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Recruitment #C5006-00-o23734


Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   


Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 


Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Performs trainee duties of moderate complexity inspecting, maintaining and performing minor repair of small equipment, cars and light trucks, heavy trucks, and construction equipment to extend the service life of the equipment and vehicles.


Employees in this class perform trainee duties of average difficulty requiring reasonable initiative and independent judgment under close supervision.


Note:  The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Fleet Mechanic Technician.

  • Diagnoses moderately complex vehicle and equipment systems such as braking, climate control, electrical, electronic, steering and driveline to determine repair requirements.
  • Performs minor repairs on equipment and vehicle systems such as braking, climate control, electrical, electronic, fuel, pneumatic, hydraulic, steering and driveline.
  • Troubleshoots vehicle systems using computer interfaces and generic code scanners to obtain trouble codes from vehicle Engine Control Module (ECM).
  • Services engines, transmissions, differentials, fuel systems, braking systems, climate control  systems, and hydraulic systems by changing fluids and filters, and flushing systems in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Uses micrometers, calipers, pressure gauges, dial indicators and other precision instruments to determine working clearances on mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Orders required parts, materials and supplies.
  • Inputs time, material and repair information into a database to provide an accurate customer billing statement and vehicle repair history.
  • Inspects and adjusts tools used in the performance of duties.
  • Assists Senior Mechanics in major repairs of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs road tests and operational checks of vehicles and equipment to insure quality of repairs and service.
  • Attends training classes and seminars.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Note:  To be acquired during the training period.          


  • Working knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in the diagnosis, repair, maintenance and servicing of a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of drive lines, braking, climate control, electronic, electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems and components.
  • Working knowledge of the mission and objectives of the organization to which assigned.
  • Some knowledge of the parts requirements to include ordering and recording.
  • Skill in using various test equipment to diagnose vehicle and equipment problems.
  • Skill in the use of various tools used to repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose, maintain and repair various types of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand schematic diagrams and technical manuals.
  • Ability to operate a computer and related software.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance records.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise reasonable initiative and judgment.
  • Ability to safely operate motorized vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work outdoors, bend, kneel and lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and

Two years of experience repairing mechanical equipment such as automobiles, trucks or lawn maintenance equipment; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.



Note: Employees in this class are required to complete a six month training program, which may include Commercial Driver License (CDL) training, as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned. Upon certification by the Agency Head or designated representative of successful completion of training, to include acquiring the appropriate Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and/or Emergency Vehicle EVT certifications, incumbents will be promoted to Fleet Mechanic Technician. The training period may be extended by the Agency to which the position is assigned.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


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