City of Ventura


Ventura Water
Recruitment #17-A81-001
Salary: $64,789.50 - $78,752.54/year

Do you see yourself as an environmental steward with background in electrical/electronic technology? Do you enjoy troubleshooting and repairing related equipment and instrumentation devices? If you are interested in a career in this field, the City of Ventura is accepting applications for an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician vacancy on our collaborative Water team in the Ventura Water Department.  To be considered for this rewarding opportunity, apply online at by the 5/6/2018 filing deadline!! 
Ventura Water is dedicated to providing our community with quality water and wastewater services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As environmental stewards, our goal is integrate water management to create long-term health and economic benefits for our community. As financial stewards, our goals are to operate and use resources efficiently, understand and meet the needs of our customers, and protect our infrastructure by investing wisely in maintenance and renewal projects. To learn more about working for the Ventura Water Department, visit

Under general supervision, installs, maintains, and repairs water and wastewater facilities electrical and electronic control systems, data acquisition and remote monitoring communication systems, and equipment and instrumentation including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, software controlled units and equipment, wireless remote monitoring systems and devices.
Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame.  Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.


  • Is computer literate and skilled in the use of SCADA systems.
  • Has a solid background working with programmable logic controllers.
  • Knows how to troubleshoot electronic equipment and effectively solve problems.
  • Has knowledge of utilities instrumentation, including flow meters, pressure transducers, etc.
  • Works independently to repair equipment, and work with others as part of a team.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs various motor control equipment and devices including variable frequency drives, motor controllers, relays, timers and indicating devices.
Installs, calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs electrical control systems and instrumentation including transmitters, meters, counters, regulatory clocks, data loggers, programmable controllers, telemetering systems, and creates and modifies logic programs of equipment or systems.
Conducts, audits, reviews, specifies and designs electrical and electronic schematics, plans and improvements drawings to evaluate operational and maintenance requirements.
Participates in planning and design of the installation of new or improved electrical and electronic systems, equipment and machinery.
Programs, integrates, installs, maintains, modifies and upgrades software control programs that are utilized in programmable logic controllers, operator interface devices, and Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and equipment.
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and upgrades computer controlled equipment and network systems related to servers, computers, laptops, network switches, modules and computer network related devices and equipment.
Orders necessary parts to maintain equipment, construct facilities or replace parts; coordinates repair and maintenance work with operation, maintenance and outside agency technical personnel.
Trains city staff on operation and maintenance or existing and newly modified systems.
Provides technical advice and support to operations, maintenance, and engineering staff, supervisors, and outside agency personnel.
Estimates time, material and equipment required for jobs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

A combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of a two-year college program in electrical/electronic technology, computer science or a related field, and two years of experience in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic control systems are required.

License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in May 2018, date to be determined.