County of Alameda

Auto Service Worker (#9405)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$24.73-$29.67 Hourly / $1,978.40-$2,373.60 BiWeekly /
$4,286.53-$5,142.80 Monthly / $51,438.40-$61,713.60 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 Vehicle Division. Auto Service Workers perform routine servicing, minor repair, and unit replacement on County vehicles at the Oakland garage, the Broadway pool, Moran Court, Santa Rita facility and at various parking lots throughout the County. Auto Service Workers receive direction from the Auto Mechanic Supervisor 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. Checks water level in batteries and air pressure in tires, adding water or air as necessary.
3. Checks preventative maintenance inspection items; lubricates vehicles.
4. Washes and waxes cars, vacuums and cleans interiors, including emptying ashtrays and removing debris.
5. Removes and replaces wheels and tires; balances wheels and repairs tires.
6. Parks cars in garage or in lot and shuttles them between locations.
7. May collect parking fees, accounting for numbered tickets and money.
8. Cleans garage and shop floors, may clean offices, and washrooms.
9. Performs emergency servicing of vehicles in the field.
10. May operate a County tow truck.
11. May chauffeur County officials in passenger vehicles or vans.
12. Accesses computer to retrieve vehicle maintenance history data and computer repair manuals.
13. Maintains computer records to document amount of time spent on each vehicle and of work performed.

Either I

The equivalent of one year training/education in basic automotive technology and the equivalent of one year full-time experience in automotive repair or maintenance.


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

License: Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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:

• Automotive vehicle maintenance.
• Minor vehicle repair.
• Basic mathematics.
• Tools.
• Safety.

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, including a tow truck.
• 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


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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.