Under general direction, plans, assigns, directs and supervises operations of the County's services and repair facilities of the Motor pool, Garage, and Heavy Equipment divisions and Sheriff's fleet; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
This single-position class is the highest level in the automotive and heavy equipment repair and equipment and maintenance series. Direction is received from administrative staff of the Public Works Department as assigned.
Directs the daily administration and operations of the County motor vehicle fleet; coordinates the serving, repair, inspection and preventive maintenance programs for the fleet.
Develops, reviews and administers the Motor Pool and Heavy Equipment division budgets; selects, trains and directly supervises administrative and supervisory staff.
Identifies and capture all of the County's costs of owning, operating and maintaining vehicles and equipment; develops rental rates and charge back policy or assessment to County departments to recover break even costs of operation, maintenance and replacement of County vehicles.
Develops, coordinates and supervises by review a comprehensive vehicle preventive maintenance and repair programs for the County automotive, heavy equipment and other specialized equipment; oversees the maintenance of fleet vehicle operational records.
Administers the procurement of new vehicles, the disposal of surplus vehicles and equipment; evaluates vehicle and equipment needs of varied users; conducts utilization studies and evaluates the condition of the fleet on an ongoing basis.
Prepares bid specifications for automotive equipment, heavy equipment and other specialized equipment for all County departments.
Conducts periodic inspections of the work activity and safety conditions at the various sites.
Analyzes workload and recommends changes in staffing or equipment to ensure that vehicle service needs are met; conducts special studies and other projects relating to all phases of the County vehicle program and recommends appropriate changes as necessary.
Confers with representatives of other agencies and departments; serves as liaison between departments.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible automotive and/or heavy equipment fleet management or administrative with responsibility for acquisition, disposal and use of vehicles, including budget preparation and specification writing, with at least two of those years in a supervisory capacity. The fleet must have consisted of a minimum of 100 vehicles.
Substitution: A bachelor's degree in business or public administration or related field may be substituted for three years of the non-supervisory experience.
License: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California drivers license at time of hire.
Principles and methods of public administration with regards to planning, scheduling, organization, cost analysis and control, budgeting and accounting; effective fleet management principles, method and procedures, including property management, depreciation and equipment replacement: federal, state and local laws pertaining to environmental and energy conservation issues; the general and specific provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code.
Plan, organize and direct the operation and maintenance of a large automotive fleet; apply established policies and procedures effectively and with good judgment; make decisions; analyze and solve problems; plan, supervise and coordinate the training and work of staff; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; express self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing prepare bid specifications for vehicles and heavy equipment.