Power Control System Supervisor (SCADA) (Reserved for City Employees)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Apr 11, 2020
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Engineering, Electronics, or related to the job, plus six (6) years experience in a field related to the installation and maintenance of electronic communications, computer and peripheral equipment or control and instrumentation equipment, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years

Licenses or Certifications:
  • If position resides in Electric Substation Maintenance, it may require a CDL .
  • Valid driver's license


Notes to Applicants

The Power Control System Supervisor ( SCADA ) oversees and leads Power Control System Technicians as they provide support for the SCADA EMS system and ADMS system real-time operation on a 24×7 basis. The SCADA supervisor assigns work on CIP projects, SCADA - EMS and ADMS systems, RTU / RTAC configurations, data concentrator configurations, system enhancements, upgrades, system issues, cyber security, and network infrastructure related to the SCADA / EMS and ADMS system. This position requires strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, organization, action planning, purchasing and procurement skills to interface with vendors on technical requirements. Customer support includes generation and transmission/substation operators, power marketing, planning, and substation engineering.

WHEN COMPLETING THE CITY OF AUSTIN APPLICATION :

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as "see resume" will not be accepted. You may use "N/A" for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. If position resides in Electric Substation Maintenance, it may require a CDL . External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.
VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE :
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK :
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT :
This position is classified as NON - EXEMPT and may require to work additional hours outside of the normal schedule to include nights, weekends, and /or holidays.

Pay Range
$39.54 - $52.39

Hours
Monday through Friday.

8 am to 5 pm - 40 Hour Work Week.

Additional work hours may be required to support the 24-hour Utility operations, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, inclement weather and emergency closures.

Job Close Date 04/26/2020
Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 2500 Montopolis Dr, Austin, Tx 78741
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with system control in an electric utility environment
  • Experience with RTUs, IEDs and Data Concentrators configurations
  • Experience with SEL devices such as RTAC 3530
  • Experience with RTU protocols, such as DNP3 and MODBUS
  • Experience with Distribution Automation devices, such as reclosers controls, cap banks controls, and voltage regulators
  • Experience performing investigations, analyzing engineering problems, and developing solutions
  • Experience with risk assessments, impact studies, and reporting and compliance regulations
  • Experience working in a team across multiple departments to accomplish a utility wide goal
  • Experience reviewing electrical drawings such as one-line diagrams or control schematics
  • Experience working with and/or deploying smart distribution automation equipment with communication capabilities
  • Experience with NERC / CIP (North American Electric Reliability Council), ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and PUCT (Texas Public Utility Commission) standards and regulatory requirements

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Supervises the installation, enhancement, troubleshooting, calibration and repair process for systems and/or equipment including: SCADA / AGC , Energy Management System, active map board, low power radio, multi-address radio, voice radio, digital and wireless telephone peripheral equipment. Supervises the installation and maintenance of substation electrical equipment i.e., circuit breakers, transformers, OCBs, switches, motors, meters, relays, remote terminal units, analog/digital telemetry, relay communications systems, fault recording systems, and fault locating systems, etc. Configures intelligent electronic devices ( IED 's) for electric system automation i.e. protective relays, solid state meters, remote terminal units, voltage regulators using applicable manufacturer's software packages. Proficient with ANSI Standards for electric systems. Proficient with ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guidelines. Proficient with communication network protocols; DNP 3.0, TCP /IP, IEEE 802b, Modbus, and ICCP . Performs emergency electric system restoration as necessary. Performs complex diagnostic testing and repair on SCADA equipment, including computers, front-end processors, printers and other peripherals. Analyzes and resolves problems and discrepancies related to Remote Terminal Unit ( RTU ) communications and data. Ensure that Operations has reliable and accurate data. Proficient with schematics, blueprints, cable schedules, wire diagrams, one-lines. Proficient with various manufacturers' software packages to operate electronic test equipment. Provides input into the development of Capital and O&M budgets. Interprets, explains and enforces City policies, procedures, building codes, specifications and ordinances. Communicates with schedulers/project management regarding work orders. Interfaces with city departmental and intergovernmental entities. Answers customer questions and provide assistance. Monitors safety issues for work group. Responds to scheduled/unscheduled on call duties.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of utility communication, relaying and monitoring and control systems.

Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.

Knowledge of Federal, State, Local laws, and ordinances.

Knowledge of Electric Utility policy, and procedures.

Knowledge of leadership and training techniques

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in using computers and related software applications.

Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

Skill in reviewing and interpreting of blueprints and schematics for relay applications.

Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

Ability to train others.

Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.

Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles

Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Engineering, Electronics, or related to the job, plus six (6) years experience in a field related to the installation and maintenance of electronic communications, computer and peripheral equipment or control and instrumentation equipment, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years. This position also requires a valid drivers license or the ability to acquire by date of hire. Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your experience in a supervisory or lead capacity.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of experience do you have with SCADA systems?
  • None
  • Less than 5 years
  • At least 5 years but less than 10 years
  • More than 10 years
* Describe your experience working with SCADA Systems?
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience performing investigations and analysis of engineering problems and developed solutions.
(Open Ended Question)
* Have you worked with RTUs, IEDs and Data Concentrators?
  • Yes
  • No
* Which RTU or Data Concentrator Protocol analyzers are you familiar with?
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have any experience with regulatory compliance or NERC/CIP standards?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your experience working on risk assessments, impact studies, ISO 9001 Quality Management System, reporting and compliance regulations, including regulatory compliance such as NERC/CIP standards and requirements.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience working as a team across multiple work groups to accomplish a utility wide goal.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience reviewing electrical drawings such as one-line diagrams or control schematics.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience responding to system failures that require working outside of your regular work schedule. Include your years of experience and in which position(s) listed on your application you gained this experience.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience developing written reports, test procedures, checklists, and providing technical presentations. Include your years of experience and reference where in your application you gained this experience.
(Open Ended Question)
* Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word and Excel?
  • Basic: create/edit simple documents & spreadsheets
  • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
  • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  • No experience with Microsoft Word or Excel
* How many years of experience do you have managing capital and O&M budgets for your organization and or division?
  • None
  • 1-5 years
  • 5 years or greater
* Describe your role and experience managing capital and O&M budgets for your organization and or division.
(Open Ended Question)
* This position supports a 24/7 Real-Time Operations center and requires employees to respond to scheduled/unscheduled on call duties that include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Are you able to perform on call duties that include days, nights, weekends and holidays?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires a Valid Driver License. Do you have a Valid Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Valid Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
* Are you a current City of Austin employee?
  • Yes
  • No

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