Program Specialist III (Controls)

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General Information

Job Posting ID 6860031 Creation Date Sep 21, 2012
Employer Posting No FY13-05 Closing Date Feb 27, 2013
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78701 Employer Type State Government
Openings 1

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Performs complex controls system analyses for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning building management systems. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing HVAC and laboratory control systems including installation, repair, maintenance, and service of the equipment and control components. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


• Performs preventative maintenance and calibration of temperature and pressure sensors, analog output devices, and special laboratory systems.
• Utilizes Johnson Controls Metasys Extended Architecture, Johnson Controls DCS 8500, and Seimens Apogee software and hardware.
• Performs loop tuning of PID control loops to ensure optimal operation of systems.
• Conducts diagnostic testing to resolve work order requests.
• Provides network support for Capitol Complex HVAC, security, and fire alarm systems.
• Repairs and replaces control hardware such as digital controller panels, application-specific controllers, temperature and pressure sensors, transducers, transmitters, relays, motor starters and electronic and pneumatic actuators.
• Loads and configures various controls software applications and device drivers; designs or edits user interface.
• Plans and installs small-scale, in-house projects for building control systems.
• Recommissions entire building control systems to document and correct all deficiencies and optimizes the efficiency of HVAC systems.
• Orders parts and materials to complete projects and work orders.
• Edits the programming of various control systems to optimize operation of equipment and increase energy efficiency.
• Works with other trades to resolve problems with the control system or associated equipment.
• Maintains, records, and prepares reports on repairs and service.
• Operates a State motor vehicle in order to perform some essential functions.
• May inspect and evaluate work performed by contractors on agency construction projects to ensure systems are properly commissioned.
• May assume some duties in the absence of the Building Automation Manager.
• May train others.
• Performs related work as assigned.


• Major coursework/training in a mechanical field related to HVAC controls and air conditioning, or a related field.
• Four (4) years experience in building automation systems, including training, experience, and certification with Johnson Control systems and/or Siemens Control systems.
• Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
• Certifications with Siemens and Johnson Controls software/hardware would be preferred.
• Valid State of Texas Class “C” driver’s license.


• Working knowledge of building systems to include steam heating, air handling equipment, electrical systems, and refrigeration equipment.
• Knowledge of laboratory exhaust systems such as fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets.
• Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys Extended Architecture, Johnson Controls DCS 8500, and Siemens Apogee software and hardware.
• Skill in the use of multimeters, amp meters, current loop simulators, and air flow measuring devices.
• Skill in the use of personal computer and applicable programs, software, and applications.
• Skill in the assessment of pneumatic dampers, actuators, and pneumatic controls.
• Ability to exercise caution and prevent hazards; and to safely operate hand and power tools.
• Ability to estimate materials and labor on control installation projects.
• Ability to complete daily paperwork and route appropriately; and to maintain records.
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
• Ability to train others.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: This position requires the ability to stoop, bend, lift and stand for prolonged periods of time.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $4,083.00 / MO and $4,350.00 / MO
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time - 30 hours or more per week
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No

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Job Title Program Specialist III (Controls)
Job Closing Date Feb 27, 2013
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