SCADA Computer Network Technician

Water: Water Technical


$64,985 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please click the link below:

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Job Description

Salary Range

SCADA Computer Network Technician Starting Salary: 60 ($64,985/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $97,477/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2019.


Position Summary

Under the supervision of the SCADA Specialist, operates and maintains the Water Services Department Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the City of St. George.  The primary responsibility of this position will be to operate and maintain the SCADA software and computer hardware, computer wireless and LAN network, and to serve as the network administrator over the SCADA network.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.            Assists in the installation of SCADA equipment and communications to all new and existing facilities. 

2.            Develops and maintains a SCADA control system using a web-enabled HMI/SCADA software package for all existing and future facilities.

3.            Develops and maintains a data logging system that will record flows, tank levels, pump status, pressures, system settings, and other system information.  Provides information to compile monthly and annual reports and to accurately calibrate hydraulic models.

4.            Assists SCADA Specialist with special projects and designs.

5.            Assists SCADA Specialist in preparation and monitoring of SCADA budget and makes budget recommendations.

6.            Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors in a typical office environment and outdoors in field conditions involving heavy traffic, steep terrain, or muddy sites and in a variety of weather conditions.  Requires medium physical activity exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and 10-25 pounds of force frequently.  Requires the use of hands to touch, handle, or feel and to reach with hands and arms.  Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Must possess the ability to utilize close, distance, color, and peripheral vision and depth perception.  Must be able to talk, hear, taste and smell.  Risk of bodily injury is moderate under normal conditions.  May be exposed to discomfort associated with constant use of computers.  Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions.  Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, human error, work deadlines, and the demands of multiple complex projects.


Note:  Persons in this classification may be required to work unconventional work hours or shifts during emergency situations. Must be available to work on-call.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of college in a related field desired.

Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years full time experience in computer networking or SCADA system operation and maintenance. Field work experience and experience working with electrical distribution and control panels, automation and control components, electrical and control cables, conduit and fittings preferred. Experience with wireless network installation and operation preferred. Additional related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

•         Supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), electronics, computer systems, computer network systems, and radio and fiber optic cable.

•         Computer information systems analysis and design principles and techniques.

•         Network systems, applications, procedures, and techniques.

•         Electrical circuits and components.

•         Basic safety standards.

Ability to:

•         Operate microprocessor-based equipment.

•         Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

•         Identify and diagnose problems related to hardware and software and to find effective solutions.

•         Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain networks and/or related hardware and software.

•         Develop HMI navigation and integration functions.

Skills in:

•         Performing installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and training to maintain network as well as productivity of network users.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 10/04/2020 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.