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Hiring Agency: Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority
Ends: June 20, 2020
Full Time


(Support Services Department)


Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Location: Peachtree City, Georgia

Type of Position: Full-Time

Salary: $31.92 to $43.99 per hour

Education/Experience Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering and two years experience supporting a SCADA system is preferred

Reports to: Collection System/Support Services Supervisor


Position Summary

The SCADA/GIS System Administrator will provide technical support for the Authority's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Geographic Information System (GIS).  This position contributes to the planning, purchase, installation, update, and support of the SCADA infrastructure and GIS program.


Essential Duties

  • Conceptualizes, details, and implements all phases of SCADA system upgrades for wastewater treatment and conveyance systems.
  • Implements start-up of newly installed SCADA equipment.
  • Reverse engineers existing Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code and updates to current standards in Function Block Diagram (FBD).
  • Installs and updates point to multi-point radio systems, PLCs, and associated hardware, including controls.
  • Integrates vendor supplied equipment with Authority-owned control systems.
  • Programs the SCADA operator interface as required for updates/upgrades.
  • Maintains a PLC program library for immediate restore of lost or damaged code.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs plant-wide control systems.
  • Ensures security measures and standards are maintained; documents code revisions through a pre-established change control process.
  • Develops and implements standard procedures and naming conventions.
  • Administers the GIS program, including coordiating field work, mapping/data updates, and database maintenance.
  • Works independently and acts as technical lead on projects.
  • Works after hours and weekends as required.
  • Operates assigned Authority vehicle.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.  To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience.  Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering and two years experience supporting a SCADA system is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in programming software such as Unity, Concept, and ProWorks; and languages such as FBD, Ladder Logic, VBA, .NET, Python and SQL.


Knowledge of:

•      SCADA software and hardware systems (GE preferred)

•      Personal computer hardware and software, server computer hardware and software, local area networks, and wide area networks

•      Windows operating system, SQL server databases, and Ethernet based PLC's

•      Project management, change control

•      Data center operation

•      SCADA programming and HMI design

•      Current industry trends and best practices


Ability to:

•      Work independently managing multiple assigned priorities and tasks maintaining project schedules and deliverables.

•      Troubleshoot and resolve SCADA control system issues.

•      Install, configure, and maintain appropriate SCADA technology to include related hardware and software.

•      Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.


Supervisory Controls.  Must possess excellent communication skills.  This position does not supervise any other positions. The employee plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training or accepted practices in the job.  The employee uses judgement in interpreting and adapting. guidelines such as organizational policies, regulations, precedents, and directions for application to specific cases or problems.  The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.


Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands.  The work requires some physical exertion such as periods of standing; walking over rough or difficult surfaces; recurring stooping, climbing, or walking; and occasional lifting of objects weighing in excess of 25 pounds.  The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as mobility and dexterity.
  • Work Environment.  The work is performed in both office and field environments.  Field work can be in adverse conditions, including weather/temperature extremes, wind, rain and high noise volume. Occasional exposure to untreated water/wastewater, chemicals and electrical systems used in plant operations.  The work may be in an environment involving everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions.  The employee may be required to use protective clothing or equipment such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shield.


This is a full-time position that includes paid holidays; vacation and sick days; matching retirement savings plan; medical insurance benefits; and dental insurance benefits.  Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum requirements include the qualifications and experience as stated on the job announcement, as well as a valid Georgia Driver’s License and satisfactory MVR.  All positions require applicants to pass a post-offer drug test prior to employment.

Peachtree City WASA is an equal opportunity employer and a certified drug free workplace.

To apply, send completed application and resume to jobs@pcwasa.org.




About the Authority:

Peachtree City is a master planned community chartered in the 1950’s, and is acclaimed as one of the safest and best places to raise a family in Georgia. The City is known for having over 100 miles of paved cart paths enabling golf carts to connect residents and visitors to shopping, dining, multiple golf courses and other recreational amenities. The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority provides sewer service to the City of over 35,000 residences, industries and prosperous businesses. The system is comprised of two treatment facilities, with a capacity to treat 6 MGD. A staff of 30 operate and maintain the modern and up-to-date system. http://pcwasa.org/


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