Fire Department Fleet Services Manager (Promotional)
|Date Opened||3/29/2013 10:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||4/23/2013 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$38.26 - $47.12/hour; $79,572.00 - $98,016.00/year|
Permanent Full-Time Employment
|HR Analyst||Melissa Heitz|
THIS IS A PROMOTIONAL EXAM Current employment and completion by (April 23, 2013), of the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court). A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.
YOU MUST BE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO APPLY
Current employment and completion by (April 23, 2013), of the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court). A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.
ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT'S MISSION:
We will provide the highest level of service to our communities by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership, and dedicating ourselves to excellence.
THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (ACFD) provides all-risk emergency services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County (excluding Fairview), the cities of San Leandro, Dublin, Newark and Union City and Emeryville, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. With 30 fire stations and 35 companies serving a population of 394,000, the ACFD serves densely populated urban areas, waterways, industrialized centers, extensive urban interface, agricultural and wildland regions. Over 400 personnel and 100 Reserve Firefighters provide a wide variety of services to an ever expanding, dynamic and diverse community of roughly 508 square miles. These services include:
- Advanced Life Support Rescue
- Fire Suppression
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Urban Search & Rescue
- Water Rescue
- Community Outreach & Education
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Prevention and Code Compliance
- Regional Dispatch
The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) was formed on July 1, 1993 as a dependent special district with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors as its governing body. This consolidation brought together into a single jurisdiction the Castro Valley Fire Department, Eden Fire Department and County Fire Patrol (each a dependent special district under the Board of Supervisors).
Prior to 1993 Unincorporated Fire Protection:
- Castro Valley FPD
- Eden Consolidated FPD
- County Fire Patrol
- July 1, 1993 Alameda County Fire Department
Subsequently, the following communities have consolidated with the ACFD:
- July 1, 1995 City of San Leandro
- July 1, 1997 City of Dublin
- August 1, 2002 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- October 1, 2007 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- January 20, 2008 Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC)
- May 1, 2010 City of Newark
- July 1, 2010 City of Union City
- July 1, 2012 City of Emeryville
The ACFD is also responsible for the administration and operation of the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC). The dispatch center provides dispatch and communication center services for the ACFD, the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Camp Parks RFTA, and the cities of Alameda and Fremont.
For more information on the ACFD please visit: http://www.acgov.org/fire/
The Fire Fleet Services Manager is a single position, non-uniformed class that reports to an Assistant Fire Chief. It is distinguished from the Fire Department Mechanic classification in that it supervises the latter class and has overall responsibility for the management and direction of the apparatus shop and fire apparatus and vehicle fleet.
The equivalent of two years full-time experience in the class of Fire Department Mechanic in the Alameda County Fire Department.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade,
The equivalent of four years full-time experience managing a fire apparatus maintenance shop which included at least one year experience in the supervision of subordinate staff.
A valid California Class A driver’s license with the appropriate endorsements. Possession of a State Fire Mechanic certificate, level I and II is desirable, but not required.
Possession of own hand tools suitable for work performed. Is subject to emergency call while off duty.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Current methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance of automobiles and fire apparatus.
• Principles of gas and diesel engines, diagnostic equipment and hydraulics.
• Fire equipment and apparatus.
• Machine shop use, body repair, automotive painting and arc and acetylene welding techniques.
• Basic OSHA safety rules and procedures.
• Principles and practices of supervision and leadership.
• Plan, organize, administer and evaluate the work of staff.
• Provide technical guidance to staff including writing and updating vehicle specifications.
• Plan and make recommendations on shop’s operation and budget.
• Make accurate estimates of repair costs and time.
• Prepare reports.
• Perform moderate to heavy physical labor for extended periods.
• Respond promptly to call-backs.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Maintain accurate record keeping and documentation.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Manage fleet budget.
• Manage billing and inventory control records.
• Maintain and reconcile expense accounts.
• Use computer applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel) related to the work.
Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit:
Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:
Examination Recruitment Bulletin Release 3/29/13
All applications must be filled out according to the instructions. Applications that are not fully completed or not completed following the instructions listed will not be considered. Resumes in lieu of properly filled out applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted electronically, via the County's online application system, by the final file date will be accepted. Be aware that if you only complete an application template and fail to submit it to apply for this position, your application will not be accepted.
Final File Date for Applications 4/23/13
Review for Minimum Qualifications 4/23/13
During this time, your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above. If you fail to meet the minimum qualifications, you will be notified via email.
Examination Interview Dates Week of 5/13/13
If five (5) or less candidates meet the minimum qualifications, the panel interview is waived and all applicants are put on the eligible list.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited for a panel interview examination. During this interview examination, you will be asked to provide examples of past work experiences that highlight the job-related core competencies that successful incumbents of the position possess. This type of interviewing is called behavior-based interviewing and is the best predictor of future job success. Your interview examination may include a situational exercise where you may have to perform mock job duties to prove your level of competency.
All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.
Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Melissa Heitz, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda