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Line Clearance Coordinator

Austin Energy

Location: Austin, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 13, 2023
Reference Code: AE503040
Position Information

Posting Title
Line Clearance Coordinator

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Electric System - Field Ops

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers License. Ability to produce and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Current certification from International Society of Arboriculture
  • Licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture for pesticide application or ability to acquire license within 180 days of employment

Notes to Applicants

Position Summary:
The Contract Inspections Distribution Vegetation Management (VM) team consists of 8 Field Staff employees managing 6 Contractors (50-65 crews) performing work for the AE Vegetation Management Program. The Line Clearance Coordinator ( LCC ) will assist with managing additional requested contractors and FY21 VM Distribution contracts approved for the AE Vegetation Management Program. The LCC will assist with work management, contractor invoicing, auditing, and quality assurance with the Distribution & Transmission contracts as needed. Other duties include:
• Track and report contract expenditures
• Review and approve contractor invoices
• Review and approve all customer negotiations and issue resolutions
• Direct contracted crews during storm restoration as needed
• Participate in major project design and scheduling meetings to minimize tree line conflicts through proper design
• Participate in public meetings to educate and inform customers about AE line clearance program and standards

Working with Austin Energy provides a number of health and wellness 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.
  • 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.


Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job may be assessed through skills testing.

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 position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver 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 cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

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

Pay Range

$32.89 - $41.93


Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This position is considered an Essential position. Please see Notes to Applicants below for more information on Essential Personnel requirements.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Energy


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


2500 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with Utility Vegetation Management (VM)
  • Related customer service experience including problem solving and resolutions for a diverse set of stakeholders such as City Council, environmental groups, neighborhood groups and other utility customers
  • Experience planning, monitoring, and approving work performed and completed by contracted VM Distribution and Transmission crews
  • Experience working with VM Distribution or Transmission program staff members or consulting arborists within VM Distribution and Transmission Programs
  • Bachelor of Science, Forestry Degree from a Society of American Foresters ( SAF ) accredited college or university

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.
  • Coordinate, oversee and inspect contracted crews field activities in the clearance and removal of vegetation that may interfere with the transmission and distribution of electricity.
  • Review and approve contractor crew expenditures.
  • Track and monitor contractor progress on individual projects. Monitor and manage the productivity of contractor crews to meet established work standards and improve cost effectiveness and efficiency. Direct contracted crews during storm restoration as needed.
  • Communicate Austin Energy's Pruning Specifications, Shigo's principles and required modifications to customers, staff and contracted forces.
  • Meet and negotiate with customers to educate and obtain AE clearance standards.
  • Attend public meetings to educate and inform customers about AE line clearance program and standards.
  • Provide input on assigned contractor performance evaluations and set schedules and assign tasks within the scope of assigned projects

  • Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

    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 construction types, techniques and equipment common to electric utilities.
    • Knowledge of electric utility line clearance equipment and techniques.
    • Knowledge of local tree species and special considerations and constraints associated with their management.
    • Knowledge of all processes within the Utility Forestry Section.
    • Knowledge and skill in integrated vegetation management.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
    • Skill in using computers and available software packages to manage work activities.
    • Skill in negotiating among the diverse perspectives of internal and external customers.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
    • Ability to plan work and allocate resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Ability to work in stressful situations and adverse weather conditions

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


    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.
    About this Employer


    Austin Energy is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the nation, providing low-cost reliable power to more than 500,000 customers and more than 1 million residents. Our mission is to deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service.

    We are industry leaders in conservation and renewable energy, developing some of the most comprehensive energy efficiency programs in the nation. We purchase renewable energy from wind, solar and biomass facilities to minimize our impact on the environment, and are recognized as a top-ranked Texas utility for green power sales.

    As a publicly owned utility, we do more than provide power to our customers. We participate in dozens of community outreach events each year, contribute to Austin’s economic growth and continue to make strides in our commitment to environmental excellence.