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Equipment Service Worker - II

Recruitment #2013-11602-01

Salary:$20.67 - $25.13/hour; $42,996.93 - $52,262.70/year
Department:Public Works
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:9/17/2013 4:30:00 PM
Filing Deadline:10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Steven Oliveira

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Individuals may be required to work varied hours and days, including holidays, nights, and weekends.

In addition to the monthly salary, permanent employees assigned to the Tahoe area also receive a monthly subsistence pay of $675.

Those candidates selected for a department interview will be asked to bring with them a completed Consent to Release Alcohol and Drug Test Information from Previous Employer.


This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies within the Public Works Department; however it may also be used to fill other County vacancies as they arise.


Fuel, clean, wash, inspect and safety-check County-owned fleet cars, light trucks and motorized equipment; provide semi-skilled repair service to County-owned light trucks and motorized equipment; work directly for a line department with a large fleet, monitor and maintain assigned fleet; and provide automotive and heavy equipment parts and supplies to Fleet Services and Road Division automotive and equipment maintenance personnel.


This is the full journey level class within the Equipment Service Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Equipment Service Worker I by the full range of duties assigned.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Equipment Service Worker I level.


Receives general supervision from a Supervising Automotive Mechanic, Supervising Equipment Mechanic (Auburn), Senior Road District Supervisor (Tahoe), or assigned supervisor.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Fuel and re-fuel vehicles and equipment; clean windshields and check and replace wiper blades; clean interiors, and wash and wax exteriors as needed; check and refill oil and other fluids; inspect tires and repair or replace as needed.
  • Check brakes and install brake pads, front wheel rotors, brake shoes and belts; inspect and install shock absorbers; repair or replace car locks, windows, window cranks, rear and side view mirrors, headlights, spotlights, tail and signal lights and replace fuses and connectors. 
  • Document work completed and supplies used; make out work orders for repair or service to be done by skilled automotive and equipment mechanics; test drive vehicles to determine driving condition; operate towing equipment as needed; order fuel and other supplies from vendors.
  • When assigned to the central garage, issue automotive and heavy equipment parts and supplies to users on a routine basis, as well as upon request for as-needed items. 
  • Purchase parts and supplies; maintain adequate physical inventory; and maintain inventory records. 
  • When assigned to the central garage update open purchase orders; maintain and use catalogs and vendor order books; review and post invoices as received; work with vendors to expedite special and/or urgent orders.
  • Receive incoming parts and supplies; determine location for and physically stock received items in warehouse and yard; drive to various locations to pick up items or deliver items for contracted repair; purge and dispose of obsolete items.
  • When working for a line department, coordinate vehicle repairs with county garage; prepare mileage reports; maintain vehicle records; review monthly billing report; supervise part-time staff and assigned trustees; perform minor vehicle repairs; maintain list of assigned vehicles and inventory; install special equipment including light bars, spot lights, prisoner partitions and equipment stands.
  • Perform other minor facility and ground maintenance tasks as needed; assist other staff as needed.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, supply vendors and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform routine maintenance of shop and office areas.


    Experience and Training
    Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

    Experience: Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to those of an Equipment Service Worker I in Placer County.

    Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

    License or Certificate: Some positions may require possession of a valid Class B license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearence may also be required. When assigned to storekeeper duties, possession of license to purchase freon.


    Knowledge of:
    • Fleet Services Division (Auburn) or Roads Division (Tahoe) operations, policies and procedures.
    • County purchasing and procurement policies and procedures.
    • Automotive and heavy equipment parts and supplies.

    Ability to:

    • Independently identify mechanical, hydraulic and electrical problems in light vehicles and perform minor mechanical and automotive repairs.
    • Independently read and understand technical reports and instructions and schematic drawings and diagrams.
    • Independently obtain information through interviews and dialogue; simultaneously process multiple supply requests; and work effectively with interruption.
    • Independently prepare purchase orders and related documents; forecast immediate and long-term supply and equipment needs.


    Training & Experience Rating (100%)
    Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


    Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.


    All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.


    The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


    Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:


    Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


    The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

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