Automotive Fleet Manager

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 24, 2018
Closes
Oct 29, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work.  About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district.  We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead.  If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Automotive Fleet Manager position in the Department of General Services.
 
What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship


An Overview
The Automotive Fleet Manager provides supervision to Fleet Services Technicians and Service Advisors engaged in the repair and maintenance of the City's fleet of motor vehicles of all types and heavy equipment used in construction and refuse collection and disposal. The Automotive Fleet Manager assures that proper repair methods, preventive maintenance and approved safety practices are followed, and that all resources are utilized in the best manner to maintain maximum motor fleet availability. The work of this position is performed independently under the general supervision of the Fleet Services Division Chief.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and state policies related to the vehicle maintenance and repair including Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requirements. Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance and the skills to provide guidance, training, prioritizing and reviewing the work of assigned staff and knowledge of emerging automotive technologies such as alternative fuel vehicles / EV's. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with staff, vendors and customers. This position also requires the written, organizational and computer skills necessary to maintain various departmental records, documents and reports. The ideal candidate will have analytical ability to develop plans of action to address a variety of vehicle and equipment maintenance issues and concerns in a timely manner. Mathematical aptitude necessary to estimate the cost and time required for work to be performed as well as administer assigned budget and monitor expenditures.
 
The Opportunity – Examples of Work

  • Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities of assigned staff; to include hiring, scheduling, training, counseling, and evaluating staff performance;
  • Supervises the execution and completion of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair work orders in a cost effective and timely manner;
  • Solicits and coordinates the repair of vehicles and equipment with user agencies including diagnosis of problems, assignment of repairs to technicians, follow-up with technicians to determine progress, completion date and final inspection;
  • Administers the City-wide motor vehicle and motorized equipment preventive maintenance program in accordance with Virginia State motor vehicle inspection and Virginia  State emissions inspections program requirements;
  • Determines priorities and sequence and intervals for inspections, service and repair; and
  • Performs related work as required.

 
About the Department
The Department of General Services' mission is to provide exceptional management of the City's real estate, facilities and fleet services, and other support services for all our customers. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City's assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

 

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED, or vocational/trade school with courses in automotive technology, including courses in English and arithmetic; three years of experience in motor equipment service and repair work at the journeyman level of Fleet Services Technician; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, (A) Certification by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)  for licensing as (1) emissions inspector, and (2) emissions mechanic; and (B) certification by the Virginia Department of State Police for licensing as a vehicle safety inspector.
 
Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of residence. Employees in this class must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by state of residence. Employees must maintain current all required certifications and licenses.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology or allied field, or a minimum of ten (10) years of supervisory experience in heavy equipment and automotive repair which includes policy formulation and implementation. The supervisory experience should include five (5) years as a technician/mechanic, and managing a fleet services maintenance and repair operation with a large staff (10 employees or more). The preferred candidate should have extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, and the following accreditations / certifications / experience:

  • Master Automobile ASE
  • Master Medium – Heavy Truck ASE  
  • Strong Emphasis in Automotive Computerized / Strategy Based Diagnosis
  • Experience planning and achieving goals relative to Customer Satisfaction

 

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background and pre-employment physical.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.

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