City of Farmington
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 31-Aug-2017 (MST)
  • System Control Center
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 63,640 - 97,008
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Electric / System Control


SALARY RANGE: $63,641-$97,008 / Annual    


TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-Time          

DAYS WORKED:  Monday-Friday

HOURS WORKED:  8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.



Works under the supervision of the Deputy Utility Director.

Prepares federal, state, NERC, WECC and department reports as required.

Responsible for developing, maintaining, and administering all EMS/SCADA peripheral software and hardware required by NERC/WECC standards.

Administers and maintains the Physical Access Control system (PAC) and assists other electric utility personnel in maintaining requirements related to cyber security.

Responsible for maintaining software and hardware support for the EMS/SCADA computer system including real time programs such as automatic generation control (AGC), WECC reserve sharing, energy accounting (EA), short-term load forecasting (STLF) and real time contingency analysis (RTCA) at the Primary and Backup Control Centers.

Responsible for maintaining software and hardware support of the Outage Management System.

Builds substation one-line diagrams for the EMS/SCADA system.

Assists electric utility engineering and outside consultants on new design and/or modification of system control related hardware and software.

Responsible for maintenance and operations of the ICCP (Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol) communications equipment.

Administers the in-house phone and communications equipment.

Troubleshoots a variety of hardware and software problems and works with equipment suppliers and engineers to find solutions.

Facilitates implementation of system equipment into the EMS/SCADA system including completing the required paperwork, document tracking, and testing.

Provides real-time testing to ensure secure and reliable operation of EMS/SCADA hardware and software.

Works with field personnel to troubleshoot, adjust, correct, and create needed control or data points from field devices and RTU's.

Maintains and modifies the EMS/SCADA historical database.

Prepares and maintains programs to allow for backup, retrieval, and archiving of EMS/SCADA system data to assure timely recovery from unforeseen hardware or software failures

Performs reoccurring tasks to maintain adequate cyber security and compliance with NERC/WECC including: Monthly antivirus testing and updates to all cyber assets; Monthly evaluation, testing, and application of security patches for all cyber assets and systems;  Review of security alerts in RSA envision;  Performs annual cyber-vulnerability assessments; Manage, configure, and update SIEM application including alerts, reports, and log verification.

This position has the responsibility to participate in the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.  This includes identifying and taking action on environmental, health, and safety issues.


Participates in FEUS compliance committee meetings to provide technical support for cyber asset compliance standards, including review and recommendations of compliance documentation.

May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program.  This includes pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.

A two-year associates degree in electrical engineering technology or computer technology and a minimum of ten years experience in system control operations, or related computer operations.

A working knowledge of electric utility transmission and distribution system practices and principles.

Thorough knowledge of Windows server operating systems and Active Directory in order to install, upgrade, patches, and configure the EMS computer-operating environment with attention to NERC and WECC compliance guidelines for critical cyber assets.

Proficiency in computer network architecture including but not limited to network hardware devices such as switches, routers, and firewalls, as well as communications protocols such as TCP/IP, ICCP and serial communications protocols.

Knowledge of NERC, WECC and SRSG standards, procedures and guidelines.

Possess an advanced knowledge of computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Must possess the ability to troubleshoot historical data collecting, LAN networks and server/modem communications with Remote Terminal Units (RTU).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, employees of other power systems and the public.

Must possess the ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Must possess the ability to meet deadlines.

Must possess good oral and written communication skills.

Must possess the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.


Calculator, phone, radio, fax, copy machine, computer (desk top and lap top) and associated software to include spreadsheets, macros, graphics, word processing; and a motor vehicle.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit: walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb and balance; stoop and kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

Whihe performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear, occasionally move about, use hands to finger, handle and operate objects, tools and/or controls and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is a normal office setting and the noise level is generally low.


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