Salary: $23.05-$28.14 hourly / $4,009-$4,895 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes,
coordinates, and supervises the operations of a single facility
responsible for the maintenance and repair of gas, diesel, and
alternative-fuel vehicles, light and heavy trucks, and other heavy
equipment; and performs other related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a supervisory class with
responsibility for the operations of a single vehicle repair shop.
This class is distinguished from Fleet Manager by its responsibility
for the day-to-day supervision of a single garage and its staff,
whereas the latter has overall administrative responsibility for all
fleet operations and facilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assesses workload, prepares servicing schedules, and assigns and
delegates duties performed within the facility.
2. Recommends, implements, and evaluates policies, procedures, and
standards for all aspects of fleet maintenance.
3. Plans, assigns, prioritizes, and evaluates the work of
4. Makes recommendations for changes in staffing as necessary to
meet demands of workload; interviews applicants and makes
recommendations for hire; assesses training needs, develops training
programs, and trains new and existing staff in various aspects of
fleet operations, repair, and maintenance; counsels employees and
recommends corrective and/or disciplinary action when appropriate;
and documents employee performance and maintains employee records.
5. Serves as primary contact for County employees who deliver
vehicles or equipment to the facility for service or repair; confers
with customers in order to understand problems and make diagnoses;
communicates technical information in layman's terms as necessary
for customers' understanding and satisfaction.
6. Evaluates need for and negotiates external contracting
arrangements with private garages and vendors for the repair and/or
maintenance of County-owned vehicles and equipment.
7. Uses personal computer to record, retrieve, and analyze data.
8. Develops, implements, enforces, and maintains safety standards,
policies, practices, and procedures in order to comply with laws and
regulations and minimize accidents and injuries; assists in the
planning, development, and implementation of safety programs;
conducts and documents monthly safety meetings.
9. May act for the Fleet Manager in his/her absence.
10. Prepares and approves requisitions for parts and supplies; and
develops and implements inventory controls to minimize waste and
11. Makes preliminary assessments of accident damages and arranges
for necessary repairs.
12. Ensures the accurate and timely preparation of a variety of
mandated reports, records, and files; and maintains the required
13. Utilizes or supervises the utilization of electronic diagnostic
equipment in the servicing of County vehicles or equipment.
14. Services and repairs County fleet vehicles as necessary to
ensure timely completion of work.
1. Five years of experience in the repair of a broad range of
vehicles or heavy equipment including experience using electronic
diagnostic equipment; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Auto Mechanic II or Equipment Mechanic II with Santa Barbara
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Desirable Qualifications: Experience working in a lead capacity is
Knowledge of: principles, standard practices, and techniques of
servicing, maintaining, and repairing gas, diesel, and
alternative-fuel vehicles and equipment; theory and operation of the
gas, diesel, and alternative-fuel internal combustion engines used
in automobiles, trucks, tractors, and other powered equipment;
automotive and equipment fuel types; materials, parts, supplies,
equipment, and tools used in the maintenance and repair of gas,
diesel, and alternative-fuel vehicles and equipment; principles of
supervision, including organization, scheduling, training,
evaluation, and discipline; state and federal guidelines,
regulations, rules, and laws regarding smog control devices and
inspection procedures, fleet operations, and safety (OSHA, EPA,
etc.); basic recordkeeping and office procedures necessary to
prepare, maintain, and retrieve routine reports and records; the use
and operation of electronic diagnostic equipment in the maintenance
and repair of vehicles and equipment.
Ability to: plan, coordinate, assign, organize, prioritize,
delegate, and evaluate work; read, interpret, and apply
administrative and operational regulations, policies, procedures,
and standards; use available information to make sound decisions;
determine and estimate labor and materials requirements; communicate
effectively, both verbally and in writing, with mechanics and
customers in order to provide instruction and customer service;
establish and maintain effective and cooperative working
relationships with colleagues, subordinates, customers, vendors, and
other agencies; calculate averages and percentages, and perform
basic computations; prepare employee performance evaluations and
workers' compensation paperwork; read and understand technical
information related to fleet operations.
Additional Qualifications: Licenses- Possession of a valid
California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of
appointment. Appointees may be required to obtain special licenses
(i.e. smog, Class B Driver's License) as necessary.
Supplemental Information: Incumbents in this classification may be
exposed to adverse conditions such as inclement weather, dust, loud
noise, heat, and wind. Work in this classification may involve
exposure to: chemicals; moving machinery, vehicles, and equipment;
fumes; gases; petroleum products; fire and electrical hazards; and
confined spaces. The use of appropriate safety clothing and
equipment is required.