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Motor Pool Dispatcher

Salary: $15.12-$18.46 hourly / $2,629-$3,210 monthly / Range: 4778

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, assigns and keeps computerized records of County vehicles used in the motor pool; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this class are responsible for the daily operation of a County motor pool and scheduling of routine servicing of County motor pool vehicles. This position is distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic series by the Equipment Mechanic series' responsibility for maintenance and repair of the County's heavy equipment.


1. Assigns motor pool vehicles to County employees upon request; ensures County employees are assigned a vehicle that suits the transportation needs of that employee; collects and tabulates mileage information and other data to ensure proper billing; supervises parking and storing of vehicles; maintains a computerized log of all vehicles attached to the pool; transfers pool car requisitions to specialized computerized database; records car pool requisitions.
2. Runs reports to ensure vehicles are promptly serviced; visually inspects vehicles to determine need for repairs, maintenance, or servicing; shuttles vehicles between parking lots and service center when needed.
3. Performs extensive vehicle cleaning duties such as washing, vacuuming and waxing vehicles; fuels vehicles at both County fueling stations and external fueling stations.
4. Monitors parking lots to ensure entry and parking of authorized vehicles only; may assist with employee parking and admittance, in parking lots requiring a key card for entrance; conducts parking lot vacancy counts.


1. One year of experience with daily customer interaction that included some use of a computerized recordkeeping system or cash register; 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.

Additional Requirements: Possession of valid California Class C Driver's License. Some positions in this class may require possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License, or possession of hazardous materials and tank vehicle endorsements in addition to a valid California Class B Driver's License. Appointees to positions requiring a Class B license will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.

Knowledge of: basic vehicle operation and vehicle safety; basic arithmetic; basic computer usage.

Ability to: determine best vehicle for customer needs, keep simple records using a computerized system; learn specialized software; run daily maintenance reports; check oil and other basic fluids as necessary; safely operate a variety of vehicles; fuel vehicles; visually inspect vehicles for apparent servicing needs; wash, vacuum and wax vehicles; patrol parking areas; develop and maintain good working relationships with motor pool customers, vendors, visitors to County facilities, and the general public.


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