Systems Analyst – SCADA/PLC

City of Hillsboro Published: 22/7/2018
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Systems Analyst – SCADA/PLC
Information Services Department

Salary Range: $78,496 - $103,296 annually depending on qualifications.
Starting salary is $78,496 - $95,503 (depending upon qualifications), plus full benefits package.

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The City of Hillsboro is looking for a Systems Analyst with strong technical and project management skills as well as subject matter expertise in process control systems.

The Systems Analyst in this position will be part of the City's Information Services team, an internal support department that partners with all City departments to successfully achieve their operational and service mandates. This position will be part of a two person team that supports and manages the communications and information technologies that support and operate the Joint Water Commission's (JWC) Water Treatment Plant. The City of Hillsboro is part owner and the managing agency for the JWC Water Treatment Plant which is the largest water treatment plant in Oregon and serves 400,000 residents. Additional duties include supporting the City Water Department's related data and process control needs, particularly for the Water Operations and Resources Teams.
This position is responsible for the maintenance, programming, troubleshooting, calibration, repair, and installation of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), field instrumentation, variable frequency drives, communication network systems, HMI computer work stations, and hazardous chemical distribution systems that operate the JWC Water Treatment Plant.

Duties include:
• Performs preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and replacement of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), control and instrument loops, field instrumentation, chemical analysis systems, variable frequency drives, communication network systems, hazardous chemical distribution and detection systems, and HMI computer work stations in accordance with industry standards.
• Installs DCS and SCADA systems, process instrumentation, PLCs, PLC based control and instrument loops, communication network systems, HMI computer workstations, hazardous chemical distribution/detection systems, and chemical analyzer equipment.
• Applies programming necessary for maintaining the DCS and SCADA systems, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and other software.
• Updates databases with information regarding assigned work orders, equipment calibration, repair and parts inventory and orders parts.
• Reviews prints for conformity to accepted industry standards in instrumentation principals, practices, procedures and terminology. Evaluates and specifies instrumentation.
• Supports outside contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies in the verification and third-party certification of instrument data.
• Participates in long range planning to determine future SCADA improvements and expansion.

The ideal candidate has:
• A high-level of competence in Control Systems applications, real-time programming, and Control System Engineering practices and standards.
• Project design and planning experience, including experience gathering business requirements, project management, and cross-functional stakeholder management.

General Statement of Duties
The principal function of an employee in this class is to work with clients to understand and define needs, develop and recommend solutions, and plan for implementation and integration of solutions into the current business processes including user training in software applications; responsible for the operation, administration, and maintenance of the web applications, systems and services including maintenance of server software, directories, databases, data warehouses, disaster recovery, and security; and/or, responsible for developing, integrating, and supporting information systems, programs, databases, and applications.

Acceptable Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Services, or a closely related field and 5 years information technology experience with 3 years related to area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

• Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;
• Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation.

To Apply
Please visit our website to apply online through our link. For an alternative to our online application system you may download and print an application packet.

Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position. Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without a resume, letter of interest and supplemental questions will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application. Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.

City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
503-615-3459 fax

This position is open until filled. The first review of applications is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018. Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process
Applications will be evaluated based on experience, training and skills presented in the employment application. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview approximately two weeks after the closing date. Criminal and civil record checks and reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. A pre-employment physical examination and drug screening will also be required for safety-sensitive positions. All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application. Employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and employment eligibility in the United States.

All salaries, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change. Please carefully consider the following information before applying. The 72nd Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Public employees hired on or after August 29, 2003 become part of OPSRP, unless membership was previously established in PERS. Employees who are PERS/OPSRP eligible are subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution.

For employees hired that are not eligible for PERS/OPSRP, once eligibility is established after working six full-calendar months in a qualifying position (at least 600 hours in a calendar year), you will be subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution to PERS/OPSRP resulting in a decrease in your “take-home” pay.

Our policy states employees will receive a step increase upon successful completion of a one year probationary period. Other step increases occur annually thereafter with at least satisfactory performance until the top of the range is reached. In addition to step increases, cost of living adjustments are considered by City Council on an annual basis. Again, salary amounts and our compensation policy, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.

Bi-lingual Fluency Program
Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak both Spanish and English, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive incentive pay.

The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, VEBA, employee life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement (PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union, and deferred compensation programs. The current base benefit package employee contribution is $115.00 per month and is subject to change.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership, national origin, political affiliation, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, credit history or source of income. Applicants who feel their civil rights have been violated at any time during the course of their consideration for employment with the City of Hillsboro should contact the Human Resources Department immediately. Applicants who consider themselves disabled under federal or state law and desire assistance should contact the Human Resources Department.

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