County of Alameda

Public Works Fleet Supervisor (#9529)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$59.69-$59.69 Hourly / $4,775.20-$4,775.20 BiWeekly /
$10,346.27-$10,346.27 Monthly / $124,155.20-$124,155.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, to oversee the Heavy Equipment Repair Shop operations in the Public Works Agency; and to perform related work as required.


The Public Works Fleet Supervisor is the first-line supervisor responsible for coordinating, prioritizing, and scheduling the repair and preventive maintenance activities of the Heavy Equipment Repair Shop. This position reports to and is distinguished from the Public Works Fleet Manager in that the latter class has overall responsibility for the Agency’s fleet coordination and repair. This class is also distinguished from the next lower class of Lead Heavy Equipment Mechanic in that the latter class is a lead worker involved in assigning and reviewing work whereas the former class is the first-line supervisor of the Heavy Equipment repair Shop.

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. Plans, coordinates, assigns, and directs the work of the staff in the Heavy Equipment Repair Shop based on routine, seasonal, and construction project needs. Evaluates work in progress and work completed and provides input to resolve technical problems. Assigns emergency road repair calls to field and shop personnel. Coordinates, prioritizes, and communicates repair needs and timelines with other County departments and makes 24-hour work assignments based on priorities such as Sheriff, Fire, and Civil Defense. Acts for the Public Works Fleet Manager in his/her absence.

2. Determines the cost effectiveness of contracting repairs to outside vendors and obtains pricing from vendors for repairs that cannot be completed in-house. Conducts road tests of equipment to assist in diagnosing equipment problems or success of equipment repairs. Utilizes the automated management information systems to obtain information on equipment repair or to prepare special reports.

3. Purchases supplies based on usage, cost and safety concerns. Evaluates performance of various types of equipment and parts, and makes recommendations on the continued use. Trains staff in proper use of equipment and safety procedures. Assists in determining preventative maintenance schedules. Assists in investigating Public Works Agency accident reports and conducts safety meetings.

Either I


The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Lead Heavy Equipment Mechanic in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience in the class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic, or higher level class specializing in the repair and utilization of heavy vehicles in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of three years’ full-time journey-level experience in the maintenance of heavy vehicular equipment for a public agency, construction firm, or similar setting, one year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.


License (required for all above patterns):

Possession of a valid California Class A Driver’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:

· Planning, scheduling, and supervision of repair activities.
· Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment and vehicles.
· Hydraulic and compressed air brake controls, diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials, clutch assemblies, generators, ignition and other electrical systems, fuel and water pumps, and all functioning parts of modern heavy equipment and vehicles; methods of efficiently operating a modern repair shop.
· Shop and equipment safety procedures.
· Supervisory techniques.
· Maintenance of a variety of records both manual and automated.


· Make decisions.
· Analyze and problem solve.
· Plan and organize work flow.
· Communicate both orally and in writing.
· Utilize techniques of supervision.
· Deal with others with interpersonal sensitivity.
· Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment safely.
· Make operating decisions with flexibility.
· Operate a standard office computer to enter data, retrieve data, utilize spreadsheet and other applications.
· Analyze and interpret statistical reports.

Working Conditions:

Duties require the incumbent to work in a standard office environment. Additionally, while reviewing work flow, checking equipment breakdowns, and evaluating work completion. The incumbent is required to walk on flat or uneven surfaces; climb on and off large pieces of construction equipment; stoop and squat to look under equipment. Incumbents work in cold and heat while on the repair shop floor and may have to work in all weather conditions outside during equipment breakdowns. While performing duties, incumbents may be subjected to heavy dust from welder; loud noise and vibration in operating equipment; and solvents, cleaners, diesel and gas fumes.

Typed: 5/96
Old document: 1312H.DOC
New document: Jobspecs/9529
CSC Date: 10/2/96


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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