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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Service Writer (#SRSVWRAFSK) AFSK
$15.22-$24.16 Hourly / $2,638.13-$4,187.73 Monthly / $31,657.60-$50,252.80 Yearly


Performs duties supervising and analyzing automotive equipment repair and maintenance requests to determine proper course of action.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Two years of experience in the repair or repair assessment of automobiles, heavy equipment, aircraft, or inboard engine marine craft.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of the design and operation of modern gasoline and diesel automotive engines, systems, components and accessories.
  • Working knowledge of automotive equipment troubleshooting methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of automotive equipment parts, prices, and reference sources.
  • Working knowledge of local roads networks.
  • Skill analyzing and diagnosing automotive equipment malfunctions.
  • Skill in listening to others.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a mainframe terminal to quickly and accurately enter and retrieve data.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Oversees the service writing area to ensure that service to customers is prompt and efficient.
  • Orders and maintains spare parts inventory.
  • Analyzes automotive equipment malfunctions described by customers to determine required repairs, maintenance or other possible courses of action.
  • Assigns work to available mechanics based on individual qualifications and workload.
  • Contacts customers to discuss additional repairs, repair status, equipment pick up, and other related matters.
  • Prepares and maintains work order data, provides information to mechanics, and informs customers of billing costs.
  • Tracks equipment maintenance and repair service history using a mainframe terminal to determine cost effectiveness and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Arranges for servicing and transportation of equipment under warranty with outside vendors, and maintains records of related invoices.
  • Reviews completed work orders to ensure correctness and accuracy of charges; enters and updates records, makes arrangements for the return of vehicles or equipment to customers; and closes work orders,
  • Arranges and completes required documents for rental of vehicles to customers when appropriate for type and duration of service being provided.
  • Dispatches Countyowned tow vehicles or private tow services to transport disabled vehicles.
  • Supervises the work of technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRSVWRAFSK; EST: 9/21/1994; REV: 11/2/2005;