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Vallecitos Water District is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Control Systems Technician

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$5,926 - $7,942/monthly
  • Posted Date:10/09/2017 2:30 PM
  • Deadline to Apply:10/23/2017 5:30 PM

Employment Opportunity

Control Systems Technician

Monthly Salary: $5,926 - $7,942; Hiring Range: $5,926 - $6,534


Essential Functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Installs, modifies, and supports software-based SCADA control systems and related networks; performs programming duties necessary to SCADA system and components; identifies and implements potential improvements within the software; works with staff to ensure SCADA system meets District needs; 
  • Tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on a variety of electrical, electronic, telecommunication and instrumentation systems, components and devices associated with the operation of a water/wastewater system; repairs monitoring and indicating instruments and equipment such as flow, level, and pressure sensing devices, PLCs, remote terminal units (RTU), metering control systems, valve actuators, and scientific instruments to manufacturers’ specifications using operational performance standards and specialized testing equipment; corrects defects in instrumentation; 
  • Installs, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and performs preventive maintenance on a variety of industrial electrical systems, components, motors, soft-start/hard-start motor controls, variable frequency drives and electrical machinery; disconnects electrical sources; uses lockout/tagout procedures to block electrical sources; reconnects and operates equipment for maintenance purposes; inspects remote facilities and equipment for maintenance requirements; isolates and resolves electrical and SCADA equipment and system failures in the field;
  • Plans jobs and assists with preparation of staffing, material, and equipment for projects; maintains records related to electrical equipment, including telemetry systems; schedules and coordinates activities with other staff, departments, or agencies; responds to emergency situations as necessary, including after normal working hours.



  • Knowledge Of: Configuration, programming, troubleshooting, and support of SCADA software, such as Wonderware or Ignition; maintenance and programming practices of telecommunication and instrumentation systems, including radio networks; electrical shop principles, practices, and mathematics; principles and practices of network architecture theory and network design and integration; relevant safety practices, codes, ordinances.
  • Ability To: Troubleshoot and program SCADA network hardware, software, and connectivity issues; identify departmental SCADA needs and suggest solutions consistent with District standards; troubleshoot and maintain radio networks and other telecommunication systems; test and repair a variety of electrical and instrumentation devices, motor control systems, machinery, and equipment common to water and wastewater systems; use diagnostic instruments with complex SCADA, instrumentation and electrical equipment; identify and implement effective courses of action; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; read and interpret plans, schematics, specifications, and technical manuals; work on and within electrical systems in a safe manner; establish and maintain coopera­tive working relationships.



  • Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge skills and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: high school graduation or equivalent, and 4 years’ experience in SCADA troubleshooting and programming, including relevant electrical system work.  Experience with a water or wastewater agency is preferred.



  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license, and a satisfactory driving record required;
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade 2 Certificate is highly desirable;
  • Other desirable certifications include Instrumentation Society of America (ISA) Control Systems Technician I and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 (D2) certificate.


Recruitment closes Monday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

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Human Resources only accepts applications for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited applications are not kept on file. Resumes will not be considered in lieu of a valid employment application.

Application Process 

To apply, follow the link above to the Job Application, which will open a PDF file.  Save the file to your computer.  Once complete, the application must be sent by e-mail to, or submitted by mail or in person at 201 Vallecitos de Oro, San Marcos, CA 92069.  Applications must be received by the deadline posted in the announcement.  Postmarks will not be considered when determining if the application was received by the deadline. Faxed applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment medical exam and drug screen before a final offer is extended.


California law states that all disaster service workers must sign a oath or affirmation before beginning their duties. Because all public employees are automatically considered disaster service workers, District employees must sign the oath or affirmation on their first day of work. (California Constitution, Article 20.3; California Government Code 3101 – 3103)

All Vallecitos positions and employees are considered at-will.