SCADA Specialist I

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 7/09/2020
Description

SCADA Specialist I
WATER RESOURCES
SALARY: $29.20 - $42.47 Hourly

CLASSIFICATION: Classified
 
STATUS: Full-Time Regular
 
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
 
OPENING DATE: 07/07/20
 
CLOSING DATE: 08/02/20 11:59 PM
 

INTRODUCTION:

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. 

About The Position
Provides high level technical support of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, hardware, software, and data communication works. Develops control system programming using International Electric Code (IEC) standard programming languages for industrial automation (IEC 61131-3).

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and skills assessment.

Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes: 
 
  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
  • Drug Testing
  • Physical Examination, to include a Visual Ishihara Screening Test
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
  • An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Process Control Systems, or a related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Five years' experience in industrial control systems or information technology.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Scottsdale SCADA Apprentice Program will meet the required years of experience for the SCADA Specialist I.
  • Preferred:  Experience programming and maintaining Emerson control systems, and 2-way radio, Ethernet/IP and/or fiber optic data communications systems.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.

Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must obtain within six months of hire or promotion, and maintain one Grade 1 certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) within the discipline of Water Treatment or Water Distribution or Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collections.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides daily administration and maintenance of the Division's large, complex, and unique Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Evaluates and analyzes functional area related processes, procedures, and workflow to determine the feasibility of different technology options and solutions to meet requirements.
  • Provides support required for all functional area related applications, including working with users and vendors to enhance or upgrade SCADA systems, or train users of the system.
  • Resolves SCADA system operational problems for users in the Division.
  • Provides technical expertise in control system programming, SCADA network administration, database management, and/or data communications systems support to Division personnel.
  • Oversees and participates in the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair of the SCADA and data communication systems.
  • Provides daily administration and maintenance of the SCADA data communication network interconnecting Division facilities throughout the city, while monitoring, adjusting and repairing equipment as necessary to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
  • Maintains an optimum level of control system technology and data communications equipment to ensure adequate and resilient SCADA system operations.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work at heights greater than ten feet.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant odors.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Perceive the full range of the color spectrum.
  • Work rotating weekend shifts, holidays and a call-out schedule.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


 

SCADA Specialist I Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Do you have a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date?
 
Yes
 Yes    
No
 No
 
* 2. Please indicate which selection below best describes your level of education and experience. NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this education and experience in the appropriate section of your application.
 
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 A minimum of an Associate's degree in Computer Science, IT, Process Control Systems or a related field, and 5 years' experience in industrial control systems or IT.
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 I do not have a minimum of an Associate's degree but I have at least 7 years of experience in industrial control systems or IT.
* 3. Briefly describe your experience in industrial control systems or information technology, to include the number of years' experience. NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application.


* 4. Have you successfully completed the Scottsdale SCADA Apprentice Program? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Work Experience" section of the application.
 
Yes
 Yes    
No
 No
 
* 5. Please describe your experience programming and maintaining Emerson industrial control systems. NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application. Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question. If you don't have this experience, write "None."


* 6. Please describe your experience configuring and maintaining 2-way radio, Ethernet/IP and/or fiber optic data communications systems. NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application. Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question. If you don't have this experience, write "None."


* 7. Do you currently possess, or have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion, a Grade 1 certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) within the discipline of Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collections? NOTE: If you currently possess this certification, you must include this in the "Certifications and Licenses" section of your application, to include the expiration date.
 
Yes
 Yes    
No
 No
 
* Required Question
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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