SCADA/EMS Analyst II (QA)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Oct 17, 2020
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Fire and EMS

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Mathematics plus three (3) years experience in a field related to SCADA / EMS , Power System Control, or Unix work experience.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four years

Licenses or Certifications:
None.

Notes to Applicants

The SCADA / EMS Analyst II is part of the Control Engineering QA Admin team, providing real-time operational support for SCADA / EMS and ADMS systems at Austin Energy. On call support for 24/7 coverage is required to ensure that the critical SCADA / EMS and ADMS systems used by System Control Center operators are reliable and accurate. The SCADA / EMS Analyst II will also perform NERC / CIP regulatory compliance activities and provide technical support for maintenance such as field upgrades, system upgrades and repairs to SCADA / EMS and ADMS systems.

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.

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.

TRAVEL :
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program,
you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties.
Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

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 EXEMPT and may require to work additional hours outside of the normal schedule to include nights, weekends and /or holidays.

Pay Range
Commensurate

Hours
Monday - Friday.
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. ( Hours are flexible with approval.)

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

Job Close Date 11/24/2020
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location SCC
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience performing Windows administration in an Active Directory environment
  • Experience performing Linux administration
  • Experience using and administrating centralized administration tools for maintaining large-scale computer environments
  • Experiencing using programming or scripting languages to assist with administrative activities
  • Experience performing patching or backup activities in large-scale computer environment
  • Experience performing troubleshooting of servers and workstations in a large-scale computer environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools, such as Excel or Visio, to assist in administrative or compliance related activities
  • Experience performing compliance activities related to federal and NERC / CIP regulations
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location
    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.
  • Leads and supports 7/24 real-time control system integrity
  • Oversees and leads daily evaluations and tunes real-time control systems operations
  • Communicates with dispatchers, engineers and field crews
  • Performs trouble shooting, problem analysis and resolution
  • Coordinates and analyzes the real-time control system user's request
  • Develops and implements enhancements or modifications
  • Communicates activity status to customers and management.
  • Performs engineering analysis, configuration, repair, and quality control of SCADA equipment
  • Updates, maintains and documents security controls.
  • Enforces security policies and procedures by administering and monitoring data security profiles.
  • Designs and develops configuration for Remote Terminal Unit ( RTU ) function.
  • Performs engineering analysis, configuration, and quality control of SCADA equipment
  • Oversees and leads technical consultation on complex system issues
  • Makes recommendations and suggestions to management and users
  • Interacts with EMS vendor or third-party technology vendors
  • Stays abreast of the changing technology environment.
  • Oversees efforts to keep up with the latest developments in the utility industry, to meet.
  • Write technical and business documentation (including audit and training)
    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others


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 North American Electric Reliability Council ( NERC ), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • Ability to work with Unix (TRU64 Unix preferred).
  • Ability to lead teams and serve as project manager.
  • Ability to understand database design and application development.
  • Ability to perform systems testing of specification requirements.
  • Ability to understand and use standard application development design, report and project management tools.
  • Ability to effectively participate in multiple projects or project capacities.
  • Ability to perform objective analyses and re-engineering of business processes to maximize quality service and cost-effectiveness.


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 (*).
* The SCADA/EMS Analyst II position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Mathematics plus three (3) years experience in a field related to SCADA/EMS, Power System Control, or Unix work experience. Experience may substitute for education up to (4) four years. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
* If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* Experience with Windows patching on workstation or Servers using an enterprise-level patch management system. Please explain your experience using an enterprise-level patch management system to maintain a large number of networked computers, workstations and/or servers.
(Open Ended Question)
* What scripting languages are you familiar with and proficient with?
(Open Ended Question)
* Give an example of a script or scripts you created to assist with a process? Without going into exact script language explain why the script was created and the purpose it served.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please provide an example of a large-scale corporate application that you helped setup and/or maintain. What role did you perform and what were your responsibilities?
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience working in a government regulated environment and have you ever gone through a compliance audit?
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your knowledge and experience as it relates to NERC CIP compliance.
(Open Ended Question)
* Select the skill level that best describes your computer proficiency.
  • Basic: Create simple documents and retrieve my emails
  • Intermediate: Create/edit documents and spreadsheets to retrieve, edit and 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; import data from one document to another, etc.
  • No computer skills
* Please describe your Visio or AutoCad experience and how you have used this program.
(Open Ended Question)
* Indicate your highest level in Microsoft Word.
  • Beginner: skill level includes creating/editing/saving files, applying text formatting, using templates, using spell checks, inserting date/time, etc.
  • Intermediate: skill level includes formatting pages/sections, margins, tabs, outlines and headers/footers, inserting text boxes, tables and graphs, tracking changes, inserting hyperlinks, protecting documents, etc.
  • Advanced: skill level includes using mail merge, creating forms, footnotes and headers, superscripts/subscripts, etc.
  • Expert: skill level includes creating index/concordance, line drawings and macros, importing/exporting files, etc.
  • None of the above
* Indicate your highest skill level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc.
  • Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc.
  • Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc.
  • Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc.
  • None of the above

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