Job ID: IRC15271
Company Name: Clark County
Location: Vancouver, WA
First Review: 04/06/18, then open until filled
SCADA SYSTEM SPECIALIST
CLARK COUNTY’S Public Works, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a SCADA SYSTEM SPECIALIST that will be responsible for initiating and conducting a wide range of technical tasks and projects associated with the design, installation, maintenance and on-going support of electrical/electronical controlled pieces of machinery.
HOW TO APPLY:
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/before-you-apply. Please note: do not use Google Chrome or IE Version II
The Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Specialist designs, develops code, installs, tests, modifies, and maintains complex PLC and SCADA computer controls hardware, programs, software interfaces and applications in a process control environment to maximize the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants and remote pumping stations. The position will be responsible for initiating and conducting a wide range of technical tasks and projects associated with the design, installation, maintenance and on-going support of electrical/electronical controlled pieces of machinery.
The SCADA System Specialist requires specialized knowledge of SCADA systems, wastewater biology, wastewater operations, data base management, and technical equipment controls that support a modern activated sludge wastewater treatment plant.
A SCADA System Specialist will exercise independent judgement and demonstrate an advanced level of technical expertise in plant control systems and instrumentation with the ability to resolve complex or unique control systems functionality issues. The SCADA System Specialist has the ability to co-direct daily tasks and plant support with the Wastewater Maintenance Leadworker. The SCADA System Specialist reports to directly to the Wastewater Operations Manager.
The position is represented and requires membership in Local 307CO - Washington State Council of County and City Employees. Initiation Fee and Membership dues will be deducted from employee pay.
$34.10 - $41.49 per hour
BENEFITS AND SALARY INFORMATION
Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Project positions are not eligible for Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts
*All Clark County employees must participate in the WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS). Employee contributions begin the first day of work. Current contribution rates are 5% to 7.38% of gross pay, depending on plan choice.
For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site here: http://www.drs.wa.gov/
It is the general policy of the County to start employees in the lower or middle sections of the salary range.
Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County’s structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online on our website @ www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/before-you-apply Application materials are due by the closing date listed on the recruitment. Please read the Job Posting material thoroughly to determine application requirements.
Operations Background must have at least ten (10) years of experience maintaining systems in a class III or above facility. Five (5) years of work experience in supporting and developing process control applications, telemetry and networks including SCADA system engineering, industrial control system software and PLCs.
Possession of a valid driver’s license required.
Knowledge of: Departmental procedures, SCADA system engineering, Industrial control system software and PLCs, operation and common problems of valves, pumps, motors, boilers, electrical apparatus, and associated equipment used in wastewater treatment; occupational hazards and safety precautions and procedures applicable to work; computerized maintenance management systems.
Skill in: Designing, developing and installing communication and network systems for SCADA methods, tools and testing equipment of the instrument technician trade; electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical theory and practices for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of process control instrumentation; the National Electric Code (NEC) and State and local electrical codes; pertinent safety practices and procedures.
Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions; detect and correct defects in process equipment and systems; read, comprehend, interpret and understand complex technical manuals, machine blueprints and specifications; pass all required safety training classes and apply those procedures to the work environment; work nights and weekends intermittently or on an emergency basis and via remote link for facility support; network with DCWA partners to support regional development; use a computer to generate reports; work in confined spaces in awkward positions; perform accurate arithmetical calculations; drive a motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective working relationships; provide technical support to coworkers; effectively communicate in writing and orally; skillfully use tools, equipment and materials of the trade; wear and properly use all associated Personal Protective Equipment and perform all work in a safe manner.