County of Alameda

Fire Department Apparatus Part Technician (#8176)

$36.03-$43.79 Hourly / $2,882.31-$3,503.54 BiWeekly /
$6,245.00-$7,591.00 Monthly / $74,940.00-$91,092.00 Yearly


Under general direction, incumbents are responsible for performing routine activities related to the ordering and issuing of supplies and maintaining stock levels and perform related work as requested.


The Fire Department Apparatus Parts Technician is a journey level position located in the Fire Department. Incumbents in this classification work under the direction of the Fleet Manager.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Orders, receives, stores, and issues parts and supplies; establishes and maintains reorder levels.
2. Serves as a liaison with vendors and manufacturers to order parts, obtains special information, and processes purchase orders.
3. Receives and inspects parts and supplies against invoices to ensure correct pricing, quantity, and quality; maintains related records, notifies vendors of problems with incoming parts and supplies.
4. Researches parts in order to replace and/or fabricate equipment.
5. Locates and retrieves parts, equipment, and personnel from site locations.
6. Stores and arranges items; maintains a clean and organized inventory storage area.
7. Fills material requests for parts and supplies for fire stations and other related sections.
8. Inputs parts information into a database; updates computerized inventory systems; prepares related reports.
9. Provides technical direction support to Fire Department management and other staff in the course of work on specific assignments.
10. Participates in budget preparation and in purchases and receipt of equipment and supplies.
11. Maintains computer based tracking of work orders and inventories
12. Prepares reports and correspondence
13. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Diploma (GED),



Five years of experience related to purchasing light and heavy duty truck parts and stock items; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licenses and Certifications:
• Valid California Driver's Class B License.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Computer
• Light and heavy automotive parts
• Warehousing practices
• General purchasing practices
• Data entry techniques
• Warehouse receiving practices

Ability to:

• Entering information into a database
• Tracking and maintaining warehouse inventory
• Ordering, receiving, storing, and issuing parts and supplies
• Processing material requests
• Inspecting incoming parts and supplies
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Newspecs: 8176
MAH:cs 2/7/13
CSC Date: 4/3/13

*** For benefit information, please refer to the recruitment brochure.