City of Tampa

Fleet Manager (#003790) MF

$46.10-$72.20 Hourly / $7,990.67-$12,514.67 Monthly / $95,888.00-$150,176.00 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial work involving maintenance, repair, and procurement of automotive equipment for the city.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, the employee in this class directs and manages operations of a centralized municipal fleet program. Work is of unusual difficulty, requiring the employee to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in programs for fueling, servicing, and repairing of vehicles and equipment, monitoring their in-service performance, and arranging for their disposal and replacement. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Manages a program for timely and cost effective maintenance and repair of an extensive city fleet of vehicles and equipment, including: heavy and special purpose construction equipment; light, medium, and heavy trucks; sedans, police vehicles, and commercial solid waste collection vehicles.

Communicates with operating department managers to address vehicle related issues; communicates with fleet staff on issues such as customer service, operational requirements, and performance standards, and with private vendors to resolve equipment servicing or repair issues and correct vendor performance as needed.

Directs a program to record service and repair time, parts utilization, and other operational or maintenance costs for proportionate distribution to user departments; provides technical input on specifications for vehicle and equipment to be purchased to establish conformance with functional requirements of city and user departments; analyzes vehicle repair data to make recommendations regarding the repair or replacement of vehicles; makes recommendations in regard to distribution, operation, inventorying and use of equipment.

Conducts product and company research on products and services marketed to determine if use would be effective and cost efficient for the city; establishes sources through contracting or other means for the provision of needed fuels, parts, and services.

Ensures that a safe environment exists within fleet facilities by effecting safety procedures and practices.

Prepares reports and documents; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff; prepares and manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: construction, assembly and maintenance characteristics, and requirements of diversified automotive equipment; occupational hazards of fleet operations and safety practices and methods of promoting safety practices among fleet staff; modern management practices and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of: techniques, tools, and equipment used to determine and accomplish vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.

Ability to: plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of fleet staff in a manner that promotes full performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fleet staff, employees of departments serviced, vendors and suppliers, and the general public; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress, and results; learn computer applications relating to the work unit.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, transportation management or a related field and three (3) years of experience relating to fleet maintenance management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 003790; EST: 8/14/2013;