Control Systems Analyst I-II (DOE)
Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Posted on: November 15, 2022
$94,369.60 - $126,755.20 Annually
Chino CA 91708, CA
Information Technology Department
068 21 22 20001157
THE OPPORTUNITY: Are you a highly organized and reliable
professional with a passion for process automation and control? Do
you have a knack for data and problem solving? The Inland Empire
Utilities Agency (IEUA) has an exciting opportunity for you as a
Control Systems Analyst in the Agency's Integrated Systems Services
Department! This position serves as an integral member of the
agency's Integrated Systems Services team. The successful candidate
will serve in the enhancement and maintenance of process
automation, SCADA, PLC, HMI, and ICS applications as well as
designing new process automation projects. If you enjoy
researching, developing and enhancing automation solutions, this is
the job for you!
The Agency is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale
distributor of imported water serving approximately 875,000 people
over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County. Over 300
personnel contribute to the success of the Agency. The Agency owns
and/or operates, and maintains 5 water recycling facilities, 160
miles of sewer collection system, a potable water facility, 19
supply water well sites, 4 sewage lift stations, a recycled water
distribution and storage system, 19 groundwater recharge sites, a
400,000-square foot indoor composting facility, and a 66,000 square
foot Headquarters building.
Experience with Rockwell software, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix,
Schneider Modicon, Aveva Wonderware, and Aveva PI highly
There are one (1) vacancy in the Information Technology Department
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) vacancy and
will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future
vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility
Open Until Filled, Apply Immediately
First review of applications is scheduled for August 15, 2022.
Salary Range: Control Systems Analyst I GU 180 ($45.37 -
$55.28/Hour)Control Systems Analyst II GU 182 ($50.02 -
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of difficult and
responsible duties in the installation, enhancement and maintenance
of process automation Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to ensure
safe, efficient and cost-effective operation of the Agency's
operated facilities; works with end users to determine, document
and apply process control standards and requirements to systems and
devices; programs and maintains specialized hardware and field
devices; assists in the maintenance of radio systems and
communication networks; and performs related duties as
A Control Systems Analyst I performs journey-level professional
duties in the information systems services job series. Incumbents
in this class program, maintain, enhance and support the Agency's
control systems operations. Incumbents assist and train the
Agency's end users to make effective use of process automation
systems and process information networks to effectively accomplish
Agency and departmental goals.
Control Systems Analyst II is the advanced skill level and working
lead class in the Control Systems Analyst series. In addition to
performing the full range of journey-level professional duties,
incumbents serve as the working lead person of the unit,
coordinating and overseeing the work and providing training and
guidance to employees engaged in the operations, maintenance and
integration of process automation platforms, related computer
systems and networks. Incumbents provide advanced technical and
systems administration support of the network and provide design
input on process automation and control system projects. Incumbents
work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment to
ensure employees complete assigned tasks and responsibilities in
accordance with broad operational or project requirements.
Performance is measured in terms of overall performance and
Control Systems Analyst II is distinguished from the Process
Automation & Control Supervisor in that incumbents in the latter
class have full supervisory responsibility for the section and
broader administration duties.
Employees in this class typically report to a Process Automation &
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
Designs, programs, installs, repairs and maintains the reliability
of plant automation systems on multiple platforms, programmable
logic controllers (PLC), SCADA, DCS, and plant information local
area and wide area networks; uses network commands and software
analysis tools to troubleshoot and diagnose issues; coordinates and
participates in maintaining and enhancing process automation and
network functionality; configures and supports network devices
including PLCs, I/O networks and human machine interfaces (HMIs);
installs and configures applications; develops and programs new and
enhanced automation controls; performs software and firmware
upgrades; configures and enhances performance of SCADA/DCS systems;
supports network communications and associated hardware including
process input/output (I/O), local area and wide area networks
(LAN/WAN) and the microwave network.
Trains end users to make effective use of process automation
systems; responds to work orders, inquiries and requests from other
departments on process automation and controls, plant information
and peripheral equipment; troubleshoots and repairs hardware,
software, network interface and other problems ranging from simple
to moderately complex.
Assists with maintenance of network communications including radio
systems and microwave network to various Agency offices and
facilities; diagnoses and repairs network cable and configuration
problems; configures and supports protocols for network
Participates in systems enhancements and upgrades; analyzes process
requirements and end-user needs; identifies and analyzes complex
systems development, modification and enhancement issues; develops
and refines system specifications; evaluates and tests
vendor-provided software, hardware and configurations for
conformity with requirements, specifications, standards for
compatibility and integration, maintainability, documentation and
other criteria; makes recommendations for the resolution of
Plans and lays out jobs from drawings, sketches or verbal
instructions; maintains records in the form of plans and
specifications for computers and electronic communications and
instrumentation equipment and devices; develops and maintains
accurate and up-to-date documentation, monitoring reports, logs and
Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge by attending educational
workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing
personal networks and participating in professional
Maintains documentation on all enhancements; creates standard
operating procedures and operations guidance documents and other
systems documentation; trains operations and maintenance staff on
how to use tools and applications developed; provides customer
support to field staff.
