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Distribution Electrician Crew Leader- Transmission (Austin Energy Employees Only)

Posting Title Distribution Electrician Crew Leader- Transmission (Austin Energy Employees Only) Job Requisition Number AE501782 Position Number 105188 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115) Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus six years of directly related Utility electrical experience, including two years as a journeyman electrician.

Licenses or Certifications:

Licensed for the operation of commercial vehicles in the state of Texas within ninety (90) days of employment.

To be considered for employment in this position applicants must comply with Department of Transportation Federal Regulations and the City of Austin Drug Policy.

Notes to Applicants

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.

Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.

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.

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 must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.

This position requires a license for the operation of commercial vehicles in the state of Texas within 90 days of employment.

Job offer may be contingent on passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test and thereafter, comply with Department of Transportation, Federal Regulations and the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing rules as outlined by the City of Austin Drug and Alcohol Policy for Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles.

The position requires adherence to all DOT regulations and City of Austin Personnel Policies.

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. All Essential employees ensure the continuance of key operations in order to maintain the delivery of electric service safely for the City of Austin.

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.

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.

Strength Abilities:
20 lbs. – 50 lbs. from ground to 4 ft. – Up to 33% – Weekly

20 lbs. – 50 lbs. for 20 ft. at 35 degrees – Up to 33% – Monthly

20 lbs. – 50 lbs. – Up to 33% – Monthly

Functional Abilities:
Posture and Mobility:
Sitting – 33% – 66% – Daily
Standing, Driving, Walking – Up to 33% – Daily
Balancing, Crouching/Squatting, Kneeling, Bending/Stooping, Twisting – Up to 33% – Weekly
Running, Jumping, Crawling, Throwing – Up to 33% – Monthly

Legs only – Up to 33% – Daily
Arms and legs – Up to 33% – Monthly

Above shoulder, Below shoulder – Up to 33% – Daily

Power grip, Pinch grip – Up to 33% – Weekly

Manual Dexterity/Fine Motor Control:
Writing, Keyboarding – 33% – 66% – Daily
Work with small parts/tools, Manual controls – Up to 33% – Monthly

Conversation, Telephone – Greater than 66% – Daily
Radio communications – Up to 33% – Weekly

Color, Depth, Near Vision, Far Vision – Greater than 66% – Daily

Cognitive Ability:
Handling variety of tasks at once, Provide supervision – Greater than 66% – Daily
Decision making (low level, high level), Timely task completion, Problem solving, Analytical ability, Calculations, Concentration – 33% – 66% – Daily

Working Conditions:
Contact with co-workers/public – Greater than 66% – Daily
Automobile – Up to 33% – Daily
Overtime – Up to 33% – Weekly
Traveling – Up to 33% – Monthly

Environmental Conditions:
Inside work – 33% – 66% – Daily
Direct Sunlight, Lighting (Bright) – Up to 33% – Daily
Outside work, Uneven Terrain, High Vehicular traffic areas, Dust/particulates, Heat/Humidity, Dull – Up to 33% – Weekly
Loud noise, Cold – Up to 33% – Monthly

Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Arc Flash Protection, Sun Screen, Safety shoes/boots, Gloves – other, Rubber boots

This position is considered FLSA Non-Exempt.

Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.

Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range



Monday – Thursday
5:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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.

Job Close Date
12/12/2018 Type of Posting Departmental Only Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Technical Location 2526 Kramer Lane Preferred Qualifications

Distribution Electrician Crew Lead
The Distribution Electrician Crew Leader will work in the Transmission Construction and Maintenance work group under the Electric Service Delivery (ESD) Division. This position is responsible for leading utility crews and training other distribution electricians working directly in Transmission Construction and Maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of Journeyman level (DE III) experience working on transmission systems within a construction and maintenance work group.
  • Experience being designated as the “Employee in Charge” for construction and maintenance projects. (Verification Required)
  • Recent experience (within the last two years) working with low and high voltage in transmission (69kV – 345kV).
  • Knowledge of switching procedures for transmission.
  • Knowledge of Minimum Approach Distances, Personal Protective Devices (PPD), and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Transmission Construction and Maintenance.
  • Experience tracking multiple projects, resources, material, and inventory associated with transmission projects.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Plan, organize, schedule and lead crews in completion of assigned work orders, including making task assignments, checking materials ready, performing quality inspections, preparing switching requests, preparation of as built markups and other tasks as needed.
  2. Communicate with customers to explain purpose of activities that impact services.
  3. Monitor task completion for personnel assigned to leader.
  4. Train others to apply sound electrical maintenance and construction techniques in High, Medium and Low voltage electrical distribution systems as well as low voltage process and control systems.
  5. Interpret, explain and enforce City policies, procedures, electrical codes, specifications and ordinances.
  6. Perform quality inspections.
  7. Communicate with supervisor regarding work order planning and status or other issues as needed.
  8. Monitor compliance and communicate safety issues to personnel assigned to leader.
  9. Perform repair, installation, and maintenance as required operating all tools and equipment necessary.
  10. Assist Supervisor as required with performance reviews and evaluations of personnel assigned to the leader.
  11. Perform emergency electric system restoration as necessary.
  12. Complete paperwork associated with leading crews.
  13. Assist in Driver's Vehicle Condition reports.
  14. Assist in completing Collision, Property, or Incident Investigations.
  15. Conduct detailed tailboard meetings with crew as needed to ensure awareness of conditions, hazards, and specifics of work to be performed.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • Responsible for leading utility crews and training other Utility Electricians (minimum of 3 employees, including the crew leader).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 safety rules and procedures when working with energized electrical systems
  • Knowledge of Utility design and construction standards
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations
  • Knowledge of City of Austin policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of national electric code and local codes and amendments
  • Knowledge of local environment requirements for construction and maintenance activities
  • Skill in estimating time, material and labor for job assigned
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, maps, and written specifications
  • Ability to use electrical related hand tools, power tools, and hydraulic benders
  • Ability to demonstrate and use electrical related test equipment
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet
  • Ability to communicate effectively to subordinates, management and customers
  • Ability to work in field conditions, temperature extremes, and in all types of weather conditions
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

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.

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