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Fleet Manager

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DEFINITION: Under general direction, manages the overall operation of County garages and light and heavy vehicle fleet; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This single position class is responsible for the comprehensive inspection, maintenance, repair, and budget of the county vehicle fleet operated by General Services, and is distinguished from the Shop Supervisor class by the overall administrative responsibility for several garages, inventory control, purchasing, and disposal, and management of fleet support personnel, and the latter's responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of a single garage and employee work assignments.


1. Plans, schedules, and directs the operations of several county garages; develops and maintains effective shop safety and performance standards, policies, and procedures; assures accuracy of shop and parts inventories; develops and oversees division budget.
2. Directs the service, repair, and preventive maintenance of county vehicles; develops, implements, and supervises preventive maintenance programs; periodically reviews repair work and procedures to ensure accuracy, completeness, and efficiency; recommends vehicles for replacement, prepares specifications, and arranges for auction or disposal as necessary.
3. Interviews, selects, trains, disciplines and evaluates directly or through subordinate staff; assesses and provides training for personnel; directs supervisory staff in planning and scheduling of automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repairs.
4. Operates and maintains computerized network tracking system; tracks and reviews vehicles, parts inventories, shop labor, fuels, and vehicle utilization; reviews and analyzes utilization documentation to recommend vehicle assignment to departments.
5. Interprets and applies regulatory requirements associated with air pollution control, hazardous material and waste management, underground storage tanks, recycling, etc.; assures compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
6. Investigates motor vehicle accidents, negotiates settlements, collects damages, and authorizes repairs to County vehicles.


1. Four years of increasingly responsible automotive experience in an administrative capacity, including two years of supervisory experience in automotive maintenance and repair and/or vehicular fleet operations; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities

Knowledge of: principles and methods of organizational management; inventory techniques; practices, procedures, equipment, tools, materials, and supplies used in motor vehicle fleet acquisition, utilization, maintenance, repair, and disposition; budget preparation; principles and practices of personnel management; supervisory practices; procurement specification procedures; general computer systems and operations.

Ability to: direct the overall operations of several county garages; develop and implement safety and performance policies and procedures; develop and oversee inventories; assess training needs; oversee planning and scheduling of maintenance and repairs; develop preventative maintenance programs, procedures, and evaluation schedules; prepare vehicle specifications for purchase; operate and maintain computerized network tracking systems; analyze operating costs; make budget recommendations; assign vehicles; interpret and apply various regulatory requirements; speak and write clearly and concisely; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, management, vendors, and representatives of other departments and regulatory agencies.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.

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