Electrical Instrumentation Technician II - Public Works

County of Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA

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Posted Date 12/03/2019

Salary:  $6,223 – 7,873 / Month

THE JOB: Positions in this series perform work related to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, operation, inspection, and testing of a variety of control systems equipment including, but not limited to, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, computer, microprocessor and variable frequency drive, electromechanical, digital, telemetry, and analog components used in water and wastewater  process control systems, and perform other duties as required. Electrical Instrumentation Technician II is the journey level class in this series. Incumbents work under general supervision performing the full range of duties and may provide technical assistance and guidance to lower level staff. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be to have two years of experience as an Electrical Instrumentation Technician I with the County of Santa Cruz, OR an Associate of Science technology degree in instrumentation, computers, electronics, or 24 college-level semester units in instrumentation, computers, electronics and two years of experience in the design and/or maintenance of process instrumentation and control equipment, including computer equipment; OR four years of experience in the design and/or maintenance of process instrumentation and control equipment, including computer equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (upon appointment).

Certificate: Certification from the California Water Environment Association is highly desirable.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; heights, such as working while standing on a ladder; and electrical hazards.

Other Special Requirements: Available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, nights, holidays, and on an as-needed basis.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures; principles underlying the construction and use of scientific instruments; principles underlying the construction and use of chemistry and physics; electronic and electrical low voltage circuits; methods, practices, and equipment used in maintaining, repairing, testing, and adjusting electromechanical, pneumatic, electronic and other types of recording, control, and measuring instruments; safety practices necessary for the work; electrical and electronic theory and practice as applied to process instrumentation and control equipment; analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures; principles of chemistry and physics; architecture, maintenance, and operation of digital computer systems; operation of telemetry systems; materials, methods, and equipment used in the inspection, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair of process instrumentation and control equipment; and principles of preventative maintenance and maintenance documentation.

Ability to: Read and interpret analog equipment schematics, analog system network diagrams, plans, blueprints, and electrical wiring diagrams; read and interpret recording charts, gauges, and other instruments; learn the operation of special purpose scientific measuring devices and correct malfunctions and sources of error; work with hand tools and test instruments; work and communicate with operations and maintenance personnel; keep records; present data; prepare reports; respond to emergency calls; work while standing on a ladder; stand on a platform elevated over twenty (20) feet above ground; lift fifty (50) pounds of objects; work outside under all weather conditions; work in heavy traffic; distinguish colors used in electric wiring color-coding; set priorities and meet deadlines; direct the work of subordinate technicians; read and interpret plans, schematics, process control flow diagrams, system/network drawings, detail drawings, and wiring diagrams; perform complex maintenance tasks involving analog and digital equipment; perform some original circuit design work as required to implement minor analog and digital equipment modifications; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare maintenance service reports; prepare new and/or modified equipment operating and maintenance procedures; troubleshoot and repair analog and digital controls down to the board level.

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

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Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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