Division:             Water Quality
Status:                Exempt/Paid (Effective 07-01-19)
Grade:                16
Job Code:           341
Reports to:         SCADA Manager

SUMMARY OF JOB
Performs work involving the implementation of SCADA/Control systems, telecommunications and networking, cybersecurity, planning and program management, technology selection, business process optimization and information technology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled.
•     Oversee and direct work of assigned employees.
•     Install,  program,  and maintain  SCADA system/network and instrumentation equipment at water/wastewater treatment plants, groundwater wells, reservoirs, metering stations, and booster pump sites; design and integrate facilities; plan future improvements; and work with staff to improve the functionality of field operations.
•     Assist with preparing  SCADA  network project cost estimates, budgets, and coordination with consultants/contractors.
•     Maintain equipment records for assigned sites;   update records for new equipment installations.
•     Install and maintain  SCADA  radio communication equipment;  Program and backup  SCADA radio configurations;  test and align radio signal;  troubleshoot communication problems on a 24/7 basis.
•     Perform  SCADA  maintenance;  Utilize  PLC  programming to troubleshoot and pinpoint maintenance issues,   make approved programming modifications, upload/download programs and create program backups,  configure and calibrate instrumentation, backup, and restore SCADA PC installations.
•     Install  SCADA  PCs  /  Servers,  including the configuration and installation of operating systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) software, updates, control programming, and displays.
•     Install and maintain  SCADA  network;  Troubleshoot communication issues, design, install, and program VPNs, routers, and switches.
•     Install and program applicable special software as may be required by specific equipment on the network.
•     Design and program reports for operators and supervisors using historical data.
•     Identifies and reports work progress of assigned employee to responsible supervisor/manager.
•     Reports problems and conflicts to the supervisor immediately or as soon as possible.
•     Subject to twenty-four (24) hour call.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees the work of assigned employees.    Assists responsible supervisor in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully,  an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•     Ability to oversee assigned work of other personnel in designated area.
•     Ability to review and recommend improvements in processes and procedures for assigned area.
•     Ability to think logically and comprehend data.
•     Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•     Ability to work safely and obey all safety rules.
•     Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing.
•     Ability to respond to inquiries from employees and customers orally or in writing as necessary.
•     Ability to represent assigned area in meetings attended.
•     Ability to identify problems and/or conflict and seek management assistance in dealing with problems and/or conflicts.
•     Ability to analyze and solve technical and administrative problems.
•     Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,  operating and maintenance instructions, maps and procedure manuals.
•     Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form.
•     Ability to write reports,  correspondences, and procedure manuals in a  clear concise manner.
•     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other Water Authority departments and the general public.
•     Ability to work alone or in a team environment.
•     Must possess and maintain a good work ethic with a strong emphasis on good attendance, reporting to work on time, completing job assignments in a timely 
manner, maintaining a good work attitude, performing all job duties as assigned and/or scheduled.
•     Must have a thorough understanding of use of common SCADA system hardware and software control water and wastewater processes.
•     Must have extensive knowledge of computer hardware and networks, Microsoft Windows  Server and  Microsoft  Windows for personal computers operating systems,  Microsoft  SQL  Server, virtual private network  (VPN),  file transfer protocols, antivirus software, firewalls, etc. LAN/WAN infrastructure knowledge is required.  Must be familiar with backup solutions,  Microsoft  Office products, deployment tools, and ticket tracking systems.  Must have a solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies. Database design and management experience will be beneficial.
•      Microsoft and Cisco Certification would be preferred.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, to include course work in computer programming and system design. Must have experience with SCADA preferably Proficy iFix and five (5) or more years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATE, LICENSE, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
•     Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment date.  No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if required to drive Water Authority vehicles.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, 
and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
•     Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.  If corrective lenses are noted on driver’s license, the lenses must be worn when operating Authority vehicles.
•     Repetitive movement using equipment is involved.
•     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, climb (ladders/stairs), balance or crawl.
•     Employee must be able to stand for an extended amount of time at the jobsite.
•     Employee must be physically able to walk several miles during the day.
•     Employee must be physically able to regularly reach overhead.
•     Employee must regularly push/pull up to 30 pounds.
•     Employee must regularly lift, carry and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds. Assistance is required on weight amounts above those listed. Failure to do so could result in injury and denied Worker's Compensation benefits.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT ENCOUNTERED IN THIS JOB
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•     Employee will be regularly exposure to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and wet and/or humid conditions.
•     Employee will be subject to exposure to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment operation.
•     Employees will be subject to roadway hazards, i.e. traffic.
•     Employee will be subject to outside hazards, i.e. poison ivy, bees, spiders, dirt, animals.
•     While performing duties of this job,  employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT AND SELECTION GUIDELINES
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks performed by personnel so classified.
 
The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement:
•     WVWA application
•     Rating of education, experience, training, and qualifications
•     Reference checks
•     Interview with WVWA management team
•     Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test
•     A  criminal background check and social security number verification will be performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the WVWA application
•     Job related test might be required and would be administered to all applicants applying for the position

 
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