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7308-Cable Splicer

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Cable Splicer

Job classification

TitleCable Splicer
Overtime eligibility Covered (Non-Z) - Nonexempt
Labor agreement Electrical Workers, Local 6
Effective dateAugust 17, 2012

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $58.1375 $61.0500 $64.1000 $67.3125 $70.6875
Rate /biweekly: $4,651.00 $4,884.00 $5,128.00 $5,385.00 $5,655.00
Rate /year: $120,926 $126,984 $133,328 $140,010 $147,030

Additional notes: Appointments to this job class enter at Step 5.

Job description





Under general supervision, performs journey level cable repair and trouble shooting tasks relative to installation and maintenance of communication, data exchange, monitoring, and alarm systems owned or subscribed to by the City and County of San Francisco.


Positions in this class are distinguished from the 7275 Telecommunications Technician Supervisor in that they do not have supervisory functions.


None. May provide technical expertise and information for outside wiring contractors.

Examples of important and essential duties:

1. Installs, arranges, splices, terminates and tests data and telecommunication cables, including copper and/or fiber optics cables.

2. Troubleshoots copper cable and fiber optic installations using copper analyzing equipment, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs), power meters and light sources, and other diagnostic tools, equipment and procedures.

3. Locates and repairs cable faults; installs underground cable; performs cable sizing, gauging, splicing, terminating and closing; uses proper confined space entry procedures in underground vaults.

4. Installs, arranges, disconnects and troubleshoots telephone facilities and services subscribed to or owned by the City and County of San Francisco; utilizes field testing equipment to test and troubleshoot analog and digital services.

5. Performs installations, testing, and acceptance of voice and data grade circuits on both copper and fiber optic cabling.

6. Performs software administration on telephone switches and various telecommunication systems, including public safety systems; installs horizontal telephone and voice data station wiring.

7. Maintains and updates database of installation and repair work, service requests and work orders; maintains database of parts and components inventory.

8. Provides technical expertise and information to engineering staff and outside wiring contractors as needed.

9. Estimates cost of voice and data installations; maintains records of materials ordered.

10. Performs related duties as assigned.


Job related and essential qualifications:

Knowledge of: voice and data cabling procedures necessary for the installation and maintenance of inside and outside plant copper and fiber optic cable and telecommunications facilities; industry cross-connect practices used to test and turn up voice and data systems; basic safety practices and work procedures in the use of tools, material and equipment.

Ability and Skill to: analyze and troubleshoot cable and communication systems; communicate orally and in writing; read schematic drawings, blueprints and layout work; identify a variety of color codes; work effectively with others; keep accurate work-related records; use computer software to provide circuit provisioning and data capture; to access, input, and maintain records and data; research and prepare reports; use tools and test equipment required for repairing, replacing and splicing multi conductor copper and fiber optic cables and for testing, preparing and sealing cables.

Experience and training guidelines:

Specialty A:

Four years experience working in the telecommunications industry as a Cable Splicer, which includes two years experience installing, arranging, splicing, terminating and testing copper cabling and two years experience installing, arranging, splicing, terminating and testing fiber optics cabling.

Specialty B:

Four years experience working in the telecommunications industry as a Technician, Installer, Central Office Technician, Wireless Technician or Private Branch Exchange Technician.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE: possession of a current valid Driver License.


Performance of essential duties require: considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; excellent visual acuity; exposure to inclement weather and working conditions that are somewhat disagreeable in underground locations; the use of ladders and aerial lift bucket; and lifting of up to 50 pounds of equipment. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of color codes. This will be evaluated during the probationary period.

Effective date: June 1, 1961

Amended date: September 12, 2002

Reason for Amendment: to accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skill and abilities, and minimum qualifications defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.

Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2024 (Z) $58.1375 $61.0500 $64.1000 $67.3125 $70.6875
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $57.2750 $60.1500 $63.1500 $66.3125 $69.6375
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $56.0125 $58.8250 $61.7625 $64.8500 $68.1000
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $54.6500 $57.3875 $60.2500 $63.2625 $66.4375
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $51.9250 $54.5250 $57.2500 $60.1125 $63.1250
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $51.6625 $54.2500 $56.9625 $59.8125 $62.8125
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $49.9125 $52.4125 $55.0250 $57.7875 $60.6750
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $48.4625 $50.8875 $53.4250 $56.1000 $58.9125

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table