Process Control Systems Specialist - Sacramento, CA

Employer: City of Sacramento Department of Utilities

Job Description:
If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to keeping the City of Sacramento safe, clean, and running efficiently, consider a career with the City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities.  The Process Control Systems Specialist performs duties involved in the planning, programming, designing, maintaining, and repairing control apparatus, data logging and display equipment, communications systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software and hardware equipment to support operations of the City's water and wastewater facilities; develops and designs improvements to control systems; plans, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive control system installation, maintenance, and repair program; provides recommendations, support, and assistance to the supervisor and engineering and operation staff; and performs related work as required.

Ideal candidate will have:
• A strong background working with industrial control network communications, process control systems, and data bases used for automating and monitoring industrial equipment;
• Experience securing critical infrastructure assets within an operational technology environment, understand how to limit risk from cybersecurity perspective;
• Experience programming and troubleshooting software and hardware for human machine interface applications, programmable logic controllers, as well as the instrumentation and electrical components integral to these process systems.

Qualifications (Knowledge of):
• Principles and practices of computer science, process control systems, and information systems operations and components, including systems analysis, programming, database administration, and network administration.
• Principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the installation, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance of data acquisition software and hardware, networks, and programming applications, including SCADA, PLC, and HMI.
• Principles and practices of project management, identifying technology needs and issues, researching and evaluating technology, applications, and the most effective courses of action, and implementing solutions
• Electrical systems, equipment, and operations.
• Methods and techniques of evaluating business operations to develop technology solutions.
• Control systems theory and its practical application to process control and instrumentation.
• Operations of wastewater and water management systems and flow regimes.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
• Principles and practices of data collection, analysis, and technical report preparation.
• Complex arithmetic and statistical techniques.
• Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, record keeping, and computer applications related to the work.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

Education and Experience:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in engineering, computer science, information systems, or a related field. AND
Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in an industrial environment, programming, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing SCADA, PLC's, and telemetry systems.
Substitution: Additional related experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

For a complete listing of job duties, and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City's website.

Applications are due by June 18, 2022.

Contact Person: Michele Chapman
Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $80,316 - $113,485/year

Posted on June 06, 2022

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