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Austin Energy Distribution Construction Maintenance Superintendent in Austin, Texas

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Posting Title Distribution Construction Maintenance Superintendent

Job Requisition Number AE503738

Position Number 109556

Job Type Full-Time

Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115)

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent, plus eight (8) years experience in a field related to the job, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or managerial capacity

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None.

    Notes to Applicants

Under minimal supervision, this position manages and directs Construction, Maintenance, Work Management, and Service Operations staff, assignments, maintenance activities and restoration. The Superintendent also responds to system disturbances, incident command activations, and mutual aid deployments impacting Austin Energy’s and/or requesting utilities infrastructure. This position is responsible for ensuring reporting staff have the appropriate training, resources, and equipment to safely install, maintain, and restore medium and low voltage electrical systems (15kv — 120v). This position manages staff in excess of 60 full time employees (FTE’s) along with multi-million dollar operations and maintenance budgets.

Working with Austin Energy provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. Please click HERE (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits) for more information.

Employment Application:

  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all current and previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

  • The Employment Record should be complete with job titles, employment dates, job duties, functions, and responsibilities for each position held. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your application.

  • Résumés will not be accepted and statements such as “see résumé” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.

  • Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement. Once the job posting has closed, applications cannot be changed.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

  • This has been designated as an Essential Employee position. In the event of a City-designated emergency, Essential Employees provide services that impact the public health, safety, utility services, and welfare of members of the Austin community and other employees and ensure the continuity of essential operations. In such an emergency, Essential Employees may be called back in, may be required to modify their schedule, may be assigned to a City-designated work site, or may be retained on site to assist with operations and recovery.

Work Schedule:

  • Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends

  • Shifts may change according to departmental needs.

  • Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Fair Labor Standards Act:

This position is classified as EXEMPT .

If you are selected as a top candidate:

Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate, and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

Pay Range

Commensurate

Hours

Monday-Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This position is essential.

Job Close Date 08/05/2024

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Professional

Location Kramer Lane Service Center

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years of experience in electric utility distribution construction, maintenance, and restoration.

  • 2 years of experience supervising or managing electrical distribution organizations with 8+ field staff.

  • Experience implementing and supporting employee engagement and development.

  • Experience leading safety initiatives and programs in an electric utility distribution environments.

  • Experience assisting in fiscal planning and budget preparation.

  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

    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.

  • Manages schedules, budget and project performance for large construction projects

  • Re-conducts existing lines for reliability or new load requirements

  • Relocates facilities for road widening projects

  • Installs tie lines and new circuits for load growth/reliability

  • Conducts three phase conversions

  • Residential/commercial single phase and three phase projects

  • Restores system due to weather, equipment malfunction or damage

  • Assures that all plans and work are consistent with appropriate codes and regulations

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

    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 fiscal planning and budget preparation.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Local laws, and ordinances.

  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedure.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

  • Skill in oral and written communications.

  • Skill in handling hostile conflict and uncertain situations.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

    EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with 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 Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • The minimum qualifications for this position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus eight (8) years of experience in a field related to the job, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you have 8 years of experience in electric utility distribution construction and maintenance?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have experience supervising or managing electrical utility distribution organizations with 8+ staff?
  • No

  • Yes

    • This position is classified as an “essential” position. The candidate must be able to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Shifts may change according to departmental needs. Are you able to meet these schedule requirements?
  • Yes

  • No

    • This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Check.

    • Describe your experience supervising and managing an electric utility distribution organization. Please include the number of direct and indirect reports you had, your supervisory responsibilities, and the position(s) listed on your application where gained this experience.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience leading safety initiatives and programs in an electric utility distribution environment.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience assisting in fiscal planning and budget preparation.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Please describe your experience implementing and supporting employee engagement and development.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes

  • No

    Optional & Required Documents

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    Office: 512-978-JOBS (5627)

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