Job Details

Job Title: Electronic Systems Technician - Portland, OR

Posted on November 16, 2017

Employer: Bureau of Environmental Services (City of Portland)

Job Description:
The Position

Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) work in the Data Acquisition & Management Section in the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) perform field and office work to maintain, operate, troubleshoot and repair the City's environmental monitoring data acquisition system to collect, monitor, report and manage data from 200 remote monitoring locations. ESTs perform technical duties requiring in depth knowledge and understanding of SCADA and SQL database/historian software, and network security for SCADA and communications systems. ESTs design, implement, maintain, configure, operate and troubleshoot data collection, instrumentation and communication systems for monitoring sewer flow, operations and alarms at pump stations, and for rain fall. ESTs must have and maintain the physical capability to work in inclement weather and perform after-hour on-call duties for emergency response to pump station communication failures and critical system failures as needed.

This position is represented by The City of Portland Professional Employees Association (COPPEA). To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

For additional information about the position, and the Optional Information Session, please see below.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Knowledge, skill and ability of standard practices and procedures to install, configure, maintain, calibrate, operate and apply network security to network enabled SCADA and communication equipment.
2.Ability to fully participate in all field work related to data collection, instrumentation and communication systems in a municipal wastewater collection system.
3.Ability to perform data evaluation and maintenance using effective troubleshooting skills and judgment.
4.Ability to perform effective written and oral communications such as documentation for standard operating and maintenance procedures, and record information to support data maintenance, equipment tracking, and maintain system records on monitoring stations.
5.Ability to work in and around confined spaces for evaluation, inspection, repair, maintenance and installation of instrumentation, and at remote monitoring locations including underground pump stations, sewer monitors and rain gauges.

Applicants must also possess:
•Limited energy journeyman electrician license required or ability to achieve within 6 months of hire;

•A valid State driver's license with an acceptable driving record by date of hire;

•Confined Space Entry certification required post-hire;
•In-person lift certification required post-hire.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Additional Information

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

John DiGrazia, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for this optional session:

Monday, November 20, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1900 Building
1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Second Floor - Rm 2500C
Portland, OR 97204

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)
•A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.
•Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.
•For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.
•The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits
•We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,
•discounts to local fitness clubs,
•smoking cessation benefits,
•chronic care coaching programs,
•worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance
•Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.
•Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries. ◦Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves
◦up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.
◦up to $25,000 for dependent children.
◦This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability
•Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.
•The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.
•Preexisting condition limitations do apply.
•Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan
•Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.
•Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts
•Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)
•Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

•Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) ◦The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.
◦Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

•Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave
•80 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.
•Sick leave typically accrues at the rate of 104 hours each year
•10 paid holidays each year
•three personal days accrue each year
Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits
•City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

Contact Person: John DiGrazia, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Phone: (503) 823-4034
Location: 6543 N. Burlington St., OR
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $28.58 - $36.44 Hourly

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