Instrumentation Specialist III

Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA, US

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Job Title

Instrumentation Specialist III


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes Monday, February 6, 2023.

Performs complex electrical, electronic and instrumentation installation, maintenance, testing and repair work at the Water Treatment Plant; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electronic and/or instrumentation trade; demonstrated proficiency in the use and care of the tools, equipment and materials used in the work; sound working knowledge of the principles of electronics and instrumentation; comprehensive working knowledge of the occupational hazards of and safety precautions involved in electrical and electronic work; ability to accurately read, write and comprehend complex manuals and complex instructions; ability to read and follow detailed directions; ability to read and interpret typical and complex electronic schematics; considerable knowledge of relevant programming principles and concepts including higher math calculations; considerable knowledge of diagnostic and troubleshooting principles and processes; master level knowledge of electricity including complex (real and imaginary/apparent) power management; sound working knowledge of diagnostic and troubleshooting principles and processes; ability to accurately calibrate, repair and maintain a wide variety of complex equipment; demonstrated ability to work independently with limited general supervision; sound judgment with the ability to make appropriate decisions, identify and report issues, including proactively; critical thinking skills for appropriately and cost effectively solving a wide variety of work-related problems; physical condition permits activities including but not limited to lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling and routinely working under adverse temperature and/or weather conditions and in confined work spaces as needed; ability to create and maintain accurate paper and electronic records; basic knowledge of personal computers and /or automated systems and the ability to enter, maintain, retrieve and analyze data (CMMS data entry); effective oral and written communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, including the ability to train other staff; effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to communicate, interpret and understand technical information; ability to collaborate and work effectively independently and as a team member; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with Department personnel; basic supervisory skills with the ability to direct the work of assistants and contractors as needed (without formal supervisory authority); personal accountability including teamwork and establishing and maintaining positive relationships with Department personnel and other County employees; good organizational skills; excellent customer service skills; tact; and courtesy. Requires the ability to work a flexible schedule as needed for work assignments that may require working evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school plus additional formal training (e.g. apprenticeship or vocational training) or completion of formal education program in electronics and instrumentation or certified master electrician and five (5) years of relevant electronic and/or instrumentation experience in a water or wastewater treatment facility; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

This position reports to the Henrico County Water Treatment Facility located on Three Chopt Road.
This position may be underfilled at the Instrumentation Specialist I or II level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of higher. If underfilled, this position does offer career development opportunities within the position based on the performance, qualifications and experience of the incumbent. The expected hiring range for the selected candidate is also based upon the years of experience and certifications that are held and will typically be at the lower to mid-levels of the pay grade.
Requires possession of a current valid driver's license and may require a current Master Electrician's license.
May require a pre-employment and/or annual/regularly scheduled physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the given position.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.

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General Government General Government

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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