Job Vacancy Information Technology Specialist (Water and Wastewater Operations Division) Broward County Government

Job title: Information Technology Specialist (Water and Wastewater Operations Division)

Company: Broward County Government


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of: INFOMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SCADA section of the Water and Wastewater Operations Division)


General Description

This is an advanced technical and process controls position involving the programming, maintenance and troubleshooting of water and wastewater process controls in the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems. Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Position Overview

The Information Technology Specialist (ITS) is responsible to program and be responsible for the direction, definition, design, development, implementation, documentation and support of systems, software and equipment used in control systems, implementation of changes and improvements to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) software that monitor and control raw water, potable water, wastewater, reuse water, chemicals and related facilities. Plans, directs, inspects, tests, participates, schedules and coordinates with operations personnel and contractors the development and installation of new systems, process updates, and equipment replacement used in the SCADA systems.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science or closely related field.

(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires four (4) years of experience in systems analysis, systems design and/or applications programming relevant to area of assignment including related project management or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for duration of appointment.

Preferences *Master’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or closely related field *Allen Bradley ControlLogix Programmer Certification. *International Society of Automation (ISA) Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist Certification or equivalent Industrial Controls Systems Security certification.

*International Society of Automation (ISA) Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Certificate.

  • International Society of Automation (ISA) Cybersecurity Expert Certificate

*At least two (2) years of Network Experience

*At least two (1) years of System Administrator experience including servers and startup.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Provides high-level technical expertise and project management direction of multiple large scale information technology initiatives including technological research, analysis, design, development, and implementation of projects.

Reviews County-wide information technology strategic direction, recommends approaches for incorporation of the emerging technologies when appropriate, and implements the approved approach.

Reviews programming techniques and recommends information technology solutions, enhancement plans, and related cost-benefit comparisons.

Supervises professional and technical personnel in assigned work teams or sections.

Plans, organizes and implements approved emerging technologies.

Administers County-wide technological specialty functions.

Performs project management responsibilities for large scale complex information technology projects.

Reviews systems designs, development of applications, and documentation for accuracy, timeliness, and adherence to departmental standards.

Documentation of deployment, security, quality assurance, change controls, and compliance.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations. Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.



County Core Competencies

All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County’s four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. .

Expected salary: $81536.42 – 130132.29 per year

Location: Pompano Beach, FL

Job date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:23:08 GMT

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