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DPW Power Technical Administrative Assistant

Company: Burning Man
Location: Reno
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Department of Public Works (DPW) Power Technical Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining a complete, timely, and accurate record of the work done by the DPW Power Crew, under the direction of the DPW Power Operations Manager. They will assist the DPW Power Operations Manager with planning, production, and logistics. This role works to collate data generated by a team of around 20 technicians and volunteers working dynamically across several worksites of varying size. This is a good role for someone who can accurately tell a story with data that helps other people to understand its use.This temporary, ineligible for benefits role is: -

From August - September: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, based on-site out of Black Rock City, Nevada. - -The deadline to apply for this role is 5:00 pm Pacific on March 15, 2023 -DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSDocumentation & Tracking (50%)
Collect and organize data related to the core operations of the DPW Power Crew through written records submitted by Power crew members and through direct observation.Track and collate critical metrics in spreadsheets and other documents in a legible and timely manner, including inventory of equipment, usage of consumables, and deployment of vendor equipment across multiple worksites.Collect daily data and organize into manuals and SOPs for various groups within the department.Reporting (25%)
Maintain Power department data ensuring all documents are appropriately filed and available for review to the appropriate users.Generate daily and end-of-season reports tracking the progress of work throughout the season, displaying critical metrics and broad trends.Report emerging patterns that may affect Power operations in the near future.Team Support (20%)
Work with Power Sector Leads to gather data in a way that encourages thoughtfulness and precision.Retrieve and deliver specific information to and from managers and other crew members on an as-needed basis.Other Functions & Responsibilities (5%)
Maintain clear and respectful communication with the DPW Power Team, BRC Departments, Vendors, Participants, and Artists.Work with the Power Crew to plan and execute LNT and Waste disposal plans.Actively participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe worksite using only OSHA approved safety equipment.Review and understand the BRC Rain Contingency Plan and help to execute as directed.Consistently show up and participate in Team Meetings and DPW Morning Meetings.Read, understand, and abide by the rules and codes of conduct according to the Burning man Staff policies, protocols and behavioral standards.Help implement Burning Man's Integrated Plan and work with all BRC departments to ensure power distribution and safety.Monitor personal well-being, be aware of work expectations, and proactively address any concerns with management.Perform various other duties as assigned by DPW Power Management. -LEARNING AND TEACHING
Documentation - Assists in the creation, publishing, and maintenance of process documentation related to their assigned duties. Maintains their information environment in a way that allows another person to easily make use of it.Knowledge sharing - Works to reveal the patterns embedded in the data stream and share them with the crew in a comprehensible way.Training development - Collaborates with the education team to develop training materials in their area of expertise, as requested. Shares the methods and understanding of their work with any crewmates who are interested.Learning - Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes.
Able and willing to follow standards set in necessary trainings that can be provided on site:
Completed DPW Power Operations packetWorking knowledge of OSHA compliant personal protection equipment, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers.Able to safely navigate city streets and access roads that are congested with participants, bicycles, and vehicles.Clear, service-oriented and professional communication, verbally and written. Experienced with using 2 way radios and following radio protocol.Proficient at navigating digital and online technology; Able to proactively engage in advanced learning, and effectively update existing online applications, tools, systems, spreadsheets, and documents.Expert in handling data entry with an attention for accuracy; highly organized, able to prioritize, and motivated with the ability to adhere to a strict schedule. -Operates with a high level of behavioral integrity, confidentiality and discretion of sensitive information; maintains tidiness in work ethics and the work environment, and remains calm and focused under pressure.Capable of working in an extreme environment including drastic temperature changes, high winds, poor air quality and low to no visibility at times.Ability to temporarily relocate for work at the Burning Man event held in Gerlach, Nevada.Preferred -
Experience with Entertainment, Commercial, and or Residential electrical (1 to 3 years)Familiarity with portable power equipment and its naming conventionsConstruction experience and familiarity with construction paperwork: purchase orders, equipment lists, and manifests.It is helpful if the candidate has been to Burning Man and is familiar with the event worksite, Black Rock City and its departments.Experience working in remote wilderness and/or desert environments.Familiarity with email, reading spreadsheets, and maps. -OSHA 10 Certification (May be earned through in house training).First-Aid knowledge.Preferred to have a valid Driver's License and a good driving record.Note: If you have gained the necessary experience to succeed in this role and have acquired this experience in other ways, we encourage you to apply and share all relevant experience in your application. -REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONSN/A -COMPENSATIONIndividual compensation decisions are dependent on a variety of factors, including prior experience and geographical location. The anticipated rate for this position:
From August - September is $15.00 to $16.00 per hour.
  • Off-playa: - Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required.
  • On-playa: - Work is primarily sedentary but will also include the need to find and meet with department representatives who may not be in the vicinity therefore this could include walking or using some form of transportation. - Some of the work will be in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature.


    • Burning Man Project celebrates the importance of creating a diverse environment and enthusiastically encourages Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color, LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, women, and people with disabilities, of all ages, to apply.
    • Burning Man Project provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
    • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    • Notice for Remote Opportunities: Burning Man Project is currently able to hire remote employees living/working in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, LA, MA, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. Working hours for all positions are based in Pacific Time.
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