Technical Hardware Analyst II (DWO)

    • Houston, TX


Applications accepted from: All Persons Interested

Department: Houston Public Works
Division: Houston Water
Service Line: Drinking Water Operations
Workdays & Hours:M-F; 7:00AM - 3:30PM
Subject to change


  • Troubleshoots, maintains, manages and upgrades existing electrical/instrumentation systems to ensure an economical and safe distribution of electricity.
  • Researches and analyzes cause of failures; repairs, performs calibrations, replaces and installs new equipment/components and related hardware to maximize functionality.
  • Provides preventive maintenance ensuring safe and clean operating conditions.
  • Prepares and updates various records, logs and reports.
  • Responds to emergency calls during and after hours for various types of electrical/instrumentation failures and shutdowns.
  • Organize schedules and monitors work assignments.
  • Researches technical product specifications.
  • Inspects field locations to determine appropriate types and placement of electrical components for installation.

The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 50 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier I Level.


Requires an Associate's degree in a computer science, instrumentation or electronics discipline or the equivalent, such as certification in a technical/specialty program of up to three (3) years in duration.

Two (2) years of experience in the design, installation, operation, and/or maintenance of a computerized data communications network or industrial control system are required.

Relevant experience (as described above) may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Requires a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preferences will also be given to candidates with a background in Computer or Electrical Engineering as well as those who hold a water license or a State of Texas Journeyman Electrical License.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.


None; however, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range for this position is:

Salary Range - Pay Grade 21
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: .

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Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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