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Line Clearance Coordinator

Location: Austin, TX

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Position Information


Posting Title Line Clearance Coordinator
Job Requisition Number AE503621
Position Number 100189
Job Type Full-Time
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

The Contract Inspections Distribution Vegetation Management (VM) team consists of 12 Field Staff employees managing 6+ Contractors (50-100 crews) performing work for the AE Vegetation Management Program. The Line Clearance Coordinator (LCC) will assist with managing additional requested contractors and FY24 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 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.

Driving Requirement:

This position requires a Valid Texas Class “C” Drivers 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 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.
Pay Range



Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Job Close Date 04/12/2024
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 2500 Montopolis Dr, Austin Texas 78741 (SCC MRab)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Transmission and Distribution Energized Line Clearance maintenance programs
  • Customer Service experience with problem solving and resolutions with Transmission and Distribution Energized Line Clearance maintenance for a diverse set of stakeholders (City Council, environmental, neighborhood groups and utility customers
  • Experience planning, monitoring and approving vegetation management work performed and completed by contracted Transmission and Distribution Energized Line Clearance Crews
  • Experience working with Transmission and Distribution Energized Line Clearance program staff members from a governing electric utility company or consulting arborists within Transmission and Distribution Energized Line Clearance program
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. 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.
  2. Review and approve contractor crew expenditures.
  3. 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.
  4. Communicate Austin Energy’s Pruning Specifications, Shigo’s principles and required modifications to customers, staff and contracted forces.
  5. Meet and negotiate with customers to educate and obtain AE clearance standards.
  6. Attend public meetings to educate and inform customers about AE line clearance program and standards.
  7. Provide input on assigned contractor performance evaluations and set schedules and assign tasks within the scope of assigned projects


Responsibilities – Supervisor 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.

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.

Employer Info

2500 Montopolis Dr
Austin, Texas 78741
512 972 8305


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