EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I/II

  • CITY OF VENTURA, CA
  • 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $24.26 - $32.58 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

The City of Ventura is hiring! We have immediate vacancies in a key position within the organization. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

We are accepting applications for the position of Equipment Mechanic I/II. There are currently two (2) vacancies that the City is looking to fill immediately. Positions are flexibly staffed and may be filled at either level depending on qualifications as stated in the job descriptions.

The Equipment Mechanic I/II works under general supervision and performs complete mechanical repairs, maintenance, installation of equipment and servicing of automotive, emergency and construction equipment maintained by the City's Fleet facility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Equipment Mechanic I is the entry-level class in the equipment mechanic series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform entry to journey-level work with the less complex repair work and assisting the Equipment Mechanic II with the more complex repairs at an increasing skill level. Under this training concept, incumbents are expected to advance to the Equipment Mechanic II level.

Equipment Mechanic II is the journey-level class in the equipment mechanic series. Under limited supervision, work is performed at the full journey level and is characterized by responsibility for independently performing more complex repairs. May provide lead technical assistance to an Equipment Mechanic I on a project basis. Positions are flexibly staffed and normally filled by advancement from Equipment Mechanic I. When filled from the outside, the job requires the journey level skills described above.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated an excellent work ethic, display great integrity coupled with interpersonal and professional customer service skills. The candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, perform skilled diagnostics, maintenance, and repair of automotive and construction equipment. The candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.

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The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020.

To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by selecting here Equipment Mechanic I / Equipment Mechanic II .

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov .


Minimum Qualifications

Equipment Mechanic I
A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of high school, supplemented by course work in auto, truck, and/or construction mechanics, and two years of recent experience performing preventive maintenance and routine repairs on motor vehicles or heavy equipment. Employees must be able to provide a complete set of basic automotive tools.

Equipment Mechanic II
A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of high school, supplemented by course work in auto, truck, and/or construction mechanics; and three years recent experience as a mechanic in automotive and heavy equipment repair are required (one year experience performing duties comparable to those of an Equipment Mechanic I with the City of Ventura plus two years additional experience). Employees must be able to provide a complete set of basic automotive tools.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Within six months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain the following license:
  1. California Class A license with tanker endorsement.
  2. According to the Department of Transportation, drug testing is required.

Certificates: Depending on assignment, a California Emission Tester Certification may be required. Required within six months of employment: OSHA Forklift Operator certification and OSHA Compliance Fleet Tire Service certification.

The following current certifications are desirable:
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification
  • CARB Diesel Emission Tester certification
  • Fire Apparatus Emergency Vehicle Technician I and II certifications issued by the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission
  • Law Enforcement Vehicle Installation Technician certification issued by the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission


Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

This recruitment is open until filled. Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis. The first review of applications will take place on Friday, October 9, 2020. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply before this date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified of specifics at any time after the first review date. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.


The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.


Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!Continuous

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map