Bus Mechanic I (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Fleet Management
  • Salary: 4497.00 - 5546.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


Under close supervision, Bus Mechanic I's maintain and repair diesel, gasoline and/or alternative fuel powered City buses and related equipment. Incumbents perform engine tune-ups and adjustments using standard testing and diagnostic equipment, respond to road calls to repair buses and related equipment and perform minor repairs on buses and related equipment.

This class is in a flexibly-staffed series, which requires one year of satisfactory service before an employee can flex to a Bus Mechanic II ($4988-$6063). This is an entry level class in which incumbents do not achieve permanent status.

Employees may be assigned to work any shift and may be required to work weekends and holidays.
The current vacancy exists in the Transportation Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.

Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols. For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOUs (fresno.gov)

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

BENEFITS: UNIT 1 Classification - Non-Supervisory Blue Collar (Local 39)

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue (8-14) days per year.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance. RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.

Possession of a High School diploma or equivalent GED Completion.


One (1) year of full-time paid experience performing routine maintenance and simple repairs on diesel and gasoline powered cars, trucks, buses, construction equipment, and other vehicles and equipment.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Additional Requirements

Within thirty (30) days of appointment, must obtain a valid Commercial Instructional Permit. Within six (6) months, must obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Class B California Driver's License, with required endorsements and without air brake restriction.

Within twelve (12) months of appointment, must possess three (3) valid certifications issued by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following components:
Diesel Engines (H2)
Drive Train (H3)
Brakes (H4)

Incumbents must take all three certification examinations within the first six (6) months of appointment. Failure to obtain the ASE Certifications within twelve (12) months of appointment will be cause for termination from this class.

This class is a flexibly-staffed series, which requires one (1) year of satisfactory service before an employee can "flex" to the journey level. Employees in classes that require one (1) year of service for flexing will not serve an additional probationary period at the journey level.

A Bus Mechanic I may be promoted to Bus Mechanic II after one (1) year of experience and upon recommendation of the appointing authority and possession of the three (3) above listed H Series ASE certifications.

Eligibles referred for hiring consideration must successfully complete a medical examination, background investigation (fingerprints included), and drug screening as part of the pre-employment process.

This position is designated as being Safety Sensitive and requires all eligibles offered employment to successfully pass a drug test prior to employment. Federal law requires that applicants for positions involving the operation of certain transit vehicles, revenue services vehicles, the transportation of hazardous materials or heavy equipment over 26,001 pounds requiring a commercial driver's license, must undergo pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and be subject to random alcohol and drug testing throughout their employment in this position.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of the following:

WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: The written examination may be conducted online and is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic practices and techniques for buses and related transit equipment, skill to properly use hand and power tools and equipment used in transit equipment maintenance and repair, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of assigned duties. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: TO BE DETERMINED

Veteran Preference Regulations

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 07/28/2022

Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map