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SCADA System Specialist

Why Alderwood Water & Wastewater District?


Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community.  As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond.  We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services every day.  Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, we are the largest special purpose water/wastewater district in the State of Washington.  
The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’.  Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.
"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle.  We act on our decisions and prioritize our resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years.  

The Opportunity:  SCADA System Specialist

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is looking for a SCADA professional to fill our SCADA System Specialist opening in the Maintenance & Operations Department. Incumbent will engineer, develop, integrate, and maintain the District’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and Operational Technology (OT) hardware and software. Will also provide focus efforts of system analysis, development, cyber security, and assist in the continuous improvement of SCADA system and OT technologies.
This position requires any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be two years of progressively responsible experience in system integration, maintaining DCS or SCADA systems, PLC programming, OT administration, instrumentation and Process Control technology and two years of higher education in Computer Science, Engineering, Instrumentation, Industrial Automation or a relatable program. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.  Electrical certification at least at the level of an (06) Limited Energy Systems or higher is desirable. Ability to earn advanced certification in networking or security, such as Cisco entry CCT or Associate CCNA or CompTIA, within two years of appointment is required.
This position is represented by WCCCE, Local No. 1811A, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. A valid Washington State Driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required for all classification levels.  The District offers a very competitive and comprehensive full-family benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, long-term and short-term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS retirement plan participation, deferred compensation IRC Section 457 program with a 401(a) District funded match, wellness incentives, as well commute reduction incentives.     
Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.  
The pay range for this position is $39.70 - $53.22 per hour (with starting pay of $39.70 - $45.98), dependent upon experience and qualifications.
The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District provides an array of employee benefits that we feel contribute to an overall desirable compensation package for employees. While employed with AWWD, you will participate in the Washington State PERS retirement program. We also offer a 457 deferred compensation plan with a 4% employer match (2022 adopted amount and subject to annual change), voluntary participation in a ROTH IRA plan, a medical benefit opt-out incentive paid into a Retirement Health Savings account, two options for health and welfare benefits (one plan at no cost to employees and one plan with a 6% employee premium share (2022 adopted amount and subject to annual change), dental and vision plans for full-time regular employees at no employee expense, access to EAP services, a robust Wellness program, participation in a Commute Trip Reduction program and Employee Assistance program.
 Application Process
Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, June 18th, 2023 at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants; the position will remain open until filled. 
The timeline for this hiring process is:
  • Candidates invited to interview will be notified the week of June 19th
  • Interviews will tentatively be schedule the week of July 10th
For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact HR Department at (425) 582-1903.  Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.
Position: SCADA System Specialist
Organization: Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Location: Lynnwood,  WA 
United States
Salary: $39.70 - $53.22 hourly, dependent upon experience and qualifications
Posting Start Date: 5/18/2023
Date Posted: 5/18/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 7/2/2023
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Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
3626 - 156th St SW

Lynnwood,  WA 98087
United States
(425) 741-7931
Sheileen Lopez