Fleet Technician II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Fleet Management Public Health
  • Salary: $58,676.80 - $79,060.80 Annually USD

Job Description



Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The open eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Fleet Technician II positions within OC Fleet Services at OC Public Works. Candidates that place on the eligible list may also be referred to positions in similar and/or lower related classifications throughout the County of Orange.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. This recruitment will establish an open eligible list and will be used to fill immediate and future Fleet Technician II positions.

UPDATE: Deadline for second round of consideration is Monday, July 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM (PST).

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately

OC Fleet Services (OCFS) is responsible for vehicle life-cycle management, maintenance/repair, and compliance with State and Federal emissions requirements. OCFS provides responsive, cost effective fleet services to agencies/departments of the County of Orange. They assure safe and properly maintained public fleet vehicles to the internal service customers. OCFS is a service area of OC Public Works.

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The County of Orange Public Works has an excellent opportunity for a skilled Fleet Technician II. Under the supervision of a Supervising Fleet Technician, incumbents in this position perform skilled and complex work related to the specialized maintenance and repair of light duty vehicles, heavy construction vehicles and other specialized equipment, as well as other duties as required.

The job duties depend on the specific area of assignment, and include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, and other operating defects in automobiles and gasoline and diesel-powered trucks
  • Diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and operating defects in gasoline and diesel-powered heavy construction equipment
  • Installing or equipping public-safety vehicles with emergency equipment
The ideal candidate is a journey-level heavy equipment and /or automotive technician with at least three (3) years of experience in the heavy equipment and/or automotive field. The ideal candidate is also an
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician in the Automotive and Truck series.

Certifications, training, and education related to heavy equipment and/or automotive maintenance and repair are highly desirable.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies:

Industry Knowledge
  • Knowledge of techniques and methods of overhauling and repairing light and heavy gasoline and diesel-powered equipment and related components including engines, electrical systems, transmissions, fuel injection and on-board computer systems
  • Knowledge of the theory, care and operation of gasoline, alternative, and diesel-powered internal combustion engines and mechanical components for the maintenance and repair of passenger vehicles, light trucks, heavy construction equipment and trucks powered by gasoline, alternative, or diesel fuels
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and practices pertaining to the operation of an automotive and construction equipment maintenance/repair shop
  • Ability to carry out work in accordance with all applicable codes, regulations and guidelines pertaining to vehicle safety and proper operation of the vehicle/equipment including, but not limited to, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission Regulation, California Code of Regulations Title 13 California Highway Patrol, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Technical Expertise
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the automotive trade and their use in the maintenance and repair of heavy and other mechanical equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods used in a program of preventative maintenance
  • Knowledge of computer software used in high-volume automotive repair shops such as Fleet Focus
  • Thorough knowledge of preventative maintenance inspection methods
  • Ability to diagnose and locate mechanical defects and estimate the cost of repairs
  • Ability to review requests and reports of required work on heavy construction equipment and trucks
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work
Oral and Written Communication
  • Ability to effectively discuss assignments with supervisors in order to determine the proper course of action
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to communicate information effectively
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts and systems in a manner that can be clearly understood
  • Read, understand and follow written and oral instructions such as factory service bulletins, automotive, light truck, and/or heavy construction equipment manuals and memorandums
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work
  • Advise and check the work of helpers
  • Ability to prepare parts requisitions, work time and material records
Click here to view the complete classification description for Fleet Technician II.

Education and Experience
One (1) year as a Fleet Technician I with the County of Orange.


Three (3) years of journey level technical experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities referenced above.

Education or training that can be directly related to the knowledge and ability requirements may be substituted for up to one (1) year of journey level technical experience at the rate of three (3) semester units for one (1) month of experience and one hour of job-related training for one (1) hour of experience.

License Required
A valid California Class C Driver's License by date of appointment. (Class "A" or "B" may be required for some assignments).

Special Requirements
Incumbents are expected to provide their own hand tools.

Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: body mobility to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, push, pull, or crawl; ability to move distances within and between warehouses, offices, and field locations; lift or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects; climb stairs and ladders, and work, traverse, and balance atop of the stairs; ability to mount and dismount forklift and/or truck; vision efficient to read up close and at distances over 20 feet, and distinguish colors to identify road signs and signals, read color wire schematics, identify correct ordered parts, and properly identify wire harness color coding; ability to detect, distinguish, and determine odors; requires the ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person to individuals and groups; possess manual dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively and without limitation to range and motion to operate keyboards, tools, and specialized equipment; ability to drive work vehicles on uneven roads.

Environmental and Working Conditions
Position assignments include outdoor and indoor field, yards, office settings, and shop locations. Work location shops and field conditions are subject to varying weather conditions, heat variance from an open-air workshop and field service locations, and uneven terrain due to equipment location. Incumbents may be exposed to dust and chemicals from equipment being maintained, including paint line stripper, vegetation spray rigs, exhaust fumes from running equipment, gases, and fluids. May be exposed to intense noise levels from the shop, machinery, and equipment. May be required to wear safety equipment, including safety shoes and boots, glasses and face shields, ear plugs and muffs, protective gloves, and rain attire.

Human Resource Services screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Performance Examination | Structured Oral Interview (SOI) | (Weighted 100%) Candidates will be evaluated based on practical (hands-on) job exercises designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Upon completion of the performance exercise, candidates will then be interviewed by a panel of subject matter experts (SME's). Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on to the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List
Once the assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related recommendations.

Effective April 3, 2023, it is strongly recommended that County employees working in health care settings and correctional facilities follow vaccination and booster guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please click here to see the latest guidance for more details.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com .

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cherry Wardat 714-667-9609 or by email at cherry.ward@ocpw.ocgov.com .

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Non-Management Benefits
In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS).

Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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