Networking Technician - East Wenatchee, WA

Employer: Douglas County Public Utility District

Job Description:
Position Summary:
The Technician 1 will work under the supervision of the Power Operations Programmer. Technician duties include the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electronic control and communication systems throughout Douglas County. This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is subject to a one-year probationary period.

​Essential Functions:
- Enterprise level administration and operation of networking / routing equipment over fiber optic, analog & digital wireless communication infrastructures.
- Administration of network security firewalls and associated security and event management software.
- Setup and maintain virtual environments, domain controllers, and authentication software.
- Perform routine vulnerability assessments for NERC CIP regulatory compliance.
- Administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of SCADA and telemetry systems.
- Perform repairs and maintenance on substation IEDs such as RTU's and circuitry related to metering, protective relays and reclosers.
- Installation and maintenance of video walls, mapboards, and trend displays association with a Control Center and a Backup Control Center.
- Perform maintenance on physical security systems.
- Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
- Ensure compliance with all District policies.
- Adhere to the District's Safety Policy and Procedures.
- Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District.
- Other duties as assigned.

Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position and employees, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
- Must demonstrate a good understanding of computer systems of all types, network routing, security and monitoring systems, and authentication methods.
- Ability to comply with security measures, as well as safety rules and regulations is required.
- Must be able to read and revise engineering drawings and diagrams.
- Must be able to write complete and accurate reports describing equipment tests or trouble investigations.
- Familiarity of NERC reliability standards is preferred.

- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Formal education at a college, trade school or military training in the area of electronics or computer networking, or the equivalent work experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Work experience should be in the following categories: network switching/routing, wireless communications, SCADA, power system equipment, computer hardware, fiber optics, emergency power systems and electronic test equipment.
- A valid driver's license and proof of good driving record is required for this position (will be verified upon job offer). Out-of-state candidates must acquire a Washington State driver's license within 30 days of employment.

Competency Requirements:
- Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task; prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Productivity: Is able to demonstrate completion of assigned tasks through work product and documentation. This will include evidence that clearly shows work was completed on time and with above average quality.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual respect with all co-workers.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts when redirected and develops methods to achieve results and remain accountable
- Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. - Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences

Physical Requirements:
This position requires the ability to perform the following physical activities with our without reasonable accommodation:
- Distinguish basic colors;
- Lift heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds;
- Climb ladders, stairs and structures and walk over uneven surfaces;
- Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety, or maintain appropriate correction.

Background Screening:
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Douglas County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.​​​​

Contact Person: Shauna Cenotto
Phone: 5098812226
Location: East Wenatchee, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $52.95/hr

Posted on April 15, 2021

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