Assistant Vehicle Apparatus Supervisor

$58,327.15 - $95,010.24 Annually
Nov 06, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Full Time

Supervises employees who maintain and repair fire and rescue department equipment/apparatus on an assigned shift at a county garage or an off-site maintenance facility. Supervises, instructs, schedules and coordinates work assignments of fire apparatus mechanics who are skilled in the areas of repair and maintenance of fire pumps (mobile and portable), hydraulic systems, emergency standby generators (fixed, mobile, and portable), electrical systems, and various other equipment related to specialized fire and rescue activities. Supervises staff in construction and fabrication of and design techniques of specialized fire and rescue department equipment.
Assists in planning and organizing maintenance and repair operations. Oversees inventory management on a day-to-day basis and supervises a material management specialist II.
Implements a preventive maintenance schedule for fire and rescue department specialized equipment, such as fire pumps, aerial hydraulic systems, breathing air compressors, electrical generators, and small engine-driven equipment. Coordinates, schedules, and oversees aerial and ground ladder testing conducted by contract vendors. Supervises and coordinates testing of fire pumps and foam systems. Assists with managing housekeeping requirements of facility including trash removal, lift maintenance, building enhancement, and ensures all established safety procedures are followed. Maintains professional competence and industry knowledge through trade journals, field representatives, fleet seminars, and training classes. Responds to major emergency incidents when large numbers of specialized fire and rescue department vehicles will be involved in prolonged operations.

Illustrative Duties
  • Supervises all equipment maintenance and support operations on an assigned shift or at an off-site location;
  • Coordinates and oversees a variety of garage activities, such as vehicle and tire repair, road service, preventive maintenance, fuel site, etc.,
  • Directs, administers and coordinates the repair and maintenance of heavy and special purpose equipment at an off-site facility;
  • Oversees inventory management on a day-to-day basis;
  • Establishes and reviews work schedules to ensure best utilization of personnel;
  • Coordinates repairs and priorities with the facility's Fire Apparatus Supervisor, commercial repair firms and customers as required at the Newington facility;
  • Supervises and participates in the inspection of motor vehicles and monitors compliance with maintenance practices;
  • Reviews repair orders and commercial job tickets for accuracy and completeness;
  • Ensures that fleet statistical data is maintained for reference;
  • Assists the Fire Apparatus Supervisor with the written justification for long-range budget requirements for staffing, operating expenses, and capital equipment;
  • Prepares periodic activity reports;
  • Conducts audit compliance inspections at the Newington facility;
  • Assists in preparing vehicle specifications;
  • Coordinates the receipt of new equipment between vendors and customers;
  • Responds to major emergency incidents in order to ensure FRD apparatus remain mechanically operational.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, equipment and supplies used in motor equipment repair, maintenance and garage management;
  • Thorough knowledge of requirements for deployment of equipment to remote locations and the type of equipment cache that will be needed for specific types of emergency incidents;
  • Ability to perform mechanical repairs;
  • Ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to perform audits of site records, work procedures, facilities and equipment and take corrective action as required;
  • Ability to keep records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work with various business firms in the procurement of equipment;
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with County staff.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus five years of experience in vehicle maintenance; related automotive technical education or trade training above the high school level may be substituted for experience on an hour for hour basis; possession of a set of personal hand tools commonly used in the automotive section to which assigned is required upon appointment.

  • Must hold a Commercial Driver's License in the state of residence or be able to obtain same within six months of appointment to the position;
  • May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status;
  • Employees must obtain and maintain Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certifications within 18 months of assignment to the position. Certifications include the following listed below:
Fire Apparatus Technician - Level 1
  • F1 - Inspections, maintenance, and testing of fire apparatus (EVT)
  • F2 - Design and performance standards of fire apparatus (EVT)
Ambulance Technician - Level 1
  • E0 - Inspections, maintenance, and testing of ambulances (EVT)
  • E1 - Design and performance of ambulances (EVT)
Appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five years of supervisory experience leading a workgroup or team.
  • Prefer candidates who currently hold a CDL Class "A" and have experience driving various large apparatus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in the areas of repair and maintenance of specialized vehicles, fire pumps (mobile and portable), hydraulic systems, emergency standby generators (fixed, mobile, and portable), electrical systems, breathing air systems, and various other equipment related to specialized fire and rescue activities.
  • Experience in construction and fabrication of and design techniques of specialized equipment.
  • Experience in coordinating and scheduling maintenance, repairs and testing of specialized equipment.
  • Experience in developing technical vehicle specifications.
  • Prefer candidates who currently hold EVT Certification F1, F2, E0 and E1.
Employees must be able to climb under, in, out of and on top of specialized fire apparatus in sterile and dynamic environments. Must be able to operate a wide variety of motor vehicles including specialized fire apparatus. Must be able to lift and move up to 65 pounds on more than one occasion. Visual acuity is a necessity. Employee must be comfortable working at elevated positions above 8 feet. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; possible written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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