspects of the core, access, and distribution networks and associated equipment, including the design and support of services deployed via Ethernet, IP, MPLS, OTN, SONET, and WDM-based platforms.

Additionally this position will

  • Understand general engineering of transport and switching infrastructures.
  • Basic understanding of LAN, WAN, VLAN and VPN operations.
  • General understanding of network design principles.
  • General knowledge of various protocols and systems such as TCP/IP, SIP, Sonet, Ethernet, VoIP and be able to identify/analyze and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to monitor and coordinate contract installations and assist in performance testing.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and recommend appropriate network tools, software, and documentation to assure quality maintenance, monitoring and network administration of local and wide area networks.
  • Ability to perform basic design/troubleshooting of SIP and Hosted PBX voice services.

Education and Experience

CCENT certification, Associate degree in Electrical Engineering, and two years of demonstrated job experience in appropriate telephony technologies.  An equivalent combination of college study and experience may also be accepted.

Additional Information

This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position with an outstanding benefit package which includes health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K matching, and a retirement program. CVT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

This is an IBEW 1547 Union represented position (need not be a current member in order to apply) and requires satisfactory results of a background check and drug screen (excluding marijuana). Starting wage for this position is $31.74 – $45.34, DOE. Highly qualified applicants may be considered for advanced classifications. Please review the job description for each classification’s education and experience requirements.

Click here for more information. Download the application here. To apply please fill out the application and submit your resume on this page. There is an open Plant Engineer position based out of our Glennallen, AK office, as well as our Valdez, AK office, and is open until filled.

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