Extra-Hire Sheriff's Fleet Mechanic

  • San Andreas, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Temporary Construction and Skilled Trades Fleet Management Public Safety
  • Salary: $53,372.80 - $64,833.60 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 64833 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description

Under limited supervision and direction, plans, organizes and coordinates the service and maintenance of the Sheriff's Office fleet, including but not limited to patrol vehicles, unmarked cars/trucks, special use vehicles, mobile incident command centers, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles; makes recommendations regarding the purchase of new vehicles and equipment; and performs related work as required.


This is the journey-level classification and is distinguished from the Mechanic's series by its department specificity. Incumbents in this class will perform all facets of routine to complex repairs to insure the availability of properly serviced and maintained Sheriff's Office vehicles and equipment; receive and prepare new vehicles and equipment for service; and coordinate with vendors on installation of safety equipment, radios and graphics.
Example of Duties
  • Plans, prioritizes, organizes and conducts the service, repair, and preventative maintenance of the Sheriff's Office fleet of vehicles and equipment including squad cars, trucks, trailers, special use vehicles and an equipment, mobile command centers, and other equipment used;
  • Diagnose and perform maintenance and repair work on gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials and 4x4 drive units;
  • Participates in the fabrication of equipment and accessory components needed to facilitate the activities of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Diagnoses and solves complex and non-routine maintenance and repair problems on law enforcement lights, sirens and radios and industry specific equipment;
  • Coordinates with vehicle dealerships and vendors on warranty maintenance work;
  • Reviews vehicles and equipment returned from dealers and vendors to ensure requested work has been completed and vehicles and equipment are safe to return to user;
  • Coordinates the salvage or sale of old vehicles and equipment;
  • Repairs or coordinates repair of missing or damaged decals/graphics from marked vehicles;
  • Picks up vehicles and equipment from internal and external locations and delivers to garage for repairs;
  • Conducts and manages the Agency's fleet/equipment asset inventory process;
  • Prepares fleet status reports for Sheriff's Office management staff;
  • Removes equipment such as deputy gear bags, personal belongings, before releasing vehicle to outside vendor for repair or maintenance.
  • Researches new developments in law enforcement vehicles and equipment;
  • Coordinates the processing of all required Department of Motor Vehicle paperwork, registration stickers and license plates including preparing and submitting paperwork, and maintaining a filing system for DMV records and documentation;
  • Ensures vehicles are clean, presentable and reports all damage to Sheriff's management staff; and
  • Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment related to fleet services;
  • Maintain files for vehicle maintenance and repair and monthly billing reports;
  • Maintains stock and inventory; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of training; methods, tools, and equipment used in repairing, maintaining and servicing automobiles and gasoline powered equipment; automotive preventative maintenance; automotive and diesel powered equipment repair cost estimates; operation and principles of gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion engines; research methodology used in the automotive field; automotive emission control standards; State General Safety Orders and Construction Safety Orders relating to equipment maintenance and repair shops; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Operation and principles of law enforcement vehicles and equipment; methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of various specialize use vehicles and mobile command centers;

Ability to:

Perform maintenance and repair work on automotive, truck and Sheriff's Office related equipment, read and interpret manuals and specifications; troubleshoot, test and repair mechanical problems of gasoline and diesel powered equipment; evaluate equipment condition and determine course of action; safely trucks and heavy construction equipment; maintain supplies and parts inventory; acetylene and arc weld; keep accurate records and prepare shop reports; read and understand parts books and automotive and equipment shop manuals; read and interpret hydraulic and electrical schematics and fabrication blueprints; understand and apply shop mathematics; make minor mechanical repairs to a variety of County owned power equipment and vehicles; maintain accurate records, understand and carry out oral and written instructions; operate and maintain an variety of hand, power and shop tools and electrical/electronic instruments; assist higher level mechanics in the performance of complex or emergency duties as necessary or as a learning opportunity; operate modern office equipment, including personal computers and related programs; and follow County safety practices.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying unless specific state and federal education, certification and licensure is required.

Five (5) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles and light duty trucks. Successful completion of an accredited college or trade school automotive or heavy equipment repair program may substitute the 1 year of the required experience. Law Enforcement vehicle maintenance highly preferred.

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license.
  • Will be required to participate in and pass an extensive law enforcement background.
  • May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.


Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map