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Utilities CIP SCADA Manager
Posted on April 28, 2017

Polk County BoCC

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.


Professional engineering work responsible for managing the Polk County (County) Utilities supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) group, Community Investment Program (CIP) projects, and other special projects. This includes management responsibilities primarily related to the County’s SCADA group operation and CIP expansion program but may also include renewal and replacement (R&R) projects and other project-related management and design duties necessary to support the mission of the Utilities Division. This position includes the following major functions:

• Manages SCADA operations staff of technologists and specialists both administratively and technically

• Manages the activities of outside consultants and contractors primarily for utility SCADA and electrical projects in support of potable water production, transmission, and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; and reclaimed water transmission and distribution

• Develops and maintains the SCADA operating budget and assists in preparation of the Utilities CIP annual budget

• Prepares project-specific, annual, and continuing contracts for consulting, construction, maintenance, and equipment procurement. Tracks project and purchase order progress and spending

• Interacts, develops, and maintains strong working relationships with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies as well as other County divisions and the development community in designing, bidding, permitting, and constructing Utilities CIP and SCADA projects

• May manage and/or assist other Utilities or County-wide projects or initiatives

• Other related duties as assigned


This is administrative and technical work responsible for the planning, operation, performance, and maintenance of the county-wide supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that monitors and controls both remote and local County water, wastewater, lift stations, booster and reclaimed water distribution facilities. Under supervision and direction of the CIP Manager, the SCADA Manager primarily performs administrative and technical tasks related to the management of staff, project management, contract administration, planning, designing, architecting, and system management of SCADA and related electrical control systems. Key responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Perform project management and system wide planning efforts; maintains the SCADA Master Plan and strategic SCADA system planning

• Manages staff and assigns work; actively involved in employee career development, performance goals and reviews

• Manage SCADA system equipment, components, and assets including maintaining and developing equipment databases, software licenses, and application and configuration backups

• Plans and develops SCADA network and communications architecture and system wide communications planning and selection of components; works with staff on implementation of security policies and network routing configurations

• Responsible for the development and maintenance of the SCADA system cyber security program

• Identifies areas of improvement in the SCADA system, necessary upgrades, and develops engineering solutions to resolve problems and optimize utility services

• Administrator for SCADA system Active Directory, VPNs, Symantec endpoint protection, Checkpoint firewall system, network management, Citrix application server, Veeam backup server, and MDT change management server, and all associated policies

• Develops utility wide standards and revises the Utilities Code; develops application(s) programming standards, and reviews new code(s) for adherence to standards

• Programs HMI’s and PLC’s to control & report process information

• Ensures retention of process control system data and all application(s) programming

• Develops specifications for vendors for repairs, upgrades and new installation work

• Manages equipment and software inventory; develops methods and performs operations for backing up all systems to maintain a current library of all custom applications and ensure all data is retrievable; deploys system patches and firmware updates

• Able to read and understand construction drawings, specifications, and manufacturer’s instructions and O&M literature

• Plans for upgrades and maintenance by developing the appropriate internal and contracted project work and incorporating the costs of these projects in the appropriate CIP and SCADA budgets

• Develops SCADA group staff through training and appropriate projects and serves as a technical resource for staff

• Reviews SCADA, I&C, electrical, and security aspects of all CIP projects (and as needed on other projects) and provides technical comments and guidance to assist in all CIP, R&R, and O&M work for Utilities

• Confers with contractors, operators, mechanics, project engineers, and supervisors regarding SCADA issues; responds to and resolves internal customer complaints and issues; provides documentation as required by customers

• Follow procurement practices to contract work and order parts as necessary

• Understanding and practice of safe work procedures such as the NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA requirements


Considerable knowledge of standards, practices, methods, materials, tools, and measuring instruments used in the electronic and computer fields. Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions related to this work. Knowledge of electronic theory, data communication, industrial Ethernet, SCADA systems and computers. Knowledge of NEC, the principles of process control, electronics, electrical equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and related computers.

Knowledge of principles of computer systems, procedures, analysis and design. Knowledge of use, capability, characteristics and limitations of computers and related equipment. Knowledge of personal computers and related software packages, database design, and implementation techniques. Knowledge of programming languages, computer logic, query/analysis tools and mathematics. Knowledge of metropolitan area networks and enterprise server systems are highly desirable. Extensive knowledge of PLC programming logic and ability to troubleshoot PLC programs to correct errors and identify and repair component failures. Knowledge of ladder logic, function block, and structured text. Ability to work with SCADA software configuration, security profiles, and databases to make basic adjustments.

Knowledge and ability to read electrical wiring diagrams and instrumentation loop wiring diagrams. Ability to read and understand construction and electrical blue prints and schematics. Able to read and understand construction drawings, specifications, manufacturer’s instructions, and O&M literature. Ability to work from technical sketches and blue prints.

Ability to see colors, ambulates independently, stand, bend, stoop, sit, and drive from work site to provide plant maintenance inspections and to lift up to 40 pounds. Ability to speak in a manner that can be understood and make written notations/prepare reports/perform mathematical tasks. Ability to work independently and with others to inspect, repair, test, and troubleshoot failed and non-functional systems and components, and complete preventive maintenance tasks.

Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees and the public. Ability to work with and around various chemicals. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination. Ability to use multiband and/or foot controls. Ability to use power and hand tools, measuring instruments, and electrical test equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in engineering, computer science, or related field from an ABET accredited university with five (5) years of directly related experience. Directly related experience includes: design and commissioning of instrumentation and control systems, PLC and SCADA HMI systems programming, communications system design and commissioning, related system planning, maintenance, project management, and network administration. Experience should include at least one year of supervisory experience.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of education and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


• Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field from an ABET accredited university


• Registered professional engineer, licensed in the state of Florida

• VT SCADA and iFIX and associated certifications

• Experience with Modicon, GE RX3i, Motorola, and Siemens PLC’s and associated certifications

• Cisco CCNA or SANs GIAC certifications

• PMP or CPM certifications

• Experience in the water sector

• Other related professional licensure in the state of Florida


Employee is subject to work outside of normal business hours. Examples include but are not limited to: on call requirements, field visits, presentations and other public meetings, mandatory training, or during a declared state of emergency in Polk County or similar assignment outside of Polk County or as defined in the Polk County Employee Handbook.

Must be able to obtain clearance certification to access school grounds within two months of employment.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

Location: Polk County Utilities located @ 1011 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL. 33880

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Rate of Pay: $66,830.40 - $100,328.54 (Exempt)
This position can be removed without notice

Candidates can apply directly to Polk County BoCC website: