Bus Mechanic Leadworker (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Fleet Management
  • Salary: 5882.00 - 7147.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


Bus Mechanic Leadworker is the lead/advanced working level class in the Bus Mechanic series. Incumbents in this class assign work to a group of skilled and semi-skilled mechanics using independent judgment in deciding methods of repair; and perform advanced working level maintenance and repair on diesel and gasoline powered City buses and related transit equipment. Also, assigns and inspects the work of skilled mechanics and other shop workers and provides technical assistance and training on new or unusually complicated installations or repairs. Incumbents are instrumental in providing support to an Equipment Supervisor for the accomplishment of organizational goals. The selected individual may be required to work weekends, holidays and nights.

One vacancy exists in the Maintenance Division of the Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

BENEFITS: UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA)

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 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. 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 minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list.

Some positions have been designated as being "safety sensitive" and require 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 service 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. This classification is subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout entire term of employment in this class.

These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify.
TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have:

Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent GED Completion;


Two (2) years of full-time paid experience performing fully skilled maintenance and repairs on diesel, alternative fuel and/or gasoline powered buses and related equipment;


Possess a valid National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Transit Bus Technician certification, OR, possess a minimum of six (6) valid ASE certificates in the following listed components:

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engines (H1)
Diesel Engines (H2)
Drive Train (H3)
Brakes (H4)
Suspension/Steering (H5)
Electrical/Electronic Systems (H6)
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (H7)
Preventive Maintenance & Inspection (H8)

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Additional Requirements

This position requires the possession of a valid driver's license. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Possess a valid California Drivers License at time of appointment. 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.

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 Exam -100%: A multiple-choice job related written examination may be administered which will be worth 100% of your score in determining your eligibility and placement on the eligible list. The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: candidate's ability to effectively provide lead direction to staff, train subordinates, interpersonal relations, ability to diagnose transit equipment problems with engines (gasoline and diesel), suspension and steering, brakes, air conditioning systems, hydraulic systems, ignition and fuel systems; AND knowledge of the operating principles of the use of tools/equipment used in the repair/maintenance of transit vehicles and safety practices. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The written examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of: October 23, 2023.

Veteran Preference Regulations

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. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

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: 02/29/2024

Base Pay


Job Address

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