County of Alameda

Auto Mechanic Supervisor (#9425)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$49.44-$49.44 Hourly / $3,955.20-$3,955.20 BiWeekly /
$8,569.60-$8,569.60 Monthly / $102,835.20-$102,835.20 Yearly

Under direction, supervises auto mechanics, auto service workers, parking attendants and auto parts technicians in multiple automotive service facilities in the maintenance and repair of Alameda County's fleet of automobiles, motorcycles, vans and light-duty trucks; personally performs difficult mechanical repair work; reviews computer entries of mechanics’ service work, and performs other related duties.


This position is located in the Motor Vehicle Division of the General Services Agency coordinating the maintenance and repair program with the needs of the operating departments. This class is distinguished from the class of Auto Mechanic in that the latter is the journey-level mechanic and does not have the full supervisory responsibilities. Also, the class is distinguished from the class of Manager, Motor Vehicle Division, in that the latter not only is responsible for the vehicle maintenance program but also is responsible for light vehicle acquisition and motor pool assignments and the County Messenger services. The incumbent acts as back-up for the Manager, Motor Vehicle Division in that person’s absence.

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. Coordinates the maintenance and repair program with operating departments; assigns repair work or sends work to private garage; personally performs difficult repair work; diagnoses vehicle problems and inspects mechanics’ completed work.
2. Assists manager in training staff in the repair and maintenance of vehicles; writes employee performance evaluations; coordinates work schedules of the various repair shops; reviews employee's time cards and payroll sheets; reviews work orders showing work time and parts used for each vehicle.
3. Accepts delivery of new vehicles and prepares them for county use; supervises or performs the design and installation of special equipment, such as radios and sirens; makes appointments for service; dispatches the County’s pool cars.
4. Maintains preventive maintenance schedules; keeps mileage records on each vehicle; supervises maintenance of stockroom, ordering parts and supplies as necessary; enforces safety and hazardous material compliance regulations and checks for fire hazards in the shop.

5. Maintains fuel inventory, inspects pumps, hoses and nozzles of gas dispensers; inspects and monitors underground storage tanks.


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The equivalent of four years of service in the class of Auto Mechanic in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

Completion of an accredited apprenticeship in the auto mechanic's trade, or an AA degree in Automotive Technology.

The equivalent of five years of full-time journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of passenger vehicles, vans and light-duty trucks; at least one year of which was in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Possession of a valid State of California smog license currently applicable to the Alameda County geographic area.

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:
• Principles and techniques of effective organization, supervision, and training.
• Theory and operation of internal combustion engines.
• Maintenance and repair of fuel, cooling, ignition, electrical systems, transmissions, brakes, and other major automotive components and systems.
• Shop safety procedures, including hazardous materials procedures and compliance regulations.

Ability to:
• Effectively supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
• Diagnose mechanical difficulties and make necessary repairs.
• Schedule and inspect repair work and related activities.
• Use tools and equipment in making complex automotive repairs.
• Maintain records of maintenance and repairs using a personal computer.
• Read and understand manufacturers' specifications and repair manuals.
• Work harmoniously with operating personnel in scheduling and completing repair activities.

WAJ:laa 6/71
BL:lh Revised 7/78
TAT:pb Revised 4/86
Old doc: 0878h
New doc: 9425.doc
CSC Date: 4/2/86
BG:po Revised 4/4/06
SG:po Admin change 10/12/07
CSC Date: 8/2/2006