SCADA Manager

Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 7/07/2022

This job posting will close at 11:59pm on 7/19/2022.

About The Position:

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Manager serves as the lead on a management team providing technical leadership to staff in the analysis, design, development, implementation of the SCADA system network and will contribute to the planning, purchase, installation, update, and support of SCADA infrastructure.

The person selected for this position may have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule, dependent on department needs.  The person selected may be able to work any of the following: 5/8 schedule (5 days per week, 8 hours per day), 4/10 schedule (4 days per week, 10 hours per day), or 9/80 schedule (eight 9 hour days and one 8 hour day per pay period).

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise.  Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Seven years of experience in the water industry, Water-Systems Related Technology, Engineering or related utility experience.
  • Must have at least one year of Lead or Supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess upon hire or promotion and maintain two Grade 1 Operator certifications from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in either Water or Wastewater; one in Water Treatment or Water Distribution and one in Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collections.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

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

Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Provides day-to-day administration and maintenance of the division's large, complex, and unique Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) driven industrial control systems, including any technologies which support staff activities directly.
  • Oversees the SCADA work group and SCADA system controls of all the automation for the water and reclamation systems, including SCADA specialists at various levels, including all contracted support.
  • Works extensively with the Information Technology Division to support City IT policies, and plan division SCADA technology. Coordinates SCADA software, hardware and communication technology rollouts, and network testing with staff and Information Technology Division. Supports all City standards involving technology.
  • Supervises employees and coordinates personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: training, approving work schedules, recommending/approving personnel actions, coaching and counseling, establishing performance goals, and writing performance evaluations.
  • Interprets and develops programming logic that applies to complex water and wastewater systems control logic within a computer-based SCADA system. Participates in SCADA and other control systems development processes including needs assessments, design, implementation, testing, and operational assessment.
  • Researches and reviews current SCADA software, hardware, and communication products and trends to recommend future implementations of technology to ensure the department stays current with present and future technology trends. Plans and implements installation and upgrades to the division's SCADA systems.
  • Resolves operational problems involving SCADA technology for users, analyzes industrial control system operations from the user's viewpoint, and ensures that all SCADA system requests and problems are being appropriately resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develops procedures manuals and system documentation to ensure consistent and resilient operation of division SCADA system technology. Coordinates with Information Technology on SCADA network security issues.
  • Coordinates, documents, and assists in the planning of operations and maintenance activities on the utility systems.  
  • Prepares, submits and administers annual operating budget for assigned area.
  • Provides the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of projects and staff in assigned service areas.   
  • Serves as a project manager with oversight of the Water Resources operational service directors, managers, professional staff and support staff, as applicable. 
  • Oversees budget activities and expenditures. Establishes procedures and guidelines; recommends and approves expenditures; assists with the long range planning process.
  • This position will work closely with City IT, Water Resources IT, CPM and Engineering as it pertains to design and construction of new facilities, City and Water communication infrastructure.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Most work is performed in a City office environment.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Attend evening and weekend meetings as necessary.

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

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.


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