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Fire Maintenance Repair Center Supervisor

Recruitment #180511-004335-001


Full-time Benefits: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of tasks of considerable difficulty involving scheduling, coordinating, and supervising the operation of a major automotive repair and emergency response vehicle for Fleet Fire Maintenance. Under direction, employees’ responsibilities involve supervising maintenance and repair work performed on diverse fire apparatus equipment in support of a municipal fleet ranging from engines, aerials and rescue vehicles and fire boats, hazmat and heavy rescue. In addition to supervising assignments of a technical nature, employees are expected to perform requisite personnel management activities including discipline administration, performance appraisals, training, and employee selection. Other tasks performed include providing input for developing work unit goals and objectives and formulating work methods and procedures for their accomplishment. The exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment is required in scheduling and assigning work activities and in ensuring timely completion. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observation, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Schedules, coordinates, and supervises the operation of a major automotive repair and emergency response vehicles for Fire Maintenance.

Assigns and oversees the performance of a variety of complex fire maintenance and/or specialized repair tasks on fire apparatus, and/or  rescue vehicles, special vehicles (boats) and equipment; inspects and tests completed work to ensure conformance to prescribed standards of quality and safety; provides technical assistance and guidance to subordinates in solving unusual or complex mechanical problems; supervises the dispensing of fuel, oil, and transmission fluid in servicing operation.

Prepares and maintains records and reports incidental to servicing, inspection, maintenance, and repair work accomplished by the work unit and supplies and materials used.

Recommends changes and adjustments in personnel to accommodate working conditions; trains and instructs subordinates in the proper use of tools and instruments, and in safety methods in order to avoid injuries; evaluates and recommends tool and equipment acquisition and replacement; develops and recommends work method modifications to improve work output and/or quality.

Documents customer complaints to correct problems or avoid reoccurrence; utilizes information provided by clients/complainants to complete service requests; answers questions on the telephone and in person to inform others about problems.

Uses a camera to document damage to fire vehicles and job sites.

Prepares written reports to provide information, data, findings, recommendations, etc.; performs mathematical calculations.

Provides input on repair center budget to be included in unit budget; recommends such personnel actions as employment, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; administers required discipline and responds to employee grievances; completes performance evaluations.

Performs related work as required.    

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in fire apparatus automotive servicing, maintenance, and repair.

Considerable knowledge of: occupational hazards and safety precautions of the fire maintenance and repair trade; construction, assembly, and maintenance requirements of diversified automotive equipment.

Working knowledge of: operation and use of a variety of automotive vehicles and equipment; effective supervisory techniques; maintenance planning and scheduling techniques.

Ability to: locate, define, and repair defects in a wide variety of general or specialized automotive equipment; plan, assign, and supervise the work of emergency vehicle technicians; manage and direct operation of an emergency repair and service center; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; follow oral and written instructions, prepare estimates and submit clear, accurate, and complete reports.

Skill in: use and care of tools and equipment of the trade.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in automotive fire equipment servicing, maintenance, and repair, including one (1) year of related supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license; a valid Florida commercial driver’s license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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