Principal IT Analyst (PLC/DCS Programmer) @ Orange County Sanitation District - Orange County, CA

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Principal IT Analyst (PLC/DCS Programmer)

Orange County Sanitation District - Orange County, CA

Description


What do you value in your next job?

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Integrity, Inclusion, Honesty, and Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, inclusion, honesty, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. We strive to demonstrate these values in our actions, commitments, and service.

Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely to achieve our mission. We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective, and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Customer Service, Transparency, and Accountability
We are committed to acting in a timely, accurate, accessible, and transparent manner through excellent customer service. We are committed to act in the best interest of our internal and external stakeholders.

Resiliency, Innovation, and Learning
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities. We recognize that only through personal growth and development will we progress as an agency and as individuals.

Safety
We are committed to providing a safe work environment. We will demonstrate leadership, promote individual accountability, and participate actively in the advancement of our health and safety practices.

OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Principal IT Analyst (PLC/DCS Programmer).

The candidate should be experienced in programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and/or Distributed Control Systems (DCS), implementing Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems, and testing and commissioning control systems for wastewater, water, and industrial system.

Under general supervision or direction, the Principal IT Analyst:
  • Performs the most complex PLC/DCS and HMI programming for projects. Performs the most complex PLC/DCS modification requests for Operations.
  • Reviews commissioning procedures in support of projects.
  • Supports project commissioning by leading and participating in workgroup review of commissioning procedures and field testing of the control system.
  • Determines how the work is to be done and has responsibility for ensuring assigned work is reviewed and completed according to established guidelines and standards.
  • Attends and takes a lead or active role in project review and meetings to represent the interests of the individuals who will be responsible for maintaining the control systems.
  • Takes a lead role in supporting the development of control strategies and input and output lists.
  • Reviews process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), control panel drawings, and hardware equipment specifications.
  • Reviews the most complex control system hardware and software submittals and involves other staff as needed to meet project deadlines.
  • Provides technical leadership in assigned teams.
  • Coaches and/or mentors less experienced staff.
  • Works independently with general direction, and work is reviewed upon completion for conformance to policy.
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of industrial control systems.

Other duties/requirements include:
  • Using tools to remove, install and test equipment including networking equipment, power supplies, fiber optics and cabling.
  • Work in construction sites and around wastewater treatment facilities.

Qualifications & Requirements

Requirements:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying as determined by OC San.

1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in computer science, information systems, or a related field.
2. Eight (8) years of work experience in information systems or network programming and analysis.
3. Valid California Class C Driver's License

Desirables:


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Access.
  • Working knowledge of Schneider Electric Modicon ProWorx NxT and/or Control Expert (formerly Unity) and understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers with experience writing PLC programs in ladder logic or IEC 61132 Function Block Diagram.
  • Working knowledge of ABB System 800xA and understanding of Distributed Control Systems.
  • Experience with configuration and development of HMI graphics using Wonderware, DCS or modern HMI platforms.
Advanced control systems experience with SCADA systems for wastewater, water, or industrial systems including development of complex algorithms for feedback, feed-forward, cascade and sequential logic controls.

Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
(an eligible list may be established for future vacancies)

Apply online at: www.ocsan.gov/jobs

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, September 16, 2022 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $136,489.60 - $150,425.60 /Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Disaster Service Workers:
All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; ability to travel to various Sanitation District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements:
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Other Information:
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:


  • Verification/Reference from current and past employers
  • Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.


Vacation leave; eleven paid holidays and one floating holiday; sick leave; administrative leave; group life insurance; group disability insurance; group health insurance (employee contribution required), dependent coverage available, including medical, dental, and vision; a retirement* plan (Orange County Employees Retirement System) and the option of participating in a deferred compensation plan as well as other optional benefits. A credit union is available. Benefits are subject to the Board of Directors' periodic determination (usually annually) and the meet and confer process, and are therefore subject to change. The District makes a generous contribution toward the cost of these benefits.

  • New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 will be subject to the retirement benefit formula and provisions set forth by the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).

For more information on benefits, visit our website at https://www.ocsan.gov/about-us/jobs/employee-benefits

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