TECHNICAL HARDWARE ANALYST II (ELECTRICAL)/ HW

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Service Line : Houston Water
Section: Wastewater Operations Branch
Location: TBD
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Subject to change*

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Troubleshoots, maintains, manages and upgrades existing electrical and 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. Must have a current State of Texas or City of Houston Journeyman Electrician License.
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. Occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than optimal temperature and air conditions.

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
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.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Depending upon area of specialty -- may require a valid class "C" Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving. In the Public Works/ Houston Water Department, may require a valid class "C" or higher Texas Water or Wastewater Plant Operator's license.

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

PREFERENCES

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.

Preference will be given to the candidates with a current State of Texas or City of Houston Journeyman Electrical License andexperience in maintenance of industrial electrical/instrumentation systems.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

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

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 21

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
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: www.houstontx.gov . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6027.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, 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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