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Mechanic (Fleet Division)

Department of Public Works

Recruitment #1113-17-03

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The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are announcing a recruitment for the position of Mechanic. 

CURRENT VACANCY: There is one (1) full-time vacancy in the Fleet Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this classification while the list remains active.  Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

Position Information

Within the Fleet Division of the Department of Public Works, this position is responsible for diagnosing mechanical problems and performing mechanical repairs of approximately 700 gasoline, hybrids, diesel, light truck and emergency vehicles that are in the fleet for the County of Marin. Emergency repairs and maintenance may need to take place in the field at any time. 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:  The ideal candidate has personal and professional integrity, is highly organized, possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approaches their work with enthusiasm, and demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service and is a team player. The ideal candidate must be able to perform journeyman level work in all aspects of automotive repair including maintaining and repairing a variety of vehicles (including hybrids), light truck and small engine repairs. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in OBD II, ABS, CAN-Bus multi-plexing, SRS systems, Hybrid technology and HVAC systems using modern technology to diagnose problems. Possession of ASE Automotive/Light Truck certification(s) obtained from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence is highly desired. In addition, the ideal candidate uses sound independent judgment and is capable of working outdoors in any weather conditions and can work evenings, nights and weekends in case of emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification. Typically, three years of experience as a journey level mechanic or Senior Equipment Services Worker with the County of Marin or the equivalent or the completion of a two year program and one year of experience as a journey level mechanic.


Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving history as obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles is required at time of selection interview.

Possession of a valid Smog Inspector license from the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) for the State of California.

HIGHLY DESIRED: Possession of ASE Automobile/Light Truck Certification obtained from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence is highly desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Incumbents work is primarily performed in an equipment shop with moderate noise and exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and substances, emergency repairs in the field is required. Candidates must be able to lift heavy objects. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents must provide a full set of mechanic’s hand tools upon appointment to position.

Testing Schedule

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE:  Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, practical/performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.