SCADA System Coordinator

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager


SALARY: $56,030.72 – $84,046.08




Under limited supervision, the selected candidate performs responsible electronic and related technical and computer work in maintaining the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at the Water Treatment, Wastewater, and remote stations throughout the City systems. Provides systems management, maintenance, security, and operational control over all related instrumentation infrastructure, computer equipment, communications, software, and networks. Repairs, calibrates, and maintains various electrical and electronic monitoring and automated process control equipment throughout the City facilities and remote systems. Troubleshoots, programs, and makes repairs and adjustments to the SCADA system.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day-to-day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Under limited supervision manages, monitors, and maintains the SCADA system, including instrumentation, electronic components, telemetry equipment, radios, sensors, and interfaces with all equipment monitored by the SCADA and telemetry systems.
  • Performs comprehensive preventative analysis and maintenance of SCADA and related system software and related applications; resolves compatibility issues; monitors and optimizes performance.
  • Monitors system security and the performance of security protocols; identifies unauthorized access and potential security breaches; reports findings promptly to management and provides recommendations for security and SCADA system performance improvements.
  • Trains or instructs staff and other users regarding SCADA and other existing control systems and/or applications on general technical information to monitor operational processes and perform basic troubleshooting; assist staff in developing process control strategies and design.
  • Inspects and oversees work performed by consultants, contractors, and/or vendors to ensure facilities operate as intended.
  • Assists in coordinating, developing, and implementing the SCADA network relational database and reporting systems, including internet web page authoring and related SCADA web server applications.
  • Installs, troubleshoots, maintains, repairs, and programs data acquisition, telemetry, automation, computer, and programmable logic-process control equipment.
  • Provides professional, technical, and analytical support for the growing City-wide Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network.
  • Administers and provides technical and programming support for all Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and remote stations throughout the City systems and automation control system implementations, which operate or interface with a PLC/HMI computer-controlled networked environment.
  • Provides primary support for SCADA network operations.
  • Monitors working conditions of electrical and electronic equipment within the City Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and remote stations throughout the City systems. Provides primary support for diagnosing defects in, maintaining, and repairing all electronic equipment used in the city operations.
  • Maintains, diagnoses defects, and repairs variable frequency drives, motor controls, and automated process control equipment.
  • Makes modifications to automated control instructions and strategies and automated report generation formats as necessary.
  • Calibrates, diagnoses defects, and repairs electronic sensors, monitoring equipment, and data acquisition systems.
  • Provides primary support between Public Works personnel, Information Technology (IT) Department staff, other City Staff, outside engineers, consultants, vendors, and technical and service support representatives.
  • Performs routine tasks such as equipment inventory, cleaning equipment, and work areas, ordering supplies, safety awareness training, and training on proper use and care of all equipment
  • Replaces a variety of electronic circuit boards.
  • Maintains physical and computerized inventory of required equipment and supplies; assists and/or prepares purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Performs computer programming, database entry, software design, computer-aided design, and other graphical system work as required. Trains employees on telemetry re-programming and retrieving station software.
  • Acts as liaison between SCADA network users and various City departments, developing techniques for fulfilling user needs on the network.
  • Reviews and participates in the engineering, designing, and preparing bid specifications for new equipment and system installations.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to other divisions as required. Exercises care and safety in the use of equipment and tools.
  • Keeps accurate and up-to-date records of assigned work and related information.
  • Trains personnel on emergency equipment and procedures.
  • Performs emergency response duties to address SCADA-related issues as needed; may work extended hours outside of the regularly scheduled workweek to respond to after-hours emergency calls as needed.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares, and/or submits various records and reports, including blueprints, specifications, electrical diagrams, schematics, purchase requisitions, monthly reports, repair reports, work orders, correspondence, budgetary requirements, etc.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of equipment such as telemetry equipment, logic controllers, frequency drives, monitoring equipment, computers, diagnostic equipment, meters, generators, calibration equipment, hand tools, telephone, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as other City employees, sales representatives, engineers, contractors, power and light company representatives, telephone company representatives, and the public.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, theory, practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the industrial electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of the general principles of telemetry equipment, water treatment equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Siemens PLC ladder logic.
  • Configure, build, and modify HMI and SCADA software applications.
  • Troubleshoot digital I/O, analog I/O, controllers, power supplies, and noise-related problems.
  • Operates PLC. RTU and associated inputs and outputs including VFD units.
  • Ensures proper operation of the SCADA system; identifies and troubleshoots issues pertaining to the SCADA system.
  • Create, document, and train staff on standard operating procedures for existing and /or new devices and systems.
  • This is an essential position that requires incumbents to report to work during catastrophic events.  In case of such an event, incumbents may be required to work extended hours to provide essential services to customers.



Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field, and three (3) years of experience in the electrical/ electronic trade, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have knowledge of electronic systems, SCADA system operation and maintenance, telemetry systems, and computer systems. Additional years of experience working on SCADA systems may be exchanged for education on a year-for-year basis.



Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle. This position is to be considered “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster. Required to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis. Must be willing to be on-call.



            Physical Ability:

Often transitions from indoor to outdoors. Some portions of the WWTP are hot, cramped and/or may contain offensive odors. Some surfaces are slippery and/or have open grates. Due to size, location and various levels within the WWTP and lift stations, the ability to sit, walk, climb stairs, and ladders and agility is required. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.


            Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.



Work is performed while sitting in an office environment 30% of the time. Frequent work in and around raw sewage. Working in confined spaces. Work near high voltage. In close contact with a variety of combustibles, corrosives, toxic chemicals and gases such as chlorine, methane, Co2, and biological hazards associated with working in and around raw sewage. Work in varied weather conditions.


Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.