Network Operations Center (NOC) Specialist

Blair, NE

Great Plains Communications is looking for a detail-oriented person to monitor and assist in network troubleshooting from our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) in Blair, Nebraska.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Utilizing monitoring and management systems to ensure the timely identification and permanent resolution of outages and network issues
  • Providing phone support for customers
  • Supporting and operating the customer-facing notification, problem, and change management systems/processes
  • Participating in network and system troubleshooting and maintenance as needed


Successful candidate must have knowledge of telecommunications networks and systems, including fiber transport systems, servers, routers, switches, Ethernet and MEF standards.  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, and customer relation skills are a must.  Must be able to rotate work shifts (7am-4pm and 8am-5pm) as well as participate in after-hours on call.


Two or more years of technical and customer support experience is desired.  Professional certifications including CCNA, MEF, VCA, or MTA are a plus.


Competitive salary and benefits provided.  EOE

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Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. They have over a century of experience providing business, carrier and residential customers with forward-thinking, fiber-based technology services including Ethernet, Internet, video, hosted and voice solutions across an 11-state footprint.  The company also prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior engineering and custom build strategies. At the core of their service offering is an extensive 11,500-mile regional fiber network, including long-haul and metro networks that span the state of Nebraska extending into Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. The network offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions, all fully supported by their 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.