Leads, provides work guidance and direction and participates in the
work of section employees; participates in scheduling, assigning
and monitoring work of other employees for completeness, accuracy
and conformance with Agency/departmental standards; provides
information, instruction and training on work processes, proper
uses of equipment and safe work practices; provides input to
supervisor on employee work performance and behaviors; estimates
personnel, equipment and material requirements for assigned jobs;
may order work materials and supplies.
Designs, develops and programs new and enhanced automation
controls; performs software and firmware upgrades; configures and
enhances the performance of operating systems; reviews and modifies
code written by lower-level staff and contractors.
Participates and provides input on engineering and construction
projects; provides guidance and design review of process automation
control systems-related projects; performs factory testing and
system startups; supports Operations in developing control
solutions involving automation; prepares periodic project status
reports; ensures process control equipment, instrumentation and
software are installed properly, are in conformance with all
standards and requirements and operating at expected levels.
Assists in developing strategies and plans for plant automation and
data communication enhancements including the selection of hardware
and software; forecasts labor resource requirements; develops cost
benefit analysis of projected total costs over a system's proposed
life including data storage/integration, network and end-user
training and support; analyzes alternatives and makes
recommendations; discusses findings with management; prepares
reports of study conclusions; develops implementation plans and
assists in developing policies and procedures.
May act in the absence of the Process Automation & Control
Supervisor, as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities
outlined above is:
Control Systems Analyst I - Graduation from an accredited four-year
college or university with major coursework in electronics,
computer information systems, engineering or a closely related
field, and at least three years of progressively responsible
experience in implementation and maintenance of process automation
and controls in wastewater/water treatment or other industrial
environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training
and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.
A Control Systems Analyst I may be considered for advancement to
Control Systems Analyst II after demonstrating proficiency to
perform the full range of duties of the latter class. Proficiency
criteria and the process for demonstrating performance at the
levels established in the criteria are established jointly by
hiring authorities and the Manager of Human Resources and are
described in Attachment 1.
LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to
maintain insurability under the Agency's vehicle insurance
ISA Certified Control Systems Professional, ISA Certified Control
Systems Technician or CWEA Electrical/Instrumentation Grade III is
Principles, methods and techniques in the design and operation of
automated process control systems and their components.
Principles and methods of systems/network administration and
maintenance, including configuration, performance tuning and
Systems design principles and applications development
methodologies and tools.
Programming theory and operating system capabilities and
constraints applicable to the Agency's real-time process control
Relevant programming languages, including those applicable to
specialized field hardware and devices.
Methods and processes used in wastewater/water treatment and in the
operation of electrical, mechanical, telemetry and instrumentation
General asset management principles and best practices, including
equipment and systems maintenance methodologies.
Software development/maintenance tools and utilities.
Systems integration design concepts; relational database theory,
design rules and development practices.
Principles and practices of wireless communications.
Real-time data acquisition and management principles and methods;
functions, capabilities, characteristics and limitations of
standard computer platforms and devices.
Principles and practices of sound business communications.
Agency policies, procedures and practices regarding area of
Applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
Agency human resources policies and labor contract provisions.
Safety policies, practices, equipment and supplies, and safe work
practices applicable to the work.
Perform process analyses and reach sound, logical conclusions
regarding end-user needs and requirements.
Troubleshoot, diagnose, modify and repair automation and network
hardware, software, communications, and complex system
Configure, maintain and manage the operations of computer platforms
and/or networks to achieve optimal process performance and user
Analyze and define process and user requirements and recommend
efficient, cost-effective hardware, software, network/communication
and technical applications solutions.
Conduct analysis and feasibility studies.
Review and evaluate design plans and specifications for a wide
variety of electrical, telemetry, control and instrumentation
Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt
effective courses of action.
Organize, set priorities and exercise expert independent judgment
within areas of responsibility.
Implement and operate control programs and applications for PLCs,
SCADA and DCS.
Apply in-depth understanding of theories and concepts of process
automation and control wastewater/ water treatment processes.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and
Represent the Agency effectively in dealings with vendors and
Present proposals and recommendations clearly and logically.
Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex
issues, situations and concerned people.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all
those encountered in the course of work.
All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy,
completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job
related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background
relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited
to participate in the testing process which may include one or more
of the following: written test, oral interview,
performance/practical and/or agility examination. The successful
candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and
pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for
safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please
visit our website at www.ieua.org and select the Human Resources
Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the
hiring process and benefit information. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
AND ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR
REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.
"The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and
diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences
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