Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Performs technical and troubleshooting work in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of automobiles, heavy and light trucks, construction and fire equipment, other vehicles, small gasoline engines, stationary and similar equipment; operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools.


This is the specialist level in this equipment maintenance trade which is not only certified in a variety of specialty trade areas, but which also performs the most complex problem diagnosis and repair work and serves as the shop supervisor on a relief basis. The class also performs the full range of maintenance and repair duties or a wide variety of vehicles and equipment. Responsibilities regularly include direction of an assistant and providing work instruction to a less experienced worker. This class is distinguished from Automotive and Equipment Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level in this class series.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

Automotive And Equipment Specialist: $50,835.20 - $78,769.60 Annually
Automotive And Equipment Specialist (CDL): $50,835.20 - $78,769.60 Annually
NOTE:  This position requires possession of an ASE Light-Duty Technician Certification. A copy of this certification and Commercial Driver's License and/or valid Nevada Class C Driver's License is required at time of application. Applications submitted without a copy of candidate's ASE Light-Duty Technician Certification are incomplete and will not be considered.  Photo copies of the required certification may be attached to the online application.


Education and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school AND seven (7) years of journey level experience in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and/or heavy construction equipment. Successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the automotive trade may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience. Attendance at a recognized trade school is desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous fuels, oils and solvents.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment; specified positions may require a Class A license with endorsements required to road test and/or operate heavy duty vehicles and equipment. Specified positions require possession of ASE Master Heavy-Duty Technician or ASE Light-Duty Technician Certification.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination and may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with DOT requirements.

For Automotive And Equipment Specialist (CDL) the additional are required:
CDL Licensing and Certification:  Must possess an appropriate Commercial Driver's License and/or valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment; specified positions may require possession Class A license with appropriate endorsements to road test and operate heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Specified positions require possession of ASE Master Heavy-Duty Technician or ASE Light-Duty Technician Certification.

Some positions may require a crane operator's certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator's (NCCCO) within twenty-four (24) months from the date of hire. 

CDL Drug Testing:  Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination and are subject to random drug testing in accordance with DOT requirements.


Performs complex troubleshooting and diagnostic work on automobiles, construction equipment and related rolling stock; provides technical assistance to mechanics and service workers. Diagnoses and performs major repairs and overhauls to engines, involving inspection and replacement of broken or worn parts such as pistons, piston rings, valves, bearings, fittings and gaskets. Diagnoses and repairs, cleans, adjusts and installs fuel, ignition, electrical and cooling systems involving repair and replacement of such parts as carburetors and fuel pumps, starter motors, distributors, generators, voltage regulators, wiring, switches, batteries, and radiators, thermostats and water pumps. Diagnoses and repairs and overhauls power transmission systems including such parts as clutches, standard transmissions, differential units, front and rear axles, gears, bearings, universal joints and hydraulic units; diagnoses and repairs and adjusts steering mechanisms and other controls. Road tests vehicles; drives trucks or equipment as required; inspects vehicles in the shop and field; smog checks and certifies vehicles. Installs electrical and radio systems in vehicles as necessary; modifies such systems as required. Diagnoses and performs electrical, hydraulic and other repairs in the field. Performs preventive maintenance work on construction equipment, heavy trucks, street sweepers, automobiles, light trucks and other equipment. Reads and interprets manuals, drawings, and specifications; estimates labor, material and equipment and order parts required to complete assignments. Diagnoses, repairs and maintains vehicle air brakes, hydraulic systems and associated power take-off equipment. Observes safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Acts as the shop supervisor on a relief basis or as assigned. Operates heavy equipment and drives County vehicles, trucks and equipment as required. Uses and performs minor maintenance on hand, power and shop tools and test equipment related to the work. Makes oral and written reports of work performed; completes forms and maintains accurate maintenance records using an automated fleet information system.


Mobility to work in a typical shop or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trade test equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 70 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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