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TECHNICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST (Water Works - SCADA Control Systems Engineer) (Non-Competitive)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Software Engineering, IT
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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TECHNICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST (Water Works – SCADA Control Systems Engineer) (Non-Competitive)


$87,538.25 - $117,644.09 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number



Water Works

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/24/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

Supervises, coordinates and assist with assigned Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) projects; configures and maintains SCADA system servers, database, applications, and supporting hardware and software; and provides highly responsible and complex assistance to internal and external customers.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Data tag/signal creation/modification.

Programming field devices such as Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) that control key water facilities including pumps, valves, filters, chemical injectors, carbon contactors, storage tanks, etc.

SCADA programming, including custom application programming, graphical screen modifications and new screen creation.

System performance monitoring.

Monitoring and managing SCADA system security.

Managing end user change and enhancement requests.

Troubleshooting communication problems and communication media.

Report creation/modification and problem resolution.

Modern principles and practices of computer programming, system analysis, and networking.

Methods and techniques of data processing, database management, and information storage and retrieval.

Principles of budget preparation and control and of cost estimation; basic accounting and marketing. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; City personnel policies and procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability To

Supervise, direct, and coordinate the work of lower- level staff.

Select, supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff.

Interpret and explain City policies and procedures. Prepare clear and concise reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems.

Negotiate the obtainment of hardware, software, and services from vendors.

Analyze and correct complex problems.

Prepare clear and concise schematics.

Handle personnel matters, grievances, and disputes.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public.

Develop work plans and schedules.

Install, maintain, debug, calibrate, and update computer hardware, software, and network hardware. Explain complex computer concepts, software packages, and hardware functions.

Work with a variety of computer hardware and software.


Required Education and Experience

Four years as a Senior Computer Programmer Analyst with the City of Cincinnati.


Each applicant must have three years of paid professional software development experience that includes using SCADA/RTU/PLC system technologies plus a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, technology, computer science, or a related field.


Each applicant must have five years of paid professional experience with at least three years of software development experience that includes using SCADA/RTU/PLC system technologies plus an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, technology, computer science, or a related field.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case- by- case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions

Indoor environment; exposure to office computer screens; work alone and closely with others.

Physical Conditions

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity required.

Examples Of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all the tasks which may be performed.)

Configuring and maintaining Human Machine Interface (HMI) graphic screens, reports, trends, alarm, and event processing.

Document procedures and configurations relating to SCADA system servers and applications.

Testing and evaluating applications and system enhancements.

Programming SCADA RTUs and PLCs.

Creating and maintaining project work plans.

Preparing reports for management and clients.

Providing training and instruction on the use of systems and applications.

Design, coordinate and schedule a variety of advanced technical projects.

Design, code, and maintain specialized software: utilities/application interfaces/ message routers/ analysis tools/etc.

Implement and maintain security systems on various computer platforms.

Maintain and exercise plans for recovering data processing capabilities in case of power failure or other system failures.

Review application design specifications in areas of assents, alternatives, requirements, and detailed design.

Disseminate information on relevant topics; provide seminars, publish documents on procedures, methods, software changes, known problems, etc.

Maintain an Internet firewall to protect the enterprise network and severs while allowing client access to the Internet.

Assist those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

Perform related duties as assigned.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


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Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202