SCADA Specialist (Official Title: Senior Water Systems Telemetry & Distribution Control Specialist)
SALARY: $7,229 - $8,728/mo.
FILING DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. Recruitment may close at any time.
Under general supervision, performs advanced technical work and complex assignments in the administration, maintenance, and operation of computerized distributed control, telemetry, and other computerized network systems which require extensive technical knowledge, initiative, discretion, and judgment, and provide lead direction to assigned technical staff. Incumbent develops policies and procedures for computer operations; develops and implements strategies for meeting division short and long-term computer-related objectives; prepares consulting services agreements and acts as project manager for contract services.
One vacancy exists in the Department of Public Utilities. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City’s discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list.
Two years of experience as a Water Systems Telemetry and Distributed Control Specialist with the City of Fresno.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, water science, or closely related field;
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in LAN administration, computer programming, Scada/Telemetry system management, distributed control systems, or Process Control Instrumentation.
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
A copy of degree or college transcripts must be uploaded and included in your on-line application for verification of requirement. Applicants lacking the documentation may be rejected if relying upon education to meet the Minimum Requirements.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record.
The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of the following:
Application review - Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the Oral Examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for evaluation.
Oral Exam – 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of: personal computers, PLC programming, LAN administration, VAX systems, and associated operating systems and environments; Skill in the use of computer systems and a variety of application software, such as, spread sheets, data base managers, and word processors; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of assigned duties. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be determined.
PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE
UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)
3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue (8-14) days per year.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM PAY: $100 per month.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders as well.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline, or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
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