Under general supervision or direction, perform a wide variety of advanced professional and technical duties in the planning, design, implementation, calibration, testing, and modification of supervisory control systems, Radio Frequency (RF) and fiber-optic based telecommunication systems, water reclamation plant process control systems, water treatment plant process control systems, Department’s Distribution System Hydraulic Model (DSHM), security and access control systems, and field telemetry communication systems; lead, guide, train, instruct, correct, document, and participate in the work of an assigned crew; act as a project leader, coordinating, overseeing, inspecting, and monitoring the work of professional and technical staff; work under the appropriate applicable provisions of the National Electrical Code, California Electrical Code, approved plans, specifications, and standard industry practices; and perform other related work as required.
The Lead Control Systems and Communication Technician is the advanced journey level working crew leader in the Control Systems and Communication Technician series. In addition to fully performing the duties of the senior level class, incumbents in this class perform a variety of more difficult and complex professional and technical tasks involved in the maintenance, development, implementation, and support of the Department’s process control systems, supervisory control systems, and wide area telecommunication networks including radio-based telemetry and voice radio systems, instrumentation, and electrical systems. Incumbents are responsible for training, instructing, directing, and monitoring the work of assigned crew members and may also oversee the inspection of work performed by contractors. Incumbents are expected to work under general direction using good judgment and discretion in carrying out work assignments and directing the work of others and may serve in the absence of the Control Systems and Communications Supervisor. Supervision is received from the Control Systems and Communication Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
At least two (2) years of journey level experience in the use of proprietary human machine interface (HMI) software packages. Must be proficient in the design and operation of supervisory control systems and associated systems equivalent to those used by the Water Department.
Associate Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or Instrumentation and Control Systems, or closely related science and two (2) years of journey level experience in supervisory control systems design, installation, maintenance, and/or repair (utility/industrial applications preferred) including at least two (2) years of experience in the programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
High School graduation or equivalent and six (6) years of journey level experience in supervisory control systems design, installation, maintenance, and/or repair (utility/industrial applications preferred) including at least two (2) years of experience in the programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Trade/Military Technical School graduation and four (4) years of journey level experience in supervisory control systems design, installation, maintenance, and/or repair (utility/industrial applications preferred) including at least two (2) years of experience in the programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license. For out of state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid Class “C” California driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).
Possession of a Grade II Certified Control Systems Technician certificate, issued by the International Society of Automation (ISA) or Grade III Electrical Instrumentation Technologist certificate, issued by California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is highly desirable.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to respond to emergency call-out situations as necessary and participate in standby or on-call duty including emergency response during after hours, weekends, and holidays according to predetermined schedules.
Must be clean shaven or have trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirators and SCBA equipment. Must pass a respirator medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment. Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing and under extreme temperatures and hazardous environment.
PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work is performed in a standard office setting and outdoor field environment. Incumbents work near moving mechanical parts, are exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, exposed to electrical hazards, heavy vibration, hazardous traffic conditions and confined spaces. Incumbents work on slippery or uneven surfaces and work occasionally involves exposure to potential physical harm, infectious disease and hazardous chemicals including smoke, fumes or airborne particles, gas, untreated wastewater, dirt, dust, grease, oil, caustic chemicals, solvents, and toxic agents, and fumes in various states (gaseous, liquid, or solid). Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, wet conditions and uncomfortable climate conditions. Incumbents are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand on a variety of surfaces, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls, use hands and arms at any height (including above the shoulder), perform repetitive movements of hand and/or wrists climb or balance on ladders or stairs, and traverse or stand on uneven surfaces. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, bend at the waist, walk, crawl, crouch, climb and perform other similar actions during the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a variety of environmental and weather conditions, transport materials and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds, work in aerial lifts up to 60 feet, work to heights of 150 feet, walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Salary: $44.3259 to $56.7409 hourly
Apply online at: www.sbmwd.org
Recruitment opens 10/26/2020 and closes when a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.