Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $8,839.00 - $10,744.00 gross per year
  • Dublin


The District is recruiting for a regular, full time Operations Control Systems Specialist in the Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Division of the Operations Department.

The ideal candidateenjoys working on field instrumentation, including calibration, troubleshooting, and repairs. They also enjoy learning new technologies and working with other facilities controls systems, including security, power monitoring, fire alarm and environmental control. Ideally, they also bring experience with software programs such as GE iFix, Wonderware, Rockwell Studio 5000, and OPTO Factory Floor and Pac Professional; as well as skill and experience in maintaining and configuring various software packages: Win911 for remote alarm notification, Proficy Historian data collection, Excel for SCADA report generation, and GE iFixfor trending.

Under general direction from the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor, oversees, reviews, and maintains the software of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems of the Operations Department including the wastewater treatment plant, the LAVWMA export system, recycled water facilities, and collection and water distribution systems; serves as management advisor on matters related to District SCADA systems; participates in the generation of reports, files, and spreadsheets for system compliance and control; and performs other job-related work and special projects as required.

Please note, the District is currently in the process of completing a classification and compensation study. Classification and salary may be subject to change based upon the results of the classification and compensation study and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Stationary Employees, Local 39 and the District.

Essential Functions
- Develops SCADA screens for the purpose of monitoring operational processes and field equipment and make changes to existing application software to improve or expand control system or management information system performance.
- Troubleshoots and corrects SCADA programming problems and writes programs for new or expanded SCADA functions.
- Helps in the diagnosis of hardware and software problems by logical tracing of the failed function from its source to its final destination.
- Assists in the development, design, and installation of new computer programs when required for the addition of new control system or management information system capabilities.
- Generates complex reports related for the operation of water, wastewater, recycled water systems, and LAVWMA export system.
- Maintains accurate electronic historical records, files, and data.
- Uses computer system processors and diagnostics to back up and monitor software integrity and security.
- Assists in the generation of monthly compliance and special project reports.
- Uses plant computer control system to make changes to databases and operator schematics.
- Incorporates changes and additions to instrumentation plans.
- Sets up and manipulates alarm and alarm paging programs as necessary.
- Maintains and updates electronic operational and maintenance manuals and electronic emergency response plans.
- Monitors and implements technological advances in SCADA programs and advise management about upgrades and improved programs as necessary.
- Trains operations staff in the use of SCADA systems to monitor operational processes and performs basic SCADA system troubleshooting.
- Assists operators in the development of process control strategies as necessary.
- Suggests system set points to improve process control, improve process efficiency, and keep processes in a steady state conditions.
- Attends technical and administrative meetings as assigned.
- Provides technical and functional direction to assigned staff; reviews and controls quality of work.
- Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns projects, studies, and programs in consultation with the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor; communicates status of projects, studies, and programs to appropriate staff in accordance with established priorities; instructs staff in work procedures.
- Assists lower-level and new staff as required.
- Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment and multi-line telephones; may operate other department-specific equipment.
- Maintains accurate records of work performed.
- Participates in group problem solving activities to promote continual business process improvements and initiatives.
- Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, and the public.
- Drives a motor vehicle.
- Performs confined space entry and rescue operations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience
The minimum qualifications and acceptable substitutions described on class specifications represent the typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job. Any combination of education, licensing, and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job satisfactorily may qualify the candidates to be considered for open positions in the class specification.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, plus the equivalent of two (2) years of college level course work, preferably related to electronics, instrumentation, control systems, and/or computer systems four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in an industrial environment, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing SCADA, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), and telemetry systems, including one (1) year of experience with operating system report generation. Experience working in a wastewater or water facility or engineering experience is desirable.

Other Recruitment Standards
Possession of a Class C driver's license required by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles, to perform the duties of the position. Continued maintenance of said driver's license in compliance with established District vehicle operation standards, and the ability to be insured for the operation of a vehicle/District vehicle in accordance with the terms and conditions of the District's insurance program are conditions of continuing employment. The CSRMA driving standards are included herein by reference.

Possession of a California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Electrical/Instrumentation Technician Grade II certification or an Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society of America (ISA) Certified Control Systems Technician Level I certification within two (2) years of appointment.


All Dublin San Ramon Services District employees are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. The roles and responsibilities for Disaster Service Workers are authorized by the California Emergency Services Act and are defined in the California Labor Code. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee of the District may be assigned to perform activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property. Such assignments may require service at locations, times, and under conditions that are significantly different than the normal work assignments and may continue into the recovery phase of the emergency. If a "Local Emergency" is declared during the employee's shift, employees will be expected to remain at work to respond to the emergency needs of the community. If a "Local Emergency" is declared outside of the employee's shift, employees must make every effort to contact their direct supervisor or department head to obtain reporting instructions as Disaster Service Workers.


The selection process may consist of an evaluation of the applicant's qualifications, appraisal board interview, written examination, practical exercise and/or internal Department interviews, employment and education verification, reference check and a review of prior performance evaluations. Upon completion of the selection process, an offer of employment may be conditionally based upon the successful completion of a preemployment medical exam (if applicable).

Toapply, complete a District online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. A resume and cover letter will not be accepted in lieu of the District application form and supplemental questionnaire.

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