A Utilities Distribution Controller is primarily responsible for monitoring and operating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in order to regulate and monitor the water distribution system and monitor the electric, gas, and wastewater systems and lift stations. Additionally, employees in this class respond to after-hours and weekend emergency phone calls. When handling calls, an employee must make determinations and decisions regarding: the urgency of the problem, appropriate City department to handle the problem, and stand-by duty personnel to be contacted. Incumbents in this class may provide training to Utilities Control Center Operators. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required. |
The Utilities Distribution Controller class is distinguished from the Utilities Control Center Operator by its responsibility for performing journey-level Utilities Control Center Operator work. Employees in this class may work rotating shifts that may include weekends and holidays. Employees in this class may be called-out for emergencies and must also be willing to work overtime as required. This class receives general supervision from the Utilities Control Center Supervisor or Utilities Distribution Shift Leader through meetings, conferences, and reports regarding results achieved and problems encountered, and a review of utility distribution, flow, and usage records. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED and one year of full-time employment in a water supply system, water treatment plant, electric utility control room environment, or closely related field.
Special Requirement(s). Must possess a Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator or Water Distribution Operator Certification from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) by hire or promotion date. Must obtain certification as a gas system operator in accordance with 49 CFR within one year of hire date.
Substance Abuse Testing . This class is subject to DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) drug and alcohol testing as outlined in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 199.
Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). Experience operating a SCADA system and spreadsheet, Windows, and word processing applications is highly desirable.
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