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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
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.