This requisition expires on March 9, 2024, but may close earlier if the position is filled prior to the expiration date.
Responsible for assisting with the design, build, modification, maintenance, and administration of the Denton Municipal Electric (DME) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to ensure electric reliability on the DME electric system.
Essential Functions and Other Important Duties
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. DUTIES
Ensure successful operation of the DME SCADA System to display and archive system data for DME Electric System monitoring and control.
Collect data for engineers’ utilization to design, troubleshoot, and plan DME Electric System expansion; alert System Operators to issues within the DME Electric System.
Perform regular maintenance of the DME SCADA System, including but not limited to, programming, examination of the validity of data points, troubleshooting data and control points, failover for maintenance system upgrades and new product implementation.
Maintain DME SCADA System security to ensure NERC and ERCOT compliance, including but not limited to, login and password information and user permissions.
Ensure NERC/CIP and ERCOT compliance of the DME SCADA System by completing, documenting and providing data on reviews, employee trainings, and other requirements; notify leadership immediately of any non-compliance issues and perform corrective actions to resolve issues, as appropriate.
Overseeing building of the DME SCADA System database, data validation, assigning keys for alarm limits and control points in the database, displays, field wiring and configuration of the Remote Terminal Units (RTU).
Complete configuring data communications to and from the field for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, communicating with ERCOT, and DME Energy Management Organization, and Brazos.
Perform troubleshooting analysis on the DME SCADA System, including but not limited to, diagnosing control issues, data problems, RTU issues, field interface devices, operator error, input to field devices, network issues, and communication issues to return the DME SCADA System to real-time operations with little-to-no impact to other systems and/or internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborate with vendors to ensure proper maintenance and function of the DME SCADA System.
Oversee DME substation employees related to DME SCADA System and Substation tasks.
Perform troubleshooting on relays, switchgears, batteries, breakers and other related DME electric system equipment to resolve issues and maintain electric reliability.
Perform periodic testing of relays, breakers, Load Tap Changers, batteries, and other equipment to ensure electric reliability.
Conduct DME System Operators, Substation Technicians, Engineers and other internal and external stakeholder training to ensure proper functioning of the DME SCADA System, as needed.
SUPERVISORY/BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES None OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or equivalent; and,
Five (5) years’ experience on electric SCADA Systems; and,
Must have completed an approved Substation Tech Apprenticeship Program; and,
Must have or obtain Red Cross or American Heart Association Adult CPR, AED & First Aid Certification within 30 days of employment or completed at the next City of Denton offered course (online training is not valid),
Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.
REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations, as well as City of Denton policies and procedures.
Knowledge of information technology, electrical work, mechanics, and diagrams.
Skilled in troubleshooting and setting of Remote Terminal Units, connections, field wiring, and the setting of alarm and control points.
Skill in protective relay, substation communication, and/or SCADA/Automation theory and application, general electrical/electronic theory and computer hardware and software skills.
Skill in reading and comprehending highly technical or specialized materials.
Skilled in reading and interpreting plans, blueprints, schematics, and/or other related electrical documents.
Skill in interpreting and applying applicable electrical and relay requirements and processes.
Skill in moderate problem solving; identifying moderate-to-complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Ability to apply the testing standards defined in National Electrical Testing Association (NETA).
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to organize and coordinate work, maintain attention to details and quality, and meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in both oral and written forms, as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Ability to climb poles, work at heights greater than 30 feet, and work in enclosed spaces.
Ability to perform pole top and bucket truck rescue and to follow approved DME safety rules and regulations.
Ability to develop, understand, interpret, and apply rules, policies, and procedures operations.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing work environment to facilitate/accomplish needed activities.
Ability to read, interpret, and implement national electrical codes in utility project designs, electronic instructions, profile plans, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and drawings.
Ability to document all adjustments necessary and approved to complete the project.
Ability to read, understand, and follow safety protocols and safe work procedures.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must have and maintain a valid Class “C” Driver’s License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)
Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) and a good driving record OR must possess a valid Class C driver license with a good driving record and the ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 90 days of employment.
Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check and social security number verification.
Must pass a physical examination.
Must have or obtain Red Cross or American Heart Association Adult CPR, AED & First Aid Certification within 30 days of employment or completed at the next City of Denton offered course (online training is not valid).
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements
Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment; ensure equipment is in safe operating condition.
Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing; operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
Promptly report unsafe conditions in the work area and/or any conditions that are not immediately correctable to the supervisor.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Safety Sensitive (Subject to random drug testing): Yes.
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals, hand and power tools, relay testing equipment, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Posture: Frequent standing, walking, and lifting; moderate climbing, stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions and reaching, including fine dexterity.
Lifting: Lifting no more than 50 pounds and carrying up to 25 pounds.
Environment: Work performed inside climate-controlled substation control buildings and switchgear buildings and outside with exposure to sun, heat, cold and increment weather, noise, no/low light, insects, poison oak/ivy, debris, odor, and rough terrain; requires irregular and/or prolonged hours.
Travel: Travels to City of Denton buildings and professional meetings as required.
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position. Must be able to work overtime, as needed. Must be able to respond to call-in within 30 minutes for transmission breaker lockouts and substation distribution breaker lockouts and be responsible for call when your name comes up on rotation list. Must be available to be on stand-by and work emergency callouts. Must be available for 24 hours/7 days per week on-call capacity to diagnose and resolve issues related to the DME SCADA System.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
TOP TIER BENEFITS
Medical, dental, and vision coverage in addition to life and disability insurance plans?
Employee Health Clinic
Paid Vacation Days and Paid Holidays
EEO STATEMENT The City of Denton is an equal opportunity employer. It is the City of Denton’s policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any protected class, status, characteristic, or activity. All employment decisions, including decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, discharge, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment are made without regard to any lawfully protected class, status, characteristic, or activity.
This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
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