Manager, Systems Admin (SCADA)

City of Fort Collins | Fort Collins, CO

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Posted Date 10/06/2021

POSITION TITLE:  Manager, Systems Admin (SCADA)   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req3973
DEPARTMENT:  Ut Process & Supervis Cntr Div
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $80,730.00 - 134,550.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 10/18/2021.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report and drug test required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.

Job Summary

Work related to the administration of systems, servers and storage. Performs system back ups, recovery, ensures security and operation of systems, servers and storage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Leads, supervises and coordinates the activities of a skilled team engaged in the operation and maintenance of electrical, instrumentation, controls and SCADA systems for the Water, Wastewater, and possibly Stormwater Utilities.
• Directs and oversees all SCADA related electrical, instrumentation, controls, system programming and documentation, system architecture, hardware and software, network communications, system configuration and development in accordance with industry best practices and standards.
• Oversees the development and maintenance of SCADA related database and reporting systems and interacts closely with internal and external customers in support of business objectives.
• Reviews and approves SCADA systems design and construction as part of collaborative maintenance, minor, and capital projects. Integrates systems design and construction into current systems in alignment with adopted standards.
• Researches, recommends, and specifies process systems, control, instrumentation, and mechanical equipment for construction and maintenance activities.
• Manages cybersecurity-related risks for the Water, Wastewater, and possibly Stormwater SCADA system in collaboration with the Chief Information Security Officer and in alignment with the City of Fort Collins cyber risk management program.
• Consults with and provides solutions to key customers such as treatment plants, information technology, and capital projects to define SCADA needs.
• Consults and collaborates with City staff and departments, project teams, engineering staff, consultants, and construction contractors on project design and implementation.
• Manages employee development and performance through mentoring and direct supervision.
• Plans, assigns, coordinates, evaluates, and monitors the work activities of assigned staff and consultants.
• Develops and manages department budgets.
• Administers the preparation of reports, contract documents, plans, design and construction schedules and pertinent studies.
• Provides after hours on call support as needed to meet customer needs in accordance with City policies.
• Develops and implements SCADA Master Plans and long-term vison for the group.

Management Responsibilities


City Competencies

• Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
• Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
• A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
• A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
• Experience building teams and implementing practices to lead others well in an inclusive, high-performance organization. Skill in integrating and synthesizing others’ viewpoints to build alignment of diverse perspectives to achieve results.
• Capable of creating conditions of emotional safety and demonstrates self-awareness and regulation in responding to others.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Extensive knowledge of SCADA, process control, electronics, electrical equipment, and programmable controllers.
• Knowledge of logic controller programming languages, including ladder, structured text, and functional block programming.
• Knowledge and experience with Industrial Control System security best practices.
• Knowledge of cost estimating, budgeting procedures, and the ability to anticipate project expenses.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and ability to convey complex technical information in an understandable manner.
• Ability to interact effectively with City employees, contractors, and the general public.
• Ability to use engineering, database, presentation, budgeting, spreadsheet and word processing software.
• Ability to set strategic direction, develop and select methods, techniques, and criteria for obtaining results.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City department staff, management, and outside agencies.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum College degree or equivalent work experience. Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Computer science, computer information systems or related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience Requirements

Minimum three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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