City of Austin

Distribution Electrician Crew Leader (Network) - Austin

Austin, TX

Job Description

Distribution Electrician Crew Leader (Network)

Posted: Saturday, 11/4/2023
Position Information

Posting Title
Distribution Electrician Crew Leader (Network)

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Electric System - Field Ops

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • 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
This position is located in Austin Energy and is under general supervision. Responsible for leading electrical crews in the completion of their daily tasks of electrical repairs, installation and troubleshooting of electrical systems, including voltages of 120v to 34.5kv. Coordinate construction and maintenance on Network transformers, protectors, MVI switches, motors, motor controls, substation switchgear, electrical distribution systems and lighting systems. Respond to emergency calls during non regular hours.

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 for more information.

Employment Application:
  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all current and previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • 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.

Work Schedule:
Shifts may change according to departmental needs.
Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Work Schedule:
  • This position is categorized as Essential Personnel with the City of Austin. Essential staff are required to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Essential employees ensure the continuance of key operations for the City of Austin.
  • Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends and may include on-call shifts.
  • Shifts may change according to departmental needs.
  • Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Texas Class A Driver’s License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannothave more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation pointswithin a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Pay Range
$38.78 – $50.42

Monday – Friday (6:00AM – 2:30PM)
(Schedule may vary based on departmental needs)

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Energy


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


4411 Meinardus Dr, Austin Texas 78744 (St. Elmo)

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in electric utility network constructions and maintenance
  • Experience leading others as a Distribution Electrician or Employee in charge.
  • Experience in responding to emergencies in the Network system.
  • Experience in scheduling and planning switching orders.
  • Knowledge of Network Safety Procedures.
  • Knowledge of Network Construction and Maintenance Construction Standards.
  • Experience prioritizing tasks, tracking projects, and communicating expectations
  • Experience providing guidance and training to employees
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 practices

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.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with customers to explain purpose of activities that impact services.
  • Monitor task completion for personnel assigned to leader.
  • 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.
  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies, procedures, electrical codes, specifications and ordinances.
  • Perform quality inspections.
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding work order planning and status or other issues as needed.
  • Monitor compliance and communicate safety issues to personnel assigned to leader.
  • Perform repair, installation, and maintenance as required operating all tools and equipment necessary.
  • Assist Supervisor as required with performance reviews and evaluations of personnel assigned to the leader.
  • Perform emergency electric system restoration as necessary.
  • Complete paperwork associated with leading crews.
  • Assist in Driver’s Vehicle Condition reports.
  • Assist in completing Collision, Property, or Incident Investigations.
  • 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.

The 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.

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