Marin Water-Controls Technician I/II

06/10/2021 1:55 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

Final Filing Date: Wednesday, 6/30/2021 by 4:30 p.m. for manual submissions; 5:00 p.m. for online submissions

Salary: Controls Technician I $7,016 - $8,515/month*

Controls Technician II $7,921 - $9,704/month*

*A COLA salary adjustment is anticipated July 1, 2021 to: Controls Technician I: $7,156 - $8,685/month; Controls Technician II: $8,079 - $9,898/month

Posted: 6/7/2021

POSITION OVERVIEW

The System Control Department of the Operations Division is recruiting for one regular, full-time Controls Technician I or II. Under supervision and depending upon level, participates in/or performs the programming, installation, and maintenance of all components associated with control systems located throughout the District, and performs related work as required. This position will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual, and requires an on-site day-to-day presence (non-telecommuting role).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Controls Technician I:

This is the first level in the Control Technician series. Incumbents receive specific assignments and operate under close supervision until their knowledge and job skills expand. Incumbents are expected to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities related to the installation and repair of control system equipment in order to move to the Controls Technician II.

Controls Technician II:

This is the journey level in the Controls Technician series. Incumbents are expected to troubleshoot and perform independently the more difficult electrical and electronic repairs to control systems located throughout the District.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

TYPICAL DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

For Controls Technician I:

• Participates in the programming, installation, and maintenance of programmable logic controllers (PLC);

• installs, maintains, and repairs telemetry communication devices, such as modems, digital service units, port expanders and 900 MHz MAS radios;

• performs data base modifications to SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system software;

• performs modifications to SCADA system operator interface screens;

• performs electrical and electronic repairs;

• maintains control system documentation;

• keeps abreast of technological changes;

• follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

For Controls Technician II:

• Programs, installs, and maintains programmable logic controllers (PLC);

• installs, maintains, and repairs telemetry communication devices, such as modems, digital service units, and 900 MHz MAS radios;

• installs, maintains, and repairs control system equipment used for the purposes of monitoring and controlling process variables such as flow, pressure, liquid level, pH turbidity, etc;

• performs the more difficult data base modifications to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system software;

• performs the more difficult modifications to SCADA system operator interface screens;

• performs the more difficult electrical and electronic control system repairs;

• maintains control system documentation;

• participates in the design and modification of control system hardware and software;

• trains others in the more difficult tasks;

• prepares written reports and makes as-built drawings of completed jobs;

• uses a computerized maintenance system to organize the maintenance of control system components;

• keeps abreast of technological changes;

• follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

FOR CONTROLS TECHNICIAN I:

Knowledge of:

• Testing and calibration of telemetry sensing devices;

• terms, practices and procedures common to the electronic or electrical trades;

• tools and instruments used in the repair and maintenance of electronic, electrical and mechanical/electrical equipment;

• computer hardware and operating systems used in modern SCADA systems.

Ability to:

• Interpret and work from schematic diagrams;

• repair and maintain electronic, electrical and mechanical/electrical equipment;

• understand and learn from technical documentation associated with District control systems;

• understand and use software used in modern control systems;

• troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures;

• understand and carry out written and oral instructions;

• deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work;

• travel to alternative work locations and off-site meetings;

• drive a vehicle.

Training and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; and two years’ working with computer systems or electronic/electrical equipment;

OR

• An Associate of Science degree in instrumentation, measurement and control, electrical, electronics or mechanical technologies or closely related field.

For Controls Technician II:

Knowledge of:

• Testing and calibration of analyzers and telemetry sensing devices;

• serial data communications;

• terms, practices and procedures common to the electronic and electrical trade;

• tools and instruments used in the repair and maintenance of electronic, electrical and mechanical/electrical equipment.

Ability to:

• Repair and maintain electronic, electrical and mechanical/electrical equipment;

• interpret and work from schematic diagrams;

• troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures;

• understand and learn from technical documentation associated with District control systems;

• understand and use software used in modern control systems;

• learn and use a variety of application software;

• prepare as-built drawings of completed jobs;

• prepare and write concise reports;

• maintain accurate schedules and records;

• understand and carry out written and oral instructions;

• deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work;

• travel to alternative work locations and off-site meetings;

• drive a vehicle.

Training and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; and two years’ working with computer systems or electronic/electrical equipment; and an Associate of Science degree in instrumentation, measurement and control, electrical, electronics or mechanical technologies or closely related field.

OR

• Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent, and four years of experience working with or installing electronic process control or SCADA equipment, at least two of which included working at a level equivalent to a Controls Technician I.

Knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems used in modern SCADA systems is desirable.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

For Controls Technician I:

• Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record

• Possession of an International Society of Automation (ISA) certification as “Level I Certified Control Systems Technician” HIGHLY DESIRABLE;

• Pass a “D1” Distribution Operators Examination and obtain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) “D1” Operator Certificate within one year of date of hire.

For Controls Technician II:

• Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record;

• pass a “D1” Distribution Operators Examination and obtain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) “D1” Operator Certificate within one year of date of hire;

• possession of an International Society of Automation (ISA) certification as “Level II Certified Control Systems Technician” HIGHLY DESIRABLE.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

• Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.”

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement:

a. Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.

b. Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in

evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered.

c. Resume. Strongly recommended (see below).

A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement.

The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process.

Applicants who are selected for district employment are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test. Depending upon job duty assignments, the applicant may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles driving history. Current employees are exempt from this requirement.

Do NOT submit the DMV driving history until requested to do so.

You may apply ONLINE through CALOPPS at:

Click here for the Controls Technician I or II Job Opportunity

Online applications are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date.

A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. The filing deadline time for in-person manual application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date.

If application materials are faxed, the originals of the submissions must be mailed and post marked by the filing deadline date indicated in the job posting.


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