This position will strategically and tactically lead and manage a new organization within the Smart Grid & System Operations division in order to execute and implement Austin Energy’s Strategic Goal of Grid Modernization. Grid Modernization is essential to Austin Energy to deliver customer value, operational and business excellence/efficiencies, smart infrastructure, and innovative technology needed for current and future business needs.
This position will lead and manage the following Advanced Technology Programs:
1. Advanced Metering Infrastructure
2. Transmission & Distribution Automation
3. Distributed Energy Resources Integration & Optimization
4. Asset Management
5. Operational Technology
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in leadership and management with experience overseeing a team of 25 or more staff including supervisors or managers.
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.
Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.
The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov
Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.
GOOD STANDING COA EMPLOYEES:
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.
VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
This position is not eligible for work-related visa sponsorship. Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
This position is categorized as Essential Personnel. Essential personnel are required to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and in some cases when they are not scheduled.
Shift may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.
Will be on call and will provide support for Incident Command.
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.
The term “essential functions” means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual holds or desires. The following are the physical and cognitive requirements as they relate to this position.
Lifting: 25 lbs. from 0 ft. to 4 ft., Carrying: 25 lbs. for 100 yds., Pushing/Pulling: 25 lbs. – Up to 33% of the time.
Posture and Mobility:
Sitting – more than 66% of the time.
Standing, Driving, Walking, Balancing, Crouching/Squatting, Kneeling, Bending/Stooping, Twisting – Up to 33% of the time.
Legs only, Arms and Legs – Up to 33% of the time.
Above shoulder, Below Shoulder – Up to 33% of the time.
Manual Dexterity/Fine Motor Control:
Writing, Keyboarding – more than 66% of the time.
Work with Small Parts/Tools, Manual Controls – Up to 33% of the time.
Conversation, Telephone, Listening for equipment noises – More than 66% of the time.
Color, Depth, Near Vision, Far Vision – More than 66% of the time.
Decision Making (low level/high level), Timely task completion, handling variety of tasks at once, problem solving, analytical ability, calculations, concentration, provide supervision – More than 66% of the time.
Contact with co-workers/public – More than 66% of the time.
Working alone – 33 – 66% of the time.
Overtime, Traveling, Working in a remote location, Automobile – Up to 33% of the time.
Inside work – More than 66% of the time.
Outside work, Uneven terrain, High Vehicular traffic areas, Smoke, Dust/particulates, Loud noises, Heat/Humidity, Cold, Bright and Dull Lighting, Vibration Exposure (Whole body, Arms/Hands, Legs/Feet) – Up to 33% of the time.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Coat or Apron, Arc Flash Protection, Face Shield, Safety Shoes/Boots, Gloves
Electrical Substations, Electrical Switchgears, Electrical Distribution and Transmission system equipment, Outdoor/public area, Traffic.
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
This position is FLSA exempt.
Exempt Employees: Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
CLOSING OF REQUISITION:
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
FLSA Classification: ExemptJob Close Date
Preferred Qualifications :
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.