Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Operator



JOB CODE: 1228

PAY GRADE: 1191

SALARY RANGE: $35,516 - $60,464

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Environmental Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Manager, monitors and operates the computerized control operations of sewage pumping, storage, and treatment facilities, as well as storm water pumping stations. Work involves ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Employees of this class may be required to work shift work, overtime, and be on twenty-four hour call. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Operates the SCADA system to ensure compliance through regular monitoring with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and relevant federal, state, and local regulations. Monitors, controls, and reports daily operation of sewage treatment influent pumping and storage facilities, collection system storage facilities, sewage and storm water pumping stations, and other related facilities to minimize sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs); works in conjunction with SCADA Manager to ensure daily implementation of procedures. Observes weather forecasts to assist SCADA Manger with implementation of control strategies to minimize SSOs. Communicates equipment issues and alarms from the SCADA system to the SCADA Manager, Pump Maintenance Manager, Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Manager, and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor. Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports as required. Works with other Department of Environmental Services personnel to ensure efficient operation of sewage pumping, storage, and treatment facilities, as well as storm water pumping stations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of sewage pumping, storage, and treatment facilities, as well as storm water pumping stations. Knowledge of SCADA software. Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, indicators, and other quantity or level sensing equipment. Knowledge of standard operating procedures for sewage collection, storage, and treatment facilities. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in sewage collection and treatment operations. Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other materials. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to work after scheduled hours and during emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, four years of experience in the operation of sewage pumping and treatment facilities, and one year of experience in information technology (includes SCADA system or other comparable computerized monitoring system).

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Possession of a Class IV Wastewater Collection or Class IV Wastewater Treatment Certificate issued by the Louisiana State Department of Health. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.