Placer Employment Opportunities

Assistant Fleet Services Superintendent

Recruitment #2020-13303-01

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com

POSITION INFORMATION

The Department of Public Works is seeking a qualified and experienced leader to plan, organize, and direct the activities of its Fleet Services Division. Individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in either public or private fleet services are encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County’s Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

To assist the Public Works Manager in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Fleet Services Division within the Public Works Department; and to provide highly responsible staff support to the Public Works Manager and department management staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Assistant Superintendent level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a division and/or assume substantive and significant administrative responsibility in several defined areas or specialties. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from the Public Works Manager.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • In the absence of the Public Works Manager, to assume the responsibilities of the Superintendent as needed. 
  • Assist the Public Works Manager in managing and directing the Fleet Services Division; assist Division staff with solving operational and administrative problems.
  • Assist in developing Division goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; oversee Public Works Department safety program.  
  • Assist in planning, organizing and directing Fleet Services activities.  
  • Develop and implement the Fleet Services work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. 
  • Prepare various reports on operations and activities; research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. 
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and control expenditures. 
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other county employees and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance and repair of automotive or heavy equipment, or fleet management, including one year of relevant supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with major course work in business or public administration, organizational management or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of operation, maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Principles and practices of fleet management.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of analysis and management.
  • Principles and practices of purchasing.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, direct and supervise Fleet Services operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Division related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means; regularly lift heavy weight.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County, Department and Division policies and procedures.
  • Assist in performing the most complex work of the Division.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the Division budget.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of Division policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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