Austin Energy Reaches Out to War Veterans
By K. Morgan Barker and Randy Miller
In a move as smart and as advanced as everything else they stand for, Austin Energy has teamed up with HireVeterans.com to employ war veterans. Austin Energy is one of America’s leaders when it comes to their commitment to environmental initiatives and safety. Now they are extending their hand to war veterans to offer them employment at one of the nation’s top energy suppliers.
As an employer, Austin Energy recognizes the benefits of hiring veterans
Those who have fought for our country and laid their lives on the line for us can be trusted to be able to work well within a team and exhibit excellent leadership skills. Veterans are more conscious of health and safety standards and they are able to perform efficiently under pressure. These are all attributes that go hand-in-glove within the energy industry.
It takes a wide range of skills sets to run an electric utility. Austin Energy’s jobs include professional, technical, and administrative opportunities. The City offers a full-featured set of benefits to all employees. And those with military service have a unique opportunity to ‘buy military service time’ in the pension system offered by the City.
As a department of the City of Austin, Austin Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and follows all City hiring practices. If you are interested in applying for a position at Austin Energy or other City of Austin departments, you must apply through the City of Austin eCareer Web site.
Austin Energy is the nation’s 10th largest community-owned electric utility providing low cost reliable power to over 400,000 premises representing over 40,000 businesses and a more than 1 million consumers. Austin Energy powers the capital city of Texas and metro area through a diverse generation mix of nuclear, coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources. Austin Energy is a recognized industry leader in conservation and renewable energy offering the most comprehensive energy efficiency programs in the nation. AE is a leader in distributed generation by operating the first fuel cell in Texas tied directly to the electric grid and through the largest module combined heat and power plant in the nation. A major goal of AE is to lead in building the best information technology and telecommunications solutions to deliver the first smart grid.
As a publicly owned power company and a city department, Austin Energy returns profits to the community annually. That money helps fund City services such as fire, police, EMS, parks, and libraries. The utility has provided $1.5 billion in profits to the community since 1976.
Austin Energy is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of its surrounding environment while providing affordable, reliable energy to its customers. Austin Energy created the top performing renewable energy program in the nation. AE owns the nation’s first and largest green building program. And they’re home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive residential and commercial energy efficiency programs.
Austin Energy has demonstrated its commitment to the environment, its customers and employees through cutting edge initiatives such as the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles program, the Green Building Program, GreenChoice Renewable Energy offerings, and the Solar Rebate program.
The City of Austin
Austin is a legendary, lively city and a great place to live and raise a family. It is nestled among the rolling hills and lakes of Central Texas and offers all the fun of the great outdoors while also serving as the seat of state government. Austin is an educational Mecca with several acclaimed universities. It calls itself the “live music capital of the world”, and is dedicated to the arts. The five-county region surrounding Austin is known for its Hill Country scenery, historic communities and laid-back lifestyle.
Learn More About Employment at Austin Energy
We hope you agree that Austin Energy is a company with which you could be proud to partner. If you are a war veteran seeking employment, please learn more about opportunities here:
- View Austin Energy’s Employer Profile on HireVeterans.com
- View Austin Energy’s Career page
- View the City of Austin home page
- Apply for a job with the City of Austin
- View City of Austin Employee Benefits