County of Alameda

Auto Service Worker (#9405)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$32.60-$39.12 Hourly / $2,608.00-$3,129.60 BiWeekly /
$5,650.67-$6,780.80 Monthly / $67,808.00-$81,369.60 Yearly


Under general supervision, to service automotive vehicles and light-duty trucks (up to 1-ton rating) with oil, fuel, and coolant; to inspect vehicles for preventative maintenance; to lubricate vehicles; to repair tires and make other minor repairs; to shuttle and park cars; and to do related work as required.  


This position is located in the General Services Agency, Motor Vehicles Unit.  Auto Service Workers perform routine servicing, minor repair, and unit replacement on County vehicles at the Motor Vehicles facilities, including motor pool and shop locations, and at various parking lots throughout the County.  Auto Service Workers receive direction from the Auto Mechanic Supervisor and Lead Mechanic and are expected to work with minimal supervision.


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. Services passenger vehicles, vans and light-duty trucks with fuel, oil, and coolant.
  2. Performs preventative maintenance services following inspection task list and manufacturer’s recommendations; checks batteries using test equipment and air pressure in tires, adding air as necessary.
  3. Performs vehicle upkeep; washes and waxes cars, vacuums and cleans interiors, and removes debris.
  4. Removes, replaces and balances wheels; removes and repairs tires.
  5. Parks vehicles in garage or in lot; operates and assists motor pool dispatch, as needed, including dispatching vehicles to customers, and refueling and parking returned cars in designated spaces; shuttles vehicles between locations.
  6. Performs new vehicle prep for department assignment, including installation of decals on patrol vehicles and stickers on pool cars to designate County vehicles.
  7. Cleans garage and shop floors; disposes of used tires; and may clean offices, and washrooms.
  8. Performs emergency servicing of vehicles in the field.
  9. Performs daily/weekly shop safety inspections using task sheet and submits results to management; maintains daily underground storage tank monitoring logs.  
  10. May chauffeur County officials in passenger vehicles or vans.
  11. Accesses computer to retrieve vehicle maintenance history data and computer repair manuals.
  12. Maintains computer records to document amount of time spent on each vehicle and of work performed.
  13. Performs general shop tasks as assigned, including organizing parts’ room, shop tools, and hazardous waste containers; assists vendors in unloading/loading parts and equipment; moves dumpsters to and from the street level per schedule.
  14. Performs minor salvage prep/strip out of decommissioned vehicles and installs minor equipment, including GPS plug-in devices and fuel ring mounting. May also assist Auto Mechanic with certain tasks such as mounting and balancing tires while the Auto Mechanic repairs brakes or participate as driver while the Auto Mechanic runs diagnostics.




The equivalent of one (1) year training/education in basic automotive technology.  



The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in automotive repair or maintenance.  



The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in automotive repair or maintenance.  


  • Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license. 
  • Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous three-year period.    

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above 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:

  • Basic automotive vehicle maintenance.
  • Minor vehicle repair.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Tool use.
  • Safety practices.  

Ability to:  

  • Perform a variety of automotive inspections, checks, and replacements in the performance of vehicle preventative maintenance.
  • Perform minor vehicle repair.
  • Operate hand and power tools.
  • Operate a variety of motor vehicles.
  • Work effectively with others.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Perform work safely.


Gw  3/7/77

SP:lm  Revised:  12/96

Old doc:  0871h.doc

New doc:  Jobspecs/9405


CSC Date:  1/8/97

BG:po  Revised 4/4/06

CSC Date   8/2/2006

IL: sa Revised 07/26/2021

CSC Date: 09/08/2021


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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