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Technical Staff Assistant IV

The University of Texas at Austin
flexible benefit account, sick time, tuition assistance, 403(b), retirement plan, employee discount
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
July 25, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Technical Staff Assistant IV


Hiring Department:

Utilities and Energy Management


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:

To Be Determined at Offer


Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:

General Notes

Who We Are

We are "the power behind UT".

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) provides reliable and cost-effective electricity, chilled water, steam, deionized water, compressed air, emergency power, and elevator services for The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). We have more than 190 employees in five divisions: Electrical Distribution and Elevator Services, Energy Management and Strategic Programs; Mechanical Distribution, Operations, and Support Services.

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking candidates who share the following core values:

Safety: Commitment to the well-being of our fellow employees, ourselves, and the campus community.

Respect: Treating everyone with fairness and dignity.

Integrity: Transparency, honesty, trust and ethics in our work and our relationships.

Reliability: Delivery of consistent, dependable, and uninterrupted services.

Teamwork: Working together through cooperation, contribution, and the sharing of our diverse knowledge.

Excellence: Setting the highest standards through innovation, collaboration, forward-thinking, and stewardship.

You will be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will make a difference in the lives of University students, faculty, and staff, thereby enhancing the experience of being a member of one of the premier institutions in the world.

If you're the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you'll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%).
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 8% employer matching funds.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses.
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets.
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card.
  • Free access to all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card.
  • For more details, please see and .

Learn more about .

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employee without sponsorship.


To develop journey-level skills through training on skilled work within the specific trade assignment. Responsible for learning skills in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the trade assignment, and performing such work to the limit of their experience.

  • Learns journey level skills by installing, maintaining, operating, building, or repairing the equipment and materials relevant to the trade assignment
  • Uses tools and equipment to perform the duties of the trade assignment as outlined in the journey-level job description to the limit of their experience.
  • Performs periodic duties listed in the journey-level job description to the limit of their experience. Drive UT vehicle. Maintains acceptable driving record required by UT Systems Policy UTS157.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. Performs other functions as assigned. Performs all work in accordance with appropriate safety standards and practices
  • Perform other related functions as assigned. Work is performed in accordance with normal trade practices and is inspected for conformity to standards, quality, and quantity by journey-level employees or supervisors. Attends staff meetings, safety training, and meetings. Complete plant operation and maintenance training courses. Training certification is required within 18 months. May report to the PRC Campus. Drive University vehicles. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4. Required to carry a University cell phone
Required Qualifications

Diploma (High School) or GED. Skilled construction and maintenance of equipment or apparatus of the type related to the position.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Required qualifications plus two years of experience in construction and maintenance of equipment or apparatus of the type related to the position.

Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$39,384 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May be required to work in confined spaces, manholes, tunnels, elevated work
  • May be exposed to loud noise, high dust, and allergen levels
  • May be required to lift up to 50lbs
  • Often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend
  • May be required to perform elevated work
  • Occasional work from ladders and/or scaffolds
  • May be required to operate forklifts, personnel lifts, and cranes
  • Operate other job-related equipment.
Work Shift
  • This position provides for work-life balance with typically a 40-hours work week
  • Participate in on-call program
  • May work four ten-hour shifts, nine-eighty shifts, or an alternate work schedule and extended shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.