City of Garland, TX

SCADA Analyst

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/1/2022 11:24 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Water Utilities
Job Family
Information Systems
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for installing and maintaining devices and equipment to allow the operations center to actively communicate and control all aspects of water and wastewater systems on a 24/7 basis. Maintain Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) information in order to provide data to TCEQ.



Target Hiring Range: $61,568/Yr - $77,688/Yr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Install and program RTU’s, communications processors and any devices in between that are the responsibility of the department.
  2. Create and update drawings and documentation to allow proper troubleshooting of the devices and equipment. 
  3. Monitor and maintain SCADA related systems, including computer operating software, hardware, and network configuration; ensuring that backups, anti-virus updates, and security updates are properly applied.
  4. Monitor SCADA networks to ensure proper communications are operational.
  5. Support system troubleshooting, including working with Instrumentation Technicians in troubleshooting and repairing communications issues between PLCs and SCADA.
  6. Analyze SCADA network problems, and resolve technical difficulties.
  7. Run computer programs to analyze data received from electronic sensors; write programs to compile information; and set parameters of the data gathered.
  8. Gather requirements and develop management reports, through the use of report writer tools and/or database queries.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Associate’s degree
3 years experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Electronics, or Communications.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in electronics, electrical, networking or water utilities systems


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • Proficient knowledge of communication circuitry
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of SCADA technology
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Basic wiring skills
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of water/wastewater systems
  • Ability to create network, process, or architecture diagrams using tool such as Microsoft Visio
  • Ability to learn custom software
  • Basic report writing skills
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server
  • Understanding of client/server architecture
  • Understanding of networks, network hardware, and network security

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment, with occasional work at Water Pumping Stations, Sewer Lift Stations, or Wastewater Treatment Plants, resulting in exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management


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