The Technician 1 will work under the supervision of the Power Operations Programmer. Technician duties include the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electronic control and communication systems throughout Douglas County. This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is subject to a one-year probationary period.
- Enterprise level administration and operation of networking / routing equipment over fiber optic, analog & digital wireless communication infrastructures.
- Administration of network security firewalls and associated security and event management software.
- Setup and maintain virtual environments, domain controllers, and authentication software.
- Perform routine vulnerability assessments for NERC CIP regulatory compliance.
- Administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of SCADA and telemetry systems.
- Perform repairs and maintenance on substation IEDs such as RTU's and circuitry related to metering, protective relays and reclosers.
- Installation and maintenance of video walls, mapboards, and trend displays association with a Control Center and a Backup Control Center.
- Perform maintenance on physical security systems.
- Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
- Ensure compliance with all District policies.
- Adhere to the District's Safety Policy and Procedures.
- Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District.
- Other duties as assigned.
Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position and employees, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.
- Must demonstrate a good understanding of computer systems of all types, network routing, security and monitoring systems, and authentication methods.
- Ability to comply with security measures, as well as safety rules and regulations is required.
- Must be able to read and revise engineering drawings and diagrams.
- Must be able to write complete and accurate reports describing equipment tests or trouble investigations.
- Familiarity of NERC reliability standards is preferred.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Formal education at a college, trade school or military training in the area of electronics or computer networking, or the equivalent work experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Work experience should be in the following categories: network switching/routing, wireless communications, SCADA, power system equipment, computer hardware, fiber optics, emergency power systems and electronic test equipment.
- A valid driver's license and proof of good driving record is required for this position (will be verified upon job offer). Out-of-state candidates must acquire a Washington State driver's license within 30 days of employment.
Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task; prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Productivity: Is able to demonstrate completion of assigned tasks through work product and documentation. This will include evidence that clearly shows work was completed on time and with above average quality.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual respect with all co-workers.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts when redirected and develops methods to achieve results and remain accountable
Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences
This position requires the ability to perform the following physical activities with our without reasonable accommodation:
- Distinguish basic colors;
- Lift heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds;
- Climb ladders, stairs and structures and walk over uneven surfaces;
- Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety, or maintain appropriate correction.
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Douglas County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.
Please include with your materials, a completed Technician Skill and Experience Record (below). Download the pdf and save it to your computer before editing.
Technician Skill and Experience Record.pdf