This position will report to the Program Manager, Infrastructure Asset Management and Leasing. This position may lead and coordinate the application process (including the field inspections) for 3rd party pole attachment applications, make ready design functions, the NJUNS pole transfer process, customer escalations issues related to pole attachments, coordinate and/or perform substation escorts, coordinate the application process for cell tower attachments.
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.
Written and/or field assessments, may be administered before, during and/or after the hiring process.
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 must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.
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.
Constant (67-100% of Day): Reaching forward and overhead, balancing, and repetitive movement and controls with arms and hands.
Frequent (34-66% of Day): Standing, walking short distances on uneven ground, climbing stairs, and bending / twisting.
Occasional (1-33% of Day): Sitting, kneeling, and squatting / crouching
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs., carry up to 30 lbs., push and pull up to 50 lbs. when necessary.
Frequently (4-6 hours a day) performs inspections or escorts where standing is required. Utilizes various computer programs to process pole attachment applications. Frequently (4-6 hours a day) performs inspections where the use of a 45-50 foot fiberglass measuring stick is required and may require reaching to control the stick and opening and closing gates. Occasionally (such as checking the condition of a pole or guy wire). Frequently performs inspections or escorts in the field as required which include looking up for an extended amount of time and repeatedly entering/exiting the truck as job site changes require and opening and closing gates. Typing and extending/retracting the fiberglass measuring stick and looking up for an extended amount of time. Frequently may need to drive to site to perform inspections or escorts.
Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and conditions as this is a field position.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Needs to be alert, responsive and agile to ensure physical safety to include wearing personal protective equipment and operate light equipment.
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.
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.
$34.80 – $45.18Hours
Additional hours outside of this schedule may be required.Job Close Date
1. Experience with design, operation and maintenance requirements working with or for electric utility distribution system following design construction manual and standards.
2. Experience with 3rd party pole attachments, communication company engineering firms, and communication company contractors.
3. Experience handling multiple projects within telecomm or electric utility distribution industries.
4. Experience with mapping software, GIS, (Electric Office or GoSync) or similar software.
5. Experience with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access), Smartsheets, or similar software.
6. Experience working with Construction Standards and design criteria or like manuals.
7. Experience working as a lead overseeing work assignments, training, and evaluations.
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
• Knowledge of electrical construction practices, equipment, and techniques
• Knowledge of Austin Energy ESD ISO 9001
• Knowledge of Austin Energy Safety Policies
• Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances
• Skill in applying established and standard construction, maintenance techniques
• Skill in oral and written communication
• Skill in using computers, current mapping software, citywide GIS projects, and related software applications
• Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing
• Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations
• Skill in data analysis and problem solving
• Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities
• Ability to lead assigned team(s) involved in distribution construction activities
• Ability to train others
• Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular event
• Ability to implement change and achieve defined goal
• Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public
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.